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

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence. Photograph: Alan Betson

TDs cannot operate under a shadow of uncertainty and possible court scrutiny, court told

The case before Mr Justice Robert Eagar continues on Friday. Photograph: Collins

Ex-priest denies wrongdoing during Gambia school trip

Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts   where he gave evidence on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

State’s counsel in Denis O’Brien case says article 15.13 gives TDs ‘powerful immunity’

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence. Photograph: Alan Betson

Businessman says letter ‘expressed the desire that we would die in our sleep that night’

 Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Businessman tells High Court he received death threats

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Mayo Renewable Power’s  Gerald C Crotty: launching the ill-fated wood-chip burning electricity generator in Killala which was to cost up to €200 million.

Mayo Renewable Power biomass-fuelled power plant project owes about €125m

A Dáil committee failed to “properly police” two TDs when they made statements about Denis O’Brien’s banking affairs, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman taking action over comments about his banking affairs in Oireachtas

Denis O’Brien  wants declarations the CPP’s rejection of his complaints about the TDs’ statements was based on an incorrect interpretation of Dáil standing orders and breached his rights to fair procedures. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Businessman argues statements by TDs in Dáil had effectively decided outcome of court proceedings

Man given four years for sexual assault, but conviction for previous crime was quashed

The High Court has found that overcharging of borrowers arose from the IBRC’s misinterpretation of the terms and conditions of loan interest

Remediation team says overcharged interest to borrowers could reach €100m

Vicar Street: National Asset Loan Management Ltd  has received some €31 million from sales of the venue’s owner Harry  Crosbie’s secured assets but estimates a likely shortfall of some €43 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Agency says businessman did not disclose income from Vicar Street venue

Gayle Dunne, wife of property developer Seán Dunne, has been directed to discover documents related to alleged transfers to her of assets valued at about €100 million. File photograph: Frank Miller

Official administering Seán Dunne’s Irish bankruptcy seeks documents for proceedings

There are apparently conflicting High Court decisions on the extent of the constitutional rights of the ‘unborn’.

Judgment considered the rights of a Nigerian father awaiting deportation

In a written determination published this week, a three-judge Supreme Court granted an application by Permanent TSB to appeal that ruling to the Supreme Court on the basis that the case raised issues of general public importance. File photograph: Getty Images

Court of Appeal ruling involved ‘unfortunate and unintended’ consequences for other cases

Aideen Doyle, also known as Clodagh White, has been estranged from her family for years.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Retired judge Barry White questions his sister’s mental state in High Court

John Dundon:  the Supreme Court found  that the  interests of justice did not require an appeal

Supreme Court says neither brother showed any issue of general public importance arose

Former Anglo Irish Bank HQ in Dublin: Mr Justice Gerard Hogan found there was negligent misstatement by the bank concerning an investment and that certain of its written documents sent to  John Spencer concerning the investment included material misrepresentations.

Judge rules plaintiff was seriously misled and Anglo engaged in misrepresentations

Mr Justice Michael Twomey ruled Pierce Dillon was not entitled to judicial review against Catholic University School. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents of male student made complaint against teacher at south Dublin school

Mr Justice Gilligan said: “If there is no comfort forthcoming, it may be I have to take a different attitude.”

Families argue EU-Turkey deal, agreed to by Enda Kenny, breaches human rights

The man came here in late 2007 on a visitor’s two-week visa

Man argued he knew many illegals here who were given permission to remain in State

Alan Shatter with Enda Kenny: The former minister for justice  wants the Guerin report amended and a new version given to the Taoiseach. Photograph: The Irish Times

Court told sides agreed a wording that rules of natural justice were breached

Kendrick Investments held 99 per cent of Topaz   prior to its sale to Couche-Tard. Photograph: David Sleator

Settlement subject to payment being made to O’Brien’s Kendrick Investments, court hears

Developer Michael O’Flynn: The O’Flynns’ side claim the alleged leaks had a material and depreciative impact on prices achieved by both them and Nama in relation to disposal of assets from 2010-2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Brothers accuse Nama of leaking confidential information on their construction company

Joe O’Reilly was found guilty in 2007 of the murder of his wife at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin, on October 4th, 2004. Photograph: Eric Luke

Supreme Court refuses bid by man found guilty in 2007 for killing wife Rachel

Kenny Galway car dealership on Tuam Road, Galway was founded by Brian Kenny in 1992 and holds franchises for Citroën, Volvo, Kia and Peugeot.

Interim examiner appointed to Kenny Galway to replace fund-appointed receiver

Bridget Doyle was aged 79 when she underwent surgery at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in January 2010 to remove a cataract from her left eye.

