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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruling restores some €20,000 to retirement deal

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

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

John Perry at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No evidence offered to support duress claim, judge says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bank brings case over €100,000 loan plus interest

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

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

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

Supreme Court says decision on Bangladeshi man was justified

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

Commercial Court judge fixes December 18th for hearing of application

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

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

The Court of Appeal has upheld a hugely significant High Court decision paving the way for higher damages awards for people who suffer catastrophic injuries. Photograph: Thinkstock

Appeal by HSE against basis on which €15.9m awarded to boy (9) is rejected

Jules Thomas and her partner  Ian Bailey leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Concern Mr Justice John Hedigan, who presided over Ian Bailey action, may not be impartial

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell:  said six-year delay in acting on woman’s  complaint she was raped by her father at the age of 12 was “shameful”. Photograph:  Collins/Courts

Supreme Court says cases raise legal and public policy issues on duty of care

The High Court case is before MrJustice Colm Mac Eochaidh and a jury and is listed to run for four days

Woman became upset while saying she believed the abuse began around the time of her First Communion, when she was eight

Businessman Denis O’Brien: believes the Red Flag firm was involved in putting material  together for an unnamed client. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien is suing firm over allegations of defamation and conspiracy to damage him

A mother who claims her daughter suffered ‘horrendous adverse effects’ after receiving the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has brought legal proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fiona Kirby claims her daughter needs permanent care after receiving Gardasil

Jules Thomas, and her partner Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for Jules Thomas to ask Mr Justice John Hedigan to stop dealing with matters in her case

 Joseph Sheehan, who is challenging the sum required by a Larry Goodman company to redeem loans secured against shares in the Blackrock Clinic.   Photograph: Collins

Court hears Blackrock Clinic founder Joseph Sheehan says appropriate figure is €16.5m

Individuals claimed they were not driving cars in question at time of offence

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged duplication of expenses claims. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brian O Domhnaill’s appeal against Standards in Public Office Commission investigation failed

FF Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill: Failed to prevent an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission concerning travel and subsistence claims made by him between 2006 and 2007, when he was a member of Donegal County Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

Costs concern failed challenge to inquiry into alleged duplication of expenses claims

Denis O’Brien wants orders permitting him inspect documents on the firm’s computers and devices. Photograph: Bloomberg

Row over whether devices owned by executives must be subject to ‘forensic imaging’

Denis O’Brien claims the comments prejudiced his case against RTÉ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman claims TDs’ speeches in chamber breached his right to privacy

 Patricia Quinn, the  wife of Sean Quinn. Photograph:  Collins

Family of Sean Quinn want to amend case against IBRC to avoid liability for repayment of €2.34bn in loans

Businessman seeks voluntary discovery of Committee on Procedures and Privileges papers

In light of the court’s findings and the fact that the woman and the HSE both wanted the case to be over, the judge said he must strike out the entire proceedings. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said his hands were tied given his previous High Court finding

The Bord na Móna Endenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: : Niall Carson/PA Wire

High Court decision on operation of Bord Na Móna’s Offaly plant places 180 jobs at risk

Businessman Denis O’Brien claims Red Flag was engaged to compile and contribute to a dossier of mainly unfavourable material about him. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Businessman wants experts to photograph computer material in preparation for action

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: PA

Court revokes planning permission for continued operation of Edenderry plant employing 180

More than 600 residents of the 298 apartments at Longboat Quay are affected by fire safety notices which empower Dublin Fire Brigade to evacuate the complex should it consider such a step necessary. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Application for case fast-tracking adjourned to facilitate bid for resolution

Sean Quinn’s family members are seeking to avoid liability for the Anglo loans Photograph: Collins

Judge deferred case until after trial of Sean FitzPatrick has been concluded

Gorse Hill in Killiney. Bank of Ireland wants to sell Gorse Hill, which is valued at more than €5 million

Couple moved into Gorse Hill after their children left but bank secured injunction requiring them to leave

Lee Gibson (10) from Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, with his mum, Aileen  outside the Four Courts after the High Court approved an interim payment of €2 million for Lee. Photograph: Courts Collins

Lee Gibson (10) has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair

Retired High Court judge Barry White   retired last year after a 12-year judicial career in which he presided over some of Ireland’s most high-profile murder trials. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ex-High Court judge Barry White needs to work as barrister ‘due to economic necessity’

Retired Central Criminal Court judge Barry White wants to resume practise as a barrister “due to economic necessity” but is being prevented doing so by an unconstitutional Bar Council rule, it has been claimed at the High Court. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

High Court told Barry White (71) wants to resume practice due to ‘economic necessity’

Max Schrems: Speaking outside the Four Courts in Dublin, Mr Schrems said that “theoretically” a decision could be made by the commissioner within weeks. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court refers campaigner’s complaint back to the Data Protection Commissioner

Austrian Max Schrems, whose complaint to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner about his personal data being made available by Facebook to US intelligence services, will now be investigated by the commissioner.  Photograph: John Thysjohn thys/AFP/Getty Images

Data Protection Commissioner tells High Court that ECJ ruling frees her to address complaint by Max Schrems that private data was(...)

