Mr Justice David Keane said disclosure of documents related to the Garda search of a premises carried the risk, not just of compromising an ongoing criminal investigation, but also a potential risk to the life of an informant or informants “and, hence, cannot be lightly weighed”.

Man not entitled to information linked to Garda search warrant application

The Court of Appeal has agreed with a High Court decision dismissing all claims by Patrick Vesey against the law firm Fabian P Cadden & Co over the handling of his damages case. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Patrick Vesey said law firm negligently handled his damages case over bus crash

The judge said signage at the pool was “woefully inadequate”. Photograph: Getty Images

Incident at West Wood Club after plunge into swimming pool lacking ‘No Diving’ signage

Existing arrangements for mussel seed fishing cannot be said to be law for the purposes of Article 10 of the Constitution, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell said

Ruling that all natural resources belong to the State as appeal is sought by fishermen

Denis O’Brien: in his High Court action he is set to allege statements made by TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs are not absolutely privileged. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Barristers for Dáil argue Prof Tribe’s evidence not relevant to Irish constitutional law

Child and Family Agency argues that parents cannot take ‘unlawful detention’ proceedings

Winthrop Engineering founder Barry English was knowing participant in fraud, judge says.

Winthrop Engineering founder and accountant were in scheme to defraud Revenue

The judge said arising out of the Garda investigation of the forestry firm, there had been a blocking order on its main bank account with AIB in Ireland.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Company ‘put into impossible position’ after main bank account at AIB frozen

Retired judge Barry White  says he has a constitutional right to work and needs to do so out of economic necessity. Photograph: Collins

Barry White wants to resume work as barrister which he says is ‘constitutional right’

The Supreme Court will give judgment at a later date on the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland’s appeal against decisions it is potentially liable for claims brought against collapsed insurer Setanta.

MIBI argues State Insurance Compensation Fund should meet estimated €90m bill

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland against decisions it is potentially liable for claims brought against collapsed insurer Setanta.

Motor Insurers Bureau says all new insurers could have an ‘enormous potential liability’

The Get Involved event at Ballyhaunis GAA club aimed to foster respect for different cultures and avoid ghettoisation and hate crime in the future. Paddy, the racist letter writer, said he would be giving the town “a very wide berth”. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A man sent a shocking response to our correspondent’s call for ‘mature’ migration debate

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has secured a ‘unique’ order for a hearing behind closed doors of civil actions by two people alleging defamation in Sunday World articles related to the State’s Witness Protection Programme.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Garda Commissioner asked to be joined to cases against ‘Sunday World’ as State security at stake

An action alleging a procedure to remove veins from the  abdomen of Jake Callaghan (now 18), of Greenfort Gardens, Clondalkin, was carried out because of an alleged misdiagnosis at Crumlin Children’s Hospital (above)  has been settled. File photograph: Google Street View

Jake Callaghan (18), claimed misdiagnosis detected during surgery was serious error

The  Court of Appeal upheld the High Court findings that the recommendation could not be judicially reviewed as it did not constitute a determination of any rights or obligations

Council negotiates with five unions and PNA and IFESA also sought recognition

Four men have undertaken  not to picket a judge’s home or the Carrick-on-Shannon business premises of his wife (above) this Saturday, October 22nd. File photograph: Google Street View

Order follows social media call for protest at McMahon optician’s in Carrick-on-Shannon

A High Court judge has dismissed an action by a man over the repossession of a council house where he had lived for some four years under a caretaker agreement. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Judge expresses sympathy for Mayo council officials who had to deal with complainant

A Nigerian man who has an Irish citizen son has lost an appeal aimed at overturning a refusal to grant him residency here.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge says Nigerian staying with family ‘desirable’, but wife able to care for children in his absence

Ms Justice Mary Faherty said the court accepted the logistical difficulties resulting from the number of visa applications

High Court case on right of movement within EU could have implications for immigration

Denis O’Brien’s lawyers got the imaging orders at the High Court last November as part of their preparations for the full hearing of his case against Red Flag and various executives and staff alleging defamation and conspiracy. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

PR company’s appeal of orders requiring them to hand over personal computers resolved

Seán Dunne: adjudicated bankrupt in 2013 over default of €164 million in loans. He is opposing an application to extend his Irish bankruptcy, saying  he wants his “financial liberty”.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lawyers for developer tell High Court he is ‘most co-operative bankrupt under scrutiny’

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protest outside the Department of the Taoiseach  about the Murphy report and the redress scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Judgment may have implications for other women who were not part of redress scheme

Former general secretary  of the Irish Farmers’ Association Pat Smith: one case is aimed at securing enforcement of a November 2015 agreement. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

General secretary who resigned in 2015 takes two legal actions against organisation

