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High Court hands down directions for Thalidomide case

Directions have been handed down by the High Court on how cases in which a number of people are suing for compensation over the Thalidomide drug should be progressed.

Supreme Court to hear appeal which has implications for statutory bodies entering private lands

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal with potentially important implications for how the ESB and other statutory bodies carry out their functions.

High Court confirms sanctions against anaesthetist after man suffered brain injury during surgery

A High Court judge has confirmed sanctions recommended by the Medical Council for an anaesthetist over serious failures' in her care of a man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury during surgery.

Judge hits out at Joe Duffy and other ’panjandrums of the media’

A district court judge yesterday accused one of the country’s most popular broadcasters, RTE’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the media” of attacking the courts for not sentencing people, reports Gordon Deegan.

Scientists reconstruct face of Tudor Dubliner whose skeleton was found on College Green

The face of a male skeleton found outside Trinity College during Luas Cross City works in 2014, has been digitally reconstructed.

High Court judge orders Dublin city centre property be vacated over fire safety issues

A High Court judge has ordered a Dublin city centre property described as a potential fire safety risk be vacated by all its residents by July 9.

Jury to begin deliberations in Jobstown trial

The jury in the trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest is due to begin deliberations on Monday.

Ivor Bell trial decision delayed in Jean McConville murder case

A decision on whether the trial against a veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville will proceed has been delayed to the autumn.

Supreme Court to hear case with significant implications for non-EEA students in Ireland

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice with significant implications for many non-European Economic Area people who stayed after coming to Ireland as students before 2011 and wish to continue living and working here.

Cork soldier dies after being found unresponsive; Limerick student found dead at campus accommodation

Update: Gardaí have ruled out foul play in the deaths of a soldier and a student, who passed away suddenly in separate incidents in Limerick.

New morning-after pill regulations for medical card holders approved by Minister

Medical card holders will be able to get the morning-after pill for free without a prescription from next month.

Bob Geldof to receive honorary doctorate at Trinity today

Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof will be awarded an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin today.

Connolly's Red Mills to create 20 jobs in Kilkenny

Twenty new jobs are being announced for Kilkenny today.

Two with serious injuries after car crash in Dublin's north inner city

Two people have been rushed to hospital following a serious crash in Dublin's north inner city overnight.

20 new jobs for Kilkenny city

Twenty new are being announced for Kilkenny tomorrow.

Sinn Féin: UK government 'going through the motions' in powersharing talks

The British government is merely "going through the motions" in talks to restore powersharing at Stormont and is more focused on their efforts to strike a deal with the DUP at Westminster, Sinn Féin has claimed.

'Devastating how much a single event can destroy a person': Husband of pregnant Malak Thawley, who died in surgery

"I just wish I could return to my old life. The one where the love of my life was still alive and we were expecting our first child. My life after my wife's death has been a never-ending nightmare."

Jobstown trial: 'All he is doing is holding a banner walking up the road, with some old dears from Tallaght'

The trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton has heard that a a peaceful protestor is charged with an offence that could potentially result in a life sentence.

Young driver 'panicked' when he collided with cyclist and drove off

The sentencing of an inexperienced driver whose failure to properly observe oncoming traffic led to a collision with a cyclist has been adjourned to allow him gather funds.

Father who wants brain-injured son kept alive tells court: 'Where there's life, there's hope'

His father had said: "I want him to be kept alive. Where there's life, there's hope."

Varadkar: Not too late for UK to stay in EU

Leo Varadkar has told his first EU summit as Taoiseach that it is not too late for the UK to stay within the organisation.

Armed gardaí at Rose of Tralee? Organisers say 'no comment'

Latest: A spokesperson for the Rose of Tralee International Festival has said the organisation will not comment on reports that armed gardaí will patrol this year's event.

Sister of murdered schoolgirl slams Gardaí, claiming they 'obstructed inquest'

The sister of murdered Northern Ireland schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson has launched a stinging attack on the Gardaí, accusing them of obstructing an inquest into her sister’s death.

Jeffrey Donaldson hails 'very good' chance of deal to prop up Tory minority govt

A senior DUP member has said the chances of reaching a deal with the Conservatives to prop up Theresa May's minority government are "very good".

Online petition asks Taoiseach to block election of councillor as mayor of Limerick over 'racist' remarks

Hundreds of people have signed a petition asking Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to block the election of one of his party's members as Limerick mayor over "racist" remarks.

Red Flag disputes Denis O'Brien claim he has right to know who was client for allegedly defamatory file

Red Flag Consulting has disputed businessman Denis O'Brien's claim he is entitled to know the identity of its client for a dossier of allegedly defamatory material about him, including describing him as Ireland's Berlusconi'.

