An Old Master painting, by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), from Russborough House was withdrawn from the auction.

Minister for Arts consents to declaration that she was not entitled to delegate power

Tomas Heneghan from Galway leaves the Four Courts after his High Court case. Photograph:  Courts Collins

Tomás Henegan argues blood donation is his civic responsibility

Publisher facing contempt hearings over Ian Bailey articles

The Irish Times Ltd (TITL) had sought various injunctions, pending the outcome of a full hearing, arising from the planned launch of the new digital publication, to be sold as part of a subscription package with the Sunday Times.

The Irish Times Ltd had sought injunctions arising from planned launch of digital publication

In the High Court, Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled the Revenue had discharged the burden of proof showing the best interests of the liquidation of the Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin required Anthony J Fitzpatrick’s removal as liquidator. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Revenue questioned handling of liquidation and raised issue of remuneration and fees

The plaintiff teacher has claimed he told his school principal in August 2011 that a male colleague had told him of having sex with a female graduate student at the colleague’s home in 2008. Photograph: Michael Rehle

Man claimed teaching colleague told him of having sex with a female graduate student

The fruit bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria when staying at Balmoral Castle.

Sale of Wedgwood bowl at centre of family dispute

Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.

Brian Ó Domhnaill’s argument that SIPO members should be bilingual is rejected

Teacher whistleblower also claims the same colleague told him he had exposed himself to a different female graduate student “in the stands” at a sports grounds in 2011, the High Court heard.

Whistleblower claims teacher said he exposed himself in a sports facility

The application to restrain publication of identifying material was supported by the plaintiff teacher. Photograph: Getty Images

Male teacher who made allegations against colleague is challenging resulting treatment

The reason the London Times wanted to use the words “Irish edition” was  to tell customers what its product was, Brian Murray SC, for Times Newspaper Limited, said.

Publisher says ‘The Irish Times’ has no arguable case for trademark infringement

Mothercare Ireland is a franchise of Mothercare UK and has traded here for 23 years. It is the country’s largest maternity, baby, nursery and children’s clothes retailer.

Firm says it will trade as normal during the examinership process

Newspaper wants injunctions restraining use of the words ‘The Times Irish Edition’

Best Menswear co-owner David Jones. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Clery’s closure had ‘catastrophic’ effect on cashflow of company already struggling with high rents and falling sales

Aldi sought the injunction arising from Mr Justice Brian Cregan’s ruling last month that Dunnes engaged in misleading commercial practices in an advertising campaign of 2013 comparing prices of certain products with those of Aldi. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aldi injunction relates to practices by Dunnes Stores linked to its trademarks

Former Wexford hurler Paul Codd: had been jailed over contempt of orders and undertakings to co-operate with official assignee  but returned to court on Friday   seeking to purge his contempt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Paul Codd undertakes to co-operate with official administering his bankruptcy

Ian Bailey: lost his action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and the State in the High Court earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Judge refuses to recuse himself from contempt proceedings against magazine

Secular Schools Ireland Ltd says it was not afforded fair procedures

ICS Building Society suffered loss of €450,000 it advanced to Paul Lambert

Thomas McFeely: was adjudicated bankrupt in Ireland by the High Court in July 2012 and that bankruptcy is due to expire shortly. Photograph: Collins Courts

Priory Hall developer accused of not disclosing all of his assets

Former Wexford hurler Paul Codd. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All-Ireland medal winner undertakes to co-operated with bankruptcy officials

Edmund and Karen O’Mahony, parents of Eoin O’Mahony, leaving the Four Courts last November. Photograph: Collins

Eoin O’Mahony (32) sustained devastating brain injuries after Cork hospital procedure

An adolescent girl is said to be ‘very distressed’ that her planned return home may not proceed due to a lack of suitable care. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Teenager due to return from English facility pending availability of suitable placement

Liudas Padagas of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, died in the incident which occurred while he was delivering the tank to a CIE/Bus Éireann depot in Ballina, Co Mayo, on April 14th, 2011. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Company accepts responsibility after man died when 10,000-litre oil tank fell on him

Christopher Brien, of Greenpark Road, Bray, Co Wicklow, who was awarded €60,000 in damages in the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Christopher Brien was injured after climbing a makeshift gate along a Dargle River path

Judges agree woman and son established no legal basis for orders restraining deportations

 Bobby Molloy: resigned  in 2002   as junior minister after rape trial  judge said attempted communication   was “quite improper”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Man who raped daughter had sought any documents Garda Commissioner and DPP had which might be linked to any other allegations mad(...)

