A contraceptive injection can be administered to a mentally ill woman who has expressed inconsistent views as to whether or not she consented, the High Court has directed.

Medics believe woman, who exhibits a ‘child-like quality’, at risk of another pregnancy

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said that without treatment a young woman with anorexia nervosa ‘will die. It is not a question that she might, she will.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Care for 18-year-old, who weighs some 40kg and is ‘living on’ tea and cigarettes, approved

Passport control: defending the Common Travel Area only for citizens of the Republic and Northern Ireland could have adverse implications for migrants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Common Travel Area focus could exclude migrants, Piaras Mac Éinrí claims

Judge Peter Kelly: he said the court must confirm the sanction unless it sees “good reason” not to do so

Lawyer suffered catastrophic brain injury during surgery

Last July, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal by Killross Properties Ltd over the legality of the ESB’s wayleave notice authorising temporary entry onto the company’s lands in Co Kildare.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Case centres on how electricity supplier serves notice to carry out statutory functions

The appeals concern judgments by the Court of Appeal last December in both cases.

Supreme Court says it’s ‘self-evident’ issues raised are of general public importance

The court was told increased ventilation or CPR would not improve the man’s condition, would cause him significant discomfort and pain and was against the clinical judgment of his treating doctors and other medics.

Father of man in his thirties says: ‘I want him kept alive. Where there’s life, there’s hope’

Businessman Denis O’Brien has begun an appeal aimed at establishing the identity of the client who ordered that a dossier be complied on him.

Red Flag says it prepared the dossier in the ordinary course of business for a client

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 Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If legislators could see this misery, they might enact the necessary and uncontroversial legislation as a matter of urgency, Mr Ju(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin criticised over Dáil comments about former attorney general Máire Whelan. Photographs: The Irish Times

Members of judiciary ‘extremely disappointed’ after comments in Dáil about Whelan

Man (60) with paranoid schizophrenia ‘lacks capacity’ to consent to removal of tumour

Prof Harry Kennedy, clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital, told the High Court all 94 beds in the hospital are full and it has a  waiting list of 24 people. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People are falling through the cracks, clinical director of Central Mental Hospital tells High Court

Chief Justice Susan Denham has highlighted the independence of the Attorney General. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Susan Denham makes remarks as Máire Whelan becomes a Court of Appeal judge

Cork University Hospital: the case related to the nature and extent of treatment of a serious eye infection. Photograph:  Provision

Remmy Ajayi, originally from Nigeria, suffered total organ failure after eye infection

Ms Justice Mary Irvine commented  in a Court of Appeal judgment on Tuesday, dismissing all grounds of a man’s appeal over a High Court October 2016 order striking out his action as bound to fail and an abuse of court process.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Justice Mary Irvine says advice from non-qualified advisers ‘rarely if ever correct’

Former Irish Nationwide CEO Michael Fingleton. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former Nationwide chief argues he cannot lawfully be subject to an inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at the society

The man admitted in an interview with gardaí he spent all of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in 2016 in Algeria. He travelled there via Barcelona before returning to Ireland through Paris.

Algerian claimed he would be at risk if deported but had been back home for a month

Bank of Ireland at College Green, Dublin.

Commercial Court hearing date fixed for 21st July

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

Row is between son and mother concerning ownership of luxury retail stores

The applicants argued that  the form requesting information from the UK authorities was not completed here in “strict compliance” with Article 34.

Fingerprints indicated UK, not Ireland, was responsible for two Albanian nationals

Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy at the sixth meeting of the assembly at the Grand Hotel Malahide earlier this month. Photograph: Maxwell’s

She was appointed High Court judge in 1995 and became Supreme Court judge in 2013

While Denis O’Brien has lodged an appeal with the Court of Appeal, he is also applying to the Supreme Court for permission to bring an appeal directly to that court. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Case was brought against clerk of Dáil, Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges, and State

Garda recruits at the Garda College in Templemore.  The three complainants, who were in their 30s and 40s, had applied to join the force between 2004 and 2007 and were refused. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Discrimination case against 35-year limit for joining force originally taken by three men

Gerald Kean is a principal of a “relatively small” solicitor’s firm, Mr Justice Michael Twomey said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Solicitor liable for 90 per cent of EBS case costs because he lost on primary issue

The chamber of the Supreme Court which has unanimously ruled the first marriage of a Lebanese man with two wives can be recognised under Irish law. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supreme Court rules second marriage not valid while the first marriage subsists

Broadhaven Bay

Court overturns High Court finding that Shell had access due to share in commonage

Court told of concerns over young woman’s ‘childlike’ approach to her pregnancy

Pair claimed that as girls in industrial schools they were forced to work in the laundries

Brian Nolan, who was awarded €310,000 over a defamatory newspaper article describing him as the “king of the swingers”, must be paid €50,000 within 36 days as a condition of the paper being allowed to appeal the award, the High Court has ruled.

