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

Store assistant Anthony Fitzsimons was out of work for more than three months after injuring himself attempting to lift a stack of plastic crates at the Dunnes branch at Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Supermarket loses appeal of award to man hurt when empty crates fell on his foot

The deferral of Seán Quinn and family’s case to January 2016 applies pending the determination of criminal proceedings against former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Collins

Proposal made after DPP secured third deferral of full hearing over €2.34bn in loans

Cormac Walsh leaving the Four Courts on Thursday after the significant High Court decision. Photograph: Courts Collins

High Court decision creates new civil wrong for long-term control by abusers over victims

A boy who suffered injuries in the minutes after his birth at the Coombe Women and Infants Hospital in Dublin has received a final payment of €8.5 million under a settlement of his High Court action. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Final payment in High Court action against Coombe Women and Infants Hospital

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

Judge rules no denial of fair procedures to former Minister for Justice

The Commercial Court has heard a receiver appointed over  assets of jailed fraudster Breifne O’Brien, whose creditors are owed  €12.8 million, is hoping to secure more than $400,000 from the sale of his interest in a US company. File photograph: Collins Courts

Receiver over fraudster’s assets expects sale of interest in US firm, Commercial Court told

GlaxoSmithKline  says it has built up a valuable intellectual property over the last 15 years in the use of “the unique and distinctive colour purple” on its Seretide inhaler. Photograph: Getty Images

Pharmaceutical firm claims trademark infringement

A case for damages over injuries sustained at a Traveller wedding was originally brought in the Circuit Court. After it was dismissed, Thomas Connors appealed and the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, on Tuesday dismissed the appeal. File photograph: Collins Courts

Thomas Connors attacked during ‘stampede’ of people trying to escape function room row

 A squat on Lower Grangegorman, Dublin, currently occupied by some 20 people. A Nama-appointed receiver has secured High Court orders jailing a  man and directing the arrest of all other persons remaining at the properties.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Man jailed after Nama receiver secures High Court ruling on north Dublin properties

The administrators of Quinn Insurance must provide additional details of their claim that the company’s financial statements “materially understated” the company’s liability for insurance claims and contributed to its “enormous losses”.

Administrators of insurance company who are suing accountancy firm for some €800m must provide additional details

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said Eugene McDermott had advanced two “technical” arguments in support of his application to set aside the  judgment but had not essentially outlined a bona fide defence or engaged with the main issue, that the money was due and owing.

Case arising from loans dating back to 2005

Muckross Park College, Dublin. The secondary school has claimed that an education appeals committee finding that its board of management could not refuse a place for a girl because her application for admission was made under a 2005 enrolment policy was wrong. Photograph: Muckross Park College website

School told it cannot refuse place to girl who applied under 2005 enrolment policy

JTI claims that Ireland, as an EU member state, cannot unilaterally introduce plain packaging on tobacco products.  File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

State considers issues in JTI action similar to those in separate case before Court of Justice

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: said the “problematic” legal issues raised before the court arose because the Oireachtas did not choose, when empowering the Central Bank to make this “binding” code, to specify if the courts were to have any particular role in applying it.

Supreme Court defines courts’ position on code of conduct on mortgage arrears

File photograph of Sean Dunne leaving court. Photograph: Steve Miller/ Irish Times

Dunne did not prove he was not domiciled in Ireland, court rules

Ms Justice Marie Baker in the High Court said she was satisfied there was a close relationship, and up until the time of her illness, a sexual relationship, entitling the man in the case  to be provided for as a cohabitee. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Right to portion of €1.41m estate established despite objections by woman’s three brothers

The block of flats (in beige) subject to a fire safety notice issued in March prohibiting its use. The ground floor shop is not affected. Photograph: Google Maps

Notice prohibiting use of Kelly’s Row flats in effect since March, High Court hears

Aoife Quinn pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after winning a separate Court of Appeal court hearing Photograph: Courts Collins

Change had been aimed at avoiding liability for €2.34bn in Anglo loans

Aoife Quinn and the Quinn family’s legal team leave the Four Courts  after a Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Courts Collins

Family of Seán Quinn free to argue they never signed final version of share pledges

The European Court of Justice  previously found that Ireland had failed to properly transpose into national law, and within time, the provisions of a 1990 directive - the Third Directive - requiring that all passengers in motor vehicles should be covered by the insurance of the driver of that vehicle. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Woman was paid after being injured travelling in van’s rear while not wearing seatbelt

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts where he was  ordered to pay all of the legal costs of his failed civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the late 1996 murder in west Cork of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collinx

Costs from the 64-day case are estimated at between €2 million and €5 million

Anthony Dignam was told in the High Court that he cannot now sue over the effects of seeing his wife allegedly sit in a chair for three days before getting a hospital bed. Photo: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Man took case over distress caused by seeing ill spouse spend three days waiting for bed

The latest set of proceedings concerning No 1 Sorrento Terrace has been brought against legal firm A & L Goodbody alleging professional negligence in relation to its handling of litigation and insurance issues concerning the property, Rossa Fanning BL for the law firm, outlined. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sorrento Terrace property has been involved in eight legal cases in decade

Jules Thomas, pictured with Ian Bailey, arriving at the Four Courts for  his recent High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

