Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who was in Ireland to deliver an address on the dangers of populism and fake news

The secretary general of the Council of Europe has said he hopes the forthcoming Judicial Appointments Bill will help avoid future controversies such (...)

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland. Photograph:  Reuters

Fake news, hate speech, and threats to freedom of expression mean that European media organisations and the Council of Europe are facing similar chall(...)

 Jobstown trial defendants Michael Banks, Ken Purcell, Paul Murphy TD and Scott Masterson leave the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after they were all found not guilty on charges of the false imprisonment of then tánaiste Joan Burton at a water protest   in 2014.  Photograph:  Collins Courts

There was something very contemporary about the Jobstown trial. For a start, the principal evidence presented by the prosecution was video evidence, (...)

European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker makes his State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, yesterday. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission unveiled a relocation programme for refugees yesterday in its first major policy response to the migration crisis, but doubts (...)