A young man who absconded from an open prison and lived "in plain sight" for more than four years before re-arrest has won Supreme Court declarations that his re-arrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful.
Politicians and campaigners have strongly condemned a protest group for targeting Simon Harris at his family home as the health minister faces ongoing demands to resign over the deepening children’s hospital and nurses strike scandals.
The State’s legal advisory body is expected to make recommendations in relation citizen journalists and campaigners posting commentary on social media questioning the evidence of witnesses during trials in a forthcoming review of the law on contempt of court.
IT is far easier to remember the times when the use of Dáíl privilege seemed an abuse — and that is always a subjective assessment — than it is to remember the many occasions the principle served our democracy well.
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was accused of “filibustering” and “damaging confidence” in the organisation when quizzed over whether or not the Garda review into the Jobstown incident would examine allegations of gardaí giving inaccurate evidence in the criminal trial.