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The site of the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry. While Apple is not now proceeding with the project, the court’s decision is likely to affect the board’s consideration of similar data centre developments

The Supreme Court will sit in Galway next March to hear an appeal over whether An Bord Pleanála breached its legal obligations in how it approved the (...)

Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said additional pressures placed on the Irish judiciary when the Republic becomes the only common law country in the EU after Brexit mean more judges would be needed over time. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

New arrangements to extradite criminal suspects between the Republic and the UK after Brexit would likely be easier to challenge which may result in s(...)

A woman stops to photograph a mural showing pictures of underwear with the slogan ‘Not Asking For It’ in a street in Dublin last week as a protest after a defence lawyer showed a 17-year-old girl’s thong in court. Photograph: Paul Faith/ AFP/Getty Images

Rape is one of the most serious offences in the criminal code and one of the worst imaginable violations of human dignity. In spite of gross under-rep(...)

The changes are seen as a response to commentary being made on live court cases – usually via social media – that have strayed beyond contemporaneous reporting. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

New rules seeking to ensure that only bona-fide journalists and lawyers may report or tweet from court cases are very worrying, Solidarity-People Befo(...)

  Chief Justice Frank Clarke.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Only “bona fide journalists” and lawyers may report, message or tweet live from court cases, the Chief Justice has directed. The new practice directi(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

Michael D Higgins is inaugurated for his second term as President, at St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dedicating himself to the building of “a real and beautiful Republic of inclusivity, creativity, imagination, love and indeed joy”, Michael D Higgins (...)

A ceremony has taken place to remember the members of the Bar who were killed in the first World War. One in five Irish barristers who signed up to (...)

Judge Rosemary Horgan, president of the District Court, and Judge Raymond Groarke, president of the Circuit Court, are due to step down in 2019 as their seven-year terms come to an end. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should “demystify a system cloaked in opacity” and use a transparent process for filling two judicial posts due to become vacant next y(...)

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the Supreme Court could not see any risk that  rights which Thomas O’Connor may have will not be fully respected if surrenders to the UK.

A significant European court judgment that extradition to the UK should not be refused on Brexit grounds has effectively decided an Irishman’s separat(...)

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