Former Attorney General Michael McDowell: “To those who say hard cases make bad law, I say hard cases and bad law together make for tragedies.” Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

An alternative amendment to the Constitution that would deal with abortion in cases of rape and incest would be unworkable, two former attorneys gene(...)

Members of the Students4Ch8ice group, part of the Union of Students in Ireland, at the official Together4Yes campaign launch to remove Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Photograph: Students4Ch8ice/Twitter

Campaigners advocating repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution have insisted they will accept and respect the result of the referendum. Th(...)

Overall, the 2018 report gives the Government an overall C- grade in relation to progress on its commitments to children.

Family homelessness is now a “national emergency” with a record number of children in temporary or emergency accommodation in the past year, according(...)

Peter Sutherland:  President Michael D Higgins  commended his efforts in “tirelessly campaigning for global solutions to human trafficking and forced migration”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral of former attorney general and statesman Peter Sutherland is to take place on Thursday in Donnybrook in Dublin. His remains reposed at Ca(...)

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh has “a wealth of leadership experience”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh has been appointed as the 13th president of NUI Galway and will take over the helm next January following the ending of (...)

File image of outgoing  Chief Justice  Susan Denham  in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Last formal sitting of the Hon Ms Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice Remarks of the Chief Justice The Supreme Court July 28th, 2017, 10.00am Than(...)

A recent study suggested that it was more difficult for women to break into certain areas of the legal profession, such as criminal, commercial and constitutional law. Photograph: Getty Images

Results of a recent survey by the Bar of Ireland highlighting the issue of sexism in the profession have met with a mixed response by female Barrister(...)

Students at St Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, protesting in 2014 about pylons in the Comeragh region. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grid Link is the biggest and most expensive of three projects EirGrid announced in early 2013. Running 230km from Knockraha in Cork, through Wexford, (...)

Dr Katherine Sleeman, lecturer in  palliative care, Kings College London, and ex-Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness at the End of Life conference in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Ireland may have the highest growing need for palliative care in Europe with the number of people over 80 projected to quadruple over the next 30 year(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte: panel was last February due to public concern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An independent expert panel is to draw up alternative routes to those proposed by EirGrid for controversial pylon projects. The panel was appointed by(...)

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