Lynda Collins, who died from injuries when a branch fell on her in 2011: her husband Richard Collins, on behalf of their three children and other dependants, sued the owners of the land that the tree was on

Order meant media could not give name of man awarded €400,000 over death of wife

Solicitor Gerald Kean: lender EBS says he should not have provided title deeds to Permanent TSB under a refinancing deal relating to loans of a former girlfriend. Photograph: Alan Betson

EBS expert witness says liability for breach of undertaking rests with signatory

Described as physically frail and with a long history of mental illness, the woman, who cannot be identified by court order, is not communicating and had been refusing to eat and take necessary fluids.  File image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

But judge turns down request for contraceptive implants, saying it’s currently ‘a step too far’

 Gerald Kean: the solicitor is being sued by EBS  over title deeds to Waterford properties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Building society is suing solicitor over title deeds to Waterford properties

Solicitor Gerald Kean (left). EBS is seeking the return of two deeds, the High Court has been told.

Deeds for properties belonging to ex-girlfriend Dolores Corcoran yet to be returned

 Richard Kean SC,  for Gerald Kean (above), said the case has potential for “significant reputational damage” and his side “absolutely refutes” the “a la carte presentation” of evidence.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bank alleges failure by solicitor to return deeds of properties bought by Dolores Corcoran

Mary Costello, mother of Tadgh Costello: She said a consultant involved in the case had, after the birth, shown remorse and cried during a private meeting with herself and her husband but the HSE fought the case for the following nine years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tadgh Costello suffered ‘devastating’ injuries during birth at Kerry General Hospital

Property developer Simon Kelly: fund says the case concerns loan facilities advanced to him and  Alistair Tidey by EBS on dates in 2003 and 2006. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Promontoria (Arrow) is pursuing Don Tidey’s son over alleged unpaid loans

Denis O’Brien: Mr Justice Sean Ryan indicated that it may not be possible to fix a hearing date this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman wants to discover name of client who commissioned dossier on him

Save Our Seafront said an environmental impact statement failed to consider that people walk on the Dún Laoghaire pier to enjoy fresh air and the view of the Dublin mountains, and the effects on their enjoyment if a large cruise ship is obscuring the view and “emitting diesel and sulphur fumes”. File photograph: Google Street View

‘Save Our Seafront’ opposes plan on basis of impact on environment and leisure users

Three Ireland has sued Eircom Ltd, trading as Eir, over an advertising campaign launched earlier this month

Ad deceives or is likely to deceive Three’s customers into switching, court hears

Revenue wants summary judgment orders for €2.7m against Annino Forte, and for €2.5m against Corrado Forte

Judge says Fortes had been ‘imprudent and not always polite’ in tax dealings

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

High Court judge says he will refer case on Coillte project to the Court of Justice of EU

Mr Justice Robert Eagar  said the bank was entitled, under the relevant clause in the mortgage, to sell the property.  Photograph: iStock

Man had originally borrowed €284,000 in relation to Carrick-on-Shannon premises

The Supreme Court was ‘not unsympathetic’ to the Burkes’ position but nonetheless dismissed their appeal. Photograph: iStock

Couple had failed to pay €1.2 million demand issued by Anglo Irish Bank in 2008

Justice Kevin Cross  praised the boy’s mother for the care she has given her son and said he hoped the settlement would reassure Mrs O’Donnell that Ian’s needs will be met for the rest of his life.

Incident happened in Co Donegal when the victim, now 18, was three years old

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data-privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland.

Data watchdog wants EU court to decide on European Commission data-transfer rulings

Developer Michael O’Flynn and brother John are suing the Data Protection Commissioner

Michael and John O’Flynn say agency has failed to provide them with all their personal data it had held

It is “an indication of the state of the health services” that the   psychiatrist caring for a woman with an incurable personality disorder   has no access to a social worker for her, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. Photograph: Getty

Woman with personality disorder must return to psychiatric hospital or ‘squalid’ home

Doctors may take all necessary steps to secure the safe delivery of the baby of a mentally ill woman who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy, the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Medics can take steps to ensure safe delivery of baby in mother at late stage of pregnancy

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “could be altered tomorrow”, the High Court has heard.

Facebook case told protections are ‘simple administrative schemes with no statutory basis’

Former solicitor David Herlihy made false stamp duty returns and backdated deeds.

