The European Court of Justice  previously found that Ireland had failed to properly transpose into national law, and within time, the provisions of a 1990 directive - the Third Directive - requiring that all passengers in motor vehicles should be covered by the insurance of the driver of that vehicle. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice to decide key issues to establish liability for compensation paid out to a woman injured in (...)

Brian O’Donnell places the  keys of Gorse Hill, which he vacated today, at the desk of Bank of Ireland  chief executive Richie Boucher   at the company’s agm today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:30

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell is planning to take his legal fight over Gorse Hill in Killiney to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).Mr O’Donnell co(...)

Brian O’Donnell and his wife must leave Gorse Hill by noon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

TIM O’BRIEN A legal bid by retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife aimed at preventing a receiver taking possession of their former family hom(...)

The rear of the house on Windgate Road, Howth where Celine Cawley was found beaten to death. Photograph Collins

The release of convicted killer Eamonn Lillis from Wheatfield Prison has triggered much comment about the length of the sentence which he served, foll(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy:  “I am satisfied that, absent any specific statutory provision relieving Bank of Scotland [the new owner] from the mandatory obligation of becoming registered as owner of a charge in respect of which it wishes to exercise any of the powers conferred . . . it must become registered as the owner of the relevant charge on the relevant folio, if it wishes to exercise the statutory powers conferred.”

Comments by a Supreme Court judge on a matter of law could have implications for many hundreds of distressed mortgages loaned by the former Bank of Sc(...)

A grandmother’s bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish citizens, has been rejected by a two to one Supreme Court majority

A grandmother’s bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish(...)

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(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia have lost a Supreme Court appeal over their bankruptcy

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia have lost a Supreme Court appeal over their bankruptcy.A five-judge court on Wednesday unanim(...)

From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

To deprive Lillis of the entirety of the jointly owned property might have appealed to populist notions of “justice” and “punishment”, but it would, most likely, have been in breach of the constitutional protection. Photograph: Collins

It is high time that the Oireachtas acted to remedy the deficiencies in the Succession Act 1965 in relation to property which is held under a joint te(...)