Simon Coveney: We are aiming for 'special status' for Northern Ireland after Brexit

The Government has declared it is demanding "special status" for Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Sixteen people begin High Court case over Thalidomide drug

Sixteen people are suing for injuries arising out of the prescribing of the drug Thalidomide to their mothers during pregnancy in the 1950s/60s, the High Court has heard, writes Ann O’Loughlin.

SIPTU recommends acceptance of new public sector pay deal

SIPTU has recommended that its members vote in favour of a new public sector pay deal.

GSOC gets permission to recruit five more people to help with surge in whistleblower disclosures

GSOC has been granted permission to hire four more investigators and a support staff member to deal with its growing workload.

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael does not have to run judicial appointments by Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has offered an olive branch to Fianna Fáil, but he has also said his party has not broken the Government's confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil.

Former Fianna Fáil Senator Des Hanafin dies aged 86

Former Fianna Fáil Senator Des Hanafin has died.

Surgeon who treated Grenfell fire victims says Ireland 'decades behind' in coping with similar tragedy

A leading Irish trauma surgeon says our health system would not cope with a large-scale terrorist attack or tragedy.

Rock climber airlifted to hospital after 15-foot fall

A man was airlifted to hospital after he fell about five metres while rock climbing in Co Clare, it has emerged.

Taoiseach to meet EU heads of state in Brussels

The Taoiseach is preparing for his first meeting of EU heads of state and government in Brussels.

Rory McIlroy pledges €1.2m for cancer facility for children

Golfing sensation Rory McIlroy’s foundation has pledged €1.2 million towards the development of specialist support services for children with childhood cancer here, including the construction of a €13.5 million complex in Co Mayo.

DUP: We must not have borders erected between the island of Ireland and the UK

Theresa May has been warned the DUP expects to see more money spent on health and education, with an end to the "dark tunnel of austerity".

Sinn Féin accuses Govt of 'circumventing the law' by appointing Máire Whelan as judge

The Government has been accused of "circumventing the law" to appoint the former Attorney General, Máire Whelan, as a judge.

Charity claims fire brigade closes 'building site' hotel that was being used to house homeless

A former Dublin hotel, which is undergoing building work and was being used as emergency accommodation by Dublin City Council for homeless people, has been issued with a closure order, according to a homeless charity.

Someone's won €250k in tonight's Lotto Plus 2 draw

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth €4,346,346.

More than 100 Gardaí arrest 34 people in crackdown on criminal gangs in Waterford

Around 120 officers have arrested 34 people in a three-day operation cracking down on crime in Waterford city.

More than 400 PSNI officers make five arrests during seizure of drugs and high value luxury goods

Police in the North have arrested five men following a search and arrest operation.

Court hears how elderly siblings were beaten, stabbed and threatened with having their throats cut

Three elderly siblings were left battered and covered in blood' after two armed and masked men burst into their isolated farmhouse and robbed them, Limerick Circuit Court heard today.

Missing for 3 months: Family of Cork woman Tina Satchwell appeal for information

The extended family of a Cork woman who has now been missing for over three months have made a heartfelt appeal for information relating to her mystery disappearance.

President of the High Court highlights 'procession of misery' after awarding disabled boy another €1m

Legislators should witness the "procession of misery" in the courts resulting from their continuing failure over years to enact laws necessary to address the lifetime care needs of the catastrophically injured, the President of the High Court has said.

Former Christian Brother who would 'lick' schoolboys' ears while abusing them convicted of 15 counts

A former Christian brother who would "lick" his pupils ears while sexually abusing them in class, has been found guilty by a jury of 15 counts of indecent assault.

Calls for fire safety review of apartment blocks in South Central Dublin following Grenfell tragedy

There's a call for a fire safety review of all apartment blocks built in South Central Dublin between 2000 and 2008.

Lawyers for Jobstown accused tell court gardaí were responsible for escalation of protest

The trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton has heard that the root cause of an escalation in the protest had to be "laid firmly at the door of gardaí".

Chief Justice highlights independence of Attorney General before Máire Whelan is made judge

The Chief Justice has highlighted the independence and weighty national importance' of the office of the Attorney General, particularly in the context of Brexit, writes Ann O'Loughlin.

Boy whose thumb tip had to be amputated after it caught on playground gate is awarded €41k

A little boy who had to have the tip of his thumb amputated after he caught it on a playground gate has settled his High Court action for €41,000, writes Ann O'Loughlin.