A former Dart driver who was demoted after refusing to provide a urine sample should be restored to the position, a High Court judge has found. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paul Leblique took action against Iarnród Éireann after being demoted by the firm

Robbie Sinnott, from James Street in Dublin, expects to be unable to see at all within four years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Robbie Sinnott sued Minister after failure to provide way of allowing him cast ballot secretly

The HSE letter, addressed to the “profoundly ill” hospitalised man whose life and health remain at serious risk, was opened earlier this month by his mother and one could “only imagine her despair”, the judge said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Judge criticises body after it mistakenly said money would not be there to send man to UK

The unusual construction of the settlement is intended to ensure “Grace”, for the rest of her life, will get the care she was deprived of for decades. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Unusual feature of settlement is its inclusion of general damages award for €600,000

A HSE-funded settlement package worth some €6.3 million has been approved for a woman with serious intellectual disabilities known as ‘Grace’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court says payment about trying to put right wrongs done to woman while in State care

Photograph: iStock

Tim Walsh was jailed for three years after he admitted dangerous driving causing serious injury to Vincent O’Driscoll

Volkswagen’s lawyers walked out  during a September hearing before  Judge Mary  Devins at Castlebar District Court.  Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty

High Court hearing car firm’s judicial review proceedings concerning District Court case

Gayle Dunne: Chris Lehane, the official administering her husband Sean Dunne’s bankruptcy, got a freezing order arising from the trustee’s view efforts have been made to put some of Mr Dunne’s assets beyond the reach of his creditors.

Wife of bankrupt developer Sean Dunne seeks to overturn order freezing her assets

A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a case by a nurse arising from the Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal can continue to be heard at Castlebar District Court.

Car giant insists it is not seeking to stop Irish motorist litigating

Ireland and the Attorney General have entered a conditional and without prejudice appearance before the High Court to contest the action.

British barrister and politicians seek Article 50 decision referred to Court of Justice of the EU

The proposed development will be located on 261 hectares in townlands north and northwest of the airport terminal building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Actions against Dublin Airport’s €320m plan to be fast-tracked by Commercial Court

The High Court had in 2014 quashed an earlier permission by Am Bord Pleanála to Framore for the development

Cork residents’ concerns included the environmental impact of the development

Because the brain-injured man has been made a ward of court, the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, must decide whether the orders sought by the HSE are in his best interests. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge says he will visit man in hospital before he hears legal submissions next month

Denis O’Brien had sued out of personal interest and to have the court rebuke the TDs, the High Court heard. Photograph: David Sleator

Businessman seeking ‘portion’ of estimated €1m legal fees following failed High Court action

A block on bookies’ pitches at race courses has been lifted in time for the Grand National. Photograph: Reuters/ Marcelo Del Pozo

Grand National at Fairyhouse would have been affected if injunction stood

British prime minister Theresa May greets European Council president Donald Tusk in London ahead of Brexit talks. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Action seeks to establish if Britain can halt Brexit after triggering article 50

Martina Minnock, with an address in Tullamore, Co Offaly, pictured at the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Publican claims deleted CCTV footage shows her trying to lift up a man before falling

Mr Justice Kelly said his decision “is very hard” and those most involved were the parents.

Judge tells mother he would do his ‘level best to make the right decision’

Nicola Vonkova (19)  was murdered by Jakub Fidler (24) at Inverin in Co Galway in July 2008. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Court told scheme’s exclusion rule breaches mother’s rights

 HSE wants  order  permitting doctors not to resuscitate the man if they consider that is not in his best interests. Photograph: iStock

Parents believe son’s condition has improved over the past year

The Supreme Court  dismissed an appeal by Vincent Keaney, from Cobh, who won a seven-figure sum in an early 1990s Lotto draw

Court heard man borrowed extensively in bid to complete the project in Cobh, Co Cork

Andrew Fitzpatrick  for EBS, said Gerald Kean was “comfortable in the public eye and the TV studio”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Counsel for EBS says court should draw inferences from Kean’s failure to give evidence

Angela Kerins: Rehab’s former chief executive will receive two-thirds of her costs in her case against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court ruled for Angela Kerins as Public Accounts Committee legal action ‘raised issues of public importance’

Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts last year. Photograph: Collins

Ex-Rehab boss had taken action against Dáil committee

Dr Andrea Hermann: failed to inform Sligo General Hospital of conditions on her registration from previous misconduct findings against her. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court order follows finding by Irish Medical Council of professional misconduct

Nurse had sent a letter taking full responsibility for what she did, which she described as totally wrong

Nurse took the money from the ‘comfort account’ of a nursing home resident

Experts on both sides all agree, at the end of life, he will suffer a fatal respiratory infection but don’t agree how that should be managed

Patient’s parents oppose HSE move to allow doctors not to make certain interventions if man's condition worsens

Richie Boucher, group chief executive of Bank of Ireland. In his affidavit, he said the proposed scheme is to effect a complete re-organisation of the BOI group.

