Anthony Craig (66) served 28 years in prison before escaping to Ireland, while Michael Anthony Balmer (62) served 27 years in prison before coming to Ireland following his release on licence. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Two convicted murderers have lost their appeals against a High Court judgment ordering their extradition to the UK to complete life sentences they beg(...)

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(...)

President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who sat with Mr Justice Gerard Hogan and Mr Justice Alan Mahon, said the court would reserve judgment to a date “as soon as possible”. File photograph: Collins Courts

A British citizen who was found on board a boat holding more than €400 million worth of cocaine off the Irish coast has moved to appeal his conviction(...)

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 1:28

A young family’s chalet home built near Blessington, Co Wicklow must be demolished by January 31st next, the High Court has ruled. An order for demoli(...)

A locator map showing Tinode, Blessington, in Co Wicklow where a court has ordered the demolition of a wooden chalet. Image: Google maps

An order for demolition of the wooden chalet home of a young family in Blessington, Co Wicklow built in “gross” breach of planning laws has been grant(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, said the court would reserve judgment until May 21st

Two convicted murderers who are appealing High Court judgments ordering their extradition must wait to hear whether they will be returned to complete (...)

Methylethcathinone or “Snow Blow”. Photograph: Revenue handout/file photo

A law used to ban a psychoactive substance sold lawfully in “head shops” until 2011 has been found to be unconstitutional.In a judgment concerning wha(...)

As soon as the government order was issued, gardaí visited every head shop in the State and requested a list of the substances on sale. Within three weeks, the number of head shops around the country fell from 102 to 36. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In May 2010, after a series of incidents involving so-called legal highs, a Fianna Fáil-led coalition moved against the “head shops” that sold them. T(...)

Florence Crowley claimed under a policy for serious illness cover taken out with Zurich in 2002. Zurich said  in order to be paid for coronary catheter treatment, his surgery had to involve a procedure to correct at least 50 per cent diameter narrowing of two coronary arteries. Because he underwent surgery to correct narrowing of one artery only, he was not entitled to serious illness benefit, it said. File photograph: Getty Images

A High Court judge has issued a “heartfelt plea” to an insurance company to reconsider the plight of a man who was refused payment under his serious i(...)

Two men charged with an alleged kidnapping involving the robbery of €2.2m can be re-tried, the Supreme Court has ruled. Photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Two men charged with an alleged kidnapping involving the robbery of €2.2m can be re-tried, the Supreme Court has ruled.David Byrne (42), Old Brazil Wa(...)