President Michael D Higgins: signed Bill in accordance with Constitution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins had no choice but to sign the marriage amendment into the Constitution despite the Supreme Court not having considered (...)

The Master of the High Court acted outside his powers when he sought to refer a case involving €3 million worth of mortgages to the DPP, a High Court (...)

An AIB spokeswoman said “in all cases the bank seeks a non-legal resolution and implementation of a consensual debt restructuring with borrowers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB, the State-owned bank, is twice as likely as its main rival, Bank of Ireland, to pursue its customers through the courts over unpaid debts, accord(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Sharon Shannon. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Traditional musician Sharon Shannon and her manager John Dunford have consented before the Master of the High Court to a judgment for €520,000 being r(...)

The offices of Danske Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danske has issued summary proceedings against 263 of its Irish borrowers so far this year. Photograph: Ulrik Jantzen/Bloomberg

Danske Bank is now the most aggressive financial institution in the State when it comes to pursuing its debtors through the courts for summary judgme(...)

The High Court has warned “fast-track” court procedures  may breach the human rights entitlements of defendants.

The Master of the High Court has warned “fast-track” court procedures – under which banks get final money judgments solely on a judge’s view of the(...)

 Michael Lowry:  says he had an oral agreement   these fees would be paid out of the costs he secured from the tribunal.

An accountant who acted for Michael Lowry at the Moriarty tribunal has claimed it was Mr Lowr(...)

A file photograph of Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A judgment for €650,000, plus costs, which was granted last year against Tipperary North TD Michael Lowry has been vacated on consent at the Hi(...)

Scales of justice: the layman’s participation in legal proceedings must include the opportunity to get into the witness box and tell his story and dealing with cases summarily denies this right

Not many readers will know that a High Court case will often consist only of the Judge reading the sworn written evidence (affidavits) of both sides a(...)