Mother-of-two claims Department of Social Protection in breach of EU law

Lucan East Educate Together National School claimed stipulation was ‘irrational’

A bend on  the N86 near Camp, Co Kerry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Body argues environmental impact study should have been carried out

Nama headquarters at the Treasury Building in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

US-based Michael Breslin pursued over unpaid loans of £22 million

Gayle Dunne, wife of property developer Sean Dunne. Photograph: Collins Courts

Commercial Court will hear the application by wife of developer Sean Dunne

Larry Goodman’s Parma Developments group want the case fast-tracked in the Commercial Court list

Companies in Larry Goodman’s Parma Developments group reject Andrew Griffith’s claims

Developer Greg Kavanagh has withdrawn an injunction related to two Dublin developments. File photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

‘Ronaldo of the property market’ says steps are being taken to deprive him of profits

13 residents from Nobber, Kingscourt and Kilmainhamwood sought to quash An Bord Pleanala decision

The 57 apartments in question are situated in Dublin’s Docklands

McGinley Construction opposing the application by Stephen Tennant, appointed receiver by Promontoria Eagle

Domhnal Slattery: sued Friends First arising from the unsuccessful purchase of the St Regis Hotel in Washington. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Court of Appeal finds ‘sharp practice’ lead to clause being ‘slipped’ into deed

Developer Hugh McGinley says he and his son Daniel have devoted most of the last eight years to enhancing the value of the apartments in Dublin’s docklands.

Dispute centres on 57 apartments in Dublin’s docklands

A dispute between Stapleyside Company, landlord of Carraig Donn Retail Ltd, concerned a retail premises in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Case highlights difficulty faced by tenants paying rent under leases fixed in boom

A High Court judge has ruled that an acutely ill girl (10) should not be resuscitated.   Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

High Court judge rules child should not receive emergency life-saving intervention

Belgard Motors: Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Revenue and other preferential creditors lose out in landmark Supreme Court ruling that could lead to amendment of new Companies (...)

Judges quashes orders over State’s ‘irrational and unlawful’ failure to consider their rights

At the High Court, Mr Justice Kevin Cross  approved the latest payment to Adam Aylward. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Latest payout to Adam Aylward, now 11, is to go towards his care for the next three years

A judge has granted a vulnerable young Irish woman’s plea for her return to Ireland after being detained more than 20 months in a specialised psychiatric unit in England against her wishes

Woman had been detained for over 20 months in psychiatric unit in England

The woman’s employer agreed she could avail of maternity leave but, because the employer does not pay maternity leave allowance, she applied to the Department of Social Protection for the State allowance, but was refused on grounds she was not eligible.

Woman claimed State’s refusal to pay benefit amounted to unlawful discrimination

Child was born in Ireland and has refugee status

Lucan school claims Department of Education’s direction is ‘irrational’

High Court: Margaret McDermott, of Taylor’s Hill, Galway, said in an affidavit that a “fundamental right” granted to her in the 2003 divorce proceedings was pension entitlements should her ex-husband and his second wife both die before her. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Divorced wife of late educational authority director has pension rights, court rules

A significant judgment concerning the entitlements of part-time teachers and with implications for all teachers has been issued by the High Court

Court rules in favour of woman in significant judgment that could affect 50,000 teachers

Claire Lalor, from Swords, leaving the High Court in Dublin after her action for damages.  Photograph: Collins

Judge finds the trauma that Claire Lalor suffered because of swab was ‘extreme’

‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens - part of the Beit collection which had been due for auction this month

Withdrawal of works from auction meant the matter no longer so urgent - Judge

Dolores Atwood, pictured - with her husband, Chris (left) and RTÉ’s Kevin Bakhurst outside Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Statement read on behalf of RTÉ said it incorrectly said Burke declined to be interviewed. Bakhurst says ‘no damages whatsoever’ p(...)

