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Dana Rosemary Scallon’s sister and niece have taken separate High Court defamation actions against the singer and former presidential candidate. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dana Rosemary Scallon has won an appeal that means her sister and niece are required to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamation (...)

Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallon at Belfast High Court for her defamation action against the Sunday World newspaper. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former politician Dana Rosemary Scallon is to receive a six-figure sum in damages to settle a newspaper libel actio(...)

You could call Stephen Frears’s latest cosy entertainment a companion piece to John Madden’s sturdier Mrs Brown. In truth it’s so similar in structure(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon pictured leaving the Four Courts last month after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dana Rosemary Scallon has lost a High Court application requiring her sister and niece to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamatio(...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action on Tuesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A sister and niece of Dana Rosemary Scallan will be unable to proceed with defamation actions against her if the court requires them to provide securi(...)

Former presidential candidate and Eurovision song contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallan denies claims by her sister and a niece that she defamed them during a 2011 interview when asked about allegations of sexual abuse made against her brother John, the High Court has heard.

Former presidential candidate and Eurovision song contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallan denies claims by her sister and a niece that she defamed them d(...)

Telling stories: narrative psychology, as in the work of the New York University psychologist Jerome Bruner, for example, suggests that popular narratives, particularly human interest stories, are fundamental drivers of motivation. Several such narratives are worth looking at more closely.

Since the stock market began falling at the beginning of this year, there seems to have been a palpable change in the stories we have been hearing. Su(...)

Tom Brady of the Patriots has thrown over 4,000 yards this season. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images.

A spot in Super Bowl 50 will be on the line when the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos, but the stage will belong to Tom Brady-Peyton Mann(...)

A project worker at a west Dublin community drugs team was sacked after he uploaded to Facebook a holiday photograph showing him “in a violent and th(...)

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