Mr Justice Moriarty said a member-in-charge needed a measure of independence to ensure the rights of a detained person were safeguarded

A High Court judge has ruled a garda’s decision to handcuff a man following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving did not render the arrest unlawfu(...)

Michael Lowry: the politician has said he will appeal Mr Justice Hedigan’s ruling to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Moriarty tribunal’s findings in relation to Michael Lowry were of “a litany of falsification and deception”, Mr Justice John Hedigan said in his j(...)

Michael Lowry: The Moriarty tribunal found that Lowry, as minister for communications, took money from businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Courts Collins

The argument that Ireland would be a better place if Michael Lowry was not in our national parliament is a strong one. It is not just that he has sho(...)

 Michael Lowry, then  minister for transport, energy and communications (left) and  Denis O’Brien, then chairman of Esat Digifone,  in 1996. File photograph:  Moya Nolan/The Irish Times

The Moriarty Tribunal has told a number of parties awaiting costs rulings, including businessman Denis O’Brien, that no decisions will be made in thei(...)

Karen and Eddie O’Mahony have spent the past 14 years fighting to secure a settlement on behalf of their son Eoin. Photograph: Collins

A woman who has gone to the High Court three times to secure a settlement for her son who suffered brain injury due to medical negligence urged the(...)

Karen O Mahony, from Blarney, Co Cork pictured speaking to the media outside the Four Courts on Monday with her husband, Edmond - after the High Court made a final award of €10 million for their son, Eoin. Photograph: Collins courts

A man with locked-in syndrome following an operation at Cork University Hospital has secured a total €14.1 million under a settlement of his High Cour(...)

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

An Englishman caught in a bungled drug smuggling operation off the West Cork coast will learn today if he is to have his record 30 year sentence reduc(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Court Collins

The case of Seán FitzPatrick will be listed before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on the first day of the new term sittings in October after his tri(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The High Court has dismissed Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick’s application to permanently prevent his trial before Dublin Circuit Criminal (...)

A  search has begun  for a 30-year-old woman  with a ‘high risk’ pregnancy who failed to turn up at a hospital to have the delivery of her baby induced. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A major search began on Friday for a 30-year-old woman who is almost nine months pregnant and failed to turn up at a hospital to have the delivery of (...)