The result is “harsh” for Ms Hill who has “made every effort and been diligent in meeting her repayments”, the judge said. Her mortgage debt is “relatively small” and she hoped her income will improve as it had recently.

High Court accepts decision is harsh as it upholds objection to personal insolvency deal

Ms Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh in the High Court: told the four youths were held in locked rooms without any stimulation for periods of several days,   they  were given food via a hatch and ate alone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Four youths claim their rights were breached after detention centre rooftop incident

In her judgment Ms Justice Baker noted the city development plan obliged the council to work with other agencies to alleviate homelessness

Dublin City Council’s approval of proposed hostel at Longfield’s Hotel did not breach planning law

Barry Doyle, who shot dead rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in 2008. His Supreme Court appeal raised issues concerning the right of access to a solicitor. Photograph: Press22

Barry Doyle jailed for life in 2012 for murder of rugby player in case of mistaken identity

File photograph of Oberstown youth detention centre. PHotograph: Eric Luke

Detainees claim human rights and dignity breached with ‘no apparent legal reason’

A clinical psychologist favoured a joint custody arrangement, saying both are ‘caring and committed’ parents who loved their children.

Judge said there was no basis for orders granting custody of autistic son (18) to wife

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said on Monday that the first case of a male with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa had recently arisen. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

High Court president says first case of young male with the eating disorder has arisen

The court heard the boy (6) from Bantry, Co Cork, cannot speak, suffers seizures every day and requires 24-hour care

Six-year-old born in Cork hospital suffers seizures and requires constant care, court told

The HSE wants the man, described as dangerous, to be made a ward of court and detained in the CMH. Lawyers for the man agree he should be detained in the CMH but under the 2001 Mental Health act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

High Court told human rights of man held in Central Mental Hospital should be protected

The Revenue is a substantial creditor of the failed building company. Photograph: iStock

David Hughes is ordered by High Court to provide more details on time worked

The woman claims she felt a scalpel as it cut into her during the procedure being carried out under local anaesthetic at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin

Woman claims she felt scalpel slicing through layers of skin during Caesarean section

Denis O’Brien: alleges  that the material in the Red Flag dossier is mostly unfavourable to him and is defamatory. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court awards costs of discovery hearing into dossier against businessman

David Walsh is suing his  stepmother Mary Walsh, each pictured leaving the High Court in Dublin,  for a €560,000 share of a €3.38 million Lotto win. Photographs: Collins Courts

David Walsh claimed National Lottery letter confirmed he was part of a six-person syndicate

David Walsh: said he  was part of a six-member syndicate that owned the winning ticket. Photograph: Collins Courts

David Walsh rejects claim he was offered father’s house or €200,000 from lottery prize

Court of Appeal upholds Commercial Court ruling that widow made out no arguable defence

The court held it was ’utterly unreasonable and unrealistic’ to impose a duty of care requiring Dublin Bus drivers to check passengers are securely in their seats before driving off. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Court dismissed passenger’s action over injury when she came backwards down stairs

The proposed €240m development was for 46 wind turbines on three clusters of lands at Farragara, Castletownmoor and Ísealchríocha, near Kells. Photograph: iStock

Court rules Bord Pleanála not obliged to hear submissions before it can designate strategic development

Salmon’s Pub in Blanchardstown, which the judge said had failed to have a proper cleaning system in place

Judge said plaintiff was entitled to win case as floor was left uncleaned for at least an hour

John Griffin, former chairman of and principal investor in Irish TV. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Station employed 30 people in Westport promoting Mayo and Irish culture

In his judgment Mr Justice Humphreys held “unborn” to mean an “unborn child” with rights extending beyond the right to life under Article 40.3.3 (the 1981 anti-abortion amendment of the Constitution)

Further clarity sought on rights of ‘unborn’ due to apparently conflicting court judgments

Mick Wallace TD: his total debts exceed €30 million. Until the law changed in 2014, a TD would automatically lose their seat if declared bankrupt. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge grants bankruptcy petition by Cerberus owned fund arising from €2m judgment

Ailbhe Cole has lost a High Court action for damages against her former school over an injury suffered playing hockey. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ailbhe Cole may now face substantial legal bill after costs were awarded against her

Independent TD Joan Collins: Had maintained the promissory notes were impermissibly issued without a Dáil vote. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD challenged minister for finance’s issuing of €31bn in 2009 for bank debt

Independent TD Joan Collins: Maintains the promissory notes were impermissibly issued without a Dáil vote. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD challenged Minister for Finance’s issuing €31bn in 2009 for bank debt

The Minister for Justice must consider former foreign students’ rights to private and family life under the Constitution and article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for many from outside European Economic Area

Neither AIB nor the Department of Finance commented on  Edmund Honohan’s remarks. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

High Court Master makes query after noting half of 98 cases before him involved AIB

There was no reason why a retrial should not be ordered, the court held

Trial judge wrongly excluded CCTV evidence and memo of interview with accused

The judge struck out Dunnes’s case,  finding that its true objective was to facilitate a contrived legal justification for Dunnes’s “long-time failure” to meet its contractual obligations to fit out and occupy the anchor store at Ferrybank

Judge says it had ulterior motive in suing An Bord Pleanála

Houses at  Glennatan, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.

