Aoife, Brenda, Colette and Ciara Quinn at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The marathon case by Sean Quinn’s five adult children has been further adjourned by the High Court to Friday as settlement talks continue. Mr Justice(...)

 Gerry Adams says the commission ‘will be set up under very very strict terms of reference which are about what’s the best model for public ownership of that right of people to water’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin will not allow an independent commission established to examine water charges favour the retention of the levies. The party’s leader Gerry (...)

Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan said this legal opinion is leaked at a time when Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are being forced to speak to one another. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has insisted it will abolish water charges despite legal advice given to Irish Water warning there is no possibility under European law fo(...)

Legal opinion commissioned by the utility company says the State is required under EU law to keep the contentious regime in place

There is no possibility under European law for the State to suspend or scrap water charges, legal advisers have told Irish Water. Amid a deep politi(...)