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Seán FitzPatrick: in 2017 a trial judge ordered his acquittal following the emergence of flaws in the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Getty Image

The State’s corporate law watchdog, Ian Drennan, says he will be “protected” from legal action if he is forced to give legislators a 450-page dossier (...)

Ian Drennan, director of corporate enforcement: His office spent €3.7 million last year, or 72 per cent of its budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State’s corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), says the fees for the two High Court inspectors appointed (...)

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) is the only entity with a statutory entitlement to see the interim report. Photograph: iStock

The president of the High Court will rule later on whether the first interim report of the inspectors investigating Independent News & Media can, (...)

Clerys workers picket outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The most extraordinary thing about the offer last week from US fund Gordon Brothers to reimburse the losses of 50 former concession holders at Clerys (...)

Leslie Buckley: The inspectors  will  examine suspicions that  he and Denis O’Brien may have discussed “inside information” about INM. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The significance of the State’s sprawling investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) is suggested in some of the the numbers. So far the Of(...)

INM did not confirm whether it would appeal, but said it was considering the “action” it might take “in the interests of the company and its stakeholders”.

Leslie Buckley, former chairman of Independent News and Media (INM) and a nominee of its main shareholder Denis O’Brien, may be “guilty of misconduct (...)

Independent News and Media offices on Talbot Street. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Advisory work carried out by a company linked with businessman Denis O’Brien for Independent News & Media (INM) in relation to its former sharehol(...)

Defendants in the Jobstown trial Paul Murphy TD (left) and Cllr Michael Murphy celebrate as they leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was warned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) earlier this week about using his Twitter account to comment on(...)

Despite public outcry in recent years about light sentencing for rape, the data suggests non-custodial rape sentences remain the exception, while fully suspended terms remain extremely rare. File photograph: Getty Images

The average sentence for rape in Ireland has increased by almost a year to 10 years over the past decade, according to an analysis of sentencing data.(...)

Eight people are escorted from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin in 2013: the Act permitting the avoidance of a jury trial has been criticised by civil liberties groups. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Special Criminal Court has yet to hear a single case under legislation introduced five years ago to use the non-jury court to deal with organised (...)

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