Mr Justice Mac Eochaidh: he gave Denis O’Brien’s side two weeks to provide affidavit

Stick was in the Netherlands for 10 days after court ordered it be handed over ‘forthwith’

A High Court judge has granted injunctions to five psychiatric nurses at the Health Service Executive (HSE)’s Aras Attracta facility in Co Mayo restraining the HSE proceeding with an internal investigation into complaints against them.

Executive was carrying out internal inquiry into complaints against psychiatric nurses

Denis O’ Brien initiated his case last October after saying he had received a dossier of mainly damaging material about him on the USB memory stick sent anonymously in an envelope to his Dublin office. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Counsel for Red Flag Consulting said memory drive was in Rotterdam for ten days after court order

A defendant could not ‘sit back on its laurels’ confident, because an important person in the case was dead, this was sufficient to ensure a strike out of the matter, the judge said.

Man claims he was sexually abused in class by an apparently drunk lay teacher

A still from a video broadcast by RTÉ’s Prime Time Investigates of alleged abuse of patients at Áras Attracta

Five psychiatric nursing staff seeking to halt HSE internal investigation in allegations

The operation at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick to remove Kevin McMahon’s voice box in January 2011 was “completely over the top and too radical”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Kevin McMahon unable to speak naturally after 14-hour operation at Limerick hospital

Lawyers for Red Flag Consulting and Denis O’Brien have yet to agree on dates for exchanging legal documents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Lawyers have yet to agree dates over exchanging of documents, High Court told

An action over the arrest and detention for 90 minutes in a Garda station of a young man, who has a severe form of autism and profound intellectual disabilities, has settled on terms including payment by the State of undisclosed damages. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Aunt says man, arrested and detained in station, upset for long time after incident

Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan, from Beaumont, Dublin, has lost his  challenge to laws linking the State’s funding of political parties to their meeting specified gender quota targets. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Judge says Brian Mohan failed to show he could not contest election purely because of Act

Last October, Ms Justice Marie Baker said she would order the winding down of work by Shillelagh Quarries on a 3.27- hectare area of the 25-hectare site near Brittas, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne (stock image).

Shillelagh Quarries based ‘in area of exceptional public amenity’ and must cease work

Mr Justice Moriarty said a member-in-charge needed a measure of independence to ensure the rights of a detained person were safeguarded

In second case Mr Justice Moriarty says relevant District Court judge was entitled to dismiss case

 Deirdre  and Ivan Yates: AIB claims Ms Yates was a majority shareholder, director and company secretary of Celtic Bookmakers and it is therefore entitled to recover from her €1.6 million. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Guarantee signed against AIB loans to her husband for bookmakers business

Thomas McFeely: claims that a  five-year extension   would be unfair, disproportionate and oppressive and  that he is  being  unfairly singled out from other bankrupts

If official assignee secures extension, bankruptcy will continue to 2020

The boy exhibited a letter from a clinical psychologist who said the student’s fluctuations in attention and listening are exacerbated by anxiety in exam situations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dubliner was given reader for Junior Certificate, but refused one for final exams

A fund has won its application for €2 million summary judgment orders against Independent TD Mick Wallace.

Court rules Irish subsidiary of US fund Cerberus entitled to summary judgment

 The woman feared the “detrimental” effect on the health of her children, aged one and two and already with ailments, if the family has to sleep rough. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Woman takes action against Kildare County Council over refusal to offer accommodation

The  Refugee Appeals Tribunal had reasonably found several of the woman’s claims lacked credibility, said Mr Justice Robert Eagar of the High Court

Woman claimed she fled her native Nigeria after her family threatened to kill her

Commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where republicans decided to surrender towards the end of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

1916 Relatives Association claims Moore Street properties are of historical significance

Sarah Daly was admitted to Mount Carmel Hospital on April 22nd, 2013 and her baby was safely delivered. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sarah Daly sued consultant obstetrician after having baby at Dublin’s Mount Carmel

 Mick Wallace. Photograph: Collins Photos.

Promontoria seeking repayment of loans guaranteed by Independent TD

National Maternity Hospital: asked court to devise formula to assist in calculating how much a defendant should contribute towards accommodation costs of the catastrophically injured. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Girl has to move to house after suffering serious injuries due to negligence during birth

Emerald Isle Assurances and Investments Limited, with registered offices at Togher, Cork, and its two directors, Timothy Maverley and James Morey, who each hold a 50 per cent shareholding of the company, sued over the solicitors’ handling of a legal action brought by Emerald over termination of its contract with Hibernian Life Ltd.

