Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban. Mr Orban called Mr Salvini ‘the most important person in Europe today’ for refusing to accept migrants arriving to Italy by ship from north Africa. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

The United Nations human rights office has called on Hungary to stop denying food to migrants detained in a so-called transit zone on the country’s bo(...)

The DUP, led by Arlene Foster, have long stood by their beliefs by blocking same-sex marriage and abortion legislation in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Jeffrey Dudgeon, now an Ulster Unionist Party councillor in Belfast, brought the 1981 case to the European Court of Human Rights that forced the Briti(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice O’Donnell said, while this area was ‘particularly emotive’, it was important to separate the narrow legal issues which arise

The Supreme Court, by a three-to-two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution f(...)

There is a ‘climate of self-censorship’ in Irish media, Reporters Without Borders said

A high concentration of media ownership in Ireland remains “the single largest threat” to press freedom in Ireland, according to Reporters Without Bor(...)

Eric Eoin Marques, the Irishman alleged to be world’s largest facilitator of child pornography, could face up to 30 years in federal prison on each of the four charges against him

Why can’t Eric Eoin Marques, the Irishman alleged to be world’s largest facilitator of child pornography, be put on trial in Ireland? That was the pr(...)

RUC officers surveying the aftermath ofthe Omagh bombing in 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The High Court has adjudicated three Co Louth men found liable for the Omagh bombing bankrupt. On Monday, Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington said she was s(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi’s bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office has been opposed due to her alleged misdemeanours at the national anti-corruption agency. File photograph: Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is closely monitoring its presidency holder, Romania, where the former head of the national anti-corruption agency (DNA) has been p(...)

Protesters wave Spanish flags during a demonstration  in Madrid against the government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Sunday to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalan question, as Spain braced itself (...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

US citizen Amanda Knox arriving at her appeal trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, in the court in Perugia in  2011. Photograph: Pietro Crocchioni/EPA

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox €18,400 for police failures to provide her access to a lawyer and a translator(...)

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