Mr Justice Peter Kelly also described as “completely unacceptable” the failure of the hospital’s discharge note for the 82-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s disease and impaired capacity to swallow, to state how she was to be fed. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The transfer last week of an “elderly, frail and unwell” woman from a hospital to a nursing home at 4am “in the dead of winter” was “bordering on the (...)

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, described the breakdown in communication as ‘substandard’ and ‘regrettable’.

The HSE has apologised at the High Court to the family of an elderly woman over its failure to properly communicate a care plan for her which her GP h(...)

The Central Bank wants to investigate alleged contraventions at Irish Nationwide. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) director’s High Court challenge to a Central Bank inquiry into alleged contraventions at the lending(...)

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government minister and an entire Dáil committee are among the names featuring in the Four Courts lists in the opening law term of 2016. W(...)

On Monday, Jerry  Beades sought an interim order prohibiting the appointment of Mr Justice Peter Kelly to head the State’s third-highest court. After hearing the application, Mr Justice Gilligan in the High Court refused it. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Businessman Jerry Beades wants his challenge aimed at prohibiting the appointment of Mr Justice Peter Kelly as president of the High Court heard by th(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was appointed President of the High Court by President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain on Monday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A ceremony at which the new president of the High Court accepted his seal of office at Áras an Uachtaráin was delayed by an hour on Monday afternoon b(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: is expected to set about applying in the High Court the demanding standards he imposed in the Commercial Court. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A striking aspect of the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly (65) as the next president of the High Court is that he was at the c(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was nominated as president of the High Court by the Government on Tuesday and is due to be formally appointed next week. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kel(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of St James’s Catholic primary school in Basin Lane, Dublin, in April 2014, whose creation – out of two merging Catholic schools – allowed Educate Together move into a former Christian Brothers school next door. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

A trust controlling the only Catholic school to be divested to a non-denominational patron insisted on getting “fair” economic value for the arrangem(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: not seen as being close to either Government party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government nominated Mr Justice Peter Kelly as the next president of the High Court and two new High Court judges at its final Cabinet meeting be(...)