A woman’s claim there was ‘no justification whatsoever’ for a symphysiotomy carried out on her in a Dublin maternity hospital in 1963 has been rejected by a three-judge Court of Appeal. Photograph: Alan Betson

In 1963, clinicians understood procedure to be ‘relatively benign’, says judge

Brian O’Donnell with children Blake and Blaise. He said the purpose of the bank’s proceedings was to get possession of Gorse Hill to sell or rent it “but they have not done so.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Family had challenged lifting of legal bar on sale of former home on Vico Road, Killiney

Mr Justice Paul McDermott granted judgment to AIB for €1.5 million against Margaret Likely, widow and sole executrix of the estate of James Likely, Driminnin, Barnesmore, Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

James Likely’s building firm went into liquidation in 2009 after 40 years of business

Dana Rosemary Scallon pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action on Tuesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Counsel tells court former Presidential candidate seeking €425,000 security for legal costs

Former presidential candidate and Eurovision song contest winner Dana Rosemary Scallan denies claims by her sister and a niece that she defamed them during a 2011 interview when asked about allegations of sexual abuse made against her brother John, the High Court has heard.

Cases taken by relatives linked to comments of ex-presidential candidate about sex abuse allegations

Blackrock Clinic:  judge suggested the two main protagonists meet privately to have an “open and honest” discussion about the issues in dispute. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

‘Negative’ litigation was not in interests of hospital or any parties involved, court hears

A severely brain-injured young man has been on a ventilator for four years with a very poor prognosis. His treating doctors say he has irreversible brain injury. Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors say further interventions futile if condition of man on ventilator deteriorates

A Jeep Cherokee vehicle, from which the roof had been cut off and which was filled with bull bars and tyres, was set on fire and driven into the lobby of the former Quinn packaging plant at Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, on March 13th, 2014, the High Court was told. File photograph: BBC

Information linked to warrant under which premises searched after serious fire attack

Marie Dicker (54), a mother of three and department store supervisor,  sued Square Management Ltd and Pickerings Lifts Ltd over being trapped in a lift  at the Square shopping centre (above), Tallaght, Dublin, on August 31st, 2012. File photograph: Google Street View

Marie Dicker got stuck in lift at Square shopping centre in Tallaght with young son

The Grangegorman site  before the development. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Tender process at Grangegorman wrongly conducted, Netherlands firm argues

John Rogers SC, for Angela  Kerins, said Shane Ross TD was in 2014 a member of the Public Accounts Committee,  and the tone of a March 2014 article in the Sunday Independent “plainly indicates” a state of mind adverse to Ms Kerins, Rehab and other persons mentioned in the article. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

TD’s article appeared after ex-Rehab chief and other officials of charity appeared at PAC

 Denis O Brien  was contending there was no absolute privilege on utterances in the Dáil, the court heard. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Businessman seeks a three-judge court to decide his case on Dáil speech immunity

Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

PAC argues it had jurisdiction to conduct hearings concerning public payments to Rehab

In April, the three-judge Court of Appeal reserved judgment on the appeal by the woman against the High Court’s May 2015 finding

Judgment due on October 14th will have implications for number of similar actions

Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Rehab chief executive takes case over treatment by Public Accounts Committee

Perry Wharrie outside Cork Circuit Court after he recieved a 30-year prison sentence in 2008. Photograph: Provision

Judge dismisses Perry Wharrie’s application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

In the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Gerard  Hogan said Ryanair had not identified any third party who has come forward to say they had accessed the posts or downloaded them here. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Court says it would be easier to bring proceedings in Australia over claims on internet

KBC Bank’s counsel said it was anxious the leasehold property occupied by Dobbins at Stephen’s Lane, Dublin 2, be surrendered to the bank as soon as possible. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Survival scheme for Beckett’s Hotel in Leixlip to go before court later this week

Angela Kerins was in court on Tuesday for the resumption of her challenge over hearings of the PAC concerning public payments to the charity.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Rehab CEO says committee acted outside its powers during hearing

The case of Teri Schiavo involved a long battle in the US courts. Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors say prognosis dire, but family may oppose HSE move to withhold treatment

Parents deny abuse allegations made against them by two older children who remain in care

 Laura Esmonde  told the Medical Council inquiry Dr A had on January 6th 2013 given her three options: surgery, medical management using drugs, or letting the pregnancy end naturally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is claimed that ‘Dr A’ misinterpreted ultrasound scans as indicative of an ectopic pregnancy

Minister for Health Simon Harris, with Ciarán Breen, director of the  State Claims Agency at the Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Risk conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

State Claims Agency boss says the organisation faces its highest bill yet next year

 Patrick Hickey with IOC president Thomas Bach confer in Washington in October 2015.  Photograph: Getty Images

‘Congratulations and a big hug’ - IOC chief’s message to Hickey at close of Baku Games