Order needed if profession’s reputation ‘to be trusted to ends of Earth’ to be upheld, court hears

Teresa Wall, of Rathingle Cottages, Swords, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Circuit Court decision to grant Teresa Wall damages over Wicklow Way fall overturned

In his judgment Mr Justice Brian McGovern refused to grant Paul  O’Reilly and DGL injunctions preventing the property being sold pending the full hearing of the dispute between the sides. Photograph: iStock

Bids of about €1.6m received for mixed use property on the corner of Patrick Street

The Court of Appeal found a receiver appointed by Breccia in 2014 over shares of Benray in Blackrock Hospital Ltd was validly appointed and was entitled to sell Benray’s shares in Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breccia entitled to €8.7 million judgment against developer John Flynn, court rules

Facebook argues the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision fails to take into account the 2016 Privacy Shield agreement between the European Commission and US concerning data transfers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former US National Security Agency director John Delong gives evidence in Facebook case

Catherine Nevin pictured after her conviction  in 2000. Photograph: Collins

Husband’s brother and sister seeking to prevent killer from inheriting his estate

 The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among 796 children recorded as having died there between 1925-1961. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitor urges court to help elderly man with cancer find out what happened to baby sister

John Gilligan:  Cab is entitled to its costs of the appeals before the Supreme Court against John, Geraldine and Darren Gilligan but not Tracey Gilligan. Because all four Gilligans got legal aid for the appeals, the State will pay. Photograph: Collins

Gilligans considering possible appeal to European Court of Human Rights

The woman argued the right to reside test was incompatible with EU law and contended the properly applicable test depends on the nature and objective of the payment.

Romanian mother came to State in 2008 and said she survived by selling the Big Issue

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  made a draft finding in May 2016 that Austrian lawyer Max Schrems had “well-founded” objections to the transfer of his personal data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. Photograph: Eric Luke

US government tells court it has adequate system in place to protect EU citizens’ data

Tesco admitted liability on the first day of the High Court hearing but disputed the sums claimed. Photograph: iStock

Damages for customer left permanently disabled with severe back injuries, reduced on appeal

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon Photograph: Eric Luke

Data commissioner wants EU court to decide on EU-US data transfers

Because of a serious administrative error by the Department of Education, Secular Schools Ireland (SSI) suffered an injustice in being excluded from the application process, the court found. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Department of Education excluded firm because of ‘serious administrative error’, court found

Former Fine Gael TD and minister for justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Ex-minister entitled to costs and declaration his rights were breached in whistleblower inquiry

Facebook and the US government said on Wednesday there was nothing untoward about the contacts in circumstances including this case. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

Ongoing Irish action over EU-US data transfers is continuing in High Court

Sean Feehan secured orders, on consent of the OPW, entitling him to apply on the same terms as others for landing permits on Skellig Michael

Man took legal proceedings after Office of Public Works revoked his permits last year

 Mr Justice Anthony Barr found Dr Andrea Hermann did not depart from an appropriate standard of care when advising Mary McNicholas in August 2005. Photograph: Getty

Court of Appeal said woman had not proven negligence against consultant gynaecologist

 Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland to its US parent, Facebook Inc. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dossier for use in Data Protection Commissioner case on validity of EU-US data transfers

The girl, who was exposed to violence in her native Africa, has been diagnosed with psychosis. Photograph posed by model: iStock

Doctors express serious concerns for teenager’s mental and physical health

A liquidator’s case for orders against Independent TD Mick Wallace and his son, Sasha, has been adjourned to April. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Michael Leydon seeking to have deputy and his son Sasha disqualifed as company directors

A Dunnes Stores worker who sued the firm after hurting her knee when she tripped over a cable at a checkout has been awarded €94,000 by the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Sinead Maloney sued company after she tripped over a cable and hurt her knee

Supreme court says a local woman can   challenge An Bord Pleanála’s  approval of permission for a wind farm development at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains in Co Tipperary.

Local woman is challenging Bord Pleanála approval for a wind farm in the Silvermines

By a six to one majority, the Supreme Court dismissed Tusla’s appeal against an order directing the phased release of two children into their mother’s care

High Court finds parents’ rights to constitutional justice were ‘fundamentally’ breached

While the High Court case is listed for three weeks, it now appears likely to run for at least five.

Remedies available to US citizens unavailable to EU citizens, US law expert tells court

The  Supreme Court said the 77-year-old woman had not established her case raised issues of general public importance.

Procedure was carried out on woman in 1963, 12 days before her first baby was born

Brian Meehan sought an appeal against  2016 judgment refusing to certify his conviction that murder of Guerin was a miscarriage of justice. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Judges ruled Dubliner had not shown proposed appeal involved matter of general public importance

  Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins: Legal costs arising from her failed action  for damages over the Dáil Public Accounts Committee’s conduct could be as high as €700,000.     Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Rehab chief went before PAC to assist in administration of the State, court told

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan granted an ex parte application for leave to take a judicial review  of the council’s refusal

Dublin City Council took unlawful and irrational approach to decision, court hears

Farmers   take part in a North East Pylon Pressure Campaign   protest against the North-South interconnector. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Case centres on a Bord Pleanála permission for 300 pylons for North-South project

The legal action could have implications for  procedures established under the Workplace Relations Act 2015

Judge grants man leave to contest adjudication officer’s decision in judicial review

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan had adjourned the man’s challenge with a view to urgent steps being taken to find a place for him

High Court challenge over breach of rights to bodily integrity ends after place is secured

The Data Protection Commissioner wants a European Court of Justice determination before finalising her investigation of Max Schrems’s complaint over transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland Ltd to its US parent, Facebook Inc.