State will say that claim was brought outside the six-year legal time limit

Martin O Donnell and Pat O Donnell, who claim they were assaulted by gardaí during the 2007 protest.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Farmer alleged he was knocked to ground during protest against Corrib gas refinery

Three men allege they were unlawfully assaulted by gardaí – suffering facial and other injuries –  while participating in an early-morning protest near the Corrib gas refinery in north Mayo on January 19th, 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Three men claim attack by gardaí while protesting at Shell Corrib gas refinery

Associated Newspaper, the publisher of The Irish Daily Mail, has apologised to the general secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors John Redmond (pictured) and former Agsi president Willie Gleeson over an article published in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Article said senior Garda association figures couldn’t meet commissioner as they were in Spain

Patrick (left) and Martin O Donnell (centre) and  Patrick Coyle. They have sued the Garda Commissioner and State for damages over being allegedly assaulted by gardaí during a 2007 protest. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Garda Peter Lee denies claim he hit man in back of head during 2007 demonstration

 Sgt Dermot Butler told the High Court that certain protocols applied when a complaint was made about a garda. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three men have accused gardaí of assault at ‘boisterous’ Shell Corrib gas refinery protest

A hearing to determine liability for the substantial legal costs of Ian Bailey’s failed action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State will proceed next week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Costs linked to action against Garda Commissioner and State could be up to €5 million

 Pat and Martin O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dentist testifies in case of three men who claim they were attacked at Shell protests

Maria O’Connor of Survivors of Symphysiotomy and ICCL director Mark Kelly  speaking to media outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mother had alleged unnecessary procedure carried out on her

A man who brought proceedings alleging his employment as assistant horse trainer was jeopardised due to alleged impending disciplinary action by the Turf Club against his prospective employer has had his case rejected at the High Court

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan described bid as a complete abuse of the court process

Elizabeth Lavin, of Calverstown, Kilcullen, Kildare,  arriving at the Four Courts for her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Judge said Elizabeth Lavin was ‘an unfortunate neophyte in the ways of escalators’

 Niamh Brannigan, mother of Patrick Brannigan (7), of CastleBlayney, Co. Monaghan, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

Boy (7) has cerebral palsy, is confined to wheelchair and has no means of communciating

Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle pictured outside the Four Courts during their High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Courts Collins

Man tells High Court incident happened during protest against Shell refinery in Mayo

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan denies asking a senior garda about his views on ‘left wing political extremism in Ireland’ during a job interview. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Senior garda says he was taken aback by questioning during job interviews

L-R: Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts  during the opening day of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Two officers involved are ‘accomplished’ boxers, High Court told

William McClean, who has settled his High Court action for damages against the Sunday World. Photograph: Courts Collins

William McClean sued Sunday World over informant claims

Brian O’Donnell and his wife must leave Gorse Hill by noon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Court rejects application for stay on order to leave Killiney home

Coverage found in contempt of court: The DPP had claimed the publication of material on the Anglo Tapes was calculated to interfere with the criminal trial process. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

High Court judge rules no details of order can be published, adjourns case for three weeks

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Strong advocate’ of victim rights credited with effecting a structured criminal justice system

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

High Court decides date over Wicklow chalet after decision on demolition given last week

This case will set a precedent for what should be done when there is a breach of the McKenna Principles, as determined by the Supreme Court, governing the conduct of referendum campaigns.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Court had been urged to order re-run of vote over finding Constitution was breached

A High Court judge has reserved his decision on an action by former minister for justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Courts Collins

Wants orders quashing sections of the May 2014 report compiled by Seán Guerin

Assistant Commissioner John Fintan Fanning said he was “uncomfortable” being asked certain questions as he was conscious he has a statutory obligation not to affiliate or associate with any political group.

Assistant commissioner alleges unfair competition held for deputy comissioner job

Seán Guerin SC said he had communicated with Kevin Clarke, an official in the Department of Justice nominated by the then minister as a point of contact. Photograph: Collins

Seán Guerin denies he ‘passed judgment’ on former minister for justice

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter felt he had no alternative but to resign his position as Minister following the Seán Guerin’s report, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Guerin report rendered fomer minister’s position ‘untenable’, judge told

Mr Justice David Keane said the wife, a mother of four children and full-time homemaker, is entitled to the €1.6 million family home; a €1.7million holiday home; €18,000 monthly maintenance  and half of the man’s €1.8 million pension scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

High Court says woman cannot be expected to stay in marriage and divides €7.4m estate

Protesters mark the 15th anniversary of the direct provision system in Ireland  outside the Department of Justice earlier this month.  Pictured at front are Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, who live in direct provision in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Asylum seeker describes ‘inhuman’ life of restrictions and barriers

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley rules Master had acted outside his powers

A Bank of Ireland sales manager with an “exemplary record” who was dismissed for “gross misconduct” over “inappropriate” and pornographic emails sent from his personal bank email has won a six year battle for his reinstatement.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins.

High Court hears of widespread sending of such messages in Bank of Ireland

A locator map showing Tinode, Blessington, in Co Wicklow where a court has ordered the demolition of a wooden chalet. Image: Google maps

Ruling on family’s Blessington chalet seen as endorsing strict planning law enforcement

Two men died and several others were seriously injured when a section of a wall collapsed at Connacht Gold Co-Op Society’s DIY and Garden Centre at Athlone Road, Longford in 2013.

Shop was scene of fatal accident in 2013 after wall collapsed on people

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