Cork firm of solicitors denies negligence as damages to be decided

Mr Justice Peter Kelly also described as “completely unacceptable” the failure of the hospital’s discharge note for the 82-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s disease and impaired capacity to swallow, to state how she was to be fed. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

President of High Court questions wisdom in timing of transfer of patient to nursing home

Brian Mohan who is challenging  the constitutionality of provisions of the Electoral (Political Funding) Act 2012 linking funding of political parties to meeting gender quota targets. Photograph:  Collins

Law not prescriptive in relation what parties do to achieve compliance, lecturer says

Brian Mohan, from Beaumont, Dublin pictured outside the Four Courts during the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Brian Mohan says Fianna Fáil being ‘held over a barrel’ by potential funding loss

Brian Mohan, from Beaumont, Dublin pictured outside the Four Courts during the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Party directive ‘stymied ambition’ of Brian Mohan to run in Dublin Central constituency

Rossa Fanning, for KBC and the other defendants excluding CBRE, secured orders from Mr Justice Brian McGovern for the proceedings to be fast-tracked in the Commercial Court

Dispute between KBC bank and businessman James Osborne before Commercial Court

Brian O’Donnell: Mr O’Donnell and his wife argued they do not have the necessary information to enable them provide statements of affairs

High Court judge does not accept arguments the O’Donnells do not have necessary information

In court documents, KBC  bank said it obtained judgment from the Commercial Court last month for some €6.2 million against Mr Osborne. The bank also alleged interference by Mr Osborne with efforts by the receiver and Chartered Assets Property Management to collect rents from tenants of units in the business park.

KBC was granted €6.2m judgment against businessman over Gorey Business Park

Mr Justice Peter Kelly directed an urgent inquiry  into whether the proposed treatment is medically justifiable.

Judge directs urgent hearing over woman (81) with dementia who has not eaten for 14 days

Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the man’s appeal against a decision dismissing his action for damages against Bus Éireann. Photograph: Getty Images

Anthony Doran had to pull into bus stop after his car broke down

Independent TD Michael Lowry  denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002 and of conniving in the alleged delivery by his company Garuda of incorrect corporation tax returns for the years ending 2002 and 2006.

DPP is opposing Lowry legal challenge aimed at halting his trial over alleged tax offences

John O’Connell disputes complaints against him by emergency department consultant

Michael Fingleton challenged the Central Bank’s decision to subject him to an inquiry. Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former Irish Nationwide chief had argued his case was brought in the public interest

Independent TD Michael Lowry pictured at the Four Courts during a High Court hearing. Photograph: Courts Collins

High Court told Independent TD misappropriated some €372,000 from his own firm in 2002

A High Court judge has expressed hope the continuing confusion concerning the Circuit Court’s jurisdiction to make repossession orders in certain cases will be resolved ‘as soon as possible’ by the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan says case of two men cannot be referred to another court as he gave earlier judgment

Michael Lowry denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TD’s counsel argues articles prejudiced his right to fair trial for alleged tax offences

Michael Lowry TD alleges the decision to transfer his trial to Dublin breaches his rights and amounts to his being punished for being popular with voters in Co Tipperary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

TD claims transfer of trial to Dublin breaches his rights and amounts to punishment for being popular with voters in Tipperary (...)

Owners of the Carlow Shopping Centre say the Musgrave Group, which operates the 34,000 sq ft Supervalu supermarket anchor tenant there, is obliged under the terms of the  contract to keep the premises open, and not close it on January 22nd as intended. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Owners say Musgrave Group obliged under anchor tenant contract to keep premises open

Protester’s occupying buildings where they say the 1916 Rising rebels had their last headquarters on Moore Street in Dublin. Mr Justice Seamus Noonan  has said a case on whether some of the buildings are national monuments had a certain urgency and fixed it for hearing on February 2nd. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Hearing comes amid concern over potential demolition of properties with 1916 Rising links

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

Several significant cases are listed to be heard, including two taken by businessman Denis O’Brien and a personal injuries actio(...)

Airline seeking damages over advertising by ecommerce group on search engine’s AdWords service

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was appointed President of the High Court by President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain on Monday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Jerry Beades bid to restrain appointment designed to cause ‘acute embarrassment’

In 2011, the High Court awarded €400,000 to Dana Doherty (44), a national school teacher, against Michael  Quigley (above), of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, after finding he abused her when she was one of his dancing pupils aged between 12 and 19. File photograph: Collins Courts

Ex-dancing teacher carried out transfer to defeat any award to pupil, Court of Appeal finds

Denis O’Brien has been refused a High Court injunction requiring Red Flag Consulting to identify, at this stage, its client for a dossier of material about the businessman which he alleges is evidence of a conspiracy to damage him. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Judge says not enough evidence showing businessman harmed by alleged conspiracy

 President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, at his office in the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns issues warning to courts on final day on the bench

Outgoing president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said many commentators now seem to feel successive court interventions have ‘virtually paralysed’ the investigatory process ‘where accountability for matters of serious public concern is required’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Outgoing president of High Court speaks of potential Pandora’s box of verdicts

Attorney General Máire Whelan: has called for a review of defamation law to  ensure better protection of court reporters who perform an ‘important public service’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Court reporters should not fear litigation due to a ‘simple oversight, omission or error’

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area of North Kerry.

