The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper counts as personal data. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper (...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When Adrian Hardiman was at UCD in the early 1970s, mixing in a circle of friends that centred on the history faculty and the debating chamber of the(...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman has died, the Courts Service has confirmed. Chief Justice Susan Denham said she “received the ne(...)

Remy Farrell SC, for Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Frances Fitzgerald, said it was “ironic” the more “infamous the conduct of the person concerned”, the more difficult it would be to expel them from your territory.

Serious questions involving national security, the threat of extremist Islamist groups and the possibility of deporting someone to a regime where they(...)

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area of North Kerry.

The Supreme Court, in a judgment with implications for the conduct of future elections, has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 loca(...)

Outgoing President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns (right): he retires later this month after six years in the post.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former Fine Gael minister of state and a former chairman of the Referendum Commission are believed to be among the main contenders for appointment(...)

The Supreme Court is satisfied  the commencement of  District Court criminal proceedings against Mary Kelly and Declan Buckley was an abuse of process and quashed  summonses taken out by hotelier Patrick Halpin. File photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin hotelier Patrick Halpin’s bid to privately prosecute two employees of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for alleged deception was motivated(...)

A judgment involving Irish Life and Permanent PLC put final nail in the coffin of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears as a consumer protection measure

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunne and Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunphy puts the fi(...)

A dispute between Stapleyside Company, landlord of Carraig Donn Retail Ltd, concerned a retail premises in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A Supreme Court decision on a lease dispute means a company will have to pay an annual rent of €309,500 rather than €230,000. The background to the di(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)