It is hoped mandatory post-mortem examinations will prevent  maternal deaths like Savita Halappanavar

Legislation mandating inquests into all maternity deaths has been delayed, more than one year after it was promised in the Dáil. The Department of J(...)

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn in Management:  “Boy Wants Girl, Girl Doesn’t Want Boy, Boy Harasses Girl, Boy Gets Girl”

There is a scene in Love Actually where Keira Knightley’s character is happily watching TV with her husband of just a few weeks, when the doorbell rin(...)

High Court Judge Mr Justice David Keane has put ten questions to the two lawyers about their conduct which they must answer within 14 days, including why the solicitor instructed a trainee barrister and why the barrister accepted the case.

A High Court judge has demanded explanations from two lawyers who he has accused of misleading the court in an effort to stop the deportation of a Pol(...)

Leo Varadkar on his visit to the headquarters and heritage museum of the Orange Order in Belfast on Friday. He is the first taoiseach to visit the HQ of the Northern Ireland’s largest Protestant organisation. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

For some who have observed Leo Varadkar at close quarters since he took over as Taoiseach, his preparedness for the twice-weekly Dáil jousts with Oppo(...)

Criminal lawyer Tara Burns, currently counsel to the former Garda press officer Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal, has been nominated for appointment to the High Court.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The Cabinet has approved the nomination of three Court of Appeal judges and one judge of the High Court at its meeting on Wednesday. High Court judge(...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

Former commissioner of the Garda Síochána Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan returns to the witness box today to face questioning at the Charleton tribunal about whether he was involved(...)

Supt Dave Taylor is giving evidence to the Charleton tribunal  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A sharp conflict has emerged between the former head of the Garda Press Office and a number of others who have given evidence and statements to the Ch(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is time to challenge the falsehoods used by the No side in the referendum campaign. Mr Harris strongly c(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

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