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

The order was sought after a public health nurse called an ambulance after noting allegedly significant bruising

Newborn was placed in care soon after birth due to allegedly ‘unexplained’ bruising

The plaque dedicated to Magdalene Laundry survivors in St Stephens Green in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Claim based on forced work in laundries while attending nearby industrial schools

The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to Cantec Office Solutions which sells and repairs mobile phones, laptops and other devices. Photograph: Frank Miller

Cantec Office Solutions employing 47 people in 10 stores deemed to be ‘viable’ business

Opposing the appeal, Nuala Butler SC, for the Minister for Justice, argued a foreign national present in the State on a conditional basis had no constitutional right to work.

Man who lived in direct provision claims he suffered damage to dignity and self-worth

Joan Collins lost her Supreme Court challenge to court ruling on the legality of the  €31 billion promissory. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court does not follow rule of costs following judgment due to importance of issues raised

The Law Society opposed his being restored to the roll on various grounds, including alleged “lack of candour” in failing to refer in his application to seven other sets of disciplinary proceedings concerning himself.

Findings of misconduct made against Mullingar solicitor who has not worked since 2010

The man’s father told the judge the situation is “very worrying”

Man has had eating disorder involving hospitalisation since his teens, High Court hears

Woman apologised to Mr Justice Peter Kelly for confusion she caused by not giving permission for the operation.

‘Judges are often criticised but rarely thanked. Thanks for saying thanks, very few do’

A woman’s personal insolvency arrangement has been opposed by Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) DAC, which acquired a debt of €151,975 secured on a woman’s home in Munster.

High Court accepts decision is harsh as it upholds objection to personal insolvency deal

Ms Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh in the High Court: told the four youths were held in locked rooms without any stimulation for periods of several days,   they  were given food via a hatch and ate alone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Four youths claim their rights were breached after detention centre rooftop incident

In her judgment Ms Justice Baker noted the city development plan obliged the council to work with other agencies to alleviate homelessness

Dublin City Council’s approval of proposed hostel at Longfield’s Hotel did not breach planning law

Barry Doyle, who shot dead rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in 2008. His Supreme Court appeal raised issues concerning the right of access to a solicitor. Photograph: Press22

Barry Doyle jailed for life in 2012 for murder of rugby player in case of mistaken identity

File photograph of Oberstown youth detention centre. PHotograph: Eric Luke

Detainees claim human rights and dignity breached with ‘no apparent legal reason’

A clinical psychologist favoured a joint custody arrangement, saying both are ‘caring and committed’ parents who loved their children.

Judge said there was no basis for orders granting custody of autistic son (18) to wife

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said on Monday that the first case of a male with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa had recently arisen. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

High Court president says first case of young male with the eating disorder has arisen

The court heard the boy (6) from Bantry, Co Cork, cannot speak, suffers seizures every day and requires 24-hour care

Six-year-old born in Cork hospital suffers seizures and requires constant care, court told

The HSE wants the man, described as dangerous, to be made a ward of court and detained in the CMH. Lawyers for the man agree he should be detained in the CMH but under the 2001 Mental Health act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

High Court told human rights of man held in Central Mental Hospital should be protected

The Revenue is a substantial creditor of the failed building company. Photograph: iStock

David Hughes is ordered by High Court to provide more details on time worked

The woman claims she felt a scalpel as it cut into her during the procedure being carried out under local anaesthetic at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin

Woman claims she felt scalpel slicing through layers of skin during Caesarean section

Denis O’Brien: alleges  that the material in the Red Flag dossier is mostly unfavourable to him and is defamatory. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court awards costs of discovery hearing into dossier against businessman

David Walsh is suing his  stepmother Mary Walsh, each pictured leaving the High Court in Dublin,  for a €560,000 share of a €3.38 million Lotto win. Photographs: Collins Courts

David Walsh claimed National Lottery letter confirmed he was part of a six-person syndicate

David Walsh: said he  was part of a six-member syndicate that owned the winning ticket. Photograph: Collins Courts

David Walsh rejects claim he was offered father’s house or €200,000 from lottery prize

Court of Appeal upholds Commercial Court ruling that widow made out no arguable defence

The court held it was ’utterly unreasonable and unrealistic’ to impose a duty of care requiring Dublin Bus drivers to check passengers are securely in their seats before driving off. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Court dismissed passenger’s action over injury when she came backwards down stairs

The proposed €240m development was for 46 wind turbines on three clusters of lands at Farragara, Castletownmoor and Ísealchríocha, near Kells. Photograph: iStock

Court rules Bord Pleanála not obliged to hear submissions before it can designate strategic development

Salmon’s Pub in Blanchardstown, which the judge said had failed to have a proper cleaning system in place

Judge said plaintiff was entitled to win case as floor was left uncleaned for at least an hour

