Maltese-registered Setanta collapsed in 2014. Photograph: iStock

Motor insurers win appeal over decision it was potentially liable for claims against Setanta

Case involved interpretation of discrimination provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to provision of education services here

Special explanatory notes were attached to complainant’s Leaving Certificate

Neil Jordan, who had had cruciate ligament surgery the previous week and was using a walking stick, was attempting to cross the pedestrian crossing at the top of Dawson Street. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Film director claimed bus drove at him in ‘aggressive manner’ on Dawson Street

Yao Webster was on her way to work in Usher’s Island post office, when the crash happened at the junction of Abbey Street and Jervis Street.

After being hit by tram, car spun into Yao Webster, who was on footpath

Taxi driver Frank Daly  leaves the Four Courts  after the opening day of a High Court action against him taken by Thomas Conlon. Photograph: Collins Courts

Taxi driver claims Thomas Conlon was ‘author of his own misfortune’

Persona and Sigma Wireless Networks Ltd had argued in the Supreme Court their case against the State and Denis O’Brien, with Michael Lowry as a third party, is of “immense public importance”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Judges concerned 14th-century law may halt action over second mobile phone licence

A Pakistani national, Rana Asad Riaz, and his Romanian fiancée, Diana Badiu, say they were told their planned wedding was objected to on grounds it would constitute a marriage of convenience

Pakistani national and his Romanian fiancée seek judicial review in the High Court over sham marriage claim

A woman’s  treating doctors consider that pregnancy was “catastrophic” for her mental health, the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

HSE application for court orders permitting administration of implants is adjourned

Omaima Halawa, who married in August 2015 in Istanbul, said in her affidavit her husband applied for a visa in October 2015. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

High Court grants leave to sue over delay in deciding applications of Egyptian husbands

File image of Mark Savage outside the Circuit Court. File photograph: Courts Collins

Mark Savage criticises search engine’s refusal to take down posts calling him a homophobe

Decision could have significant implications for company directors, who are normally protected from costs liability by the ‘corporate veil’. Photograph: iStockphoto

Decision in Charlie Chawke pub case may have ‘chilling’ effect on litigation by companies

Facebook agreed with the US that the court should have regard to the information about the data-collection restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Data commissioner claims new US rules have ‘nothing to do’ with issue at hand

Setanta sold insurance policies exclusively in Ireland before it collapsed in 2014. Photograph: iStock

Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland argues it has been ‘left captive’ by original judgment

The action by William Loughnane’s company W. L. Construction Ltd was previously dismissed by the High Court, at the close of WL’s 28 day evidence, as an abuse of process and due to being tainted by “fraud and dishonesty” of Mr Loughnane. (Photograph: iStockPhoto)

William Loughnane has been found liable for €735,000 costs

Election literature featuring Independent candidate Mark Savage.

Search engine seeking to overturn case of man accused of homophobia on Reddit

Last year, a three-judge Court of Appeal unanimously found the High Court erred in not dismissing the proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supreme Court unanimously upholds Court of Appeal decision to overturn €493,000 award

Áras Attracta: terms of settlement with programme director not disclosed.

Woman on paid leave since winning appeal over decision to dismiss her

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems who is party to the Facebook Ireland case.

US says it should be considered before ruling on EU-US data transfers

 Alexandru  Doroscan leaving the Four Courts yesterday. He had amnesia for four months after the incident and only knew he was in a crash because he had been told what happened. Photograph: Collins

Man who was not wearing a helmet, suffered truamatic brain injury

Any person including members of the public, employers and other teachers may make a complaint about a registered teacher.

