Catholic University School,  Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pierce Dillon challenges Catholic University School’s handling of complaint by student’s parents

Man sacked following armed robbery during which his son was kidnapped at gunpoint

 Austrian Max Schrems  complained Facebook Ireland was transferring his data via SCCs to servers located in the US, where it was being processed, without ensuring sufficient protection for it as required under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

Application by the US to join High Court action following Schrems claims over validity of data transfers between EU and US

Joseph Tyrell Jnr had accepted some liability must attach to him but also pleaded the accident was in the main caused by Ms Woods who, with a friend, was jogging two abreast on the road, the judge said. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teacher Donna Woods was jogging with a friend near her home when struck

William Jones, with his book, The Black Horse Inside Coolmore. Photograph: Collins

William Jones wanted to prevent lawyers writing to booksellers alleging work was defamatory

The court heard there was also no reference in the planning notice for the hostel to the fact the area around Fitzwilliam Street and Merrion Square includes some protected Georgian structures, the court heard. Photograph: Moya Nolan/The Irish Times

Local resident takes challenge over plans for 30-bed hostel at Fitzwilliam Street

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case of Dublin businessman Ronan McNamee has implications for 26 others involved in similar “straddle” transactions involving what the Revenue estimates are total potentially recoverable tax sums of € 110million.

Decision in the case of Dublin businessman Ronan McNamee allows agency to pursue wealthy invovled in transactions primarily for ta(...)

Gwen Leost Kane at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Gwen Leost Kane fractured her ankle after slipping while pushing her child’s buggy

Séamus Brennan claims Catherine Lowry agreed to leave him farm worth €840,000

The man argued the laws breached his rights to life, bodily integrity and liberty. Photograph: iStock

Eddie Kershaw said he needed to be able to get out of car ‘quick enough’ to get away from ‘abusive’ gardaí

A company controlled by businessman Larry Goodman has been refused a stay on orders, clearing the way for shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic to redeem their loans for investing in the facility.

High Court ruling clears way for clinic shareholders to redeem shares

A company controlled by businessman Larry Goodman has been refused a stay on orders clearing the way for shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic to redeem their loans for investing in the facility. Photograph: Alan Betson

Judge refuses stay on orders for company controlled by businessman Larry Goodman

Fine Gael Cllr Tom McHugh alleges RTÉ caused him, as an elected public representative, to expend time and effort in what he believed to be a public interest in vain

Politician claims broadcaster sought to procure his corruption as public representative

The DPP wants the court to consider whether, in particular cases of alleged rape, an accused is obliged, before any sex, to ascertain there was actual capacity to consent.

Judges will rule on appeal concerning positive obligations of men charged with rape

Mr Justice Robert Eagar said there was no evidence it would have been impossible for the man to attend to answer his bail on November 26th, 2014, as he was not required to attend the High Court. Even so, he could have attended the District Court in the morning and travelled to the city centre “in ample time” to give evidence in the High Court, he added. File photograph: Getty Images

Claim made it was not physically possible for man to be in separate courts on same day

Dr Harry Sweeney and Y K Paca Paca Farm, a stud farm,  have initiated three actions separately suing University of Limerick and two women who, at the time of alleged events in 2014, were students of UL on equine studies placements at the farm in Hokkaido, Japan. File photograph: Getty Images

Dr Harry Sweeney and stud farm sue UL and two ex-students on Japanese equine placement

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Action initiated by Data Protection Commissioner could have huge international implications

 University of Limerick is being sued for alleged defamation and reputational damage as a result of how it reacted to allegations by two female students  while on placement at a stud farm. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dr Harry Sweeney takes action over female students’ allegations about his behaviour

 Brian O’Cathain has resigned as chief executive of Petroceltic. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Amended survival scheme reflects improved deal for the company’s staff

 Brian O’Cathain, CEO at the Petroceltic. A hearing aimed at getting High Court approval for a survival scheme for exploration company Petroceltic has been adjourned after day long talks over employees concerns about the survival proposals failed to end in agreement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Lawyers hope agreement between employees and examiner may be reached by Thursday

 The Debenhams store on Dublin’s Henry Street. The High Court has extended time for a report from the examiner appointed to prepare a survival scheme for the company operating Debenhams eleven stores here. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Survival scheme will involve reducing rent costs, which retailer says are above market rates

Clare County County in 2011 refused permission for the original planning application by McMahon Wind Acquisitions Ltd for six turbines

Decisions of public bodies must be clear enough for people to decide if there is legal basis to challenge them, court hears

 Ms Justice Mary Irvine. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Boy appealing medical negligence award queried judge’s attendance at conference

The Sadlers Wells Roll of Honour of Group One winners at Coolmore Stud in  Fethard, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former employee fails to stop lawyers contacting retailers and distributors with allegations

 Permanent TSB charged the mortgage holder interest at a rate of 4.5 per cent when he was entitled to 1.5 per cent, the High Court heard. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Home owner claimed he would not have gone bankrupt if Permanent TSB had not overcharged

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s action against a Dáil Committee over speeches made in the House concerning his banking affairs has been fixed for hearing on November 29th. File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

Businessman says comments by Catherine Murphy, Pearse Doherty affected RTÉ legal action

Eoin McCullough SC, for Max Schrems (above), did not oppose the case being fast-tracked but said Mr Schrems has concerns whether another reference to the CJEU was necessary.

