Solicitor Brian O’Donnell.  Photo Leon Farrell /Photocall Ireland

The Court of Appeal extended by a day the suspension of a High Court order requiring solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia to vacate a(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell returning to the house in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the New Land League (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Nothing about Brian O’Donnell’s confident demeanour suggested he was the common-or-garden subject of a trespass order. He took his seat in the barrist(...)

Representatives of the bank receiver posting documents on the order of the court on the gate of  the O’Donnell family home, Gorse Hill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:01

Blake O’Donnell cut a lonely figure, sitting alone on the plaintiff’s side of the senior counsels’ bench, with just a jotter for company and three Lev(...)

Michael O’Flynn (above) and Blackstone ended up in court after Blackstone vehicle Carbon Finance attempted to appoint receivers to the O’Flynn Group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Developer Michael O’Flynn and US fund Blackstone are set to agree a deal over the Cork businessman’s property-related debts that will end the dispute(...)

Rory Askins-Byrne (right) outside the High Court,  with Karl Deeter, financial adviser. In the spring of 2017 he will exit the bankruptcy process and at just 36 he can start again with a clean slate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was over in 60 seconds. And Rory Askins-Byrne didn’t have to say a word. Nearly six years after he first found hi(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A member of an international organised crime gang behind the largest seizure of cocaine ever found in the State has lost his appeal against the sev(...)