Mary Parnell said that before the incident she could swim 50 lengths of the public pool, but could now only do 40. Photograph: Collins

Pensioner (72) from Glasnevin in Dublin dislocated right shoulder, it was claimed

Prisoners on D1 wing also had to eat their meals in the cell which was akin to eating in ‘a not very nice toilet’.

Some 800 prisoners could be in line to receive compensation over practice

Three students with learning disabilities have settled actions aimed at securing reader assistants for the Leaving Cert. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

No details of settlements outlined, State Examinations Commission to pay legal costs

It is alleged some of the Quinns were since autumn 2015 employed by a company, SMC Products Ltd, incorporated in 2013 and controlled until recently by relatives of the Quinns, while another, Ciara Quinn, has a part-time job with a nursing services agency.

It is alleged the payments are no longer necessary because financial circumstances of a number of family members have changed ‘sig(...)

It was alleged Denis Murphy died as a result of his motorbike being involved in a collision with a stray cow on the roadway on the N21 road at Ballymurragh East, Newcastle, Co Limerick, in October 2005. File photograph: Getty Images

Margaret Murphy sued firm of solicitors for alleged failure to sue farmer before deadline

The Derrynaflan Chalice and stand  in the National Museum, in Dublin, in 1985. A judge has been asked to decide whether a builder revoked previous wills relating to part of his €3.4 million estate, which includes the farm where the chalice was discovered. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

William Courtney’s assets include the farm where Derrynaflan Chalice was discovered

The cases of Alan Hutch and several others have been adjourned to Wednesday.

The ‘test case’ ruling will have implications for 16 others including Alan Hutch, son of Eddie Hutch Snr

Students sitting their Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Eric Luke

Examinations Commission re-examining 400 applications seeking ‘reasonable accommodation’

Jennifer Byrne of Ryefield West, Whitechurch, Co Cork at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Abigail Byrne will permanently have 10cm by 1cm ‘cross’ on her forehead

In his proceedings former Garda sergeant Owen Corriga challenged certain paragraphs of the Tribunal report.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Statement says no finding made that farmer’s death was a due to information ex-garda gave to IRA

 Debenhams’ 11 Irish stores went into examinership on Thursday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish operation has accumulated losses of more than €22m in past three years

Nora Wall (left) leaves the Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin with an unidentified friend on  December 1st, 2005 – the day her imprisonment for the rape of a young girl was declared a miscarriage of justice. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

In 1999 former Sisters of Mercy nun became first woman convicted of rape in Ireland

Debenhams Ireland cited high rents among its reasons for seeking court protection. Photograph: PA Wire

Court told only alternative to examinership was liquidation with €264m deficit

Alan Hutch. Photograph: Collins Courts

Up to 20 prisoners seeking to benefit from decision on suspended sentences

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

High Court judge formally declares laws on activating sentences as unconstitutional

Joseph Murphy  Jnr: Mr Murphy also wants formal court orders quashing findings of corruption made against him by the tribunal rather than, as the tribunal proposes, having those findings deleted from its report on its website. Photograph: Courtpix

Murphy claims damages after material related to credibility of Gogarty was withheld

In evidence, Jennifer Byrne said that when her daughter Abigail was born, she thought her  head was misshapen. The baby had a tiny mark from the forceps but she was reassured the damage was all on the outside of her head, Ms Byrne said.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Liability admitted as child sued HSE over treatment following birth in Cork in 2011

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a school special needs assistant against the overturning of a €255,000 damages award to her.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Una Ruffley alleges school’s conduct of disciplinary process amounted to ‘workplace bullying’

Court finds issue is ‘very serious’, affecting cost of insurance to the public and the ability of insurers to foresee and manage(...)

PwC’s Dublin office. PwC was the auditor of Quinn Insurance Ltd  for the years ending 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and the administrators have alleged breach of contract and breach of duty in its auditing.

Accountancy firm is defending claim over its auditing of Quinn Insurance

A selection of mugs as seen in the Wacky Woolies catalogue - which was referenced as part of a High Court action between The Shamrock Gift Company and Allied Imports Ltd.(Photograph:  Courts Collins)

Dispute centred on use of “Wacky Woollies” trade mark

Woman said she fell in the fruit section of the Kilrush Tesco store. She said her legs shot out from under her, she hit the ground and was unable to get up afterwards. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/files

Woman left permanently disabled with severe back and other injuries, High Court told

The case was adjourned to resume in the next law term opening on May 25th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Woman seeks back-dated child benefit payments for son born in direct provision

Wendy Delaney said she was covered from “head to toe” by varnish which she cleaned off afterwards in the store’s staff bathroom. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Wendy Delaney (68) suffered eye injury when tin emptied on her after she turned it upside down

Former Shamrock Rovers player Stephen Wilkie, of Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin, leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Stephen Wilkie (37) alleged he slipped on water while playing indoor football

IThe woman said she and her husband have professional qualifications and their living conditions while in Direct Provision were “distressing and damaging” to both of them.

