Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s successful appeal for a total recount of votes in the 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Kerry Co Council is facing a six figure bill after being ordered by the Supreme Court to pay the costs of former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely’s succe(...)

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area of North Kerry.

The Supreme Court, in a judgment with implications for the conduct of future elections, has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 loca(...)

 Ferry services in the west of Ireland. File photograph: Frank Miller

Aran islanders face losing the sole ferry service to and from Inis Mór from mid-January, following a Supreme Court ruling on harbour charges. Residen(...)

Gary Campion: jailed for murders  in Limerick of  Brian Fitzgerald  and  Frank Ryan. File Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

A two-time murderer given two life sentences in separate Central Criminal Court trials has had the second of his two convictions confirmed by(...)

Thomas Reid of Hedsor House, Leixlip, Co Kildare, outside the Four Courts on Thursday  after judgment was handed down  in his Supreme Court appeal against an earlier  High Court ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court ruling in favour of a farmer whose home and lands the Industrial Development Authority wanted to acquire by way of a compulsory purcha(...)

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged duplication of expenses claims. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Stan(...)

FF Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill: Failed to prevent an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission concerning travel and subsistence claims made by him between 2006 and 2007, when he was a member of Donegal County Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Stan(...)

Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into the alleged duplication of expenses cla(...)

A bend on  the N86 near Camp, Co Kerry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A challenge by An Taisce over planning approval for a controversial €65m road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle has opened bef(...)

The European Court of Justice  previously found that Ireland had failed to properly transpose into national law, and within time, the provisions of a 1990 directive - the Third Directive - requiring that all passengers in motor vehicles should be covered by the insurance of the driver of that vehicle. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice to decide key issues to establish liability for compensation paid out to a woman injured in (...)