‘Sunday World’ ordered to pay Brian Nolan sum to facilitate appeal of €310,000 award

Max Schrems. Photograph: Collins Courts

Issues around collection of personal data from EU-US data transfers at heart of case

The Supreme Court has overturned a €350,000 award to a property investor who bought a building that was 20 per cent smaller than a brochure stated. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

David Walsh bought Gardiner Street building that was 20% smaller than document said

On April 15th last, Pentire wrote to her threatening appointment of a receiver unless she immediately paid off the €270,000 loan, court told. File photograph: Getty Images

Linda Fitzpatrick claims, despite being up to date with her mortgage payments of €850 a month, Pentire Property Finance appointed(...)

Mr Justice Kelly said the evidence was such that he was satisfied to make the girl a ward of court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifteen-year-old to be assessed with a view to securing a place in a specialist UK unit to address her treatment-resistant ano(...)

Donna Sfar alleged breach of her religious rights based on claims sheep are descended from Jacob

Donna Sfar from Co Louth has issued 24 separate cases in High Court since 1999

Decision could have major implications for asylum seekers in Ireland

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following a “dawn raid’ as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the Supreme Court has ruled

CCPC accessed 100,000 emails during inquiry into alleged anti-competitive practices in cement market

British prime minister Theresa May: triggered article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Proceedings were aimed at establishing if UK could halt Brexit after triggering article 50

The soldier jumped from the helicopter, to find himself in a sudden emergency for which he was not responsible. File photograph: Getty Images

Corporal fractured ankle and later needed surgery when injuring it in first parachute jump

Kildare’s Brian Nolan (left) and Dublin’s Paul Curran during the 1993 football league. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Judge says Brian Nolan was ‘grossly defamed’ by the ‘Sunday World’

 Eoghan Murphy: he said his agreement with the insurance industry represented a “significant step forward”

Under plan Insurance Compensation Fund will pay 65% of any claims if firm collapses

William Jones, author of “The Black Horse Inside Coolmore” outside the Four Courts yesterday after he lost his appeal. Photograph: Collins

Stud’s solicitors wrote to Amazon website and bookshops warning of defamation

Shane Kennedy who lives on Portisham, a boat in Balbriggan Harbour in north Dublin. Photo: Collins

Supreme Court cites lack of proof that the 100 tonne vessel ‘Portisham’ is in Fingal area

Maltese-registered Setanta collapsed in 2014. Photograph: iStock

Motor insurers win appeal over decision it was potentially liable for claims against Setanta

Case involved interpretation of discrimination provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to provision of education services here

Special explanatory notes were attached to complainant’s Leaving Certificate

Neil Jordan, who had had cruciate ligament surgery the previous week and was using a walking stick, was attempting to cross the pedestrian crossing at the top of Dawson Street. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Film director claimed bus drove at him in ‘aggressive manner’ on Dawson Street

Yao Webster was on her way to work in Usher’s Island post office, when the crash happened at the junction of Abbey Street and Jervis Street.

After being hit by tram, car spun into Yao Webster, who was on footpath

Taxi driver Frank Daly  leaves the Four Courts  after the opening day of a High Court action against him taken by Thomas Conlon. Photograph: Collins Courts

Taxi driver claims Thomas Conlon was ‘author of his own misfortune’

Persona and Sigma Wireless Networks Ltd had argued in the Supreme Court their case against the State and Denis O’Brien, with Michael Lowry as a third party, is of “immense public importance”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Judges concerned 14th-century law may halt action over second mobile phone licence

A Pakistani national, Rana Asad Riaz, and his Romanian fiancée, Diana Badiu, say they were told their planned wedding was objected to on grounds it would constitute a marriage of convenience

Pakistani national and his Romanian fiancée seek judicial review in the High Court over sham marriage claim

A woman’s  treating doctors consider that pregnancy was “catastrophic” for her mental health, the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

HSE application for court orders permitting administration of implants is adjourned

Omaima Halawa, who married in August 2015 in Istanbul, said in her affidavit her husband applied for a visa in October 2015. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