Proposed scheme includes capital reduction requiring shareholder and court approval

Judge Peter Kelly continued orders permitting an elective C-section on woman and associated necessary treatments and investigations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Executive had previously sought court orders permitting procedure for pregnant woman

Key to the case are questions around maintenance and champerty.

Court must decide if type of third-party funding involved is contrary to public policy

A pensioner who was sent to Mountjoy Prison (pictured) over his  failure to pay court-ordered instalments on a €5,000 judgment debt has been freed by the High Court.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Free Legal Advice Centres says case highlights ‘major failings’ in State’s laws

A seven-judge Supreme Court has dismissed Thomas Joseph O’Connor’s appeal over his constitutional right to equality being violated due to the absence of a statutory free legal aid scheme in extradition cases.

Thomas Joseph O’Connor received 4½-year sentence in London for €5.8m tax fraud

Denis O’Brien: has alleged Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy and Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty “clearly disregarded” the constitutional separation of powers between parliament and the courts

Legal costs expected to exceed €1m, and liability will be decided after judgment is delivered

The case was undefended and the court was told it was before the court for assessment of damages only.

Assistant duty manager was directed to tidy items from around the cash register at bar

Gerald Kean denies the EBS claims. Photograph: Alan Betson

EBS alleges Kean failed to return title deeds for two properties in Co Waterford

The “leapfrog”  appeal raises issues of national and international importance with potential to affect “quite a number of cases”, the court said.

Case immediately affects status of two children adopted in another country

Robbie Sinnott, from James Street, Dublin,  leaving the Four Courts after his successful High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court says Minister should outline plans to allow people to mark ballots without assistance

Gerald Kean: Sharyn Coghlan said on Wednesday that  the Kean firm had since 2008 acknowledged receipt of the fourth EBS letter and there was no dispute it had been received

Court hears letter regarding Dolores Corcoran property missing when file checked

Ian Bailey is appealing the March 2015 dismissal of his claim that various gardaí had conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

Perjury warning to key witness could not be regarded as having biased the jury, state argues

A solicitor in the law firm of Gerald Kean (pictured) has told the High Court the firm made no “mistake” and did nothing wrong in its handling of the redemption of loans made by the EBS to a woman concerning two properties in Waterford

Solicitor for law firm says ‘mistake’ was made by EBS in relation to Waterford loans

Ian Bailey arrives  at the Four Courts  with his partner, Jules Thomas for a Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Collins

Jury dismissed claim gardaí conspired to frame him for Toscan du Plantier murder

 Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum: the man’s rights as a ward of court detained at the CMH under a court order “are no less” than of a person detained there under the Mental Health Act, said President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man who is risk to self and others can be detained in Central Mental Hospital

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: adjourned the matter to Tuesday to allow Sarah McKechnie NL, for the HSE, to get an explanation from Nua. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Judge says Nua Healthcare’s plan for vulnerable man appears to relate to someone else

Lynda Collins, who died from injuries when a branch fell on her in 2011: her husband Richard Collins, on behalf of their three children and other dependants, sued the owners of the land that the tree was on

Order meant media could not give name of man awarded €400,000 over death of wife

Solicitor Gerald Kean: lender EBS says he should not have provided title deeds to Permanent TSB under a refinancing deal relating to loans of a former girlfriend. Photograph: Alan Betson

EBS expert witness says liability for breach of undertaking rests with signatory

Described as physically frail and with a long history of mental illness, the woman, who cannot be identified by court order, is not communicating and had been refusing to eat and take necessary fluids.  File image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

But judge turns down request for contraceptive implants, saying it’s currently ‘a step too far’

 Gerald Kean: the solicitor is being sued by EBS  over title deeds to Waterford properties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Building society is suing solicitor over title deeds to Waterford properties

Solicitor Gerald Kean (left). EBS is seeking the return of two deeds, the High Court has been told.

