Justice Laffoy

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Ryanair launched a bid to buy Aer Lingus in 2006. It did not succeed. Photograph: EPA

Ryanair’s attempt to recoup €777,700 in VAT incurred for professional services connected with its unsuccessful takeover of Aer Lingus in 2006 has won (...)

Ryanair will probably have to wait an additional six months for the CJEU to issue its ruling on the airline’s tax bill. Photograph: Reuters/ Rafael Marchante

Ryanair has won the legal backing of the EU’s Court of Justice (CJEU) to have the VAT it incurred for professional services related to its unsuccessfu(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy who chaired the assembly who considered the Eighth Amendment on the issue of abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 99 members of the public chosen to sit on the Citizens’ Assembly were representative of the general population, according to chairwoman Ms Justice(...)

A person whose decision-making capacity is in question should be as free as anyone else to make decisions. The  Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act will help. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Do you know where you are?” “Do you know what date it is?” “Can you name the Taoiseach?” “Can you spell ‘world’ backwards?” These questions are f(...)

Ireland could become a leader in climate action, according to an energy expert. File photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters

Ireland is overly dependent on “other people’s costly, polluting energy”, and yet has some the best energy resources available on its doorstep in form(...)

Climate science is complicated with many unknowns, especially in predicting how much the Earth will warm by over coming decades.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After deliberating on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution on abortion and how to approach Ireland’s ageing population, the Citizens' Assembly has(...)

Fine Gael said it echoes the sentiments expressed by the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Laffoy. Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the four main parties favour implementing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for greatly increased access to abortion. Fianna Fáil (...)

A dedicated local governance group is the best way to improve the care of our elderly population, the Citizen’s Assembly has been told. Dr Diarmuid O(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following a “dawn raid’ as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the Supreme Court has ruled

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following (...)

Prof Veronica O’Keane of Doctors for Choice and Dr John Monaghan  and Dr Orla Halpenny of Doctors for Life  at the Citizens’ Assembly session in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly will be balloted next month on recommendations that they will give to the Government on the future of the constituti(...)

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