Crisis after clampdown would make financial crash seem minor, lawyer for firm claims

The judge  assessed compensation, based on loss of child benefit of €140 monthly over a year, at €1,680. Photograph: iStock

Judge says one year lag in deciding application for international protection inordinate

Damages awarded:  Stephen Kelly leaves  the Four Courts in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Newspaper defamed driver involved in fatal road crash, High Court jury rules

The Facebook case is being heard in Ireland because the company’s European HQ is in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook lawyer rejects argument from Max Schrems as ‘extraordinary’

The Data Protection Commissioner’s case is against Facebook and Mr Schrems but no orders are sought against them and the purpose of the action is to get a referral. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Company tells Commercial Court it has ‘world-class information security programme’

Declan Ganley  claims the Prime Time programme defamed him. Photograph: Eric Luke

Court refuses RTÉ’s application to halt proceedings against it by Declan Ganley

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

Úna Ní Raifeartaigh will consider submissions over separate case of Angela Kerins

The man applied under the Freedom of Information Acts for all records held by the hospital and HSE relating to himself and the child. He got some records relating to himself but was refused records concerning himself and the child. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Estranged wife, who had birth cert edited, told clinic girl said she was molested by husband

The State is seeking a “leapfrog” appeal concerning a judgment which found the word “unborn” in the Constitution means an unborn child with rights beyond the right to life. File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

Judgment came in case aimed at preventing deportation of Nigerian man due to family rights

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency,  permitted a mother  supervised access to her  children for brief periods on Christmas Day, at Easter and on each child’s birthday. File photograph: Getty Images

Court granted long-term care orders in 2014 for three children, with Tusla controlling access

Denis McCullough SC, for Robert Montgomery (now 6), said his side’s case was that appropriate antibiotics were not given to the boy in time and the possibility of  meningitis being dealt with was missed. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cerebral palsy: Case was that antibiotics delayed, chance to deal with meningitis missed

An elderly man with cancer has taken High Court action urgently seeking information about the fate of the infant sister he has ‘ never known’ after she went into a mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.

Hugh Court directs Tusla to ask religious order if it has burial records for hundreds of children

The luxury design retail  Kilkenny business brand operates 15 stores, with its flagship store on Dublin’s Nassau Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Man claims mother ‘summarily terminated’ his employment in a ‘demeaning’ manner

Ulster Bank petitioned the High Court in February 2013 to have Sean Dunne adjudicated bankrupt here over default on some €164 million in loans.

Dunne wanted to address specific allegations

The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, has provisionally found that Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, had “well-founded” objections to Facebook’s transfer of his data. Photograph: AFP

ACLU attorney says surveillance affects ordinary citizens with no terrorism connections

The Firstwood Partnership  comprises Gay Byrne (above), senior counsel Anthony Kidney, two solicitors – Eric Brunker, now retired, and Stephen Hamilton – and Dermot Murphy of Clonskeagh Motors. Photograph: Eric Luke

Partnership involving broadcaster in dispute with fund over €13.5m property in Dublin

Given the Supreme Court’s majority judgment, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell held a religious order is an unincorporated association whose members are vicariously liable for acts of a fellow member

Court ruling on vicarious liability of religious orders may have implications for others

Max Schrems, the Austrian student who complained to the Data Protection Commissioner about Facebook’s treatment of his data. Photograph: AFP

American professor says US system both effective and adequate

Denis O’Brien’s case concluded in December but the judge said she would not finalise her judgment until the High Court ruled on the case of Angela Kerins. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Judge did not want to finalise judgment until court ruled on case of Kerins and PAC

A blogger will have to remove defamatory posts from his Facebook page within two weeks or a new application can be made to have their location and identity revealed, the High Court has ruled. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

High Court rejects Ugandan lawyer’s request for the identity of ‘defamatory’ blogger

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon arriving for the Commercial Court case. Photograph: Eric Luke

Regulator cites lack of access to effective remedies in US if data privacy is breached

It was claimed the child tripped and fell over a trolley allegedly left unattended on the floor of the shop. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was claimed Sophie Jennings tripped and fell over a trolley allegedly left unattended

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon brought the case aimed at having the Court of Justice of the EU decide whether transatlantic data transfer channels breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Commissioner cites defects in US safeguards as case against Facebook Ireland opens

The case stems from a June 2013 complaint by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems to the Commisisoner alleging Facebook Ireland’s transfer of his personal data to the US was unlawful.

