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Eric Eoin Marques, accused by FBI agent of being the largest facilitator of child pornography in the world, is escorted intothe Four Courts for an earlier hearing.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by a man accused of being the world’s biggest facilitator of child pornography aimed at halting his extr(...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

Pope Francis blesses a child in Saint Peter’s Square: Irish Catholics  have to deal with  a kind of casual sectarianism that the cultural elite would find unthinkable in relation to Muslims. Photograph: Tony Gentile

The news reports when Pope Francis comes to Ireland in August will be utterly predictable. There will be the “nothing like 1979” articles written by p(...)

The house built by the Murrays at Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the words of the courts, the construction of the nearly 600sq m house outside Navan, Co Meath, was “a flagrant breach of the planning laws” and “co(...)

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

The Medical Alliance for a No Vote campaigning at the Dáil in March. ‘Enabling conscientious objection to abortion for medical professionals is not considered controversial in Britain and Ireland – but it should be.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The UK supreme court sat for the first time in Belfast last month, hearing an appeal into the “gay cake” case, among others. “People will of course n(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was unclear as to whether legislation to implement the decision of the people can even be introduced in the Dáil while the courts consider the applications. Photograph: Dáil/PA Wire

The Dáil and Seanad resumed yesterday from a week-long break allowing our parliamentarians time to digest the results of the referendum on the Eighth (...)

The Supreme Court judgment comes after an 18 year battle in the Irish courts between the man, who has remarried here, and the woman.

A man has lost his Supreme Court bid to overturn a divorce granted in Ireland to his former wife. He alleged it was irreconcilable with an earlier di(...)

Abortion rights campaigner Sarah Ewart  outside the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

A Belfast woman who travelled to Britain for an abortion is to take a case to the High Court in her home city after campaigners lost a UK supreme cour(...)

Anti-abortion demonstrators protest outside the supreme court in London before it ruled  on an appeal against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Photograph: Ben Stanstall/AFP/Getty Images

The opinion of a majority on the UK supreme court that Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality,(...)

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