High Court grants leave to sue over delay in deciding applications of Egyptian husbands

File image of Mark Savage outside the Circuit Court. File photograph: Courts Collins

Mark Savage criticises search engine’s refusal to take down posts calling him a homophobe

Decision could have significant implications for company directors, who are normally protected from costs liability by the ‘corporate veil’. Photograph: iStockphoto

Decision in Charlie Chawke pub case may have ‘chilling’ effect on litigation by companies

Facebook agreed with the US that the court should have regard to the information about the data-collection restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Data commissioner claims new US rules have ‘nothing to do’ with issue at hand

Setanta sold insurance policies exclusively in Ireland before it collapsed in 2014. Photograph: iStock

Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland argues it has been ‘left captive’ by original judgment

The action by William Loughnane’s company W. L. Construction Ltd was previously dismissed by the High Court, at the close of WL’s 28 day evidence, as an abuse of process and due to being tainted by “fraud and dishonesty” of Mr Loughnane. (Photograph: iStockPhoto)

William Loughnane has been found liable for €735,000 costs

Election literature featuring Independent candidate Mark Savage.

Search engine seeking to overturn case of man accused of homophobia on Reddit

Last year, a three-judge Court of Appeal unanimously found the High Court erred in not dismissing the proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supreme Court unanimously upholds Court of Appeal decision to overturn €493,000 award

Áras Attracta: terms of settlement with programme director not disclosed.

Woman on paid leave since winning appeal over decision to dismiss her

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems who is party to the Facebook Ireland case.

US says it should be considered before ruling on EU-US data transfers

 Alexandru  Doroscan leaving the Four Courts yesterday. He had amnesia for four months after the incident and only knew he was in a crash because he had been told what happened. Photograph: Collins

Man who was not wearing a helmet, suffered truamatic brain injury

Any person including members of the public, employers and other teachers may make a complaint about a registered teacher.

Judge makes order for case to be heard entirely in private with media excluded

A young man said that he had consensual sex with the woman, whose mental age is about 10, but that he had not raped or harmed her and is in love with her. He said he had a number of psychiatric conditions. File photograph: Collins Courts

Vulnerable individual allowed leave care home with man without ‘alarm bells being rung’

John Reynolds: had sued Altomoravia Ltd and guarantors Thomas Anderson, Colin Dolan and Michael Ormond, who had agreed to take over the POD nightclub. Photograph: Collins

Businessman awarded damages over failure to settle dispute over lease of POD nightclub

 Mr Justice Max Barrett told the woman, who was representing herself,  that he had identified her only as Ms H because “the world does not need to know your business”. Photograph: Collins

Woman ‘struggling to get by’ after husband ‘abandoned’ her and children

Keith Maycock, from Mullingar, Co Westmeath on day one of his High Court action against the National College of Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Keith Maycock alleges he was defamed in letter to National College of Ireland students

Kerry County Council’s refusal of permission for 10 wind turbines. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Anti-turbine group says windfarm contravenes county development plan

The High Court is hearing a case of a severely brain injured young man who the HSE is seeking to  not  resuscitate  if his condition deteriorates. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Family fighting HSE application to allow doctors not resuscitate if condition worsens

Film maker Neville Presho returned to Tory island of the Co Donegal coast after six years away to find a car park in the spot where his house once stood.

Neville Presho returned to island after six years away to find hotel car park on site

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Company with lease for National Aquatic Centre argued it was not liable for €10m VAT

The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign   opposes the Eirgrid North-South interconnector development.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Interests of justice and balance of convenience entitled Eirgrid to the variations

A homeless family of nine has taken legal action in the High Court to have their accommodation needs urgently addressed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Mother says family ‘cry every day and are losing all hope’ since having to leave halting site

A High Court judge has ruled solicitor Gerald Kean was not entitled to give Permanent TSB the title deeds to two properties of a woman in Co Waterford over which the EBS has a first legal charge

High Court rules Kean should not have made a ‘false’ statement that his law firm had issued proceedings against EBS

Marks & Spencer says the planned works will materially affect the visibility of, and access to, the supermarket it has run under a lease taken out in 2005

Retailer says planned redevelopment will limit access to store

In a judgment made available last week, the three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed a wife’s appeal against a 2013 High Court judgment by Mr Justice Michael White. File photograph: Getty Images

Woman alleged High Court failed to properly take into account ‘egregious’ misconduct

An occupational therapist report stated the Mulhares’ home is unsuitable for Elizabeth’s needs for reasons including that  there is no level access to a shower room, taps or to a bedroom with a door wide enough to enable access by a wheelchair. File photograph: Getty Images

