Barry Doyle admitted killing Geoghegan in the 15th interview and gave a number of details about the crime. Photograph: PA Wire

The killer of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a notorious 2008 Limerick mistaken identity case has failed in an appeal of his sentence to the Strasbou(...)

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

A European court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of an Austrian woman who called the Prophet Muhammad a paedophile. A seven-judge panel of the Eu(...)

The European Court of Human Rights has said new evidence provided by Ireland does not justify altering a 1978 judgment about inhuman treatment of deta(...)

An Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights has said the her colleagues took a ‘unduly narrow’ approach in their decision in the ‘hooded men’ case.

The Irish judge in the ruling on Tuesday by the European Court of Human Rights in the “hooded men” case has said her colleagues took a “unduly narrow”(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham wrote to then taoiseach Enda Kenny  warning that failure to continue the tradition of appointing former judges in European institutions to the Irish bench could “prove very damaging to the country”

Members of the judiciary unsuccessfully lobbied the Taoiseach to appoint a former judge in Europe to the Irish bench in 2015. Mr Justice George Birmi(...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)