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Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was “smiling and chuckling” during the events at Jobstown in 2014 and appeared to be “enjoying the day”, a Garda witness(...)

  Solicitor Kevin O’Connell, a legal advisor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement: He sought psychiatric help after he informed the State legal team he had shredded documents relevant to the trial of former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The spectacular ending of the trial of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán FitzPatrick, has come about in part because documents relevant t(...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, in  April. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The operation of a post-Brexit customs regime can be automated and simplified and does not need customs points with Northern Ireland, the Revenue Comm(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone,arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has told a court she rang gardaí when she grew “scared” for the safety of then tánaiste Joan(...)

 Fintan O’Toole, columnist, The Irish Times, speaking at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit in  Dublin in January of this year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has been awarded a European Press Prize for his work on the Brexit referendum and its aftermath. He is the first(...)

The judges noted the Panama Papers caused “ructions right round the globe”.

The Irish Times has been shortlisted for two European Press Prizes. The annual award scheme, backed by a number of independent European foundations, h(...)

Colm Keena outlined the extraordinary offshore world of the elite, built around the law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

1. Early in the year came the revelation of the so-called Panama Papers, following work by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, (...)

We do not want to see judges on the inside appointing their chosen ones. What sort of replacement would that be for political cronyism?

It is important, as the chief justice has said, that politicians and judges “owe respect to the other”. And so we should. Yet a prerequisite for such (...)

Gardaí and forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting in Griffeen Valley Park, Dublin, over the weekend. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí are investigating whether the murder of criminal Mark Desmond in Dublin on Friday night may be linked to the Hutch-Kinahan drug feud. The 41-(...)

A military parade in Moscow. A russian dispute has made it to the Irish High Court.

On August 7th, 2012, at a private airport in Budapest, Hungary, two Russian businessmen discussed the ownership of a $3 billion company responsible fo(...)

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