Ms Justice Marie Baker said that while death may not be the prisoner’s intended choice it would be the indirect result of the hunger strike  “which if freely made and fully informed must be respected.” Photograph: Collins

The freely made and fully-informed decision of a hunger-striking prisoner to refuse food and medical intervention until death must be respected by the(...)

The plaintiff complained of “considerable overlap” in membership of the boards of various standards bodies.

An action by a management systems trainer alleging the Irish food industry’s accreditation and standards scheme is wrongly focussed on the market and (...)

The High Court has approved a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA) for a retired businessman who has liabilities of €10m.In what is believed to be th(...)

Playboy Enterprises International must clarify parts of its claim against an Irish based entertainment website over alleged breach of copyright in pub(...)

The High Court has ruled that a former secondary school chaplain cleared of having a sexual relationship with a student must pay 75 per cent of the legal costs of an unsuccessful bid to be restored to the chaplaincy position. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former secondary school chaplain cleared of accusations of having a sexual relationship with a student must pay 75 per cent of the legal costs of an(...)

Two English language schools catering for non-EU students have succeeded in their legal challenge against new Government accreditation requirements.Ac(...)

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried today in a cemetery following requiem Mass

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried on Monday in a cemetery following requiem Mass.(...)

The High Court was satisfied it was in the best interests of the unborn child to authorise, at the discretion of the medical team, the withdrawal of life support.

Life support for the brain-dead pregnant woman at the centre of this week’s High Court case has been withdrawn. It is understood life support was swit(...)

The Four Courts: Costs were awarded to woman’s family as the case raised issues of ‘great public importance’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Doctors are free to end life support to a brain-dead pregnant woman because there is virtually no chance of her baby being born alive, a three-judg(...)

The three-judge High Court, comprising the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Ms Justice Marie Baker and Ms Justice Caroline Costello found there was no genuine prospect the somatic process would lead to the birth of a live baby.

A young pregnant woman declared clinically brain dead more than three weeks ago may be taken off life support because there is no genuine prospect of (...)