Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international representative body for newspapers has said.

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international rep(...)

Lawyers for Ian  Bailey have lodged an appeal  against a decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted for the voluntary homicide of   Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above) in Co Cork in December 1996.

Gardaí investigating the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier were able to eliminate her former lover from their list of suspects(...)

The  European Court of Justice  in Luxembourg ruled on a dispute involving the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has been held to be liable for the compensation of a victim of a van crash 21 years ago who was entitled t(...)

File picture of the Supreme Court. The court, by a majority ruling of four to one, has decided that champerty, or litigation financing, is not legal in this jurisdiction. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has invited the Oireachtas to consider the citizen’s constitutional right of access to the courts in the context of the Persona case(...)

Ian Bailey denies any involvement in the death of Ms du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for the Minister for Justice have said they are not trying to “usurp” the courts by asking the High Court to refer an Irish Supreme Court deci(...)

A report has found Enterprise failed to set aside enough technical reserves to cover the risks it was insuring

A liquidator appointed to Gibraltar-based Enterprise Insurance, which was active in the Irish motor market in recent years, has found the company had (...)

Ian Bailey: his lawyer Dominique Tricaud says: “Ian Bailey isn’t hiding. He has been questioned repeatedly by the Irish police. Yet he enjoys none of the rights of the accused.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey will be convicted of the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced to 30 years in prison, his lawyer in France, Dominiq(...)

Judges at the top Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. Marek Ster is due to serve a four-and-a-half-year prison term in that country following his conviction for committing gross bodily harm and theft in 2002. File photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has cleared the way for a man to be extradited to the Czech Republic after spending some seven years on the run. In 2009, the Supreme (...)

Gayle Killilea Dunne: failed to establish there was another jurisdiction where it was more convenient for the issues to be tried and determined. Photograph: Collins Agency

Gayle Dunne, wife of property developer Seán Dunne, has failed to get High Court orders halting proceedings aimed at setting aside alleged invalid tr(...)

Liberal judges have dissented from conservative majority decisions with language that was equally vehement and that also questioned the majority’s sincerity

The Irish and US Constitutions both recognise a right to same sex marriage. While the Irish decision was a result of over a million “yes” votes, the U(...)

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