Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: ‘the DUP are very much bedded and wedded all the time to the Constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed concerns in the UK over the backstop element to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. “The backstop will never (...)

An explanatory note on the practice direction said that in view of the “utmost good faith” principle applying to ex-parte applications, applicants had a “general duty to put all relevant material before the court”.

The High Court has issued a number of clarifications of a new practice direction applying to the immigration, asylum and citizenship list after soli(...)

The Law Society is to hold an urgent meeting with solicitors angry about new High Court rules.  File photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society says it will “respond positively” to requests to hold a meeting from solicitors angry about new High Court rules requiring them to pro(...)

Several barristers voiced their concern to Judge Richard Humphreys when he heard the asylum list in the High Court on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images

A new direction on asylum and immigration cases, issued by the President of the High Court, will have “a chilling effect”, giving rise to “significant(...)

Rebecca Carter of Castlebridge in Co Wexford leaves the High Court in Dublin after successfully challenging the State Examinations Commission’s decision not to re-check her points score in time to allow her obtain a place at UCD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Why are the State exams being reviewed? On Thursday, the High Court ruled in favour of an 18-year-old student, Rebecca Carter, who argued that she wa(...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

File image of Aine Kierans, Caroline Simons and Cora Sherlock  at a Pro Life Campaign event. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Pro Life Campaign will apply to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow it to be heard in the State’s forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of th(...)

A garda who quit the force after only seven months of service has taken a legal action against the Garda Commissioner for refusing to allow him to rejoin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A former garda who quit the force after only seven months of service has taken a legal action against the Garda Commissioner for refusing to allow him(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

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