High Court action seen as a test case raising issues under Irish and EU law

Geraldine  Martin suffered an arm injury in Dunnes’ Dundalk branch on August 10th 2011.

Court overturned €67,500 award to Geraldine Martin (64) over arm injury at work

Of 104 jurers called last week, 37  did not attend; of 102 called this week, 35 did not show, the High Court heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than one third of those summonsed for High Court jury duty this week failed to show

Protesters against the direct provision system on  a march from the Dáil to the Department of Justice last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Court to examine whether constitutional rights extend to non-nationals seeking refugee status

Aaron Hanrahan  with his parents, Peter Hanrahan  and Marianne Cunningham  of Donohill, Co. Tipperary, pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court settlement ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

Aaron Hanrahan’s language therapy was withdrawn recently due to health budget cuts

Mary Malee (16),  Bohola, Co Mayo, leaving court Friday with her parents, Maura  and Marty  after a High Court settlement ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘This shouldn’t have happened to me and others like me’, says Mary Malee (16)

KBC secured summary judgment  for €6.2m against the businessman last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Court finds no cause of action in relation to retail park loans

A selfie from Cllr Paddy Meade, who brought defamation proceedings against Mr O’Connor.

George O’Connor wrongly alleged Cllr Paddy Meade’s tax affairs were ‘not in order’

The boy, when sitting his Junior Cert, successfully applied for a reader, but he was refused one for his Leaving Cert. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Decision of State Exams Commission ‘difficult to comprehend’, says High Court judge

The High Court has deferred to next month making final orders arising from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sentences unconstitutional.

Law giving the courts power to revoke suspended sentences found unconstitutional in judgment last week.

Two more legal challenges related to the striking down of a law governing the power of the courts to activate suspended sentences have come before the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine cases in total have been affected by Judge Michael Moriarty’s finding

File photograph of businessman Declan Ganley campaigning against the Lisbon Treaty in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Judge wrote an article in Village magazine accusing Libertas of making false claims

Two workers sued the owner of The Links Creche and Montessori Ltd, along with that company, arising from a statement issued on behalf of the creche to the media following an RTE Prime Time Investigates programme.

Suspension and dismissal of staff following RTE investigation was ‘unfair’, court told

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge deals with four cases affected by removal of courts’ right to revoke suspension

Lawyers for businessman Denis O’Brien are seeking  a date as soon as possible to hear an application for discovery of nine categories of documents as part of a case against  Red Flag.

Counsel for businessman seeks early date for discovery application hearing in Red Flag case

Leaving Certificate student was given reader for his Junior Certificate, High Court hears

Naoufal Fassih (35) leaving the Four Courts on Thursday after appearing before the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Naoufal Fassih (35) arrested in Dublin flat where valuable watches also seized

Prisoner freed, fate of several others depends on clarification from High Court judge

Naoufal Fassih (35) leaving the Four Courts on Thursday  after  appearing before the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Naoufal Fassih (35) arrested on April 7th in Dublin, number of valuable watches seized

Judge ruled law allowing for revocation of suspended sentences is unconstitutional

Dr Joan Buckley,  a senior lecturer   at UCC,  leaving the Four Courts today after she was refused injunctions pending the outcome of her High Court challenge to a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dr Joan Buckley challenging UCC decision not to shortlist her in contest for 10 positions

A Co Kildare man wanted in the US to face fraud, money-laundering and identity theft charges has lost an appeal against an order for his extradition. File photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Patrick Lee (42) is wanted on charges of fraud, money-laundering and identity theft

The Minister for Social Protection has won her appeal against  orders quashing the  refusal of a domiciliary care allowance  for the mother of an autistic boy.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

High Court finding that Department of Social Protection had ‘fixed policy’ is overturned

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Collins

Analysis: Court’s finding on constitutionality of provisions undercuts a key judicial tool

Decision has serious implications for operation of criminal justice system

Horses from Coolmore Stud on a post-race gallop at Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitors wrote to Amazon alleging defamation in ‘Black Horse Inside Coolmore’, judge told

The High Court has previously heard doctors for Patrick McCarthy believe removing an  implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted in his heart  would pose a greater risk to him than leaving it in place. File photograph: Getty Images

Court has heard doctors believe removing ICD poses greater risk than leaving it there

The 1916 centenary commemorations in Dublin. A conference has heard  about the risk of the radicalism of past and present being absorbed in “purely gestural politics and empty symbolism”. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Multiple forms of inequality remain ‘endemic’ north and south

The Court of Appeal  court has reserved judgment on a woman’s appeal against the High Court’s finding that she had failed to prove her symphysiotomy was unjustified. File photograph: Collins Courts

Judgment reserved on appeal against finding woman failed to prove procedure unjustified

Former chief economist says ‘senior people within the Bank simply did not wish to know about the problems or, if they did know, th(...)

