Alison McCurtin, of Orwell Road, Templeogue, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

ESB denies claims, pleads Alison McCurtain failed to have due regard for her own safety

A file image of Det Garda Catherine McGowan, who has failed to get High Court orders halting a disciplinary inquiry. Photograph: Collins

Bray garda had been acquitted of forging DPP letter over sexual abuse claim against priest

Judge continues detention order to allow HSE to find a more appropriate placement

The refusal in the case of Gary Simpson, a former inmate at Mountjoy Prison, may have implications for some of an estimated 1,200 other slopping out cases that are in the pipeline.

Judge came to decision as Gary Simpson gave ‘untruthful’ evidence on some issues

The Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo.

Judge awards ‘voiceless’ woman €440,000 for physical assault and mental abuse

The woman sought asylum due to  fears of persecution, as the widow of a leader of an anti-government militia, if she returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

Number of reasons for adverse credibility finding against woman were ‘flawed’

The receivers claimed the money is due under a 2010 settlement between Dunnes and Point Village Development Ltd  negotiated by PVD chairman Mr Crosbie before Nama appointed joint receivers over the company in 2013 on foot of a €450 million debt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Payment sought under 2010 settlement over Point Village development

The services are “so overstretched” there was no place for the man so it was with the “greatest reluctance” the court ordered his detention in a Garda station, the judge said.

Judge said it was ‘reprehensible’ to that he had to order overnight detention

The Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

IBRC, along with bankruptcy trustee Chris Lehane, oppose claims by Catriona Fitzpatrick

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he did not want the court’s fast-track procedures being used in a way “oppressive” of someone not trying to avoid their responsibilities.

Property fund had applied for judgment for €1.76 million allegedly outstanding on loan

The constitutional article on the special position of women in the home has ‘never truly been tested’ in the courts, a law lecturer has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Article could require State to provide financial support for women at home, lecturer says

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell urged more ‘sceptical’ consideration of the view that the courts are obliged to develop new rights.

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell says ‘reason is central to the judicial task’

Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan said the ‘judicial and legal zeitgeist’ was   different today compared to the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan welcomes recent decision on asylum seekers’ rights as rare departure

The judge noted Mr Justice John MacMenamin, who granted the separation order in 2010, had described the woman as “not financially minded”.

Judge believes litigants are not protected from ‘their own unreasonableness’

Solicitor Joseph Buckley is objecting to decisions of the taxing master on some of his bills.  Photograph: iStock

High Court hears of ‘Halloween’ scenario of Joseph Buckley’s ‘ghost files and ghost boxes’

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has won his appeal over a finding that his disclosure on live TV of information concerning Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace was a breach of his duties under the Data Protection Act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Data Protection Commissioner criticised ex-minister, who claimed he never processed information

 Solicitor Joseph Buckley outside  the Four Courts  during a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Wicklow-based Joseph Buckley found to have overcharged client by more than €650,000

The Court of Appeal overturned a High Court finding that Robert Stanley was not covered by a four-year time limit for assessing him for CAT over a 2007 transfer of his father’s assets to his sons. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Son of former Shannon Homes owner faced capital aquisitions tax after father retired

 Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Mr Justice Peart wished her well on leaving the ‘sweatshop’ of the Court of Appeal for the ‘calmer air’ of the Supreme Court

 Anthony Cole from Cork outside the Four Courts where  his High Court action for damages is being heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

Anthony Cole claims he has not felt ‘normal’ since being give Lariam for Chad tour of duty

 The case against Oberstown detention centre in Lusk, Co Dublin was taken by four males.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Children’s detention centre was entitled to lock up boys but breached rights in limited way

A fund is entitled to summary judgment orders totalling almost €8m against John Hughes, a former head of business banking at AIB in Eyre Square, Galway, his wife and former Anglo Irish Bank executive director Tom Browne, the High Court has ruled

High Court case was reheard following objections by former Anglo Irish executive

The reasons given by the valuation tribunal “are not merely opaque – they are non-existent”, the judge said.