Deeds for properties belonging to ex-girlfriend Dolores Corcoran yet to be returned

 Richard Kean SC,  for Gerald Kean (above), said the case has potential for “significant reputational damage” and his side “absolutely refutes” the “a la carte presentation” of evidence.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bank alleges failure by solicitor to return deeds of properties bought by Dolores Corcoran

Mary Costello, mother of Tadgh Costello: She said a consultant involved in the case had, after the birth, shown remorse and cried during a private meeting with herself and her husband but the HSE fought the case for the following nine years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tadgh Costello suffered ‘devastating’ injuries during birth at Kerry General Hospital

Property developer Simon Kelly: fund says the case concerns loan facilities advanced to him and  Alistair Tidey by EBS on dates in 2003 and 2006. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Promontoria (Arrow) is pursuing Don Tidey’s son over alleged unpaid loans

Denis O’Brien: Mr Justice Sean Ryan indicated that it may not be possible to fix a hearing date this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman wants to discover name of client who commissioned dossier on him

Save Our Seafront said an environmental impact statement failed to consider that people walk on the Dún Laoghaire pier to enjoy fresh air and the view of the Dublin mountains, and the effects on their enjoyment if a large cruise ship is obscuring the view and “emitting diesel and sulphur fumes”. File photograph: Google Street View

‘Save Our Seafront’ opposes plan on basis of impact on environment and leisure users

Three Ireland has sued Eircom Ltd, trading as Eir, over an advertising campaign launched earlier this month

Ad deceives or is likely to deceive Three’s customers into switching, court hears

Revenue wants summary judgment orders for €2.7m against Annino Forte, and for €2.5m against Corrado Forte

Judge says Fortes had been ‘imprudent and not always polite’ in tax dealings

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

High Court judge says he will refer case on Coillte project to the Court of Justice of EU

Mr Justice Robert Eagar  said the bank was entitled, under the relevant clause in the mortgage, to sell the property.  Photograph: iStock

Man had originally borrowed €284,000 in relation to Carrick-on-Shannon premises

The Supreme Court was ‘not unsympathetic’ to the Burkes’ position but nonetheless dismissed their appeal. Photograph: iStock

Couple had failed to pay €1.2 million demand issued by Anglo Irish Bank in 2008

Justice Kevin Cross  praised the boy’s mother for the care she has given her son and said he hoped the settlement would reassure Mrs O’Donnell that Ian’s needs will be met for the rest of his life.

Incident happened in Co Donegal when the victim, now 18, was three years old

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data-privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland.

Data watchdog wants EU court to decide on European Commission data-transfer rulings

Developer Michael O’Flynn and brother John are suing the Data Protection Commissioner

Michael and John O’Flynn say agency has failed to provide them with all their personal data it had held

It is “an indication of the state of the health services” that the   psychiatrist caring for a woman with an incurable personality disorder   has no access to a social worker for her, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. Photograph: Getty

Woman with personality disorder must return to psychiatric hospital or ‘squalid’ home

Doctors may take all necessary steps to secure the safe delivery of the baby of a mentally ill woman who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy, the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Medics can take steps to ensure safe delivery of baby in mother at late stage of pregnancy

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “could be altered tomorrow”, the High Court has heard.

Facebook case told protections are ‘simple administrative schemes with no statutory basis’

Former solicitor David Herlihy made false stamp duty returns and backdated deeds.

Order needed if profession’s reputation ‘to be trusted to ends of Earth’ to be upheld, court hears

Teresa Wall, of Rathingle Cottages, Swords, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Circuit Court decision to grant Teresa Wall damages over Wicklow Way fall overturned

In his judgment Mr Justice Brian McGovern refused to grant Paul  O’Reilly and DGL injunctions preventing the property being sold pending the full hearing of the dispute between the sides. Photograph: iStock

Bids of about €1.6m received for mixed use property on the corner of Patrick Street

The Court of Appeal found a receiver appointed by Breccia in 2014 over shares of Benray in Blackrock Hospital Ltd was validly appointed and was entitled to sell Benray’s shares in Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breccia entitled to €8.7 million judgment against developer John Flynn, court rules

Facebook argues the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision fails to take into account the 2016 Privacy Shield agreement between the European Commission and US concerning data transfers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former US National Security Agency director John Delong gives evidence in Facebook case

Catherine Nevin pictured after her conviction  in 2000. Photograph: Collins

Husband’s brother and sister seeking to prevent killer from inheriting his estate

 The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among 796 children recorded as having died there between 1925-1961. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitor urges court to help elderly man with cancer find out what happened to baby sister

John Gilligan:  Cab is entitled to its costs of the appeals before the Supreme Court against John, Geraldine and Darren Gilligan but not Tracey Gilligan. Because all four Gilligans got legal aid for the appeals, the State will pay. Photograph: Collins

Gilligans considering possible appeal to European Court of Human Rights

The woman argued the right to reside test was incompatible with EU law and contended the properly applicable test depends on the nature and objective of the payment.