 Jude Miley photographed in August 2013 with his parents Anne Louise and Greville Miley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Suture used in chest operation at six months was left untrimmed, causing heart damage

A total of 27 Portuguese workers who worked in Ireland on a road project must be paid some €418,000 within a month, it has been  ruled.  File photograph: Getty Images

The 27 staff will be entitled to near €1m if defendants lose appeal on breach of contracts

he HSE has unreservedly apologised at the High Court to the family of a 65-year-old man who collapsed and died two days after being discharged from Kerry General Hospital with an undiagnosed heart problem. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Timothy Buckley (65) collapsed and died as a result of an undiagnosed heart problem

One textbook referred to an article featuring ‘charming’ photographs of women in Africa ‘skipping’ after undergoing symphysiotomies, the court heard.

Woman (76) takes case over symphysiotomy carried out 50 years ago

Appeal: The woman said she felt “split in two”  and  suffered lifelong pain, incontinence and depression after the procedure which divides the cartilage of the pubic symphysis to facilitate easier delivery. Photograph: Thinkstock

Counsel for hospital says a 1963 practice cannot be viewed ‘through 2016 spectacles’

 The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Benjamin Gillick takes action over Temple Street’s failure to diagnose infection

An appeal over the rejection of a woman’s claim that an unjustified symphysiotomy was performed on her in a Dublin hospital in 1963, days before her first baby was born, has opened at the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman claims an unjustified operation was performed on her in Dublin hospital in 1963

The award concerns a judgment issued by a three-judge High Court in December 2014, in a case by a woman’s father against the HSE.

Decision to allow switching-off of life support honoured for ‘promoting gender equality’

Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Architect jailed for life over murder of Elaine O’Hara in Dublin

Michael McDowell  was Attorney General when  2001 anti-death penalty law was passed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Lawyer tells Irish conference American system ‘riddled with error, corruption’

A judge refused to grant a stay on his orders preventing works to buildings and locations on and around Moore Street declared to be a national monument.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Judge’s ruling prevents building at national monument, Easter Rising ‘battlefield site’

Libertas founder Declan Ganley  claims a November 2008 RTÉ Prime Time programme defamed him in using words or innuendo which, he alleges, meant he had links to organised crime. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Judge asked to excuse himself from case because of article he wrote about Libertas

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan held the man has a personal right under Article 40.3 of the Constitution to work here. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Burmese man lost his appeal over not being allowed work here for more than seven years

File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Residents’ statements complain of noise and ‘flicker shadow’ from turbines

Former swimming coach Gerard  Doyle pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

Gerard Doyle jailed in 2012 for 35 sex-related offences against children

The High Court  quashed a June 2015 finding of a tribunal of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) that the notice served on Louis Hennessy for his tenancy to terminate  was valid.  Stock image: PA

A mere intention to sell was not sufficient to terminate lease, court rules

Independent TD Joan Collins arriving for the Supreme Court case, this morning. Photo: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Supreme Court is hearing appeal against High Court rejection of challengeby Joan Collins TD to the issuing of €31bn promissory (...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain: Believed an interim examiner was urgently needed to deal with queries from creditors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Move follows discussions between Petroceltic and Worldview after court petition

The contempt proceedings brought against ‘Phoenix’ magazine by the Garda Commissioner and State arise from two articles related to the failed civil action by Ian Bailey over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the 1996 murder in Cork of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Contempt proceedings relate to articles published by magazine on Ian Bailey case

EirGrid says the project is important because there is only one interconnector between the two jurisdictions. File image:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Group claims North-South connector poses health risks and will damage the environment

Members of save 16 Moore Street campaign Eamonn Ceant, Paddy Cooney, Helen Litton, Proinsias Ó Rathaille, Colm Moore, James Connolly Heron on 16 Moore Street following the announcment that the High Court has ruled that the area of the street should be declared a national monument. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Decision means work will stop on planned commemorative centre at 14-17 Moore Street

The judge ruled the firms engaged in ’systematic and deliberate’ underrecording of hours of work, leading to underpayment of the workers in breach of their employment contracts.

