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Denis O’Brien alleged two TDs ‘clearly disregarded’ separation of powers between parliament and the courts when they respectively made statements in the Dáil. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge said she hopes to rule next month on the action by businessman Denis O’Brien over statements made in the Dáil about his banking aff(...)

Homeless woman Denise McCoy, who has had a stroke and is partially paralysed, is ‘terrified’ of being discharged from hospital. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin woman, who had a stroke 16 months ago and is paralysed down one side, is “terrified” of being discharged from hospital into a homeless hostel(...)

Angela Kerins. The High Court judgment in a case taken by the former Rehab chief executive confirms that parliamentary privilege extends to Oireachtas committees. Photograph: Collins Courts

We should, I suppose, be grateful to the High Court for upholding the constitutional right of Oireachtas committee members to abuse people. It is eas(...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sometimes constitutional law has an ironic effect and one that perhaps goes against the intuitions of lawyers. It prevents one arm of government from (...)

Angela Kerins: sought damages for the PAC’s conduct during its engagements with her in the course of its Rehab investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In some ways, the Public Accounts Committee of the last Dáil was a lethal cocktail. It counted among its members some of the most confrontational TD(...)

 Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins: In their ruling, the judges said it could not be disputed that much of what was said to Kerins by committee members was “damaging to her reputation personally and professionally”. Photograph:   Collins Courts/File

The ruling by the three-judge Divisional Court of the High Court in the case taken against a Dáil committee by Angela Kerins is clear in its conclusio(...)

Angela Kerins Kerins, who resigned in 2014 as chief executive of Rehab, is claiming damages on grounds including alleged personal injury, loss of reputation and loss of career. Photograph: Collins Courts

A three judge High Court will rule next week on claims by Angela Kerins that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee had no jurisdiction for how it conduct(...)

Season of goodwill: Christmas is peak season for charities and Ireland has about 24,000 of them. Photograph: Getty

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. Once you’ve put a penny in the misfortune’s hat though, 14 oth(...)

Robbie Keane has won the International Person of the Year award. Photograph: Eric Luke

Robbie Keane has been named International Person of the Year at this year’s People of the Year Awards in recognition of his “inspirational service, le(...)

The centrepiece of Roslyn Park is a distinctive period house designed in 1790 by James Gandon.

The Department of Education is to base two schools in the Rehab Group’s spacious Roslyn Park facility in Sandymount, Dublin 4, after completing its pu(...)

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