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The court heard that one of the assailants pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed Mr O’Driscoll in the back, narrowly missing his lung. He then plunged the weapon into the victim’s shoulder. File photograph: Getty Images

One man has been jailed for six years and another for three over a frenzied attack and robbery on a 45-year-old man. The victim feared he was going t(...)

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall had warned the Department of Justice that it needed to move speedily to deal with compensation for the 200 women. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The situation of about 200 women who had been in Magdalene laundries but have to date been excluded from a State redress scheme is expected to be reso(...)

Unknown Magdalene Laundry with women at work: Women, the working classes and the poor  suffered inordinately at the hands of those newly established in power.

Dublin’s Mansion House Round Room has hosted many historic occasions: the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in January 1919 and the dramatic turnout of th(...)

Judge Alison Lindsay: ‘It was a pleasure to be a judge for the last 20 years.’

Tributes were paid to Judge Alison Lindsay on her retirement as a Circuit Court judge. Members of the judge’s family, as well as her former tip-staff(...)

The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

Local turfcutters at Clonmoylan bog, Co Galway harvesting their bogs last week. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

There have been some infringement proceedings against Ireland that may have taken longer to settle but few taken have proved as bitter, as divisive or(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

The UN Committee Against Torture criticised the inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries that was chaired by former senator Martin McAleese, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, independent and thorough” investigation.   Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The United Nations torture watchdog has criticised the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalene laundries, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, ind(...)