Dolores Atwood, pictured leaving the Four Courts during the lunchbreak of a High Court action for damages taken by former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dolores Atwood claims Richard Burke kissed her and touched her breast when she was 13

Former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

Richard Burke denies abusing Dolores Atwood in Nigeria when she was 13 or 14

Former Archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke, at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Richard Burke cross-examined in his continuing action alleging he was defamed by RTÉ

Former archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

Richard Burke denies he had sex with Dolores Atwood at age 14 in Nigeria

Judge satisfied boy’s conduct was ‘so self-evidently and so notoriously criminal in nature’

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Burke says he paid €176,000 to Nigerian woman at RTÉ Mission to Prey High Court case

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Richard Burke paid woman €176,000 to keep quiet about relationship, counsel says

A separate appeal by Google, YouTube and Facebook against an injunction requiring them to remove the clip will proceed next week. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Eoin McKeogh lost application for anonymity in reports on dispute over taxi clip

Former catholic archbishop  Richard Burke is suing RTÉ for defamation. Photograph:  Collins

Richard Burke alleges defamation over RTÉ Mission to Prey programme

Former Catholic archbishop Richard Burke is suing  RTÉ for defamation, alleging he was wrongly depicted as a paedophile in the  Prime Time Investigates programme Mission to Prey. File photograph: The Irish Catholic

Richard Burke wrongly depicted as a paedophile in Prime Time special, counsel says

Nama has lost a key Freedom of Information case at the Supreme Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Supreme Court rejects arguments by Nama that it is not a public authority

Case centres on man lawfully acquitted of burglary under changes to admissibility of evidence in criminal trials

 Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey, who is pursuing an action for damages against the State over her alleged wrongful arrest by gardai investigating the late 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

Jules Thomas took action over alleged wrongful arrest during Toscan du Plantier inquiry

Michelle Morrison, right: case concerns her objections to plans by neighbours to landscape property. Photograph: Eric Luke

Case adjourned after Ms Morrison asked judge for delay after hiring new lawyers

Mr Justice Paul McDermott ruled that the High Court did not have the jurisdiction to grant orders permitting experts for convicted persons to access forensic material

High Court did not have jurisdiction to grant orders, but court of appeal did, says judge

Joseph and Frankie Sheahan arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Proceedings relate to borrowings by Frank Sheahan jnr and brother Joseph

When Mr Justice Seamus Noonan in the High Court  observed the costs of the case of a woman with a severe personality disorder would fund a purpose-built unit  in the Republic, Gerry Durcan SC, for the woman, said the legal costs of similar cases involving vulnerable young people over the last 20 years would pay for an entire “purpose-built system”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Legal costs of HSE bid to keep woman in specialised unit estimated at well over €1m

A young girl with “significant” special needs born in Ireland after her pregnant Nigerian mother claimed she came here due to fears her unborn child might be subjected to female genital mutilation or human sacrifice has won her legal challenge to being refused refugee status.

Tribunal finding about mother’s claim over FGM ran ‘counter to generally known facts’

Brothers James and Joseph Sheehan leaving the High Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins

Sheehans are joint owners of Blackrock Medical Partners which owns half share of private Galway Clinic

In separate move IBRC serves a motion for judgment on Sean Quinn snr

A planned RTÉ broadcast about the banking affairs between businessman Denis O’Brien and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation may proceed in part as a result of orders made by the High Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Judge says matters derived from ’legally privileged information’ may not be included

Mr Justice David Keane denies using ‘secret code’ to communicate with lawyers

A detail from Portrait of a Bearded Man by Peter Paul Rubens.

An Taisce takes legal challenge over fate of 10 artworks

Denis O’Brien: will argue that permitting utterance about his banking arrangements to be made amounts to breach of his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Businessman initiates legal action against Oireachtas and the State

Greg Kavanagh, of Arklow, Co Wicklow, claims relations with Luke Keily significantly deteriorated earlier this year and he fears steps may be taken that will prejudice him while he is trying to regularise his shareholding in two companies. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Man fears steps being taken to deprive him of his alleged right to half-share of profits

File photograph of Gayle Killilea Dunne. She argues  being subject to proceedings here and in the US creates “real potential” that any assets sought to be recovered risked being depleted, which was not in the interests of her husband’s creditors. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gayle Killilea Dunne argues she does not have ‘limitless’ assets

A compromise has been reached in the action by RTÉ against TV3 over alleged failure to pay about €1 million alleged to be outstanding for digital transmission services.