Judges upheld former senator Dan Kiely’s claim that there was a mistake in 2014 count

Court told evidence of Abdulwhab Mishtaba was ‘unforgettable’ and given in a ‘lordly and swashbuckling’ fashion.

Judge says Abdulwhab Mishtaba the ‘most unusual plaintiff’ he has seen in 29 years

Claire Knowles (56) of Castlejane, Glanmire, Co Cork, who will remain on bail until Wednesday evening after  which time she will return to Limerick Prison unless she has purged her contempt of the possession order. Photograph: Collins Court

Claire Knowles was lawfully jailed for contempt of court order, High Court judge rules

Ms Justice Marie Baker has appointed Kieran Wallace of KPMG as examiner of the McWilliam Park Hotel. Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Judge considered number of persons employed at McWilliam Park ahead of judgment

 Claire Knowles (56), of Castlejane, Glanmire, Co Cork at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Court

Claire Knowles is on bail pending outcome of an inquiry into the legality of her detention

App on mobile phone takes photograph of person who tries to access phone

Donnchadh Ó Cuinn: In judicial review proceedings, he argued, as a native Irish speaker, he is entitled to conduct official business through Irish, his native language. Photograph: Getty Images

Failure to provide Donnchadh Ó Cuinn with documents in Irish breaches State obligations

The High Court has been told that the businessman Denis O’Brien initially failed to be frank about how a USB computer memory stick containing a dossier of material about him ‘materialised’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Businessman wants PR firm Red Flag to identify client it prepared dossier on him for

 Ms Justice Mary Irvine: said she was “all too mindful”  that litigation was becoming ever more complex and lengthy, placing considerable financial strains on participants and on scarce judicial resources.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Company says oyster fishery business had to close due to the release of untreated sewage into Cork harbour

Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell had debts of €71.5m with Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Will Oliver

High Court had earlier dismissed case brought by Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins arriving at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committee meeting in February 2014. She claims the actions of the committee caused her distress and injury to her health. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Court says it must be established if Dáil body had right to question ex-Rehab chief’s pay

The  court ruled that the woman had raised arguable grounds entitling her to further time to appeal a High Court order upholding the validity of the receiver’s appointment. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Receiver was appointed to eight properties in Dublin purchased by her former husband

Still image from footage filmed by  the RTÉ Investigations Unit at Bungalow Three, Áras Attracta, Swinford, Co Mayo. File photograph: RTÉ

Action against RTÉ lodged on behalf of Anna Ywunong Botsimbo (34) of Charlestown

Claire Knowles jailed over contempt of direction to hand over possession of home to bank

Denis O’Brien claims the dossier was supplied to him on a USB stick anonymously last October after he hired a private investigator to look into his belief of a conspiracy to damage him personally and professionally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dossier includes documents referring to ‘Ireland’s Berlusconi’

A commission is inquiring into 38 transactions involving IBRC where there were write-offs of €10 million or more on loans. The transactions include the sale of contracting firm Siteserv to Denis O’Brien’s company, Millington, with a write-off of some €119 million. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sale of firm by IBRC to a company is being investigated by commission of inquiry

Ian Bailey’s appeal against a  dismissal of his claim that gardaí conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is unlikely to be heard before 2017. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bailey has submitted over 30 grounds of appeal, many linked to conduct of hearing

Danske Bank is entitled to summary judgment for €3.47 million against a former partner in Bloxham stockbrokers,

High Court grants Danske Bank judgment against Niall Tinney, a former partner in Bloxham stockbrokers

UCC brought the legal action following flooding damage to buildings on campus in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University argued management of dams on River Lee led to damage of campus buildings

Administrators expect ultimate cost of Quinn Insurance liquidation for Insurance Compensation Fund to be €1.1bn. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Administrators paid almost €1m between July 2014 and September 2015

Denis O’Brien wants consulting firm Red Flag to reveal its client for a dossier of information related to him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Judge ‘surprised’ O’Brien is not proceeding with application for inspection of material

Outgoing President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns (right): he retires later this month after six years in the post.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister of state and ex-chairman of referendum body among main contenders

AIB is entitled to summary judgment for sums totalling around €24 million against 12 business people over default on loans which they had guaranteed, a High Court judge has ruled.

Ruling applies to 12 business people over money they had guaranteed

Grant Thornton claims it had to bring legal proceedings because Ms Scanlan repeatedly refused to confirm she would return the information, delete or destroy any copies held by her and would not provide it to anyone else.

