Solicitor Brian O’Donnell leaving the Four Courts this week. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge’s view that solicitor Brian O’Donnell moved to England to secure a “benign bankruptcy” and avoid his creditors is “entirely  irrelevant” to wh(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern today refused bankrupt developer Sean Dunne’s request to direct the Official Assignee to provide assurances Mr Dunne would not be arrested here as an absconding bankrupt in the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne is appealing the High Court’s refusal to set aside his Irish bankruptcy but today failed to get court orders preventing (...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell arriving at the High Court for a previous hearing . Photograph: Collins Courts

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell have been adjudicated bankrupt by the High Court. Bank of Ireland had applied to hav(...)

Frank Brownrigg, Ferns, Co Wexford, leaving court yesterday after the opening day of a High Court action taken by him against Wexford auctioneers. Photographs: Collins/Courts

A farmer has alleged that two auctioneers were negligent in the advice and valuations they gave concerning land he wanted to sell in 2007 just before (...)

AIB is seeking judgment for some ¤6.2 million against Declan Clancy and for some ¤1.2 million against Louise Daly arising from loan facilities and a guarantee. Photograph: Eric Luke

A businessman being pursued by AIB over loans of some €6.2 million is also being pursued by other banks, the Commercial Court heard yesterday.Mark San(...)