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The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct over the river Corrib.

A plan for a €600 million ring road around Galway city is to be considered by the Cabinet today. The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct(...)

 US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but stressed that it shoul(...)

 Brett Kavanaugh exemplified  entitled white men acting like the new minority, howling about things being taken away, aggrieved at anything that saps their power. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool/Reuters

I never thought it could be as brutal. The same Republican gargoyles who once tore Anita Hill limb from limb knew they had to tread gingerly, with wo(...)

The High Court is due to rule  in October on Graham Dwyer’s bid to overturn a law permitting the use of personal mobile phone data during his trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is one of those awaiting key judgments as the new law term opens this week. The High Court is due to rule later in O(...)

Demonstrators protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US supreme court due to sexual assault claims. Photograph:   Saul Loeb

They watched in cafes and bars, in living rooms and kitchens around the country, through  iPhones, live streams and cable TV. On Thursday, millio(...)

 Senator Jeff Flake demanded one week’s delay in exchange for supporting Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ The New York Times

A dramatic last-minute demand by Republican senator Jeff Flake prompted US president Donald Trump to order an FBI investigation into his supreme court(...)

Republicans complain about a lack of evidence to support Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, when they were teenagers. Yet those same republicans appear to be doing everything in their power to suppress any evidence there might be. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Two people appeared before the US Senate judiciary committee on Thursday. One was poised, dignified, composed but not practised, polite yet firm, and (...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

This combination of pictures of Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday.  Photograph: Andrew Harnik/ Win McNamee/ Gabriella Demczuk/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has praised US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavaunagh as “honest” after a dramatic day of testimony in the US senate. Despit(...)

There has been progress in modernising the courts system in recent years, and some important milestones were noted by Chief Justice Frank Clarke in his annual start-of-term statement this week.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Change comes slowly in the legal system. A culture of deference, rigid hierarchies, institutional conservatism, entrenched interest groups and a legac(...)

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