Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the courts in the UK, France and Germany, all of which had significant Muslim populations, have had to deal with questions about the rights of people in polygamous marriages.

Urgent attention should be given to introducing legislation to clarify what rights and obligations apply to polygamous families living in Ireland, a S(...)

The Supreme Court said the basic rule is that Ireland recognises foreign marriages unless they conflict with public policy in our law. Posed photograph: iStockPhoto

All people are equal before the law, so Irish law has no room for a version of marriage that, by its structure, allows a husband have more than one wi(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a bid by an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism to prevent his deportation. The deportati(...)

Roy Collins, who was shot dead in 2009. His father was believed to have been the intended target. Photograph: Press 22

Two Limerick criminals have opened an appeal against their convictions for the murder of businessman Roy Collins in Limerick eight years ago. Wayne D(...)

The woman argued the right to reside test was incompatible with EU law and contended the properly applicable test depends on the nature and objective of the payment.

A Romanian mother of two has lost her High Court action alleging the Department of Social Protection’s grounds for refusing to pay her various welfare(...)

Supreme court says a local woman can   challenge An Bord Pleanála’s  approval of permission for a wind farm development at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains in Co Tipperary.

The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine European law issues before ruling whether An Bord Pleanála properly assesse(...)

The Libel Ireland depth series looks at the onerous costs of our defamation regime. File photograph: Getty Images

At a time when the traditional media is under severe financial pressure, the onerous nature of Ireland’s defamation regime is making matters all the m(...)

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(...)

Houses at  Glennatan, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.

A woman is entited to damages over her unlawful eviction from her local authority home in Loughlinstown, the Supreme Court has ruled. The amount of d(...)

Denis O’Brien has lost an appeal appeal against a 2011 High Court decision. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien has lost an appeal against the High Court’s rejection of his claim the Moriarty Tribunal incorrectly restricted cross-examination of a k(...)

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