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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition to the United States of a Co Wicklow man, alleged to be an administrator of the Silk Road we(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan secured Cabinet approval on Tuesday to lift restrictions on asylum seekers working, including the abolishment of the €1,000 payment for an employment permit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Asylum seekers will be able to seek any form of employment except with An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces or the Civil Service, under new plans to (...)

Citizens protest in Great National Assembly Square, in front of the Arch of Triumph, after the invalidation of the second round of mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova, on Monday. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldovans have taken to the streets after anti-corruption campaigner Andrei Nastase was barred from becoming mayor of their capital, Chisinau, due to (...)

Geraldine Finucane  described Sir Desmond’s 2012 report into the killing of her husband as a “whitewash”. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged the United Kingdom’s highest court to rule that a public inquiry should be held into h(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan: he may be in charge of granting work permits

The Government is to lift some of the restrictions facing asylum-seekers seeking work, and allow for greater access to social welfare payments and alt(...)

The Aquarius rescue ship enters the port of Valencia, where  630 migrants were allowed to disembark. Italy had refused to allow the Médicines Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel to dock. Photograph:  AFP Photo

Trump’s executive order declaring that family unity must be preserved is a welcome move, even if only to put pressure on the legislative branch to sol(...)

This week the Government issued a formal State apology to the victims of the anti-homosexual laws that were finally repealed 25 years ago. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

A formal State apology like the one delivered this week by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to the victims of the anti-homosexual laws that were (...)

In a judgment in 2001, Supreme Court judge (and future Chief Justice) Susan Denham suggested that article 41.2 did not assign women to a domestic role. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achie(...)

Sandra Higgins attending trial in 2015 (left) and in 2018 (right). Photograph: Collins

There is nothing to stop the State proceeding with a fifth trial process in the case of Sandra Higgins, though the 37-year-old from Cavan could mount (...)

Jerry Beades has opposed the lender’s application. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades has not made repayments on €2m worth of mortgages on two properties in Dublin for a decade, the Hi(...)

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