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The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling requiring the State to pay the entire legal costs of retired judge Barry White in his action ai(...)

A copy of the Amnesty International Report 2017/18. Photograph: Reuters

Increasing homelessness, conditions in direct provision centres, sex workers’ rights and restrictions on women’s and girls’ reproductive rights are am(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is going to run for a second term. The major parties do not want to put a candidate up against him - but might they have t(...)

Abortion referendum: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Minister for Health Simon Harris; the Government hopes to finalise the referendum wording by March 6th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court will today begin hearing an appeal whose outcome could throw the Government’s plans for an abortion referendum into doubt. Depending(...)

Margaret Lavelle, sister of the late Tom Nevin. Photograph:  Collins

More than two decades after being convicted of hiring a gunman to murder her husband, and serving 17 years in prison, Catherine Nevin was still before(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

In an unusual application, AIBMB has urged Ms Justice Marie Baker, before making final orders in the relevant case, to “amplify” the reasons for her findings. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

AIB is concerned a High Court judge’s findings that notice was required to be given to a borrower of the transfer of her loan could raise doubt about (...)

Eighth Amendment: anti-abortion groups have stepped up their campaigns. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Opinion polls published last weekend suggest a tightening of the abortion referendum campaign, as it becomes clear that a large undecided middle groun(...)

Demonstration calling for an end to the direct provision system. File photograph: Tom Honan

What’s wrong with our legislators? Are they collectively incapable of multi-tasking? Irrespective of which party is in the ascendant, it appears their(...)

A general view of the  Four Courts. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may lack transparency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may l(...)

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