The content of the Anglo Irish Bank tapes published in the Irish Independent could prejudice proceedings. Defendants might seek to follow the lead of Charles Haughey in 2000, when he successfully pleaded that because public opinion had been poisoned against him, he could not get a fair trial on charges of obstructing the McCracken tribunal. Photograph: David Sleator

A former director of public prosecutions, James Hamilton, presents a depressing choice in his warning that it would be “foolish” for the Government to(...)

It was late October 2000, and opinion was split around the cabinet table. In a landmark ruling a few weeks previously, the High Court had decided that(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

Garda officers and Bord Gáis personnel this week searched 11 properties in Dublin and found their gas supply tampered with, along with criminal damage to the gas meters. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A man arrested on Tuesday for tampering with gas meters may have risked safety of people living in and around 200 premises in Dublin. The man in his (...)

Sinn Fein MEP Mary Lou McDonald: “I want to know and I want you to find out what the public interest director was doing. Why did Alan Dukes sing dumb?” .Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Directors and senior managers of the former Anglo Irish Bank should be questioned at a parliamentary inquiry, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted in t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says nobody was aware of the extent of these files until the kind of behaviour going on became the subject of Garda activity.

The Government was unaware of the extent of the files about the banking collapse in the possession of the Department of Finance until the Garda invest(...)

A file image of John Dundon pictured outside Limerick District Court.

The opening day of the trial of John Dundon for the murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan saw the accused man taken to hospital for a head (...)

A “Leveson-style inquiry” should be held into the banking controversy following the Anglo tapes revelations, Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin has said. Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES.

Dan KeenanA “Leveson-style inquiry” should be held into the banking controversy following the Anglo tapes revelations, Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Mart(...)

Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey: bringing High Court action for damages

A French police team investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier have been forced to delay their planned visit to Ireland because gardaí (...)

It is understood that, having been contacted on Thursday by the DPP, the Irish Independent initially decided to publish yesterday what it regarded as the least contentious recordings at its disposal. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Independent curtailed its coverage of the Anglo Irish Bank recordings in yesterday’s newspaper after being contacted by the Director of Publ(...)

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