Rihanna attends the Zac Posen fashion show at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal  in New York City last month. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

A defamation action against singer Rihanna brought by her Dublin-based former head of security is no longer proceeding.The action was brought by Geoff(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly ruled that none of the four men had made out an arguable defence to the bank’s claim entitling them to a full hearing.

Businessman James Mansfield jnr has lost his appeal against summary judgment orders for some €6.32 million against him and others over unpaid loans to(...)

Karl Harford’s lawyers argued his sentencing judge failed to have sufficient regard to his age of 19 at the time of the offence and to his growing maturity. Photograph:Frank Miller

An eight-year jail sentence imposed on a man found in a car with a viable blast incendiary device was unduly severe, the Court of Appeal has ruled.Kar(...)

John English leaving the Court of Appeal, where he successfully appealed against the activation of an entire five-year suspended period. Photograph:  Court Collins.

A rapist described as a “serious threat to the women of Cork” has been released from prison following a successful appeal against the activation of hi(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart ruled the airline was entitled to all documents evidencing and/or recording all editorial decisions taken by the defendants during the course of making the programme

Channel Four Television and a film production company have been ordered to disclose to Ryanair documents used in researching and making editorial deci(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

The former pilot believes the way Ryanair deals with its staff jeopardises the safety of passengers by placing pilots under abnormal stress and pressure. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Ryanair is suing a former pilot for defamation over remarks which the airline alleges wrongly meant it compromises the lives and safety of its passeng(...)

Ecopower  has been granted permission for a 22-turbine wind farm at Upperchurch, Co Tipperary. File photograph:  Ben Curtis/PA Wire

A High Court challenge has been brought to An Bord Pleanála’s grant of planning permission for a windfarm in Co Tipperary. Edward Buckley, Gurtnara, U(...)

Adrian Mooney outside  the Central Criminal Court in 2008.Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A man who forced a woman to have sex with him over three years by threatening her with punishment from the IRA if she refused has launched a High Cour(...)

 Hazel O’Kelly,  with photographs of her father  Patrick, who  died in Mid-western Regional Hospital, Limerick,  in November 2005. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

Hazel O’Kelly came home on October 28th, 2005 to find her father Patrick, a 61-year-old security guard, distressed, incoherent and vomiting.“He was ne(...)