Leo Varadkar has denied he broke the law. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The news that Leo Varadkar leaked a confidential document on a €210 million GP pay deal, as well as the strenuously denied allegation that he broke th(...)

Google, a trillion-dollar company, is fighting regulators who fined it in 2017 for unfairly discriminating against smaller shopping search rivals.  File photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

An Irish judge has described a €2.4 billion EU penalty levied on Google as “a small amount of cash” to the search engine giant. Colm Mac Eochaidh, on(...)

One of the long-standing concerns of the society has been the low number of solicitors appointed to senior judicial posts. It is understood the society feels the system proposed by the department would help to address this. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The proposed shake-up of the system for appointing judges has split the two arms of the legal profession, with solicitors rowing in behind a controver(...)

The Department of Education: There are no strict guidelines for managing external speakers in schools but best practice decrees parents would be informed in advance

Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Dublin, is accustomed to grabbing headlines for topping school league tables, and picking up awards in science and GAA. I(...)

Subsidiary protection is an international form of protection, other than refugee status, that is granted in cases where individuals face a real risk of suffering serious harm in their country of origin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three families have been granted leave to challenge the direct provisions system of housing and allowances for asylum seekers. Some 4,650 people are i(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

In a judgment issued this afternoon, Judge Colm Mac Eochaidh said he was “compelled” to reject the application for a provisional arrest warrant for US whistleblower Edward Snowden (above), which was made by the US embassy to the Department of Foreign Affairs last Friday, because it did not state where the alleged offences were committed. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Guardian/Reuters

The High Court has refused an application by the United States for an arrest warrant for the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. In a judgm(...)

It is now 18 years since a Newry firm of solicitors placed an advertisement in The Irish Times (...)