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Senior dental students work on a patient at the Remote Area Medical Expedition in  Virginia. Photograph: Mike Belleme/The New York Times

A US federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — is unconstitutional. In a 55-page opinion, US district ju(...)

Danielle McLaughlin: ‘Where the lawyer might fret, or go in search of second opinions, the writer just presses the delete key, shrugs, and moves on’

“In 1966 there was a scripture rally in Trafalgar Square. A widower, Mr Honick, went to it. He was about 63. A widow, Mrs Rawnsley, also went. She was(...)

Fred Forsey (43) won, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court order last month quashing his conviction. Photograph: Collins

The Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking a retrial, on public interest grounds, of former Fine Gael town councillor Fred Forsey jnr on corruptio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It will have to be rolled out, it will have to be phased in.” Photograph: PA Wire

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st, and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hosp(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge in charge of extradition, asked the European Courts for a ruling on the effect of Poland’s justice reforms earlier this year.

A decision to extradite a man to Poland, despite concerns over controversial justice “reforms” in the country, is set to be determined by the Supreme (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the rollout of abortion services was not a case of ‘just flicking a switch’. Photograph: Collins

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hospi(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

Graham Dwyer’s legal team argued, and the High Court agreed, that the law providing for the retention of his phone data was  in breach of his rights.

Graham Dwyer received “limited” relief from the High Court on Thursday in his fight to overturn his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. That (...)

The man was in the an industrial school between 1962 and 1964

A man who was aged 12 when sent by a court to an industrial school for two years over stealing some food and a one crown coin from a neighbour’s house(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “In effect Hungary set the direction without serious consequences.”  Photograph: Daniel Kasap/EPA

The disciplines of the EU accession process tend to have strong liberalising effects on the political cultures of states wishing to join the EU. The (...)

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