John Kinsella is pictured leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A farmer who was jailed over his refusal to obey a High Court injunction not to trespass on or come within 100m of lands in Co Wexford has walked free(...)

Presiding officer Carmel McBride and Garda Alan Gallagher carry the polling box on Thursday on  Inishbofin. Photograph:   Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty

The polls have opened today in a long-anticipated referendum on whether to remove the State’s constitutional ban on abortion. After a lengthy and som(...)

Aindrias Ó Caoimh, former High Court and European Court of Justice judge, was one of 100 legal professionals who signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of 100 legal professionals including two former High Court judges have signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The grou(...)

Signs referring to ‘vulture funds’ and threatening ‘trespassers will be shot’ have been erected on farmland on which a man is allegedly trespassing, the High Court has been told. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Large signs referring to “vulture funds and land grabbers” and threatening “trespassers will be shot” have been erected on farmland on which a man is (...)

Cora Sherlock (right) leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday with her colleague Caroline Simons. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has refused the Pro Life Campaign’s application to be heard in the State’s forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the constitut(...)

 Caroline Simons speaking at a Pro-Life event in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Pro-Life Campaign’s application to provide submissions in the forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the rights of the unborn will be dealt w(...)

File image of Aine Kierans, Caroline Simons and Cora Sherlock  at a Pro Life Campaign event. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Pro Life Campaign will apply to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow it to be heard in the State’s forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of th(...)

 Monica Loughman rehearses for a production of  La Sylphide at the Convention Centre, Dublin in  2012. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A High Court injunction, obtained by well-known Irish ballet dancer Monica Loughman against her former business partner, is to remain in place unti(...)

‘Interestingly, the Government also plans to leave the overall scheme of the Civil Registration Act intact. As a result, all ceremonies will have to be approved by the chief registrar and be “in no way inconsistent with” either of the two declarations which the Act will prescribe when it has been amended.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Statistically, August is the most popular month for marriages in Ireland. Many who will marry this August have already reserved accommodation and book(...)