John Griffin, former chairman of and principal investor in Irish TV. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Station employed 30 people in Westport promoting Mayo and Irish culture

In his judgment Mr Justice Humphreys held “unborn” to mean an “unborn child” with rights extending beyond the right to life under Article 40.3.3 (the 1981 anti-abortion amendment of the Constitution)

Further clarity sought on rights of ‘unborn’ due to apparently conflicting court judgments

Mick Wallace TD: his total debts exceed €30 million. Until the law changed in 2014, a TD would automatically lose their seat if declared bankrupt. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge grants bankruptcy petition by Cerberus owned fund arising from €2m judgment

Ailbhe Cole has lost a High Court action for damages against her former school over an injury suffered playing hockey. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ailbhe Cole may now face substantial legal bill after costs were awarded against her

Independent TD Joan Collins: Had maintained the promissory notes were impermissibly issued without a Dáil vote. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD challenged minister for finance’s issuing of €31bn in 2009 for bank debt

Independent TD Joan Collins: Maintains the promissory notes were impermissibly issued without a Dáil vote. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD challenged Minister for Finance’s issuing €31bn in 2009 for bank debt

The Minister for Justice must consider former foreign students’ rights to private and family life under the Constitution and article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for many from outside European Economic Area

Neither AIB nor the Department of Finance commented on  Edmund Honohan’s remarks. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

High Court Master makes query after noting half of 98 cases before him involved AIB

There was no reason why a retrial should not be ordered, the court held

Trial judge wrongly excluded CCTV evidence and memo of interview with accused

The judge struck out Dunnes’s case,  finding that its true objective was to facilitate a contrived legal justification for Dunnes’s “long-time failure” to meet its contractual obligations to fit out and occupy the anchor store at Ferrybank

Judge says it had ulterior motive in suing An Bord Pleanála

Houses at  Glennatan, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.

Supreme Court rules Ann Moore thrown out of home in a ‘fundamentally defective’ manner

Denis O’Brien: his  spokesman said  he would be appealing the decision over the Red Flag dossier. Photograph: The Irish Times

Judge says businessman did not show that knowing identity was relevant and necessary

The occupation of the Kube building has continued since November 18th when about 20 people stormed the building and told council staff, housed on the second floor, to leave before changing the locks. Image: Google Streetview

Court ‘very exercised’ by case where building allegedly illegally occupied for three weeks

Cases were brought following disturbances and fire damage to the Oberstown centre near Lusk, Co Dublin, last August. Photograph: Eric Luke

High Court judge says cases involving four youths raise ‘significant’ juvenile rights issues

In civil proceedings, the woman has sued the man, who left the priesthood some years ago, for damages, including aggravated damages. He denies the claims.

Woman claims teacher sexually abused her in school oratory when she was student

 UniCredit    head office  in Milan: Pioneer’s  parent UniCredit, Italy’s largest banking group, is reportedly set to announce next week plans to raise up to €13 billion through a share sale to bolster its balance sheet. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Dublin-based executives suspended over alleged attempt to set up rival business

Kathleen Dunne, of Blanchardstown, Dublin leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice Michael Hanna said Kathleen Dunne suffered ‘a very nasty injury indeed’

South Dublin County Council had found the family ineligible for emergency accommodation on foot of its view their homelessness arose from “choices” made. File photograph: Getty Images

Family were found ineligible for emergency housing as homelessness was due to ‘choices’

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs has concluded at the High Court with judgment reserved.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judgement reserved in businessman’s action over comments about his banking affairs

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts last week during his action against  the Clerk of the Dáil and the State over comments made by two TDs in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Citizens have no remedy for comments made about them in Oireachtas, counsel for State says

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been accused of trying to restrict Oireachtas speech in his action over comments about his affairs made in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

State’s counsel says businessman’s case targets ‘future freedom’ of parliamentary debate

An elderly woman has been ordered to pay a Dublin maternity hospital’s legal costs of her failed appeal alleging a symphysiotomy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Judges say 77-year-old had ‘tough life by any standards’ but costs must go to winning side

Sean Dunne: was adjudicated bankrupt in Ireland in July 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developer denies failing to co-operate since being made bankrupt in US and Ireland

Margaret McGarr’s appeal raised an important question about the extent of Dublin Bus’s duty of care to passengers on a double decker bus, the three-judge court noted. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘Utterly unreasonable’ to require drivers to check passengers in seats before driving off

Independent TD Mick Wallace is exploring possible alternatives to being bankrupted by a fund and also wants to see if he can save his family home, the High Court has been told. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Independent TD exploring alternatives to being bankrupted over €2m judgment

The court ruled Barbara Black was the intended beneficiary of the apartment at Sydney Parade Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, although she was mistakenly referred to as “Rosemary Black” in the will of retired civil servant Eileen Curtin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Catholic lobby group fails in court challenge over Dublin apartment bequest to Barbara Black

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