Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said the dismissal of the woman’s appeal was done “with some reluctance” as it meant the plaintiff will be deprived of redress for an alleged “grave wrong”.
Court halts abuse action

The Supreme Court has halted a woman’s action for damages against her now deceased paternal grandfather over alleged sexual abuse.The High Court stopp(...)

Mother’s failed application for refugee status led to appeal being rejected. Photograph: Reuters

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal on behalf of a four-year-old girl who it was claimed would be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) i(...)

In the High Court in 2012, Mr Justice Peter Charleton ruled the family were entitled to advance claims that the loans were made for “wholesale” market manipulation in breach of Irish and European law.

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision permitting the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn a(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman: was sharply critical. Photograph: Eric Luke

If good fences make good neighbours Mr Justice Hardiman was at his neighbourly best speaking at a conference on judges, politics and the Irish Constit(...)

Brian O’Donnell , solicitor with his wife Mary Patricia O Donnell outside  the commercial court.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bankrupt solicitor Brian O’Donnell is seeking to set aside a €71 million judgment granted to Bank of Ireland against him and his wife on foot of claim(...)

Judges Mary Irvine and George Birmingham who were appointed as judges to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nine senior judges have been appointed or promoted in the biggest overhaul of the superior court system in four decades.The Government yesterday anno(...)

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its Supreme Court appeal against a ruling the €1.46 million annual rent for Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street must be allowed fall to reflect market rates.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its Supreme Court appeal against a ruling the €1.46 million annual rent for Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Stree(...)

A three-judge Court of Criminal Appeal, comprising Mr Justice Frank Clarke, presiding, and sitting with Mr Justice Michael Moriarty and Mr Justice Michael White, yesterday dismissed Edward Piotrowski’s  appeal against conviction.

A man has lost his appeal against his conviction for the rape and sexual assault of a woman.Edward Piotrowski (48), told his victim during the two-and(...)

 Bewleys Cafe in Grafton Street, Dublin: dispute broke out after the rent came up for a five-yearly review in 2012 and the landlord refused to cut the €1.46 million figure set in 2007.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A company backed by property developer Johnny Ronan is bidding to overturn a High Court ruling that ended up saving Bewley’s C(...)

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale of tickets for five Electric Picnic festivals up to 2013. Photograph: Collins.

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale (...)