Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: first member of his family to go to university

After almost 20 years as a senior counsel, Frank Clarke was head-hunted for the High Court in 2004 by the Fianna Fáil/PD coalition. With a degree in(...)

Perry Wharrie is appealing his conviction for his role in smuggling €440m worth of cocaine off the Irish coast. File photograph: Julien Behal/File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved judgment on a bid by a man to secure a fresh appeal against his conviction for his role in smuggling €440m w(...)

Michael McDonald, Fintan O’Farrell and Declan Rafferty

The Supreme Court has, by a four/three majority, dismissed the State’s appeal against orders directing the release of three dissident republicans serv(...)