Dana Rosemary Scallon’s sister and niece have taken separate High Court defamation actions against the singer and former presidential candidate. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dana Rosemary Scallon has won an appeal that means her sister and niece are required to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamation (...)

Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallon at Belfast High Court for her defamation action against the Sunday World newspaper. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former politician Dana Rosemary Scallon is to receive a six-figure sum in damages to settle a newspaper libel actio(...)

Michael D Higgins  has the single greatest quality that any politician can have: people like him. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

From a situation where it was presumed in many quarters that nobody at all would challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency, it now seems that a q(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at   Collins Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With exquisite timing for those of us facing the silly season bereft of real political news, the prospect of a presidential election shimmied into vie(...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon pictured leaving the Four Courts last month after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dana Rosemary Scallon has lost a High Court application requiring her sister and niece to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamatio(...)

A woman has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a house belonging to a brother of singer and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon. Stacey(...)

 Dana Rosemary Scallon (left) and her brother John Brown who was today cleared of  indecently assault on two girls. Photograph: National News

The brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon has been found not guilty of five count(...)

John Brown (59) is seen arriving at  Harrow Crown Court in London today where a jury is considering its verdict in his trial. Mr Brown has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault. Photograph: Nick Edwards

A jury is continuing to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidentia(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon who the prosecution said had given a ‘slick presentation’ to the court during the trial of her brother for  sex abuse.

A jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish preside(...)

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