Judge said valuation tribunal was ‘manifestly deficient’ in its obligation to give reasons for its determination

A regulation under which a solicitor would get no extra payment if he   represented more than one of three co-accused in a Circuit Court trial has been struck down.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Rules said a solicitor representing more than one co-accused would only be paid once

John and Edward Grimes, stage name Jedward, pictured with their barrister, Desmond Murphy SC at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman claimed losses of €625,000 from design and production of pop duo goods

Shoreline Residential DAC, an investment fund, is owed about €323,000 having acquired loans from Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

High Court rejects Shoreline objection to proposed personal insolvency arrangements

Ann Delaney endured “devastating facial disfigurement, speech impairment, difficulty with eyesight, loss of balance and extreme difficulty eating and swallowing”, her daughter said outside the High Court

When Ann Delaney's tumour was finally diagnosed it was inoperable

Former international rugby referee David McHugh was told, following an independent review of the referee department, the IRFU did not believe he was the man to lead it going forward

Man claims his purported dismissal is unlawful and in breach of his contractual rights

Peter Griffiths: the former Scientologist said the injunction barred him from protesting peacefully against Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge accepts former church member had apologised for behaviour

Jedward: John and Edward Grimes at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patrick Joseph Noonan seeking payment for merchandise from ‘hyper’ twins

 Mr Justice Peter Kelly upheld a €5,000 fine imposed by a Law Society Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal on Barry Sheehan, Marlboro Street, Cork.

Cork lawyer Barry Sheehan fined €5,000 for ‘disgraceful’ conduct

A file photograph of John and Edward Grimes, who were in court for the brief hearing on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Identical twins who deny allegations in court for brief hearing as case scheduled to last up to 8 days

Roisin Hammel, mother of Cian Hammel, of Ford Court, Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford, leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after a HIgh Court action on behalf of her son. Photograph: Collins Courts

Baby’s mother was in Wexford car crash caused by driver speeding and by ice

A Nigerian mother and her Irish-born daughter have lost their appeal claiming the child’s right to education under the Children’s Act 2015 outweighs the State’s entitlement to deport them. File photograph: Getty Images

All three Court of Appeal judges agree the appeal should be dismissed

Appeal judgments have significant implications for Irish citizens who have non-Irish spouses

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan noted that sworn evidence from two other doctors employed by in the HSE who had worked beyond 65 was not contradicted in any significant way by the service

Orders apply pending the hearing of action by Dr Paul Quigley (65) against the HSE

Mr Justice Sean Ryan: “The result unfortunately is an ever-lengthening list of cases seeking dates for hearing and schedules being arranged far into the future.” File photograph: Eric Luke

Most appellants will wait at least a year before their appeal is heard, and the delays are likely to get worse

Objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plan argue that it is  a matter of “dramatic public importance” that the disputed permission was granted by An Bord Pleanála in a manner that “sliced and diced” the overall proposed development. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Athenry couple claims failure to conduct environmental impact assessment of entire project raises issue of ‘dramatic public import(...)

Unlike other councils in Co Dublin and Fingal, Dublin City Council refuses to classify separated fathers as anything other than a “single person” for the purposes of allocating accommodation, it is claimed.

Homeless father getting less in housing assistance payment than homeless mother

Aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

They claim High Court wrongly found An Bord Pleanála had met its obligations by carrying out environmental impact assessment

The judge said Mick Wallace had accepted the underdeclaration was an error of judgment and a mistake and had made a Dáil statement in 2012 to that effect. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge disqualifies Wexford TD grounds of unfitness over €1.4m underdeclaration of VAT

An inquest last year into the death of Sean Cunningham heard the pensioner suffered from dementia.

Judge hears man left alone to feed himself despite known risk of choking

The five judges, including Chief Justice of Ireland Mr Justice Frank Clarke (centre), at the Supreme Court in Dublin where two court proceedings were broadcast live for the first time. Photograph: RTÉ/PA Wire

Man extradited to US on fraud charges in first of two judgments broadcast on RTÉ app

Supreme Court judge Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Collins Courts

Broadcast of two judgments, on extradition and redress, aimed at ‘demystifying’ courts

 Mick Wallace: Mr Wallace and his son were in court for the opening on Monday of the hearing of the Companies Act application.  Photograph: Eric Luke

High Court told TD should be subject to the more serious sanction of disqualification

The Four Courts. When the case taken by Davy Target Investments came before Mr Justice Brian McGovern at the Commercial Court on Friday, he agreed to fast-track it. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Solas sued in effort to compel carrying out of repair work at one of its properties

Music Nations Network has taken legal proceedings over alleged breach of agreements. Photograph: iStock

The Sheffield-based company has sued Dublin-based Illuminata Media amongst others

The Long Stone Pub on Townsend Street, in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Commercial Court hears dispute over publican’s alleged unlawful occupation

Making the orders sought, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said this was “sadly another case of a solicitor with a deficit on their client account”.