Data commissioner wants key issues to be referred to Court of Justice of the EU

Commercial Mushroom Producers (CMP) claims the department has limited the amount of aid available to it via expenditure caps

State’s largest producer body initiates legal action, claiming it has lost €12m in funding

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has proven beneficial to a man who had refused to eat while detained in hospital, the High Court has been told. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The 62-year-old underwent 12 sessions of treatment following High Court order

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Group of 30 due just 5% of monies owed under examinership scheme

Wicklow-based firm Augustus Cullen Law appealed after the High Court upheld a Taxing Master’s decision allowing a €276,000 instruction fee and not the €485,000, based on €375 an hour, claimed. The defendant argued €250,000 was the appropriate fee.

Taxing master had reduced Wicklow-based firm Augustus Cullen Law’s fee to €276,000 from €485,000, which was then upheld by High Co(...)

The three-judge court reserved judgment. Photograph: iStock

IBRC alleges company is part of alleged conspiracy to put assets beyond bank’s reach

Shane Kelly McGrath (15) was not in the High Court on Thursday when the settlement was approved as he was sitting his Junior Cert exams. Photograph: Getty Images

Case brought by mother alleged youth sustained shoulder damage via excessive traction

Six-judge court overturns Court of Appeal decision

A file image of former Rehab chief executive  Angela Kerins arriving at Leinster House for a meeting of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee in February 2014.   In a High Court action, Ms Kerins is seeking orders and damages on foot of claims including that the committee acted unlawfully and was guilty of misfeasance in its treatment of her. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ex-Rehab chief seeking orders and damages against committee over its treatment of her

A legal challenge by businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades (pictured) to the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly as President of the High Court has been halted on all grounds. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Claim Peter Kelly not eligible for appointment as President of High Court ‘entirely misconceived’

Stephen Murphy jnr leaves the Four Courts in Dublin yesterday. He voiced unhappiness with the Supreme Court judgment. Photograph: Collins Courts

Man’s prosecution represented ‘significant’ Garda failure, Supreme Court rules

A retired plumber who disputes interim tax assessments for €15 million raised against him but not yet determined has lost a Supreme Court appeal concerning the appeal rights of taxpayers prior to a final determination of any tax liability. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Brendan O’Rourke had disputed ruling that he could not appeal interim assessment

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter will exhibit the O’Higgins Commission report in his appeal over the dismissal of his bid to quash parts of the Guerin report. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ex-minister for justice is challenging earlier report on Garda whistleblower claims

Thomas McFeely: “refused to co-operate in any meaningful way”. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court rules Priory Hall developer in ‘very grave’ breaches of bankruptcy laws

Jules Thomas has sued the Garda Commissioner and State over alleged “incalculable” damage suffered by her arising from the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in late 1996. Photograph: Collins

Ruling could lead to Jules Thomas’s damages action being struck out – in part or in totality

Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely who has had  his period of bankruptcy extended by five years. Photograph: Collins

Thomas McFeely failed to disclose assets including his interests in 12 flats in Dublin

Mary Parnell said that before the incident she could swim 50 lengths of the public pool, but could now only do 40. Photograph: Collins

Pensioner (72) from Glasnevin in Dublin dislocated right shoulder, it was claimed

Prisoners on D1 wing also had to eat their meals in the cell which was akin to eating in ‘a not very nice toilet’.

Some 800 prisoners could be in line to receive compensation over practice

Three students with learning disabilities have settled actions aimed at securing reader assistants for the Leaving Cert. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

No details of settlements outlined, State Examinations Commission to pay legal costs

It is alleged some of the Quinns were since autumn 2015 employed by a company, SMC Products Ltd, incorporated in 2013 and controlled until recently by relatives of the Quinns, while another, Ciara Quinn, has a part-time job with a nursing services agency.

It is alleged the payments are no longer necessary because financial circumstances of a number of family members have changed ‘sig(...)