Argument that failure to provide a more appropriate house breaches rights is rejected

Volkswagen says the case should be heard in Dublin District Court. Photograph: AP

Nurse suing car giant opposes company’s move to prevent case continuing in Castlebar

State is appealing case won by Nigerian man facing deportation, his Irish partner and their child

An unemployed couple and five children aged up to seven - including a baby born into homelessness - have been in 10 temporary accommodations in four years and in their current hotel since February. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Unemployed couple and five children in 10 temporary accommodations over four years

Parents of Gemma Hayes from Ballinlough, Cork,  leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action on behalf of their daughter. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gemma Hayes had both legs amputated as valuable time lost before correct diagnosis

The family, including a baby born into homelessness and four other children under five, have been in ten different temporary accommodations in four years, the High Court heard. File image: Reuters/David Ryder

Family have been in ten different temporary accommodations in four years

Gemma Hayes, of Du Jer Park, Ballinalough, Cork, has through her mother Rachel Hayes sued South West Doctors on Call Ltd, with offices at Call Centre, St Finians Hospital, Killarney, Co Kerry, and provider of the family doctor service known as South Doc, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Girl’s side claims with appropriate treatment she may not have had devastating injuries

Details emerge of interest in cannibalism during hearing into psychiatric care for boy

Denis O’Brien must pay all of the estimated €1 million costs of his failed case. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman must cover estimated €1m bill after case over statements by TDs on his banking affairs

 A former Dart driver who was demoted after refusing to provide a urine sample should be restored to the position, a High Court judge has found. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paul Leblique took action against Iarnród Éireann after being demoted by the firm

Robbie Sinnott, from James Street in Dublin, expects to be unable to see at all within four years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Robbie Sinnott sued Minister after failure to provide way of allowing him cast ballot secretly

The HSE letter, addressed to the “profoundly ill” hospitalised man whose life and health remain at serious risk, was opened earlier this month by his mother and one could “only imagine her despair”, the judge said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Judge criticises body after it mistakenly said money would not be there to send man to UK

The unusual construction of the settlement is intended to ensure “Grace”, for the rest of her life, will get the care she was deprived of for decades. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Unusual feature of settlement is its inclusion of general damages award for €600,000

A HSE-funded settlement package worth some €6.3 million has been approved for a woman with serious intellectual disabilities known as ‘Grace’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court says payment about trying to put right wrongs done to woman while in State care

Photograph: iStock

Tim Walsh was jailed for three years after he admitted dangerous driving causing serious injury to Vincent O’Driscoll

Volkswagen’s lawyers walked out  during a September hearing before  Judge Mary  Devins at Castlebar District Court.  Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty

High Court hearing car firm’s judicial review proceedings concerning District Court case

Gayle Dunne: Chris Lehane, the official administering her husband Sean Dunne’s bankruptcy, got a freezing order arising from the trustee’s view efforts have been made to put some of Mr Dunne’s assets beyond the reach of his creditors.

Wife of bankrupt developer Sean Dunne seeks to overturn order freezing her assets

A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a case by a nurse arising from the Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal can continue to be heard at Castlebar District Court.

Car giant insists it is not seeking to stop Irish motorist litigating

Ireland and the Attorney General have entered a conditional and without prejudice appearance before the High Court to contest the action.

British barrister and politicians seek Article 50 decision referred to Court of Justice of the EU

The proposed development will be located on 261 hectares in townlands north and northwest of the airport terminal building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Actions against Dublin Airport’s €320m plan to be fast-tracked by Commercial Court

The High Court had in 2014 quashed an earlier permission by Am Bord Pleanála to Framore for the development

Cork residents’ concerns included the environmental impact of the development

Because the brain-injured man has been made a ward of court, the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, must decide whether the orders sought by the HSE are in his best interests. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge says he will visit man in hospital before he hears legal submissions next month

Denis O’Brien had sued out of personal interest and to have the court rebuke the TDs, the High Court heard. Photograph: David Sleator

Businessman seeking ‘portion’ of estimated €1m legal fees following failed High Court action

A block on bookies’ pitches at race courses has been lifted in time for the Grand National. Photograph: Reuters/ Marcelo Del Pozo

Grand National at Fairyhouse would have been affected if injunction stood

British prime minister Theresa May greets European Council president Donald Tusk in London ahead of Brexit talks. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Action seeks to establish if Britain can halt Brexit after triggering article 50

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