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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 (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the rollout of abortion services was not a case of ‘just flicking a switch’. Photograph: Collins

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hospi(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

Graham Dwyer’s legal team argued, and the High Court agreed, that the law providing for the retention of his phone data was  in breach of his rights.

Graham Dwyer received “limited” relief from the High Court on Thursday in his fight to overturn his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. That (...)

The man was in the an industrial school between 1962 and 1964

A man who was aged 12 when sent by a court to an industrial school for two years over stealing some food and a one crown coin from a neighbour’s house(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “In effect Hungary set the direction without serious consequences.”  Photograph: Daniel Kasap/EPA

The disciplines of the EU accession process tend to have strong liberalising effects on the political cultures of states wishing to join the EU. The (...)

The site of the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry. While Apple is not now proceeding with the project, the court’s decision is likely to affect the board’s consideration of similar data centre developments

The Supreme Court will sit in Galway next March to hear an appeal over whether An Bord Pleanála breached its legal obligations in how it approved the (...)

It has been ruled that public bodies such as the Workplace Relations Commission must have the jurisdiction not to apply a rule of Irish national law that is contrary to EU law.

Public bodies such as the Workplace Relations Commission must have the jurisdiction not to apply a rule of Irish national law that is contrary to EU l(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the increase would help ensure “prompt and timely access to justice”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of ordinary judges on the Court of Appeal is to be increased from nine to 15 after the Government agreed to bring forward new legislation. (...)

In the wake of Brexit, roughly one-third of all extradition requests made by the UK will be refused because of its withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant, according to barrister Anthony Hanrahan.

There is no barrier to Ireland agreeing to a bilateral arrangement to extradite criminal suspects to and from the UK following Brexit, a conference ha(...)

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