RTÉ had claimed €1m was outstanding from TV3 for digital transmission services

Denis O’Brien: said significant financial losses were likely if his banking affairs were to be made public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court refuses to fully discharge restraint on publishing bank information

Eoin McKeogh got a temporary order preventing republishing online of a video clip.

Solicitor says he would not have battled international firms on a no foal, no fee basis

A vulnerable 18-year-old Irish woman with a severe personality disorder detained involuntarily in a UK psychiatric facility for the past 19 months has told the High Court the “most important thing is to be returned back to my country”

Says she thinks about home ‘every moment of every day’, misses her family and friends

The High Court has refused RTÉ’s application to fully discharge an injunction restraining publication of certain information relating to the banking relationship between Denis O’Brien and IBRC. Photograph: Collins CourtsIBRC

Judge says it was not appropriate to discharge existing order but he would amend it

The developer claims if permission is secured the wind farm will generate substantial electricity for up to 30 years, 225 construction jobs and 60 long-term jobs, and some €3.5 million for local projects over its lifetime

Court hears proposed €240m Emlagh development is for 46 wind turbines on three clusters of land near Kells

Engineer had claimed ‘fundamentally unfair’ planning procedure

Vincent Reid, from Lisburn, Co Antrim, leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Retired construction manager from Antrim lost tip of one of his fingers due to defective catching mechanism on sun lounger

Through her mother Ruth Kiernan, of Cillcarbin, Duleek, Co Meath, Ava  sued the HSE for negligence.

Court found water on the brain should have been detected

An 18-year-old woman with a personality disorder has written a letter to the Minister for Health and a poignant poem to the HSE appealing for her return to Ireland

Young woman wrote poem to HSE appealing to be allowed return to Ireland

Businessman Denis O’Brien should not be permitted to maintain a “sword of Damocles” over the media by leaving in place an injunction restraining RTÉ and other media publishing issues relating to his banking relationship with State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the High Court has been told.

Judge to rule on Friday as RTÉ argues Dáil utterances show that injunction is pointless

The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, sought a judicial review of the Labour Court’s March 2014 recommendation. Photograph: Eric Luke

High Court upholds recommendation that council not obliged to negotiate with union

 Alan Shatter: not appealing costs but requested a stay on order pending appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Report concerns then minister’s handling of allegations made by a Garda whistleblower

A young Irish woman  who has spent 19 months in a specialist adolescent facility in England has appealed to be permitted return to the State, in line with a High Court order made March last. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

HSE queried order directing return of young woman from English psychiatric facility

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, today refused an application for an injunction made by Mr Walshe, an electrician of Lisdeen, Co Clare, pending the outcome of Mr Walshe’s appeal against the judge’s refusal to grant leave to him to bring a petition.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Injunction to prevent issuing of same sex referendum cerificate to be sought pending appeal

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Minister for Justice made a bid to quash parts of Sean Guerin report

President of the High Court  Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns: said the matter must be reconsidered by the tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson

Court finds Employment Appeals Tribunal decision was made in error

The Government recently announced it will fast-track legislation to allow for same-sex marriages by early autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judge dismisses argument that citizens who did not vote in effect ‘voted’ against proposal

Ruth Carmel Foley (29), of Killoughternane, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, had, through her mother, Carmel, sued the HSE over the management of her birth at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny in 1986. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ruth Carmel Foley sued HSE over management of her birth at Kilkenny hospital in 1986

The Sidmonton Avenue area of Bray, Co Wicklow, where an incident in which Anthony Driver (25), from Enniskerry, was hit by a car which failed to remain at the scene occurred. Photograph: Google Street View

Anthony Driver sued Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland over November 2012 incident

Two applications for leave to bring petitions challenging the result of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum will come before the High Court on Friday. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Two applications for leave to bring petitions against referendum result due in High Court

Properties at Lower Grangegorman and North Brunswick Street have been home to a number of people for more than two years and the occupants have established a garden where they grow food, run an art gallery space, cafe space, and a circus workshop.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Group of people occupying properties which Nama-appointed receiver is seeking to sell

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