High court begins hearing far-reaching data privacy case affecting millions of EU citizens

The Commercial Court heard yesterday that as many as 1.3 million people here may be involved in illegally accessing the work of six film and TV studios

Court told six major studios targeting State’s main internet service providers

Sony Pictures Television: one of six major film and TV studios taking action against nine ISPs over internet users illegal downloading films and other products. Photograph: Getty

Six studios suing nine internet service providers over access to ‘streaming’ websites

The dispute centres on the manufacture, or “threatened” manufacture, of various heart valve systems at the Boston Scientific plant in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

US firm Edwards Lifesciences alleges patent infringements over heart valve system

 Mr Justice Michael White said granting subsidiary protection did not oblige the State to backdate child benefit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Immigration’s delay in deciding on application breached woman’s rights, judge finds

The High Court ruling  paves the way for higher awards  for people who suffer catastrophic injuries. Photograph: Frank Miller

Body claims €12m ruling in case of boy (9) has implications for it, State and insurers

 Gay Byrne, one of five partners in Firstwood Partnership

Firstwood Partnership alleges Launceston fund contrived default on performing loan

Lawrence Daniel  O’Neill, a member of the New York Bar who lives in  Sandymount, owes the money to restaurateur Adriano Fusco arising out of a transaction.

Lawrence Daniel O’Neill has repeatedly failed to pay €169,000 he owes Adriano Fusco

A woman who fractured her left elbow after falling from her bicycle during a 2013 incident  has had a €9,000 award increased to €36,000 by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Patricia Moore fractured her left elbow in 2013 incident with a van in Co Dublin

Ms Justice Mary Faherty: The High Court judge Called the family’s case “particularly weighty”.

No one ever charged in ‘callous sectarian murder’ of Co Louth man in Dundalk in 1976

Thomas McFeely: The Court of Appeals has dismissed claims his constitutional rights were breached

Thomas McFeely’s bankruptcy to continue until 2020 as all grounds dismissed

Lawyers for the State repeated an apology to the family of Seamus Ludlow before the High Court. Photograph:Frank Miller

Family of Seamus Ludlow are seeking commissions of inquiry into the unsolved murder

The sisters being sued have contended the monies were not loans, but gifts. Photograph: Getty Images

Court hears New York woman needs repayment of €280,000 to cover homecare costs

Walford on Shrewsbury Road: Sean Dunne’s Irish bankruptcy trustee is examining the circumstances of the €14 million sale of a south Dublin mansion, bought by the property developer for nearly €58 million in 2005.

Assignee’s lawyer calls Walford sale the ‘conveyancing equivalent of Lazarus – a miracle’

 Kevin Ludlow left (brother of Séamus Ludlow) with his nephew  Jimmy Sharkey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Family of forester shot by suspected loyalists seek inquiry into gaps in Garda investigation

Sharon Byrne from Carlow pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph Collins Courts

Woman required operation to her ankle following fall in Carlow, court hears

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

High Court says it has no power to intervene on how Dáil committee conducts hearings

Rats had eaten vast amounts of a substantial sum of bank notes hidden in the woman’s home and remnants of many of those notes could not be retrieved and had to be destroyed, solicitor Maria Dillon told the court. Photograph: iStock

Court to manage finances of pensioner with disabilities who lived in ‘squalid’ conditions

The case is believed to be the first before the courts here concerning a male with anorexia

Parents fear his condition might deteriorate if there is further delay getting a bed in UK

Steven Agnew: The Green Party leader in Northern Ireland is helping spearhead a legal effort over Brexit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Goal is a legal declaration that article 50, once triggered, can be revoked by Britain

Libel proceedings brought by communications consultant Monica Leech (pictured)  over an article published 12 years ago in the Sunday Independent have been dismissed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Communications consultant took action over story on burglary at her home almost 12 years ago

 Oberstown Detention Centre: four males claim they were subject to “de facto solitary confinement” following incidents at the north Co Dublin centre on the night of August 29th/30th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four males detained at Oberstown allege wrong treatment in wake of roof incident

The judge, noting one woman had travelled from  the US for the case, said he  was anxious it resumes as soon as possible

Ombudsman says Minister for Justice cannot claim it must follow its recommendations

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

Decision in Rehab case has significant implications for all Oireachtas Committees

An appeal case by the HSE was scheduled to get underway this week

Move could have implications for hundreds of senior doctors across the country

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