The president has the discretion to refuse to dissolve the Dáil where the taoiseach has ceased to retain the support of a majority. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Being president of Ireland is an unusual job. Candidates need to be political animals – it would be rather difficult to be elected to the office other(...)

Philip Lynch, former chief exectuive of One Fifty One, is entitled to summary judgment for €1.48 million against the company, the Court of Appeal ruled.

A former chief executive of investment firm One Fifty One, Philip Lynch, is entitled to summary judgment for €1.48 million against the company, the Co(...)

The Court of Appeal  noted, in the context of high unemployment levels, government economic policy views some low-skilled occupations as ineligible for employment permits because there are sufficient qualified Irish and EU nationals to fill such vacancies.

The Minister for Jobs was not entitled, without specific laws,  to refuse an employment permit to a Pakistani man for an €18,000 a year job, the (...)

Joan Collins TD was in court on Thursday for the opening of her appeal against a November 2013 three-judge High Court decision rejecting her challenge against the issuing of €31bn in promissory notes by the Minister for Finance. Photograph: Collins Courts

The issuing of €31 billion promissory notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank and other financial institutions by the minister for finance in 2010 involve(...)

Minister has appealed  judgment to the three-judge Court of Appeal

Mary Carolan The Department of Social Protection has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a judge’s decision quashing its refusal of a domiciliary (...)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) wants the appeal court to set aside a decision it is liable in respect of the Setanta claims. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal will rule later on the appeal by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) against a finding it is liable for hundreds of outst(...)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland maintains it is not liable for   claims following the collapse of Setanta Insurance in 2014 and wants the Court of Appeal to set aside a High Court decision that it must pay out  in respect to  persons insured with Setanta at the time of its liquidation. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Law Society has argued that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is liable for hundreds of outstanding claims following the collapse of S(...)

Following the Maltese-registered Setanta’s liquidation, some 1,750 claims by and against its policyholders remained in existence

An appeal by the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) against a High Court ruling that it must pay out on outstanding claims following the collap(...)

The  court ruled that the woman had raised arguable grounds entitling her to further time to appeal a High Court order upholding the validity of the receiver’s appointment. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a woman to challenge the validity of the EBS appointment of a receiver over eight properties in Dublin, p(...)

File picture of wind turbines. The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for development of a wind farm in Co Laois after rejecting a challenge to planning permission.   Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for development of a wind farm in Co Laois after rejecting a challenge to planning permission centring on conc(...)