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(...)

The Child and Family Agency which which sought the return of an 11-year-old boy  to England. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother became very upset at the Supreme Court yesterday after it ruled her son, said to be doing well in foster care here, must be returned to care (...)

Karen Millen on Grafton Street, Dublin. The High Court ruled in 2008 that Dunnes, in offering for sale a black knit top and blue and brown shirts, infringed Karen Millen’s rights to unregistered community design under European regulations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has finally concluded with the dis(...)

Micheal Buckley of Greyhound: “I know the pay cuts we are looking for are big, but if [the workers] win, and get what they want, then we are out of business.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even while Michael Buckley is painting a picture of a tough, competitive business in which his company’s cost base is, he says, not sustainable, he so(...)

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham: she and four other Supreme Court judges rejected the High Court finding that the 14-day limit breached
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 EU law principles of effectiveness and equivalence.

A significant High Court ruling allowing a South African family leave for judicial review, on EU law grounds, of (...)

The Government should amend its draft law on gender recognition so as to widen the categories of people who can avail of its provisions, the Irish Hum(...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo, which is owned by barristers Constance Cassidy  and Edward Walsh.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo County Council could face a legal costs bill of several million euro after the owners of the Lissadell estate won a unanimous Supreme Court r(...)

 Mr Justice Liam McKechnie: said justice sysetme must provide all necessary support to anyone harmed as a result of a  medical mishap.  File  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Patients, doctors and health managers would all benefit from the introduction of a system requiring healthcare professionals to disclose medical accid(...)

Two patients’ advocacy organisations will join in calling for “candour” from the HSE, hospitals and health professionals when facing up to cases of me(...)

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. This is evident in three ar(...)