Judge makes order for case to be heard entirely in private with media excluded

A young man said that he had consensual sex with the woman, whose mental age is about 10, but that he had not raped or harmed her and is in love with her. He said he had a number of psychiatric conditions. File photograph: Collins Courts

Vulnerable individual allowed leave care home with man without ‘alarm bells being rung’

John Reynolds: had sued Altomoravia Ltd and guarantors Thomas Anderson, Colin Dolan and Michael Ormond, who had agreed to take over the POD nightclub. Photograph: Collins

Businessman awarded damages over failure to settle dispute over lease of POD nightclub

 Mr Justice Max Barrett told the woman, who was representing herself,  that he had identified her only as Ms H because “the world does not need to know your business”. Photograph: Collins

Woman ‘struggling to get by’ after husband ‘abandoned’ her and children

Keith Maycock, from Mullingar, Co Westmeath on day one of his High Court action against the National College of Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Keith Maycock alleges he was defamed in letter to National College of Ireland students

Kerry County Council’s refusal of permission for 10 wind turbines. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Anti-turbine group says windfarm contravenes county development plan

The High Court is hearing a case of a severely brain injured young man who the HSE is seeking to  not  resuscitate  if his condition deteriorates. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Family fighting HSE application to allow doctors not resuscitate if condition worsens

Film maker Neville Presho returned to Tory island of the Co Donegal coast after six years away to find a car park in the spot where his house once stood.

Neville Presho returned to island after six years away to find hotel car park on site

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Company with lease for National Aquatic Centre argued it was not liable for €10m VAT

The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign   opposes the Eirgrid North-South interconnector development.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Interests of justice and balance of convenience entitled Eirgrid to the variations

A homeless family of nine has taken legal action in the High Court to have their accommodation needs urgently addressed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Mother says family ‘cry every day and are losing all hope’ since having to leave halting site

A High Court judge has ruled solicitor Gerald Kean was not entitled to give Permanent TSB the title deeds to two properties of a woman in Co Waterford over which the EBS has a first legal charge

High Court rules Kean should not have made a ‘false’ statement that his law firm had issued proceedings against EBS

Marks & Spencer says the planned works will materially affect the visibility of, and access to, the supermarket it has run under a lease taken out in 2005

Retailer says planned redevelopment will limit access to store

In a judgment made available last week, the three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed a wife’s appeal against a 2013 High Court judgment by Mr Justice Michael White. File photograph: Getty Images

Woman alleged High Court failed to properly take into account ‘egregious’ misconduct

An occupational therapist report stated the Mulhares’ home is unsuitable for Elizabeth’s needs for reasons including that  there is no level access to a shower room, taps or to a bedroom with a door wide enough to enable access by a wheelchair. File photograph: Getty Images

Argument that failure to provide a more appropriate house breaches rights is rejected

Volkswagen says the case should be heard in Dublin District Court. Photograph: AP

Nurse suing car giant opposes company’s move to prevent case continuing in Castlebar

State is appealing case won by Nigerian man facing deportation, his Irish partner and their child

An unemployed couple and five children aged up to seven - including a baby born into homelessness - have been in 10 temporary accommodations in four years and in their current hotel since February. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Unemployed couple and five children in 10 temporary accommodations over four years

Parents of Gemma Hayes from Ballinlough, Cork,  leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action on behalf of their daughter. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gemma Hayes had both legs amputated as valuable time lost before correct diagnosis

The family, including a baby born into homelessness and four other children under five, have been in ten different temporary accommodations in four years, the High Court heard. File image: Reuters/David Ryder

Family have been in ten different temporary accommodations in four years

Gemma Hayes, of Du Jer Park, Ballinalough, Cork, has through her mother Rachel Hayes sued South West Doctors on Call Ltd, with offices at Call Centre, St Finians Hospital, Killarney, Co Kerry, and provider of the family doctor service known as South Doc, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Girl’s side claims with appropriate treatment she may not have had devastating injuries

Details emerge of interest in cannibalism during hearing into psychiatric care for boy

Denis O’Brien must pay all of the estimated €1 million costs of his failed case. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman must cover estimated €1m bill after case over statements by TDs on his banking affairs

 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

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