Romanian mother came to State in 2008 and said she survived by selling the Big Issue

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  made a draft finding in May 2016 that Austrian lawyer Max Schrems had “well-founded” objections to the transfer of his personal data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. Photograph: Eric Luke

US government tells court it has adequate system in place to protect EU citizens’ data

Tesco admitted liability on the first day of the High Court hearing but disputed the sums claimed. Photograph: iStock

Damages for customer left permanently disabled with severe back injuries, reduced on appeal

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon Photograph: Eric Luke

Data commissioner wants EU court to decide on EU-US data transfers

Because of a serious administrative error by the Department of Education, Secular Schools Ireland (SSI) suffered an injustice in being excluded from the application process, the court found. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Department of Education excluded firm because of ‘serious administrative error’, court found

Former Fine Gael TD and minister for justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Ex-minister entitled to costs and declaration his rights were breached in whistleblower inquiry

Facebook and the US government said on Wednesday there was nothing untoward about the contacts in circumstances including this case. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

Ongoing Irish action over EU-US data transfers is continuing in High Court

Sean Feehan secured orders, on consent of the OPW, entitling him to apply on the same terms as others for landing permits on Skellig Michael

Man took legal proceedings after Office of Public Works revoked his permits last year

 Mr Justice Anthony Barr found Dr Andrea Hermann did not depart from an appropriate standard of care when advising Mary McNicholas in August 2005. Photograph: Getty

Court of Appeal said woman had not proven negligence against consultant gynaecologist

 Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland to its US parent, Facebook Inc. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dossier for use in Data Protection Commissioner case on validity of EU-US data transfers

The girl, who was exposed to violence in her native Africa, has been diagnosed with psychosis. Photograph posed by model: iStock

Doctors express serious concerns for teenager’s mental and physical health

A liquidator’s case for orders against Independent TD Mick Wallace and his son, Sasha, has been adjourned to April. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Michael Leydon seeking to have deputy and his son Sasha disqualifed as company directors

A Dunnes Stores worker who sued the firm after hurting her knee when she tripped over a cable at a checkout has been awarded €94,000 by the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Sinead Maloney sued company after she tripped over a cable and hurt her knee

Supreme court says a local woman can   challenge An Bord Pleanála’s  approval of permission for a wind farm development at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains in Co Tipperary.

Local woman is challenging Bord Pleanála approval for a wind farm in the Silvermines

By a six to one majority, the Supreme Court dismissed Tusla’s appeal against an order directing the phased release of two children into their mother’s care

High Court finds parents’ rights to constitutional justice were ‘fundamentally’ breached

While the High Court case is listed for three weeks, it now appears likely to run for at least five.

Remedies available to US citizens unavailable to EU citizens, US law expert tells court

The  Supreme Court said the 77-year-old woman had not established her case raised issues of general public importance.

Procedure was carried out on woman in 1963, 12 days before her first baby was born

Brian Meehan sought an appeal against  2016 judgment refusing to certify his conviction that murder of Guerin was a miscarriage of justice. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Judges ruled Dubliner had not shown proposed appeal involved matter of general public importance

  Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins: Legal costs arising from her failed action  for damages over the Dáil Public Accounts Committee’s conduct could be as high as €700,000.     Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Rehab chief went before PAC to assist in administration of the State, court told

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan granted an ex parte application for leave to take a judicial review  of the council’s refusal

Dublin City Council took unlawful and irrational approach to decision, court hears

Farmers   take part in a North East Pylon Pressure Campaign   protest against the North-South interconnector. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Case centres on a Bord Pleanála permission for 300 pylons for North-South project

The legal action could have implications for  procedures established under the Workplace Relations Act 2015

Judge grants man leave to contest adjudication officer’s decision in judicial review

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan had adjourned the man’s challenge with a view to urgent steps being taken to find a place for him

High Court challenge over breach of rights to bodily integrity ends after place is secured

The Data Protection Commissioner wants a European Court of Justice determination before finalising her investigation of Max Schrems’s complaint over transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland Ltd to its US parent, Facebook Inc.

Crisis after clampdown would make financial crash seem minor, lawyer for firm claims

The judge  assessed compensation, based on loss of child benefit of €140 monthly over a year, at €1,680. Photograph: iStock

Judge says one year lag in deciding application for international protection inordinate

Damages awarded:  Stephen Kelly leaves  the Four Courts in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Newspaper defamed driver involved in fatal road crash, High Court jury rules

The Facebook case is being heard in Ireland because the company’s European HQ is in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook lawyer rejects argument from Max Schrems as ‘extraordinary’

The Data Protection Commissioner’s case is against Facebook and Mr Schrems but no orders are sought against them and the purpose of the action is to get a referral. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Company tells Commercial Court it has ‘world-class information security programme’

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