High court grants order that Galway-based Áine Feeney McTigue is not a fit person to be a solicitor

The High Court heard that some 75 others, out of 50,000 HSE “officer grade” employees similar to Dr Paul Quigley, are working beyond the age of 65

Dublin GP relying on an EU directive against age discrimination in his High Court case

A woman who was subject to orders permitting doctors to deliver her baby by Caesarean section after she refused to engage on the child’s delivery has made an ‘extraordinary’ recovery, the High Court has heard. File photograph: Getty Images

Woman is discharged from wardship as she no longer suffers from mental illness

No appropriate facility in Ireland for teenager who had been sexually abused by her father

The Revenue Commissioners have won their appeal against a finding that an annual charge formerly levied on second homes and holiday homes is tax deductible against rental income from the properties. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Court of Appeal agrees former non-principal private residence charge is not deductible against rental income

Brothers claim agreement to pay former building partner is void due to illegality

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Department of Agriculture seized cattle after dispute about animal welfare, Supreme Court told

The HSE assessments are an important gateway for accessing services for children. Photograph: Istock

Under the Disability Act 2005, an assessment must be commenced within three months of an application being received

One of the man’s daughters alleged she bore a child by him and other grandchildren of his were the children of her sisters.

Separate refusals by two District Court judges to grant legal costs were challenged

The site of the proposed €850m Apple data centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.  Mr Justice Paul McDermott has set the date of October 25th to hear objectors’ applications for leave to appeal the decision

Judge will hear application for appeal of Athenry planning approval next week

The site of the proposed €850 million Apple Data Centre  at Athenry, Co Galway. Mr Justice Paul McDermott rejected two judicial review challenges to An Bord Pleanála’s permission for the planned data hall

Hearing on objections to Athenry centre moved to Tuesday due to Hurricane Ophelia

The State has yet to indicate if it will appeal Mr Justice Michael White’s significant decision that slopping out breached former prisoner Gary Simpson’s right to privacy and to dignity

A further 1,200 cases to follow over practice of prisoners emptying their in-cell latrines

The judge found janitor  Richard Steer had failed to bring his back problems to the attention of his employer.

Richard Steer never refused overtime and once worked 19 twelve-hour shifts in a row

Anne Marie Fagan leaving the Four Courts on Thursday after the opening day of a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

Anne Marie Fagan told High Court her whole life changed after 2009 fall in Crumlin

Businessman Denis O’Brien has lost his appeal in the Red Flag case. Red Flag denies defamation or conspiracy or that Mr O’Brien suffered harm or loss from the dossier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman sought access to documents that might have disclosed identity of client

Dismissing  an appeal against an eviction, Mr Justice Max Barrett said  the landlords involved wanted the   dwelling for occupation by a family member, the courts were rightly bound by law and that elected “sensible” lawmakers have decided this was a good basis on which to evict a sitting tenant. File photograph: iStockPhoto

High Court judge dismisses appeal aimed at barring lawful eviction from rented dwelling

Bruce Antoniotti SC told Mr Justice Kevin Cross that, in the days before the birth of Shannon O’Farrell-Molloy, everything was normal. The claim involved alleged failure to monitor the foetal heartbeat between 8am and 9.10am that morning. File photograph: Getty Images

Claim involves alleged failure to monitor foetal heartbeat for period on day of birth

The project is expected to be the single biggest private-sector investment in Connacht.

High Court judge dismisses objections to planning permission for facility

There is no basis to detain a sentient human being who, for their own reasons, refuses treatment even if others consider their refusal ‘stupid or unsafe’, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Psychiatrists disagree over whether man with brain injury should be detained in hospital

Michael Lowry: Last year, the High Court dismissed his challenge to the costs decision after finding he  engaged in “a litany of falsification and deception”. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Independent TD claims he was treated differently to Charles Haughey

Facebook is  considering seeking an appeal against the Irish court’s decision to ask the ECJ to determine issues in the data commissioner’s case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Lawyers for commissioner, Facebook and Schrems will try to agree on questions

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Businessman’s case to run in tandem with Angela Kerins action over treatment by PAC

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on an appeal by the Garda Representative Association  arising from a Government decision to halve the paid sick leave entitlements of all public servants from March 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

Supreme Court reserves judgment on GRA appeal over halving of sick leave entitlements

TD Mick Wallace:  a High Court judge has ruled certain documents sought by him and his son to defend a fund’s application for disqualification orders against them under the Companies Act are either unnecessary or irrelevant. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge rules documents sought by TD in case against disqualification orders are irrelevant

The O’Flynn company previously got permission from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the development, subject to 45 conditions, aspects of that permission was appealed to Bord Pleanála  by the company itself and some local residents.

