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‘At one point during the session, only 26 TDs were present. There was, Miriam Lord noted, a very poor attendance from male deputies.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

When it comes to the rights of women and children, Ireland’s record is unrivalled – so long as what you’re measuring is blind eyes, hypocrisy or empty(...)

Lisa Smith, arriving at the Special Criminal Court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A statement by a former minister of state concerning Lisa Smith’s bid to dismiss charges against her, including of being a member of Islamic State, is(...)

Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch is challenging the State in the High Court, with the aim to prevent a non-jury trial on charges of the murder of a member of the Kinahan gang at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Photograph: Reuters

Separate challenges by Gerard “The Monk” Hutch and former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall aimed at preventing their non-jury trial on charges of(...)

The fraudster was able to identify several transactions that were about to occur and emailed the relevant clients seeking a transfer of monies to a bank account outside the State. File photograph: Getty

The Law Society has urged solicitors to ensure protective measures are in place to combat cybercrime after a successful cyberattack led to some client(...)

The Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum. Photograph: Alan Betson

A total 1,880 people were restrained or secluded across Ireland’s mental health centres last year, according to a report from the Mental Health Commis(...)

Sinnotts pub in Dublin’s city centre:   one of the pubs involved in the FBD case. Photograph: PA

An estimated 1,000 pubs and restaurants are anxiously awaiting a key High Court decision on the sums insurer FBD must pay to four pubs which won test (...)

A  couple is being pursued by Allied Irish Bank for €465,875 over loans taken out more than 10 years ago to develop lands in Slovakia. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Co Limerick couple being pursued by Allied Irish Bank for €465,875 over loans taken out more than (...)

In his ruling, the judge said the in-camera ruling in childcare matters shields the public at large from such cases and also ‘shrouds in secrecy’ the ‘often heroic efforts’ of the Child and Family Agency. File photograph: Getty

A judge’s concern about “no room at the inn” for a vulnerable autistic boy with serious behavioural problems led to him subpoenaing the secretary gene(...)

The three men  convicted of abducting and torturing Kevin Lunney, pictured above in 2019, are all expected to appeal their convictions and sentences. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All three men convicted by the Special Criminal Court of abducting and causing serious harm to businessman Kevin Lunney are expected to appeal against(...)

The man denied forcing himself sexually on the woman or physical assaulting her.

A woman has been granted a three year barring order against her partner after alleging he raped and physically assaulted her, including throttling her(...)

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