Side for deceased argued claim of €90,000 for care services provided by son survived

Joe Doocey (right) at an Anti-Corruption Taskforce demonstration outside Tuam courthouse. Image: Youtube screenshot

Men made ‘groundless’ allegations designed to ‘undermine’ rule of law, court hears

The court heard that there was a backlog of 7,000 applications based on EU Treaty Rights waiting to be processed. Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister given six weeks to make decision after breach of ‘free movement’ directive

The mother of family has secured leave to bring judicial review proceedings against South Dublin County Council

‘We are moving night on night, relying on the goodwill of friends, which is not sustainable’

Sgt Martha McEnery: Was 17 years in the force when then commissioner Martin Callinan recommended her dismissal.

Officer convicted of assault secures Supreme Court order overturning proposed sacking

Martin Conmey of Ratoath, Co. Meath pictured leaving the Four Courts with his wife, Anne after the High Court was told that his action for damages was settled. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court told compensation will be paid over wrongful manslaughter conviction

Martin McDonagh pictured in 2008 after he was awarded €900,000 in his defamation case against the Sunday World newspaper, which had described him as a “Traveller drug king” in an article. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Martin McDonagh brings case over ‘Sunday World’ article in 1999 to Supreme Court

The HSE has secured court orders permitting nursing staff to regularly clean, against his wishes, a severely disabled man. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Health body fears incontinent man with neurological condition is at risk of infection

Mr Justice Charleton said the crime of rape was ‘a terrible violation of a woman’s physical and mental integrity. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Court issues guidance for judges after dismissing man’s appeal over rape of mother

The president of the High Court noted the undisputed medical evidence is that the surgery is necessary to save the 50-year-old woman’s life. File photograph: Getty Images

Surgery needed to save life and might cure or alleviate psychiatric difficulties, High Court told

The Guerin report directly caused Alan Shatter’s resignation and damage to his good name, it was argued in court. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice’s constitutional rights were in jeopardy, judge rules

Mr Justice Anthony Barr made the award to Ligia Pop against store C Morton & Sons Ltd – better known as Mortons. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Woman suffered cruciate ligament tear after slipping on water in Mortons shop

Said Laaser: the pharmacist had a relationship with Brian Earls for 10 years. Photograph: Courts Collins

Will changed from leaving house to Laaser to giving him half and the rest to siblings

Bernadette Curtis and Joan Dardis, with family members, were asked by a garda to get off a  bus at Busáras in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court case arose over exchanges with driver about fares for group going to shrine

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: said it was not appropriate for the man to remain in an acute hospital when he had no acute illness. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Man had been found confused and wandering alone on Meath road

In order to apply for the necessary travel documents to bring the child into the State, the couple needed to prove that the child had a genetic connection to one of its Irish parents.

Absence of a genetic link first learned when couple sought to bring the child into Ireland

Members of two Syrian families detained in Greece after fleeing the beseiged city of Aleppo have taken an unprecedented action in the Irish courts against the European Council, EU and Ireland over alleged breaches of their human rights.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Case says migration deal, which allows for return of migrants to Turkey, goes against European law

A woman who suffered severe injuries in a road crash in Co Sligo has been awarded some €518,000 damages by the High Court

Adeola Ozoruchi had to be cut from her car and suffered fractures to right hip and spine

Businessman Denis O’Brien cannot call evidence from a US constitutional law expert in his forthcoming case over statements by TDs in the Dáil, the High Court has ruled. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Businessman loses application in case over TDs’ statements on his banking affairs

Gardaí seized a large number of hard copy documents and files, along with 17 computers and other devices with some two million files on them, during Operation Vantage.

Two laptops and a mobile phone were among items taken by gardaí in Operation Vantage

The hearing is expected to conclude on Thursday with judgment reserved. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Efforts to mediate dispute over complaint by male student failed, High Court is told

The manager of the store, who did not witness the incident, apologised to the father and daughter for what happened.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pair ‘falsely imprisoned’ after being questioned about Iceland items already paid for

The HSE had sought the High Court require a woman to undergo a Caesarean section against her will to vindicate the right to life of her unborn child.  The woman has since agreed to have a Caesarean section and the girl was born healthy.

Court denied HSE request to force surgical delivery in private hearing as it was ‘step too far’

Robbie Sinnott:  he says he must ask a polling station presiding officer to complete his ballot paper, meaning he is being deprived of his right to a secret ballot

Case in which State is being sued told on Tuesday of rules agreed on October 20th

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

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