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Moriarty tribunal: frequently stormy inquiry. Photograph: David Sleator

The 1995 mobile phone licence competition, won by Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone, was the most valuable commercial competition run by the State to date(...)

The three judge Supreme Court has granted a garda’s appeal against the High Court’s rejection of his challenge to his dismissal.

Drumshanbo in Co Leitrim may seem “a tidy, quiet and even sleepy place” but “certainly was not such” around 3.30am one September Sunday when a Garda c(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke said there were strong arguments for and against making gross incompetence a criminal offence, but that he was suggesting it only as a possible issue for discussion.  Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Legal Affairs CorrespondentIreland does not treat even gross negligence in the management of major institutions or companies as criminal activity, Mr (...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke has described the legislation governing fishing in Ireland as “complex and highly technical”, while Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said both Irish and EU fisheries laws “at times seem deliberately to court complexity and obscurity”. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Supreme Court decision clarifying the law related to penalties imposed for failure to fully record fishing catches may affect up to 60 other existin(...)

The chairman of the Global Cork Economic Forum, John Mullins (left), outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London, inviting London-based Cork native Nick Howard of Amarenco Solar to the Global Cork Economic Forum

The inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum is taking place in Cork this Thursday, as part of the flagship Cork Gathering event Rebel Week.Greencore chie(...)

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. This is evident in three ar(...)

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. This is evident in three ar(...)

Denis O’Brien seeks to defend himself from  allegations about his conduct

The scale of the issues at stake means that the fallout from the findings of the Moriarty tribunal in relation to the 1995 second mobile phone licence(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

John O’Shea former CEO of GOAL photographed at the funeral of Mr Justice Kevin Feeney at the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, Dublin, today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The four passions of Justice Kevin Feeney’s life “were family, friendship, work and sport,” recalled President of the High Court Justice Nicholas K(...)

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