Mr Justice Robert Barr on his last day on the bench at the High Court in Dublin in June 2002. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Judge noted for Jamie Sinnott education ruling and inquiry into John Carthy shooting

Brendan Farrelly: “Driving a bus is considerably more challenging than driving a Luas.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Drivers from Siptu and the NBRU outline why they have been forced into industrial action

‘Rachael’  fears social care workers in children’s residential centres face more violence from the children than ever before. Photograph: Getty  images

‘Some children look for the violent responses they’re used to,’ says residential service staff member

A study on social care workers’  experiences in the workplace has has found there is an expectation and acceptance of violence and it can become a “cultural norm” in certain work settings which is not addressed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff in children’s residential and disability centres most at risk, Social Care Ireland finds

A HSE report has found that the model of care provided at the Áras Attracta centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Co Mayo was ‘wrong’.

Independent report finds ‘wrong’ care model used at HSE facility in Swinford, Co Mayo

Residents at the Oberstown Detention Campus, Dublin protest after  climbing up onto the roof of one of the buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Katherine Zappone vows that children will ‘never again’ be sent to adult prisons

Trinity College Dublin:  the only Irish university ranked in the top 100 international universities.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Damaging effects of higher education cutbacks now obvious, say TCD and UCD heads

Years of patient efforts to reintroduce red kites into Ireland have resulted in three chicks being fledged in two nests in Fingal this year, the Golden Eagle Trust (GET) said.

Fledglings in the air after efforts to reintroduce species initially beset by problems

A High Court judge has said the word ‘unborn’ in the Constitution means an ‘unborn child’ with rights beyond the right to life.

High Court justice finds the rights of the ‘unborn’ extend beyond the right to life

 Mr Justice John MacMenamin. Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice John MacMenamin says system serves neither State nor applicants

John Stanley Purcell brought two actions alleging his reputation and right to earn a living had been damaged as a consequence of the proposed inquiry.

Liability due to INBS collapse outweighs John Stanley Purcell’s claim, says judge

High Court ruling on adverse possession upheld by the Supreme Court

Supreme court appeal dismissed but CIÉ not to seek costs

A Dubai-based firm has failed to get a Supreme Court order aimed at preventing it being sued here over its acquisition of a multimillion-euro property in India from companies controlled by members of the family of businessman Seán Quinn.

IBRC alleges firm is part of conspiracy to place assets beyond bank’s reach

David Langan’s case will return later to the High Court to be addressed in line with the appeal court’s findings.

Court of Appeal ruling expected to have ‘unfortunate’ consequences for other cases

A dispute between members of businessman Seán Quinn’s family and IBRC over the scope of orders freezing and monitoring their accounts and assets has been adjourned at the High Court.

Members of family claim orders freezing assets prevent them living ‘normal’ lives

Members of businessman Seán Quinn’s family want the High Court to vary “hugely oppressive” orders freezing their accounts and assets below €50 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IBRC opposes application, alleging failure to co-operate with receivers

The Equality Tribunal found in 2014 that NUIG lecturer, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, was discriminated against on grounds of gender. File  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Four female lecturers alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion

Tomás Heneghan: said he was cautiously optimistic about the new Government policy.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Decision follows decision by Minister for Health to end permanent prohibition

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels between the EU and the United States.

Data Protection Commissioner seeks to refer EU-US data transfers to European court

A High Court judge has found a female Captain in the Defence Forces qualified for promotion to Commandant in May 2013 and was entitled to damages for loss of earnings from that date after she was excluded from a promotions process. Photograph: The Irish Times

Diane Byrne excluded from promotions process because she was on maternity leave

Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Friday  for the continuation of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Angela Kerins claims conduct of Oireachtas hearings was unlawful

Former High Court judge Barry White. Photograph: Collins Courts

Barry White, on €79,000 pension, claimed he needed work out of financial necessity

Angela Kerins was seeking to claim the courts have some ‘oversight function’ concerning Dáil debates, counsel for th PAC told the High Court on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ex-Rehab CEO seeking to alter separation of powers between courts and legislature, court told

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Tuesday for the continuation of her High Court action against the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Angela Kerins alleges Dáil committee had an agenda to ‘go after’ her and impose accountability

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Case was sparked by privacy campaigner Max Schrems’ complaint to data protection watchdog

Sophia Ryan, now aged three and suing through her father Paul, Ballygannon, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, sued the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, over antisepsis burn injuries suffered following her premature birth at the hospital on October 19th 2012.

Child alleged chemical burn from a skin cleansing solution soon after birth

The Health Service Executive (HSE) wants court orders allowing doctors not to resuscitate a severely brain-injured young man if his condition deteriorates further.