Bord Pleanála refused permission for 34 houses and a roadway in south Co Dublin

An Post must pay damages to a former postal worker over its failure as her employer to tackle bullying and harassment by her colleagues, a High Court judge has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Catherine Hurley left to ‘ride out the storm’ by employer after complaint about colleague

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was sympathetic to the girl’s request but the medical evidence was that her situation remained serious.

Teenager, whose weight fell as low as 35kg, told judge visit would help ‘to motivate me’

Prof Conor Gearty said  the British push for Brexit was “heading catastrophically over a cliff”. Photograph: Getty Images

There will be a hard Brexit because there is ‘no functioning British government’

The Square, Tallaght: the southwest Dublin shopping destination, which was Ireland’s first large shopping centre, sits on 27 acres.

Dunnes Stores had appealed decision in favour of the owners and operators who want to build extension

Stained glass windows commissioned for the House of Prayer in Achill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Court hears claim €200,000 was paid to priest acting as agent for House of Prayer

Judge said the evidence did not support his claim that the sisters deliberately delayed making their complaints to ensure their mother would never be able to give evidence. Photograph: iStock

Women claim family friend assaulted them when they were aged between nine and 13

Ann Marie Ryan was dismissed by UPC, now Virgin Media Ireland Ltd, on grounds of serious misconduct over the alleged breach of company policy in email usage.

UPC terminated employment of Ann Marie Ryan on grounds of serious misconduct

Personal Insolvency Practitioners – not debtors – must seek court reviews of rejected insolvency arrangements, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

High Court judge’s ruling has implications for hundreds of cases

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Issues arising from workers’ treatment have ‘a distinctly Victorian feel’ to them, says judge

A homeless family of seven who have mostly been living in one hotel bedroom since February have settled their High Court action after being ‘satisfactorily housed’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Couple and five children lived in 10 temporary accommodations in four years

The State wants the Court of Appeal to overturn its decision allowing one ground of Ian Bailey’s appeal.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Cork resident sought damages over Garda inquiry into Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder

The woman is a ward of court and it is an offence, under the relevant legislation, to have intercourse with a person whom the Act describes as “feeble-minded”, Mr Justice Peter Kelly  said.

Man had smashed phone and laptop, barricaded her in bedroom, High Court told

Max Schrems case may have huge implications for EU data privacy rights, says judge

Ryanair sought court orders that the defendants make further and better discovery of certain documents it needs for its action. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Dispatches, shown in 2013, dealt with Ryanair’s fuel policy, pilots and passenger safety

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence: the violence of criminal drug gangs, the exploitation by gangland criminals of fragile young peope who have fallen victim to their business of death.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious services held in Dublin to mark beginning of new legal year

Catherine Nevin (centre). File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Catherine Nevin, Michael Lowry, Ian Bailey and the ‘unborn’ all face upcoming hearings

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judge urged to ask EU court to decide on validity of transfers such as those in Schrems action

An out-of-court scheme would be significantly less costly than having the estimated total 1,200 cases individually litigated. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The High Court ruled this week the practice breached an ex-prisoner’s right to privacy

The judge found Mountjoy Prison management and staff were ‘conscious of the undesirability of the regime they had to enforce’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The judgment is a serious criticism of prison authorities and will affect hundreds of cases

The slopping out regime was condemned in 1993 by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture. Photograph: David Sleator

Judge opts not to award damages to Gary Simpson as some claims ‘grossly exaggerated’

There was no in-cell sanitation and no running water but basins and other receptacles were provided for prisoners  to urinate and defecate into and for washing, the court heard.

Court to rule whether State liable after man claims rights violated by lack of cell sanitation

Daughter of Don Cockburn Evelyn Cockburn (wearing red scarf) during the funeral of former RTÉ newsreader Don Cockburn at the Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ex-RTÉ anchor was a deeply religious man who loved his family, community, radio and poetry, mourners hear

KBC rejected a proposed personal insolvency arrangement sought by a couple with three young children.

Judge finds couple cannot represent themselves after KBC rejects their debt deal

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Brexit offers ‘opportunities’ for Irish universities but funding increases are necessary

The organisation caring for the man is concerned about his apparent lack of discernment in his use of internet sites, evidenced by his use of a site used by teenagers, an escort services site and one used by gay men.

Ward of court, in his 30s, fixated on finding a partner but carers fear he lacks discernment

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said the most that was admitted by the plaintiffs was that some of the men knew each other “to see”

High Court rejects appeal of Circuit Court decision awarding sums to seven men

Phased dispensing is used to prevent excessive or incorrect dosing by the patient.  Photograph: PA Wire

HSE currently taking its own case over pharmacy’s alleged non-compliance with rules

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