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 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

Donald Trump: highlighted his nomination of conservative judges since his election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has weighed in on the abortion debate, arguing that he will deliver a strongly anti-abortion agenda if re-elected in 2020. (...)

Alabama governor Kay Ivey signing into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday. Photograph: Alabama Governor’s Office/EPA

Alabama’s governor signed a Bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by (...)

‘The Supreme Court has said a judge cannot be told what sentence they must impose on a second-time offender,’ explained one barrister. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ruling of the Supreme Court relating to a jail sentence imposed on a man convicted of firearms offences was “significant” but would not “spring cr(...)

The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under a section of the Firearms Act.

The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under(...)

Pro-choice activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade outside the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Alabama has become the latest US state to limit abortion access, voting to outlaw abortion in almost all cases. The legislation, which was backed by (...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he wished that people would read his judgment before commenting on it. Photograph: Collins Courts

The negligence case involving Ruth Morrissey, who is terminally ill with cervical cancer, could lead to legal costs of up to €4 million, almost twice (...)

Women protesting against Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” Bill in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Ireland may have made history last year by legalising abortion, but in the United States the debate is far from over. More than 45 years after the Ro(...)

Dunnes Stores has failed to overturn a €45,000 award against it.

Dunnes Stores has failed to overturn a €45,000 award against it over its closure of doors which provided an important public walk through between two (...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts at the conclusion of her case.Photograph: Dave Meehan

The continuation of State screening programmes is seriously threatened by the implications of last week’s High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey ca(...)

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