Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly of the High Court has asked the European Court of Justice to determine whether changes to the judicial system in Poland have undermined its ability to give a Polish national a fair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

Artur Celmer will not be in the court today. He’s still in an Irish jail awaiting the deliberations of the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the Eu(...)

The European Commission found that Ireland’s Judicial Appointments Bill did not conform to the standards Ireland signed up to in 2010, which specified that at least half the members of any judicial appointments body should be judges chosen by their peers. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s decision to go ahead with the appointment of three new judges, despite the opposition of Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance, was(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly of the High Court, whose decision to refer an extradition case to the European courts has angered Polish conservatives. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Conservative media in Poland have stepped up their attack on High Court Justice Aileen Donnelly for suspending the extradition of a Polish man there a(...)

Poland’s deputy justice minister Marcin Warchol and Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly. The High Court’s decision means extraditions to Poland from across the EU may come to a halt, according to Irish lawyers

The Polish government has attacked the High Court decision to delay the extradition of a man over concerns about the rule of law and judicial independ(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

It’s no secret that Irish judges have looked askance at the steady erosion of the independence of their Polish counterparts. In April last year, the A(...)

An Irishman extradited to Germany last year will go on trial later this month for alleged involvement in an IRA bomb attack on a British army base 21 (...)

Hasan Bal (25), formerly living at an address at O’Connell Street in Waterford, was denied bail at the High Court. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

An Irish man accused of funding Islamic State has been refused bail at the High Court. Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly delivered her judgment on Friday e(...)

Ian Bailey received a copy of the indictment from the French authorities last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ian Bailey has confirmed that he has lodged an appeal in France against the decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted over the death of Fre(...)

Naoufal Fassih (35): subject of three Dutch extradition warrants. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Dutch-based criminal whose extradition from Ireland is sought by the Netherlands authorities, has connections to the Kinahan gang, a court heard on(...)

The extradition case of a man suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany will be heard in Oc(...)

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