Martin Corbally: The Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee found him  guilty of poor professional performance on three counts. Photograph:  Collins Photos

A Supreme Court ruling last month has raised major issues for regulation for health professionals in Ireland, with the legislation in question likely (...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

Judicial history was made today when the Supreme Court sat outside Dublin for the first time in its 85-year history.Chief Justice Susan Denham also an(...)

Mary Stokes:   said her son John did not  meet the criterion of having a father or brother in the school, as he was the oldest in his family and his father had not attended the school. Following a lottery process, John was not admitted and instead went to another school. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal arising out of a secondary school’s refusal to enrol a teenage boy from the Traveller community. In proceed(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: The surrogacy proposals are expected to include a provision that at least one of those involved has to be a genetic parent. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State’s first set of proposed laws to deal with surrogacy are expected to be considered by Cabinet today.At least one of those involved in a surro(...)

Prof Martin Corbally  ended up before the Medical Council, whose fitness-to-practise committee found him guilty of poor professional performance, over an operation carried out incorrectly in 2010 on a two-year-old girl. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The system for adjudicating on professional complaints against doctors is in disarray following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a case brought by the(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said the dismissal of the woman’s appeal was done “with some reluctance” as it meant the plaintiff will be deprived of redress for an alleged “grave wrong”.
Court halts abuse action

The Supreme Court has halted a woman’s action for damages against her now deceased paternal grandfather over alleged sexual abuse.The High Court stopp(...)

Adam Busby at the Four Courts after he lost his Supreme Court appeal against an order for his extradition to Scotland. Photograph: Collins.

The Supreme Court has dismissed a Scottish separatist’s appeal against an order for his extradition to the UK on terrorism charges.The appeal was brou(...)

 The Supreme Court sitting last month: judges are wary of setting down principles, based on single, potentially unrepresentative cases. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Judges tend to be gentle in their criticism of politicians. When they do let their disapproval show, the admonishment tends to be couched in such poli(...)

In July 2007 Joe O’Reilly was  sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The State is to bring an application to dismiss an appeal brought by Joe O’Reilly to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarria(...)

Martin Conmey,  Porterstown Lane, Co Meath,   and his wife Anne, leaving the Four Courts yesterday after the Court of Criminal Appeal declared that his conviction for the manslaughter of Una Lynskey in 1971 was a miscarriage of justice.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

The Court of Criminal Appeal has declared that a Co Meath man’s conviction for killing his young neighbour over four decades ago was a miscarriage of(...)