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Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

Graham Dwyer: The data, which was generated by his work phone, placed the phone at specific places at particular times and dates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State is to ask the Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a High Court ruling in favour of Graham Dwyer, which forms part of his attempt to ove(...)

A demonstration in Dublin, in 2017, calling for the end to the direct provision System.Photograph: Tom Honan

In the mid-1990s, when there was a large increase in the number of asylum seekers coming here, the State was hopelessly unprepared. Each annual increa(...)

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. File photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to remove two malignant growths from her left lung. It is Ms Ginsburg’s third bout with ca(...)

Accused $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff exits federal court on March 10th, 2009, in New York City. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

A High Court judge has said it would be “a complete waste of court time” to spend up to five days hearing an application aimed at having him cease hea(...)

Mr Justice McKechnie noted Mr Coleman had not appealed against the findings of the tribunal.

A solicitor who was struck off the roll of solicitors eight years ago over findings of professional misconduct was not given a fair hearing of the str(...)

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A prisoner who claimed another prisoner, a former garda, asked to be assaulted in an effort to be transferred to an open prison has lost his appeal ov(...)

Brian Rattigan  leaving court in August  2001  after he was found guilty  of the murder of Declan Gavin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 38-year-old Dubliner in prison for most of his adult life has asked forgiveness from the mother of the man he killed in 2001 ahead of being sentence(...)

A hospital prevented the woman leaving with her son in 2016 to be cared for in his home due to its concerns about her mental capacity and frail physical state.

The Supreme Court has refused to make orders allowing an elderly woman with dementia return to live with her son pending his appeal over whether she i(...)

The DPP will now consider whether to remit the issue of sentence back to the Circuit Court.

A man whose suspended sentence was reactivated after he pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death has won a significant Supreme Co(...)

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