Papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles J Brown said letting each person define their own concepts of existence and meaning represents “an enormous abdication of our responsibility to seek some meaningful communality among human beings, based on our shared human nature”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Having “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions” is among the norms limiting the individual’s freedom to act as they might wish, th(...)

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)

At the High Court on Tuesday, Dublin City Council sought injunctions against two members of the Irish Housing Network, Seamus Farrell (pictured above in the Bolt Hostel) and Aisling Hedderman, whom it claims are trespassing on the property.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin City Council has launched High Court proceedings aimed at removing alleged trespassers from properties occupied earlier this month by housing a(...)

Teacher whistleblower also claims the same colleague told him he had exposed himself to a different female graduate student “in the stands” at a sports grounds in 2011, the High Court heard.

A “whistleblower” teacher has claimed he told his school principal in 2011 that a male colleague had told him of having sex with a female graduate stu(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen was one of 10 customers of Anglo who were part of a deal in 2008 to slash businessman Seán Quinn’s stake in the troubled bank. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Moves may be made against developers Paddy McKillen and Gerry Maguire to recover loans given to them as part of the “Maple 10” investors in the former(...)

No 6 Seville Place, Dublin 1. (Blue door)

The owner of a house at Seville Place in north Dublin city has initated a High Court action aimed at removing several people alleged to have unlawfull(...)

 South Dublin County Council  told Mr Justice Paul Gilligan it cannot say when it will be able to house Alan Murphy and his partner Kelly Gilsenan (both above), as there are 8,500 people on its housing list. Photograph: Courts Collins

A homeless couple who camped out at the offices of South Dublin County Council in protest about their accommodation situation have been moved up the l(...)

Paul O’Shea of Davidstown, Castledermot, Co Kildare,  arrives at the Four Courts  for a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Co Kildare farmer has been jailed for 100 days for failing to comply with High Court orders to hand over vacant possession of farm buildings on his (...)

The High Court  has heard that a homeless couple have rejected South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation in a hostel.  Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A homeless couple have told the High Court that South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation is not suitable for their nee(...)

Michelle Morrison, right: case concerns her objections to plans by neighbours to landscape property. Photograph: Eric Luke

A legal dispute between the wife of singer Van Morrison and her neighbours has so far cost Michelle Morrison €875,000, the High Court heard. The figur(...)