Supreme Court rules Ann Moore thrown out of home in a ‘fundamentally defective’ manner

Denis O’Brien: his  spokesman said  he would be appealing the decision over the Red Flag dossier. Photograph: The Irish Times

Judge says businessman did not show that knowing identity was relevant and necessary

The occupation of the Kube building has continued since November 18th when about 20 people stormed the building and told council staff, housed on the second floor, to leave before changing the locks. Image: Google Streetview

Court ‘very exercised’ by case where building allegedly illegally occupied for three weeks

Cases were brought following disturbances and fire damage to the Oberstown centre near Lusk, Co Dublin, last August. Photograph: Eric Luke

High Court judge says cases involving four youths raise ‘significant’ juvenile rights issues

In civil proceedings, the woman has sued the man, who left the priesthood some years ago, for damages, including aggravated damages. He denies the claims.

Woman claims teacher sexually abused her in school oratory when she was student

 UniCredit    head office  in Milan: Pioneer’s  parent UniCredit, Italy’s largest banking group, is reportedly set to announce next week plans to raise up to €13 billion through a share sale to bolster its balance sheet. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Dublin-based executives suspended over alleged attempt to set up rival business

Kathleen Dunne, of Blanchardstown, Dublin leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice Michael Hanna said Kathleen Dunne suffered ‘a very nasty injury indeed’

South Dublin County Council had found the family ineligible for emergency accommodation on foot of its view their homelessness arose from “choices” made. File photograph: Getty Images

Family were found ineligible for emergency housing as homelessness was due to ‘choices’

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs has concluded at the High Court with judgment reserved.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judgement reserved in businessman’s action over comments about his banking affairs

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts last week during his action against  the Clerk of the Dáil and the State over comments made by two TDs in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Citizens have no remedy for comments made about them in Oireachtas, counsel for State says

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been accused of trying to restrict Oireachtas speech in his action over comments about his affairs made in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

State’s counsel says businessman’s case targets ‘future freedom’ of parliamentary debate

An elderly woman has been ordered to pay a Dublin maternity hospital’s legal costs of her failed appeal alleging a symphysiotomy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Judges say 77-year-old had ‘tough life by any standards’ but costs must go to winning side

Sean Dunne: was adjudicated bankrupt in Ireland in July 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developer denies failing to co-operate since being made bankrupt in US and Ireland

Margaret McGarr’s appeal raised an important question about the extent of Dublin Bus’s duty of care to passengers on a double decker bus, the three-judge court noted. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘Utterly unreasonable’ to require drivers to check passengers in seats before driving off

Independent TD Mick Wallace is exploring possible alternatives to being bankrupted by a fund and also wants to see if he can save his family home, the High Court has been told. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Independent TD exploring alternatives to being bankrupted over €2m judgment

The court ruled Barbara Black was the intended beneficiary of the apartment at Sydney Parade Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, although she was mistakenly referred to as “Rosemary Black” in the will of retired civil servant Eileen Curtin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Catholic lobby group fails in court challenge over Dublin apartment bequest to Barbara Black

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

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

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

Ex-priest denies wrongdoing during Gambia school trip

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

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

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

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

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

Businessman tells High Court he received death threats

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

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

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

Businessman taking action over comments about his banking affairs in Oireachtas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agency says businessman did not disclose income from Vicar Street venue

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

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

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

Judgment considered the rights of a Nigerian father awaiting deportation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judge rules plaintiff was seriously misled and Anglo engaged in misrepresentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers accuse Nama of leaking confidential information on their construction company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Officer convicted of assault secures Supreme Court order overturning proposed sacking

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

Court told compensation will be paid over wrongful manslaughter conviction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man had been found confused and wandering alone on Meath road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Justice David Keane said disclosure of documents related to the Garda search of a premises carried the risk, not just of compromising an ongoing criminal investigation, but also a potential risk to the life of an informant or informants “and, hence, cannot be lightly weighed”.

Man not entitled to information linked to Garda search warrant application

The Court of Appeal has agreed with a High Court decision dismissing all claims by Patrick Vesey against the law firm Fabian P Cadden & Co over the handling of his damages case. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Patrick Vesey said law firm negligently handled his damages case over bus crash

The judge said signage at the pool was “woefully inadequate”. Photograph: Getty Images

Incident at West Wood Club after plunge into swimming pool lacking ‘No Diving’ signage

Existing arrangements for mussel seed fishing cannot be said to be law for the purposes of Article 10 of the Constitution, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell said

Ruling that all natural resources belong to the State as appeal is sought by fishermen

Denis O’Brien: in his High Court action he is set to allege statements made by TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs are not absolutely privileged. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Barristers for Dáil argue Prof Tribe’s evidence not relevant to Irish constitutional law

Child and Family Agency argues that parents cannot take ‘unlawful detention’ proceedings

Winthrop Engineering founder Barry English was knowing participant in fraud, judge says.

Winthrop Engineering founder and accountant were in scheme to defraud Revenue

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