Information on different clients sent by mistake to woman who had assets in receivership

 Blaise and Blake O Donnell, children of Solicitor, Brian O Donnell. File photograph: Collins Courts

Alexandra, Blake, Blaise and Bruce O’Donnell opposed questioning on Gorse Hill contents

A former executive at Tallaght Hospital is seeking to restrain the reopening of an investigation into “historic” complaints from a whistleblower which he alleges has been prompted by the Minister for Health’s intervention.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

John O’Connell says intervention of Minister of Health has reopened issue he thought ‘buried’

Clerys clock: James Doherty SC, for liquidators Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG, said they want to pay  funds to  concession holders as soon as possible as they had been without the money since June. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Liquidators of OCS, that operated Clerys, seek permission from High Court to pay out money

A challenge by a Fianna Fáil party activist to the constitutionality of electoral laws on gender quotas will be heard at the High Court on January 19th. Mr Justice Paul Gilligan said, because a general election is pending, he was satisfied the challenge by Brian Mohan was urgent.

Brian Mohan unable to seek party’s Dublin Central nomination as he’s not a woman

Ms Justice Marie Baker: sais there was ample evidence before the ombudsman to find Mr Gleeson did not retire “early”. Photograph: Collins

Court rules departments were not entitled, after the State took over Trinity College Dublin’s pension scheme in 2009, to reduce pe(...)

Eoin McKeogh arriving at the Four Courts  for a High Court judgement. Photograph: Courts Collins

Paul Lambert claims €1.9m from Eoin McKeogh and parents over internet video case

After the Trinity’s pension scheme reached a “critical state” in 2008, the €279 million in assets and €595 million in liabilities of the scheme were transferred to the National Pensions Reserve Fund in 2009, Ms Justice Marie Baker noted.

Ruling restores some €20,000 to retirement deal

Record: former deputy chairman of Kenmare Resources Donal Kinsella leaving court with his wife Joan after he was awarded €10 million in damages in a defamation case at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘Invaluable’ book provides an accessible, detailed and up-to-date guide

John Perry at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

TD, who is seeking injunctions, secures court permission to serve notice on party

Businessman James Osborne says jobs of 400 people working on site would be put in peril if he accepted bank’s demands

Most of the High Court proceedings arose from the HSE’s application, initiated last May and effectively abandoned last July, to keep the 18-year-old woman in a specialised psychiatric unit in Northampton, England, against her wishes, and at an annual cost of €400,000.

Multiple applications were made concerning appropriate care of woman with personality disorder

High Court told restaurant site was chosen due to proximity to three schools

Tallaght Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shirley Ann Plunkett diagnosed with infection after bowel procedure at Tallaght Hospital

File picture of wind turbines. The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for development of a wind farm in Co Laois after rejecting a challenge to planning permission.   Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Opponents of plan raised concerns about the impact on the River Nore freshwater mussel

The High Court was dealing with  a woman who has chronic paranoid schizophrenia. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Lack of places to care for women with serious mental health difficulties highlighted

The High Court ruled the application for asylum by the woman (40) and for her three children was correctly rejected by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal

The mother of three said she fears persecution because her father was killed

Four claim ‘aggressive’ fishing by NI vessels caused loss of sustainable Irish industry

Denis O’Brien: alleges dossier is part of a conspiracy to damage him. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Judge refuses application to halt order forcing staff to hand over documents

Martin McDonagh: Judge said jury decision to award him €900,000 in 2008 was “perverse”.  Pic: Collins Courts

Appeal court overturns libel award over Sunday World ‘Traveller drug king’ article

In the High Court, Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley ruled there was no adequate evidence to support Bridget “Queenie” Lynn’s undue influence claim. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

No evidence offered to support duress claim, judge says

 Cassandra Reddin, of Ratoath, Co Meath,  leaving the Four Courts  in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former pilot gives evidence in woman’s action against airline over alleged injuries

The Court of Appeal has halted three actions for damages brought against a Catholic Bishop in a representative capacity over the church’s alleged failed to act to prevent paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth sexually abusing children. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Three victims of dead paedophile priest sued Bishop and Cardinal for failing to protect them

The closure of Clery’s department store had a “catastrophic” effect on its cashflow. Best was a concession holder operating its largest store from Clery’s premises.

AIB agrees to write down €9m of its €13.5m debt

The High Court has allowed two brothers to defend themselves against ACC claim. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bank brings case over €100,000 loan plus interest

The High Court has ruled that tenant Michael Doyle is contractually obliged to pay rent to receiver Tom Kavanagh.

High Court rules software developer obliged to pay money owed to landlord

The Minister for Justice was entitled to refuse long-term residency to a Bangladeshi man on foot of his conviction for driving without insurance, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Supreme Court says decision on Bangladeshi man was justified

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

Commercial Court judge fixes December 18th for hearing of application

File photograph of Jules Thomas at the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jules Thomas is appealing a decision in relation to her damages action

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