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Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the case taken by Angela Kerins was “important and difficult”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The Constitution gives no immunity to parliamentary committees that unjustly attack the personal rights of a citizen, as was done to former Rehab CEO (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she welcomed the clarity offered by today’s Supreme Court decision. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers have welcomed the Supreme Court’s determination on the rights of the unborn and reaffirmed their intention to hold a referendum by the end o(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke is presiding over the appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a “seminal” difference between a child and an unborn, the Supreme Court has heard. Mary O’Toole SC, for the State, argued that voters did n(...)

A request by Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus (above) to the Court of Appeal that it should provide sentencing guidelines in burglary cases reflects growing public concern over a wide discrepancy in penalties imposed for this offence

A request by Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus to the Court of Appeal that it should provide sentencing guidelines in burglary cases is im(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

It is understood the attack had no connection to the car being that of Chief Justice Frank Clarke. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The garda driver of Chief Justice Frank Clarke was attacked as he sat in his car in Dublin on Wednesday morning. It is understood the driver was app(...)

The three judges who heard the case in the Supreme Court reserved judgment.

A couple who allege they were the victims of a corrupt planning decision are bidding to sue Dublin City Council more than 30 years after it refused t(...)

Extradition cases: the Supreme Court wants to know if an EU state must refuse to surrender an EU citizen to the UK if that person will remain imprisoned there after Brexit

The Supreme Court will shortly finalise questions for the European Court of Justice about Brexit’s potential impact on the extradition of EU citizens (...)

“A courthouse can be an intimidating place and it is a place where life-changing decisions occur on a daily basis,” said Mr Justice Frank Clarke

Up-to-date technology was essential in the delivery of a modern, efficient court system, it was stressed on Monday as a new courthouse was officially (...)

 Caroline Simons speaking at a Pro-Life event in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Pro-Life Campaign’s application to provide submissions in the forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the rights of the unborn will be dealt w(...)

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