The lawyer for a Traveller, charged with murdering a man he found inside his mobile home, has told his trial jury that Travellers could be victims of burglaries too and that the law provided latitude to homeowners in that situation.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2018
Relations between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have ‘plummeted’ amid accusations of breaches of faith between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin over the Máire Whelan affair.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims that President Michael D Higgins was pushed to rush the promotion of the former attorney general to the Court of Appeal, as rows erupted in the Dáil over the move.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
The Chief Justice has called for improvements to the way court cases are dealt with following the dismissal of an appeal over an amateur golfer’s claim that he had been falsely accused of cheating about his handicap that lasted 83 days.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
A unanimous Supreme Court judgment quashing a man’s attempted rape conviction on grounds that suspects who request a lawyer cannot be questioned by gardaí until they get legal advice has significant implications for Garda investigations and may affect some prosecutions.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2014
Lawyers for a Dublin man who was jailed for five years for IRA membership were not notified of parts of the belief evidence of a garda Chief Superintendant that helped convict him, the Court of Criminal Appeal has heard.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013