The separated twins after surgery by Prof Martin Corbally and his Tanzania team. Photograph:  Eamon Tierney

An Irish surgeon who emigrated after being sanctioned by the Medical Council – and who was later vindicated in the High Court – has successfully separ(...)

 Ian Bailey (60) of The Prairie, Liscaha, Schull, west Cork,  is wanted by the French authorities  for the alleged voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court is expected to deliver judgment next month on a second request for Ian Bailey’s extradition to France in relation to the death of Sophi(...)

Ian Bailey denies any involvement in the death of Ms du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for the Minister for Justice have said they are not trying to “usurp” the courts by asking the High Court to refer an Irish Supreme Court deci(...)

There is an inherent and recognised danger with tribunals: they are both investigative body and adjudicating authority. File photograph: iStockPhoto

One of the most valuable of the freedoms found in western democracies is the right to be left alone. Across the non-western world, arbitrary interfer(...)

Mr Justice Feargus Flood, was a sitting judge of the High Court with many years experience not just as a judge but also as a barrister. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The suppression by the Planning Tribunal of material relevant to the corruption allegations made against him by the late James Gogarty remains “inexpl(...)

Joseph Murphy jnr attends the Flood tribunal at  Dublin Castle in 2000. Photograph: Pat Langan

The Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments was established in 1997, issued its last report in 2012, remains in existence, and (...)

Barry Doyle, who shot dead rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in 2008. His Supreme Court appeal raised issues concerning the right of access to a solicitor. Photograph: Press22

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a six to one majority, an appeal by a man against his conviction for the murder in Limerick of rugby player Shane(...)

The Court of Appeal has agreed with a High Court decision dismissing all claims by Patrick Vesey against the law firm Fabian P Cadden & Co over the handling of his damages case. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man whose £72,500 (€92,056) damages award was reduced to £30,000 (€38,092) by the Supreme Court after it found he had told “persistent lies in and o(...)

French authorities issued a European arrest warrant with a view to having Ian Bailey extradited to France over in relation ot the killing of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The move by the French authorities to issue a European arrest warrant with a view to having Ian Bailey extradited to France is a logical consequence o(...)

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Collins

The importance of Mr Justice Michael Moriarty’s ruling is captured by leading criminal law solicitor Michael Staines’s observation that suspended sent(...)

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