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(...)

A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously refused to order a retrial of a man lawfully acquitted of burglary charges under a rule of evidence altere(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: said the “problematic” legal issues raised before the court arose because the Oireachtas did not choose, when empowering the Central Bank to make this “binding” code, to specify if the courts were to have any particular role in applying it.

The Supreme Court has clarified the role of the courts in the administration of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears agreed between the main bank(...)

The European Court of Justice  previously found that Ireland had failed to properly transpose into national law, and within time, the provisions of a 1990 directive - the Third Directive - requiring that all passengers in motor vehicles should be covered by the insurance of the driver of that vehicle. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice to decide key issues to establish liability for compensation paid out to a woman injured in (...)

Supreme court judge Adrian Hardiman: “I consider it utterly unwise, to use no stronger word, to grant to the gardaí, in that context, the effective immunity from judicial oversight which this case does.”

A Supreme Court judge has vehemently criticised a landmark decision of the court, saying in his dissenting judgment that it has given An Garda Síochá(...)

 Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman:  In his 166-page minority judgment, one of his most impassioned, Mr Justice Hardiman deplores what his colleagues have done. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Supreme Court doesn’t lightly overturn its own decisions. It’s particularly slow to reverse its most important judgments. But that’s what happened(...)

Ruling by a four to three majority on the use of evidence in criminal trials is considered hugely significant.

A hugely significant majority Supreme Court decision today has introduced a new rule concerning the admissibility of evidence in criminal trials. A de(...)

Dublin couple Patrick and Roseann McLaughlin have lost their Supreme Court appeal against a ruling that Bank of Scotland Plc was entitled to recover some €4 million from them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A couple have lost their Supreme Court appeal against a decision that Bank of Scotland Plc was entitled to recover some €4 million from them arising f(...)

A grandmother’s bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish citizens, has been rejected by a two to one Supreme Court majority

A grandmother’s bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish(...)

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke. The Supreme Court judge said the State requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is still fit for purpose. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is fit for the State’s courts going forward, a Supreme Court judge has s(...)