It was alleged Denis Murphy died as a result of his motorbike being involved in a collision with a stray cow on the roadway on the N21 road at Ballymurragh East, Newcastle, Co Limerick, in October 2005. File photograph: Getty Images

Margaret Murphy sued firm of solicitors for alleged failure to sue farmer before deadline

The Derrynaflan Chalice and stand  in the National Museum, in Dublin, in 1985. A judge has been asked to decide whether a builder revoked previous wills relating to part of his €3.4 million estate, which includes the farm where the chalice was discovered. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

William Courtney’s assets include the farm where Derrynaflan Chalice was discovered

The cases of Alan Hutch and several others have been adjourned to Wednesday.

The ‘test case’ ruling will have implications for 16 others including Alan Hutch, son of Eddie Hutch Snr

Students sitting their Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Eric Luke

Examinations Commission re-examining 400 applications seeking ‘reasonable accommodation’

Jennifer Byrne of Ryefield West, Whitechurch, Co Cork at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Abigail Byrne will permanently have 10cm by 1cm ‘cross’ on her forehead

In his proceedings former Garda sergeant Owen Corriga challenged certain paragraphs of the Tribunal report.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Statement says no finding made that farmer’s death was a due to information ex-garda gave to IRA

 Debenhams’ 11 Irish stores went into examinership on Thursday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish operation has accumulated losses of more than €22m in past three years

Nora Wall (left) leaves the Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin with an unidentified friend on  December 1st, 2005 – the day her imprisonment for the rape of a young girl was declared a miscarriage of justice. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

In 1999 former Sisters of Mercy nun became first woman convicted of rape in Ireland

Debenhams Ireland cited high rents among its reasons for seeking court protection. Photograph: PA Wire

Court told only alternative to examinership was liquidation with €264m deficit

Alan Hutch. Photograph: Collins Courts

Up to 20 prisoners seeking to benefit from decision on suspended sentences

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

High Court judge formally declares laws on activating sentences as unconstitutional

Joseph Murphy  Jnr: Mr Murphy also wants formal court orders quashing findings of corruption made against him by the tribunal rather than, as the tribunal proposes, having those findings deleted from its report on its website. Photograph: Courtpix

Murphy claims damages after material related to credibility of Gogarty was withheld

In evidence, Jennifer Byrne said that when her daughter Abigail was born, she thought her  head was misshapen. The baby had a tiny mark from the forceps but she was reassured the damage was all on the outside of her head, Ms Byrne said.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Liability admitted as child sued HSE over treatment following birth in Cork in 2011

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a school special needs assistant against the overturning of a €255,000 damages award to her.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Una Ruffley alleges school’s conduct of disciplinary process amounted to ‘workplace bullying’

Court finds issue is ‘very serious’, affecting cost of insurance to the public and the ability of insurers to foresee and manage(...)

PwC’s Dublin office. PwC was the auditor of Quinn Insurance Ltd  for the years ending 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and the administrators have alleged breach of contract and breach of duty in its auditing.

Accountancy firm is defending claim over its auditing of Quinn Insurance

A selection of mugs as seen in the Wacky Woolies catalogue - which was referenced as part of a High Court action between The Shamrock Gift Company and Allied Imports Ltd.(Photograph:  Courts Collins)

Dispute centred on use of “Wacky Woollies” trade mark

Woman said she fell in the fruit section of the Kilrush Tesco store. She said her legs shot out from under her, she hit the ground and was unable to get up afterwards. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/files

Woman left permanently disabled with severe back and other injuries, High Court told

The case was adjourned to resume in the next law term opening on May 25th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Woman seeks back-dated child benefit payments for son born in direct provision

Wendy Delaney said she was covered from “head to toe” by varnish which she cleaned off afterwards in the store’s staff bathroom. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Wendy Delaney (68) suffered eye injury when tin emptied on her after she turned it upside down

Former Shamrock Rovers player Stephen Wilkie, of Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin, leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Stephen Wilkie (37) alleged he slipped on water while playing indoor football

IThe woman said she and her husband have professional qualifications and their living conditions while in Direct Provision were “distressing and damaging” to both of them.

High Court action seen as a test case raising issues under Irish and EU law

Geraldine  Martin suffered an arm injury in Dunnes’ Dundalk branch on August 10th 2011.

Court overturned €67,500 award to Geraldine Martin (64) over arm injury at work

Of 104 jurers called last week, 37  did not attend; of 102 called this week, 35 did not show, the High Court heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than one third of those summonsed for High Court jury duty this week failed to show

Protesters against the direct provision system on  a march from the Dáil to the Department of Justice last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Court to examine whether constitutional rights extend to non-nationals seeking refugee status

Aaron Hanrahan  with his parents, Peter Hanrahan  and Marianne Cunningham  of Donohill, Co. Tipperary, pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court settlement ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

Aaron Hanrahan’s language therapy was withdrawn recently due to health budget cuts

Mary Malee (16),  Bohola, Co Mayo, leaving court Friday with her parents, Maura  and Marty  after a High Court settlement ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘This shouldn’t have happened to me and others like me’, says Mary Malee (16)

KBC secured summary judgment  for €6.2m against the businessman last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Court finds no cause of action in relation to retail park loans

A selfie from Cllr Paddy Meade, who brought defamation proceedings against Mr O’Connor.

