Irish Republican and Sinn Féin politician Harry Boland in New York in 1919. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton|Archive

Russian jewels smuggled into the US and later hidden in a Dublin chimney breast sounds like the plot of a spy movie, but newly-released State files sh(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter  has lost his appeal against the Data Protection Commissioner’s decision on a complaint taken by Independent TD Mick Wallace over disclosures on RTE’s Primetime.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has lost his appeal against a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection l(...)

Profess Martin Corbally arriving at the Four Courts today for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A finding of poor professional performance against a paediatrician over an incorrect “tongue-tie” procedure on a young child in his care was unproven,(...)

The doctor addressed the court by phone. There were just seven people in spartan courtroom number two, but the voice on speakerphone was so muf(...)