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The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

As Chief Justice Frank Clarke remarked at the Burren Law School last weekend, the nuts and bolts of an effective courts system are themselves vital to the democratic process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Poland’s recent experience shows that, even in advanced liberal democracies, the rule of law is a fragile thing. But it takes much less than outright (...)

The IAASA has lodged an action against auditors CPA Ireland, which will come before Justice Peter Kelly  on May 20th.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The auditors of hepatitis C charity Positive Action look set to face a second regulatory examination following a complaint from the Health Service Exe(...)

Hinch Yourself Happy: Sophie Hinchcliff has sold more than 160,000 copies of her book in the UK during its first week on sale

The spring clean season is in full swing if sales of the Instagrammer Mrs Hinch’s memoir-cum-cleaning manual, Hinch Yourself Happy, are anything to go(...)

Peter Kelly (right) pictured with the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern testing a pair of shoes offered for the 2007 General Election campaign. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

Former Fianna Fail TD for Longford-Westmeath Peter Kelly has died at the age of 74. Mr Kelly was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2002 for the Longf(...)

High Court inspectors are likely to be in place at Independent News & Media for most, if not all, of 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corporate story of 2018 was undoubtedly the relentless drama at Independent News & Media (INM). Annus horribilis wouldn’t even come close to d(...)

The junior doctor, who was working in a hospital maternity unit, said he was never taught how to examine a pregnant woman, the court noted. Photograph: Istock

It is “absolutely essential” that foreign doctors working in Ireland have qualifications that are valid, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The High Co(...)

President Michael D  Higgins at Tallaght Stadium. Higgins’s supporters said he would formally launch his campaign on Wednesday.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

President Michael D Higgins will not take part in the first presidential election debate this week as he is “constrained” by pre-existing diary commit(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan   and Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Amending legislation creates “constant and shifting uncertainty” in the interpretation of the law, says Mr Justice Clarke.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Chief Justice has issued a “cry” for great clarity and simplicity in new laws, saying the intentions of lawmakers in both Europe and Leinster Hous(...)

Kildare’s Neil Flynn celebrates scoring a goal against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland qualifier round 4 victory at  Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Derry, Longford, Mayo and now Fermanagh have all discovered in recent weeks that Kildare football is in rude health, the(...)

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