Doctors say the patient in 30s and on ventilator for some years has poor prognosis and

The three-judge Court of Appeal this week allowed  Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald’s appeal in a judgment addressing an important point of EU law concerning “effective remedy” requirements of Article 39 of the Procedures Directive. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Appeal arose in case of a woman from DRC who came here in 2008 and sought asylum

A woman drops her vote into a ballot box  in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Robert Sinnott claims his ability to cast ballot in secret impaired by current situation

David Hall, interim CEO Console, and Brian Higgins, CEO Pieta House, speaking at a HSE press conference on the transfer of Console Services to Pieta House. Photograph: Alan Betson

Console €294,000 in debt and unable to maintain its service, court hears

Homeless men Tommy Donnelly and Jay Bissett  outside the offices of Wicklow County Council in Bray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thomas Donnelly has been on Wicklow County Council’s housing list for eight years

Former chief executive of the Rehab Group, Angela Kerins, who was exposed to  questions about the charity which inferred impropriety, lack of transparency and ‘even illegality’, the High Court was  told on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Hearing into Rehab payments was ‘ inquiry into charity sector earnings’, court told

Former chief executive of the Rehab Group, Angela Kerins, arriving at the High Court in Dublin. She said she had lost her job and her career and was “deeply humiliated”.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Ex-Rehab chief says attempt came after ‘bullying’ by TDs during committee hearing

A credit union cannot sell the jointly-owned family homes of two men to recover judgments against them because their wives had nothing to do with the loan transactions,  the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Credit union wanted to sell properties used by men as security for development funds

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins who has begun a legal action over her treatment by the PAC. Photograph: Collins

Former Rehab chief claims PAC had no power to question her on payments

High Court: Red Flag has agreed to provide documents, including files regarding the circumstances of its retainer  concerning the dossier on Denis O’Brien, but is entitled to maintain the client’s confidentiality, submitted Michael Collins SC for the consultancy.

Confidentiality crucial to firm that prepared dossier on Denis O’Brien, High Court hears

The men were transferred here  after being jailed in England  for trying to buy weapons and explosives for the Real IRA

Court dismisses appeal against orders freeing the men transferred here 14 years ago

Michael McDonald, Fintan O’Farrell and Declan Rafferty

UK court convicted three Co Louth men of trying to buy explosives for Real IRA

EU commissioner Phil Hogan pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday  after he received an apology from TV3 and Associated Newspapers following his  High Court action. Photograph: Collins

EU commissioner claims Irish Daily Mail and TV3 wrongly suggested he was prejudiced

The Dublin property was security for unpaid loans advanced to a Dublin couple, the receivers said.

Woman fails to show court valid lease for Rathgar home being used as guesthouse

Decision by Court of Appeal to have significant effect on way wayleave notices are served

A High Court judge has said he believes his forthcoming judgment on an action by retired judge Barry White, aimed at resuming practise as a criminal defence barrister, ‘will make Mr White a very happy man’. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court justice reserves judgment on action seeking to resume barrister practice

Solicitors in west Cork have won a High Court order requiring the Courts Service to reconsider its decision approving the closure of Skibberreen courthouse.

High Court upholds arguments by local lawyers that decision was contaminated by errors of fact

Properties on and around Dublin’s Moore Street at the centre of a major legal battle aimed at protecting a 1916 Rising ‘battlefield site’ were sold this week. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

High Court said in March that various buildings in area are a national monument

A professional masseur accused of sexually assaulting a woman while massaging her has obtained a court order stopping his trial unless certain information is provided to him by the woman.

Man says trial should be stopped if plaintiff does not identify as it’s critical to her credibility

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems (above), whose complaint over the validity of existing data transfer channels has been provisionally deemed by Commissioner Helen Dixon to be “well-founded”.

US tells High Court case is of ‘critical importance’

Former High Court judge Barry White at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Barry White got €250,000 payment on retirement, plus €78,000 annual pension

Gwen Leost Kane, of Beechdale Court, Firhouse, Dublin at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Gwen Leost Kane can no longer do Breton folk dancing, cycle or walk long distances

Ms Thomas is suing the Garda Commissioner and State over alleged ‘incalculable’ damage suffered by her arising from the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in late 1996. Photograph: Collins

Pre-trial hearing could result in Jules Thomas’ damages case being thrown out

The  damages to be paid to Shane Travers (31), of Ardilaun Park, Portmarnock, Co Dublin, are understood to be substantial. Photograph:Collins Courts

Newspaper apologises in settlement of action over article about €7.6m ‘tiger’ kidnapping

Jerry Beades, representing himself, strongly opposed an application on Monday by Paul Gallagher SC, for the Central Bank, to have the two cases transferred into the fast-track Commercial Court list.

Bank seeks to have proceedings struck out as vexatious

The Law Society has secured interim orders, on consent, freezing the accounts of a solicitor after he earlier this week disclosed a client account deficit estimated at between €300,000 and €400,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Interim orders secured by Law Society after client account deficit of over €300,000 disclosed

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