Gerry McCaughey: his  Century Homes company was taken over by Kingspan.

Century Homes founder Gerard McCaughey is entitled to a full hearing of his claim he is not yet liable to repay a loan advanced to him by Anglo Irish (...)

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a bid by John Gilligan and his family for public funding for a forensic accountants report for use in marathon litigation aimed at reversing the seizure of their properties by the Criminal Assets Bureau. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a bid by John Gilligan and his family for public funding for a forensic accountants report for use in mara(...)

Bids from a subsidiary of Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp and Midland Web Printing Ltd, were made for Buzreel Ltd, in liquidation, at just before 4pm.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien, Ireland’s largest owner of private media assets, made a successful bid yesterday for the company that publishes Buy and Sell, in a proc(...)

Passing sentence: One barrister questioned how much “digging” they were to do into submissions made in mitigation, such as claims of drug abuse or difficult childhoods.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed its lawyers to give sentencing guidance to judges only in limited circumstances.The directive c(...)

A different beat: from now on suspects detained at a Garda station are entitled to have solicitors present during their periods of questioning. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

Without any public announcement, the most significant change in criminal justice procedure in the past 30 years took place on May 7th. It took the for(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: “careful consideration”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Supreme Court judge recently expressed concern at some of the ways foreign jurisprudence is relied upon in argument before the Irish courts.In an ad(...)

John Gilligan, who was not in court, was released from prison last year after serving 17 years for drug dealing. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on applications by John Gilligan and his wife Geraldine for legal aid to cover the costs of a forensic account(...)

A three-judge Court of Criminal Appeal, comprising Mr Justice Frank Clarke, presiding, and sitting with Mr Justice Michael Moriarty and Mr Justice Michael White, yesterday dismissed Edward Piotrowski’s  appeal against conviction.

A man has lost his appeal against his conviction for the rape and sexual assault of a woman.Edward Piotrowski (48), told his victim during the two-and(...)

The Supreme Court has ruled the Seanad committee was entitled to find former senator Ivor Callely misrepresented his place of residence for the purpose of claiming expenses. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Seanad committee has won its appeal against a High Court finding in favour of former Senator Ivor Callely over his expenses. A seven-ju(...)

Even taking into account the cost of this litigation, the club still has significant reserves and a significant minority favours its continued existence, Mr Justice Frank Clarke observed.

All social and sports club members share in their organisation’s property and assets, unless the rules say otherwise, the Supreme Court said ye(...)