George O’Connor wrongly alleged Cllr Paddy Meade’s tax affairs were ‘not in order’

The boy, when sitting his Junior Cert, successfully applied for a reader, but he was refused one for his Leaving Cert. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Decision of State Exams Commission ‘difficult to comprehend’, says High Court judge

The High Court has deferred to next month making final orders arising from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sentences unconstitutional.

Law giving the courts power to revoke suspended sentences found unconstitutional in judgment last week.

Two more legal challenges related to the striking down of a law governing the power of the courts to activate suspended sentences have come before the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine cases in total have been affected by Judge Michael Moriarty’s finding

File photograph of businessman Declan Ganley campaigning against the Lisbon Treaty in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Judge wrote an article in Village magazine accusing Libertas of making false claims

Two workers sued the owner of The Links Creche and Montessori Ltd, along with that company, arising from a statement issued on behalf of the creche to the media following an RTE Prime Time Investigates programme.

Suspension and dismissal of staff following RTE investigation was ‘unfair’, court told

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge deals with four cases affected by removal of courts’ right to revoke suspension

Lawyers for businessman Denis O’Brien are seeking  a date as soon as possible to hear an application for discovery of nine categories of documents as part of a case against  Red Flag.

Counsel for businessman seeks early date for discovery application hearing in Red Flag case

Leaving Certificate student was given reader for his Junior Certificate, High Court hears

Naoufal Fassih (35) leaving the Four Courts on Thursday after appearing before the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Naoufal Fassih (35) arrested in Dublin flat where valuable watches also seized

Prisoner freed, fate of several others depends on clarification from High Court judge

Naoufal Fassih (35) leaving the Four Courts on Thursday  after  appearing before the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Naoufal Fassih (35) arrested on April 7th in Dublin, number of valuable watches seized

Judge ruled law allowing for revocation of suspended sentences is unconstitutional

Dr Joan Buckley,  a senior lecturer   at UCC,  leaving the Four Courts today after she was refused injunctions pending the outcome of her High Court challenge to a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions. Photograph: Courts Collins

Dr Joan Buckley challenging UCC decision not to shortlist her in contest for 10 positions

A Co Kildare man wanted in the US to face fraud, money-laundering and identity theft charges has lost an appeal against an order for his extradition. File photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Patrick Lee (42) is wanted on charges of fraud, money-laundering and identity theft

The Minister for Social Protection has won her appeal against  orders quashing the  refusal of a domiciliary care allowance  for the mother of an autistic boy.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

High Court finding that Department of Social Protection had ‘fixed policy’ is overturned

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Collins

Analysis: Court’s finding on constitutionality of provisions undercuts a key judicial tool

Decision has serious implications for operation of criminal justice system

Horses from Coolmore Stud on a post-race gallop at Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitors wrote to Amazon alleging defamation in ‘Black Horse Inside Coolmore’, judge told

The High Court has previously heard doctors for Patrick McCarthy believe removing an  implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted in his heart  would pose a greater risk to him than leaving it in place. File photograph: Getty Images

Court has heard doctors believe removing ICD poses greater risk than leaving it there

The 1916 centenary commemorations in Dublin. A conference has heard  about the risk of the radicalism of past and present being absorbed in “purely gestural politics and empty symbolism”. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Multiple forms of inequality remain ‘endemic’ north and south

The Court of Appeal  court has reserved judgment on a woman’s appeal against the High Court’s finding that she had failed to prove her symphysiotomy was unjustified. File photograph: Collins Courts

Judgment reserved on appeal against finding woman failed to prove procedure unjustified

Former chief economist says ‘senior people within the Bank simply did not wish to know about the problems or, if they did know, th(...)

 Jude Miley photographed in August 2013 with his parents Anne Louise and Greville Miley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Suture used in chest operation at six months was left untrimmed, causing heart damage

A total of 27 Portuguese workers who worked in Ireland on a road project must be paid some €418,000 within a month, it has been  ruled.  File photograph: Getty Images

The 27 staff will be entitled to near €1m if defendants lose appeal on breach of contracts

he HSE has unreservedly apologised at the High Court to the family of a 65-year-old man who collapsed and died two days after being discharged from Kerry General Hospital with an undiagnosed heart problem. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Timothy Buckley (65) collapsed and died as a result of an undiagnosed heart problem

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