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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(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: will undertake “a review of discipline as a matter of priority” in the first quarter of 2019.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to be asked to fund “a limited and highly targeted” redundancy programme in the Garda Síochána to clear the way for policing reforms(...)

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 (...)

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