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

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: Disagreed there was a sound evidential basis for the High Court finding the delay was excusable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Action alleged religious order vicariously liable for rape and sexual assault of schoolgirl

A separate action against Michael Fingleton, involving a claim by State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for up to €6 billion over losses suffered by the Society, is proceeding on a date yet to be fixed.

Action was taken against four ex-directors accused of unlawful delegation of power

Judge said he was “astounded” a more rapid reaction to initiate legal proceedings by Tulisa Contostavios did not take place. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

‘X Factor’ star alleged she was set up in a sting operation

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over the alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the Board of the Society to its former CEO Michael Fingleton has settled, the Commercial Court has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Action over alleged ‘wholly unlawful’ delegation of board powers to former CEO

Ruling by a four to three majority on the use of evidence in criminal trials is considered hugely significant.

Bar on use of evidence obtained in breach of a constitutional right has now been removed

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. He made various directions, including for the advertisement of the petition seeking the sale, and returned the matter for hearing on June 5th

Quinn Insurance ceased writing new business in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in 2009 and in the UK in late 2012

Dublin Simon Community plans to relocatore emergency facility

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts last month dafter the verdict in his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jules Thomas alleges wrong arrest in Toscan du Plantier murder investigation

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jury dismisses claim gardaí conspired to implicate Bailey in death of Toscan du Plantier

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case over an alleged Garda conspiracy to implicate him in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Judge says failure to find killer of Sophie Toscan du Plantier a source of anguish

Given the disputes between the lawyers in the Ian Bailey case, a dry run of the evidence of former Director of Public Prosecutions Jim Hamilton (above) was heard in the absence of the jury to determine what he could say before them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dry run of ex-DPP Jim Hamilton’s evidence heard in absence of jury to determine what he could say

Ian Bailey, pictured leaving the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins

State argued Mr Bailey’s claim was statute-barred, writes Mary Carolan

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case over garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Case related to investigation into death of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton. At the High Court, Ms Justice Marie Baker, said Mr Fingleton had not identified anything in the terms and conditions of the loan that he might rely on in a defence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Irish Nationwide chief executive has no arguable defence, High Court rules

Ian Bailey: attempting to show ‘once and for all’ he was not involved in death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier  but counsel said he ‘will always be a pariah’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Jury hears closing statements after 63-day action and will consider conspiracy by gardaí

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Counsel argue jury should disbelieve claim garda stripped naked and asked for sex

Stanisclaw Oponowicz  leaving the Four Courts yesterday  after a High Court hearing. Photo: Courts Collins

Polish national suffered fractured jaw and left with permanent damage to mouth

Blaise O’Donnell and Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell at the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Collins

Dr Mary Pat O’Donnell says ‘harassment and devastation’ was visited upon them by Bank of Ireland and solicitors

Andrew Hetherington allegedly arranged payments through ‘falsification of a paper trail’

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts on Tuesday  for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Evidence in long-running civil action case concluded earlier this month

A woman who claims her privacy rights as a prior victim of human trafficking, slavery, sexual abuse and exploitation have been breached as a result of spending years in the direct provision system has initiated a High Court challenge to the system.

High Court told conditions experienced by woman and Irish born child give rise to ‘anguish’

Ian Bailey’s civil action for damages over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier opened last November and evidence concluded earlier this month after 59 days. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jury should be sent out by next week in case that heard from some 90 witnesses

AIB has obtained €9.3 million judgment orders on consent at the Commercial Court against Galway businessmen Tom and John Nestor for borrowings by the pair. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Court rules in favour of bank for borrowings by Tom and John Nestor

Mr Justice Brian Cregan agreed to transfer the action to the Commercial Court list. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Davy Target Investments’ claims concern distribution of rent monies

The plaintiff complained of “considerable overlap” in membership of the boards of various standards bodies.

