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(...)

The prisoner was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2007 after having been convicted of rape and sexual assault.

A convicted rapist has been refused a constitutional inquiry by the High Court into the lawfulness of his detention in the Midlands Prison.Barrister (...)

Patrick Trundle’s insurers had employed detectives to covertly film the victim  while walking her dog, and presented this evidence to suggest she was exaggerating her difficulties. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Mary Brennan, a golfer who suffered a stroke after being hit on the head by a golf ball, has been awarded just under €275,000 damages today in the Hig(...)

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill (pictured) to help gardaí recover stolen paintings, are entitled to proceed with their action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State, the High Court has ruled.

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill t(...)

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has failed to obtain a High Court injunction preventing the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform b(...)

Padraig Hearns was bleeding and stooped over on the side of a street as a result of having earlier been assaulted and punched five or six times in the nose when an incident involving a refuse truck occurred in the early hours of the morning, the High Court heard. Photograph: Reuters

A man who formerly won the Mr Ireland competition has sued for damages alleging he has been left with a brain injury as the result of the wheel of a r(...)