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06 December 2018 12:00 Graham Dwyer wins legal action over mobile phone data

Graham Dwyer has won his legal action against the State and the Garda Commissioner over the retention of access of his mobile phone data. Mr Dwyer claimed that data gathered by Gardaí from his phone should not have been used in the trial where he was convicted of the murder of Elaine O'Hara. Communication data, including location data, gathered from Dwyer’s 64

03 December 2018 13:12 Prisoner's slopping out appeal could affect up to 1,000 cases, Supreme Court hears

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by a former prisoner with important implications for up to 1,000 cases concerning slopping out in prisons. Gary Simpson was subject during eight months imprisonment in Mountjoy Prison in 2013 to conditions that were “disgusting, brutish, inhuman and degrading” and is entitled to damages over that, his lawyers maintain 47

15 November 2018 21:14 What is the backstop in Brexit? Our Googled questions answered

As Brexit chaos reigns supreme in Westminster, here are answers to the top questions on Brexit that people Ireland have asked Google today. Brexit is a slang term for Britain’s exit from the European Union. After a referendum on Thursday 23 June, 2016, the vote by the UK to leave the EU won by 51.9% to 48.1%. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million 50

15 November 2018 10:51 Russia’s arrests of Alexei Navalny were politically driven, European court finds

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russian authorities’ arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically driven. The European court found on Thursday that Russian authorities violated Mr Navalny’s rights in arrests from 2012 to 2014, and that two of them were expressly aimed at “suppressing political pluralism”. It ordered 62

14 November 2018 08:00 Russian opposition leader Navalny allowed to leave Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been able to fly out of the country after being told he was barred from leaving a day earlier. Mr Navalny was travelling to France to attend a hearing of his case at the European Court of Human Rights when he was stopped at a Moscow airport on Tuesday and told he had been barred from leaving Russia 45

04 November 2018 18:11 Sri Lanka’s parliament to hold confidence vote on incoming prime minister

Sri Lanka’s president has ordered Parliament to reconvene on November 14, when politicians will get the chance to hold a confidence vote on the nation’s former strongman who has been named prime minister. The announcement made in a decree Sunday comes amid a political crisis in the South Asian island nation. President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed prime 46

01 November 2018 10:08 Sri Lanka president summons Parliament after political turmoil

Sri Lanka’s president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday. President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision a day after meeting with parliament speaker Mr Karu Jayasuriya, who previously warned of possible violence 52

31 October 2018 08:37 Ex-congressman accuses Trump of rousing 'ancient hatreds' with citizenship proposal

Donald Trump is facing criticism after indicating he wants to end citizenship rights to children born in the US to non-citizens and illegal immigrants. The US President has said he is willing to sign an executive order to give effect to his decision, but many lawmakers claim he does not have the power to do so. Bruce Morrison, a former congressman and immigration 43

27 October 2018 10:20 Hain stands by decision to ‘out’ Green over abuse claims amid complaint warning

Former cabinet minister Lord Hain has stood by his decision to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of #MeToo allegations of sexual harassment and racial abuse. The Labour peer named the Arcadia chairman using parliamentary privilege, and Sir Philip has said he will issue a formal complaint to the Lords authorities. But Lord Hain told the Press 56

25 October 2018 10:36 Ukrainian filmmaker jailed in Russia wins EU human rights award

The European Union has awarded its human rights prize to a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia on terrorism charges. Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, which he denies. He has been one of the most vocal opponents of Russia’s annexation in 2014 of his native Crimea region of Ukraine 49