There should be no ‘race to the bottom’ with rights of employees, judge says

If the planning board grants substituted consent, the developer can apply to have the restraining and dismantling orders lifted. Photograph: The Irish Times

Appeal granted as turbines built in ‘material’ deviation from the planning permission

The judge ruled Dermot Murphy had made out no grounds entitling him to various permanent injunctions, including restraining Irish Water installing a water meter on or near his property. File photograph: iStockphoto

Court rules man produced ‘entirely insufficient’ to support claim cover was defective

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan:   rejected as “too broad a proposition” that non-Irish citizens enjoy the same general rights as Irish citizens. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Court of Appeal rules two to one against Burmese man awaiting decision on refugee status

14/3/2016A Pencil Case in the Woolie Wellies range: A company that markets and sells products using images of cartoon sheep characters under the trade mark “Wacky Woollies” has sued another firm over putting products on the market under the name “Woolie Wellies”. Photo: Courts Collins

Woolie Wellies brand is ‘confusingly similar’ to rival brand Wacky Woollies, court told

The Supreme Court has overturned a man’s drink-driving conviction due to a judge’s failure to give reasons for refusing to allow an expert to inspect an Intoxilyser breath-testing machine.

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman delivered judgment on the case days before his death

Dermot  Murphy, of Lakeview, Mullingar, is seeking orders against Irish Water requiring it to replace  plastic covers on water meters, of which, the court heard, some 600,000 have been installed around the country. File photograph:   Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dermot Murphy seeks orders against company requiring it to replace plastic meter covers

Savita Halappanavar

Case taken for ‘tragic, untimely and premature’ death believed to have resulted in substantial payment

 Irish Cement factory in Platin, Co Meath: ICL objected, as “a matter of principle”, to the seizure and retention of emails of Seamus Lynch relating to his role within CRH . Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

High Court told competition commission was not entitled to ‘run riot’ in Irish Cement

Noel and Angela Farrell, of Knocklyon, Templeogue, Dublin pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action for damage on behalf of their daughter, Emma. Photograph: Courts Collins

Emma Farrell sues mother due to incident as baby which left injured girl profoundly deaf

Brian O’Cathain, Chief Executive Officer of  Petroceltic: the High Court appointed an interim examiner to the exploration company on Tuesday

Move follows discussions between the exploration firm and shareholder Worldview

Chief Justice of Ireland Susan Denham during a sitting to commemorate the late Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman at the Supreme Court, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

Chair left vacant in Supreme Court for ‘colossus of the legal world’, who died aged 64

Worldview, a 29 per cent shareholder, has been in dispute with the board of Petroceltic for more than 18 months during which it sought to take over control of the company a number of times.

Dissident shareholder seeks to secure court protection for oil and gas firm

The case arose after Eamon Ryan was not invited to participate in a debate, broadcast on RTÉ One on February 15th, because the Green Party did not meet a requirement set by RTÉ for participation in such debates of having three TDs in the outgoing Dáil. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tom Kivlehan brought challenge over exclusion of Eamon Ryan from leaders’ debate

Sarah Newman, former boss of, was due to be cross-examined in the Commercial Court. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Businesswoman says she made “extremely difficult decision” to file for bankruptcy after selling all her assets

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) claimed the changes would lead to the break-up of its service to medical card holders.

Dental association claimed changes would lead to break-up of service to medical card holders

Said Laaser appealed against the High Court’s dismissal of his challenge to the will made by Mr Earls on July 4th 2013, hours before he died of cancer in a Dublin hospital. Photograph: Courts Collins

Challenge by Said Laaser to Brian Earls’s will first of its kind under civil partnership laws

The High Court had decided the MIBI had to pay out after it was asked to determine whether the MIBI or the Insurance Compensation Fund, used until now to cover the claims of insolvent insurance companies, was liable for the claims.

Some 1,750 claims by and against Setanta policyholders remained in existence after liquidation

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin who were both elected to the Dáil in Friday’s general election. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Party trustee says case raised issues of exceptional public importance

The High Court also heard of a dispute between the sister and brothers concerning loans given by their mother to the children. File pic: Collins Courts

High Court asked to refuse brothers power of attorney over woman’s financial affairs

It was claimed  Fingal County Council, which was in charge of the playground at Malahide Castle, had failed to provide an impact absorbing surface such as woodchip or spongy material at the time of the fall. File image: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Junior Cert student lost hearing in one ear after fall eight years ago

No 16 Moore Street was the site where the leaders of the Rising gathered on Aril 26th 1916 for the final time before their surrender and executions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Minister disputes arguments that a wider Moore Street area be protected

The couple claimed they fled China out of fear the husband would be forcibly sterilised, as his wife had been, following the birth of their second child.  File photograph: Getty Images

Couple say they fled China out of fear husband would be forcibly sterilised, as wife was

Denis O’Brien: The businessman’s legal team had been given to February 19th to provide a comprehensive affidavit addressing the issues raised. Photograph: The Irish Times

Extension granted to provide sworn statement on the custody of USB memory stick

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