Judge says claim is ‘impossibly broad’

Dublin couple Patrick and Roseann McLaughlin have lost their Supreme Court appeal against a ruling that Bank of Scotland Plc was entitled to recover some €4 million from them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

McLaughlins claimed bank not entitled to recover unpaid property development loans

The Supreme Court has made no costs orders after proceedings brought on behalf of John Stokes by his mother Mary Stokes (above) concerning the enrolment policy of CBS High School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins.

Supreme Court recently said insufficient evidence to say admission policy discriminatory

A grandmother’s bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish citizens, has been rejected by a two to one Supreme Court majority

Deportation order means she cannot return from Nigeria to visit her only relatives

In High Court judicial review proceedings against the Minister for Social Protection, Liam Ward contended he is entitled to have his application decided in line with guidelines. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

It is impossible to rent in inner-city Dublin for less than €450 a month, court is told

Eighteen people were adjudicated bankrupt during a hearing lasting less than one hour at the High Court on Monday.

Man with debts of €400,000, mostly to Revenue, tells court he wants matter ‘over with’

Ian Bailey, who has made a series of claims over the conduct of the  investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than 90 witnesses heard in action against Garda Commissioner and State

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, said the Labour Court had told Patrick  Mulholland he could issue a summons to compel the attendance of a member of Greenstar management to give evidence in relation to pay rates, but that this option was not pursued. File photograph: Collins Courts

Patrick Mulholland alleged drivers directly employed by Greenstar paid more than agency staff

Ian Bailey arriving at court last month for his action against the Garda Commissioner and State over the conduct of the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jury will hear closing speeches on March 24th followed by charge from judge

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell: Mr Justice Brain McGovern told Mr O’Donnell he and his wife have to be “out of the property” by 5pm today and have until then to remove their belongings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Court rules Brian and Mary O’Donnell are trespassing on former home in Killiney

An action brought over an alleged injury to a   child  sustained during a car collision when her mother was nine-weeks pregnant with her has settled at the High Court for €100,000. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

High Court had heard claims child born with cerebral palsy following Tallaght collision

Dermot Dwyer said, after the second arrest of Mr Bailey on January 28th, 1998 in connection with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, he was “very perturbed” about some of the correspondence from the DPP’s office concerning the Garda file. Photograph: Courts Collins

Evidence in case may conclude on Friday after which it will adjourn for a week to resume from March 23rd

Irish Water protesters Bernie Hughes, Paul Moore, Derek Byrne and Damien O’Neill. Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns says he was ‘most unhappy at the idea of a procedural technicality trumping substantive justice’

Mr Justice Brian McGovern: refused to fast-track action in Commercial Court on grounds of delay, meaning case will proceed via High Court procedures

Joint venture group claims commercially sensitive information released to competitor by National Roads Authority

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas pictured leaving the Four Courts last month during his High Court action for damages. File Photograph: Courts Collins

Long-running case expected to finally conclude in early April

Florence Newman leaves the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action for damages taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Florence Newman said she ‘got a fright’ when she saw scratches ‘like squiggles’ on Mr Bailey’s right hand

Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts High Court on Friday. Photograph: Collins.

Officer asked about conversation in patrol car

Water protesters Damien O Neill, Derek Byrne, Paul Moore and Bernie Hughes pictured after they were released. Photograph: Collins

Applause in court after four protesters immediately freed

 Richard Shelley pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph:   Collins Courts

Richard Shelley says Bailey cried and put his arms around him

Kevin Kelleher  leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

Retired Garda did not recall suspecting anyone else in Sophie Toscan du Plantier case

Florence Crowley claimed under a policy for serious illness cover taken out with Zurich in 2002. Zurich said  in order to be paid for coronary catheter treatment, his surgery had to involve a procedure to correct at least 50 per cent diameter narrowing of two coronary arteries. Because he underwent surgery to correct narrowing of one artery only, he was not entitled to serious illness benefit, it said. File photograph: Getty Images

Judge says law obliged him to strike out case but he had ‘considerable sympathy’ for applicant

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