A file image of  Austrian Max Schrems (left) arriving with his lawyer Herwig Hofmann   at a  European Court of Justice (SCJ) in Luxembourg, earlier this month. Photograph: AFP

Student alleges his personal data was made available via Facebook to intelligence agencies

The Roma family’s lawyer Peter Bland SC said the boy was removed by gardaí from their home in Athlone following ‘brief hysteria’ across Europe when a blonde child, ‘Maria’, was found in a Roma camp in Greece.

Child was removed from his Athlone home in October 2013 and returned the following day

Three taxi drivers claimed the value of their taxi plates was wiped out overnight when the sector was deregulated in 2000. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three drivers sought damages allegedly due to deregulation and liberalisation of market

Ms Justice Marie Baker in the High Court will make orders later specifying when winding down work must be done by Shillelagh Quarries Ltd in a 3.27-hectare area at the 25-hectare site near Brittas, Co Dublin, on the north-facing slope of the 465-metre Butter Mountain. Photograph: Shillelagh Quarries Ltd website

Shillelagh Quarries Ltd must wind down work on 3.27-hectare area at site near Brittas

Assistant Garda Commissioner  John Fintan Fanning alleged the nature of  questions at a job interview from the Garda Commissioner, along with several other factors, rendered the conduct of the recruitment process unfair and flawed.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Court refuses injunctions to Assistant Commissioner who claimed political questioning

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Red Flag Consulting ‘concerned’ over how material ended up on businessman’s desk

Among various claims in two sets of High Court proceedings, U2 bass player Adam Clayton alleges he relied on Gaby Smyth as his accountant and for financial and investment advice between 2001 and 2010.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Accountant allegedly advised musician to enter investments when he did not want to do so

Belfast investor Paddy McKillen: He contends communications fully or partly disclosed by the department to date suggest it was being “inappropriately” lobbied by interests linked to the UK billionaire Barclay brothers concerning acquisition of his “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

McKillen believes documents will show department engaged in ‘inappropriate’ contacts

Patricia Quinn and her five adult children allege some €2.34 billion in loans made by Anglo to various Quinn companies were for the unlawful purpose of propping up the bank’s share price. File photograph: Collins

DPP seeks further deferral of family’s case on €2.34bn loans due to action against officials

Denis O’Brien alleges a forensic examination of that dossier indicates Dublin-based public relations firm Red Flag Consulting is linked to the alleged conspiracy and he has sued for damages.  Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Billionaire businessman claims parties engaged in concerted conspiracy to damage him

Andrew Bryce claimed he took Lariam prior to his honeymoon in Kenya in 1996. The drug is used to prevent malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes. File photograph: Getty Images

High Court president agrees orders in line with terms of confidential agreement

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” contacts with representatives of the billionaire Barclay brothers about his loans with State-owned IBRC and Nama, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Investor alleges ‘inappropriate’ contact with Barclay brothers over his Nama, IBRC loans

Former Rehab Group chief executive Angela Kerins arriving for her appearance before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee in February 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Rehab Group chief executive alleges ‘witch-hunt’ against her by committee

Brian O’Donnell  with his son Blake. The adult O’Donnell children lost their claim that they owned Gorse Hill. Photograph: Courts Collins

Bankruptcy official seeks an injunction on retired solicitor as claims are without merit

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

Delays continue to plague the Supreme Court where there is a 4½-year wait for those with “legacy” appeals

Scales of justice:  the claim by Tom Keane, former president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was struck out on agreement of both sides. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

High Court strikes out action by senior partner at BKRM accountancy firm

The Supreme Court has dismissed  an appeal by Eileen  Gunning, formerly of Chrysanthemum Cottage, Blacklion, Greystones, against High Court orders dismissing her case as an abuse of process and restraining her bringing further litigation over the cottage without High Court permission. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Court makes orders preventing Eileen Gunning bringing fresh litigation without leave

An Taisce had sought orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for the scheme, proposed by Kerry County Council, to improve the road between Dingle and Annascaul and between Gortbreagoge and Camp Road.

Heritage trust had claimed project not adequately assessed in line with EIA Directive

Sean Quinn and his wife, Patricia, who, with her five adult children, is challenging  liability for  €2.34 billion in loans made by Anglo to various Quinn companies. They claim the loans  were for the unlawful purpose of propping up the bank’s share price. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Family action challenging liability for €2.34bn in loans deferred several times

Denis O’Brien is seeking a declaration the 10 TDs on the Dáil committee are guilty of an “unwarranted interference with the operation of the courts and have caused or permitted a breach” of his constitutional rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien raised a ‘novel’ issue about the Oireachtas, court hears

Jules Thomas. File Photograph:  Courts Collins

Jules Thomas takes case against Garda and State over Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry

Papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles J Brown said letting each person define their own concepts of existence and meaning represents “an enormous abdication of our responsibility to seek some meaningful communality among human beings, based on our shared human nature”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Brown says such respect is necessary norm which limits individual freedom

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham speaking with  Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,    following a ceremony to celebrate the start of the new law term. Photograph: Collins Courts

Justice Susan Denham says Ireland’s reputation is being damaged by delay in setting up council

A judge has ruled the ESB is 60 per cent liable for flood damage to several buildings on the campus of University College Cork

Judge says ESB 60% liable after claim taken by UCC over 2009 damage to buildings

Chief Justice Susan Denham and Justice John MacMenamin at the funeral of Judge Paul Carney at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook on Tuesday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Funeral congregation includes over 50 serving and retired members of judiciary

Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

After long battle, Lydia Foy receives Irish birth certificate recognising her female gender

NCAD Graduate Exhibition: Fi Rooney  performing her endurance piece ‘Patience’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

NCAD, Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT and Galway Mayo IT in difficulty

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Profile: A stickler for tradition, his reputation was of a judge who was ‘tough but fair’

Mr Justice Paul Carney. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Central Criminal Court judge (71) retired in April after five decade law career

Refugee children look through a bus window near Istanbul. Photograph: Strstr/AFP/Getty Images

Government asks group to collate public offers of accommodation, goods and services

Migrants  arrive on Kagia beach near the village of Sykamia on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. Photogrpah: Iakovos Hatzistavrouiakovos/AFP/Getty Images

‘It is time for Ireland to stand up on this issue,’ says Barry Andrews

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

‘Gold standard’ test for brain death not carried out as it might harm foetus, inquest hears

A three-judge High Court ruled last December the woman could be taken off life support because there was no genuine prospect of her baby being born alive.

Woman pronounced legally dead on December 3rd but kept on life support until 27th

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire trophy on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Thousands of ecstatic fans hail All-Ireland winners on O’Connell Street

Abbey director Fiach Mac Conghail was appointed to the Seanad in 2011 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government’s failure to establish independent electoral commission ‘an absolute disgrace’, claims Senator Fiach Mac Conghail

Gerry Walshe, Lisdeen, Co Clare. Photograph: Collins/Courts

Court says neither petitioner raised necessary point of general public importance

Google’s builing on Barrow St, Dublin. It is understood that one of the projects undertaken by the flooring contractor  was for Google.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

Criminal proceedings follow investigation by competition protection body

Gama workers protest in Dublin in 2005. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Turkish staff seeking €40.3m compensation over alleged underpayment of wages

The Portisham at Balbriggan Harbour. Photograph:

Council barred man from bringing ‘unsafe’ former minesweeper into harbour

Judge John Cooke erred in law in hearing the applications due to reasonable apprehension of objective bias Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

High Court judge had held €135,000 of CRH shares when making ruling

The Court of Appeal decision means the referendum returning officer can issue the certificate confirming the result of the May 22nd poll. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Court rejects argument that State failed to protect ‘God factor’ in marriage vote

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan gave the three-judge Court of Appeal’s judgment which was the dismiss the couple’s appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Best interests of children not required to be ‘primary consideration’, court rules

Gerry Walshe seeking to overturn result of same-sex marriage referendum

The High Court has made orders requiring The Irish Times pay the legal costs of its failed bid for injunctions restraining the publishers of The Times of London. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘The Irish Times’ had sought injunctions arising from planned launch of digital publication

Ryanair alleges it was defamed in Channel Four’s ‘Secrets from the Cockpit’ programme on the airline’s fuel policy. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Broadcaster must hand over files related to ‘Dispatches’ investigation in defamation case

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell made the remarks during a Court of Criminal Appeal quashing of the conviction of a Co Limerick man for the murder of his partner at their home in Craughwell, Co Galway in July 2005. File photograph: Collins Courts

Judge says provocation ‘only partial excuse’ but plays to ‘desire’ to categorise homicides

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Wedgwood bowl commissioned by Queen Victoria centre-piece in case over estate valuation

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