Mary Malee (16),  Bohola, Co Mayo, leaving court Friday with her parents, Maura  and Marty  after a High Court settlement ruling. Photograph: Collins Courts

A teenage girl with cerebral palsy has secured €5.5 million and an apology from Mayo General Hospital under a final settlement of her action against t(...)

The court heard the child’s court-appointed guardian, as well as her parents, supported the treatment.

A 16-year-old girl with severe depression associated with an eating disorder is to receive up to 12 sessions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in wha(...)

The HSE has asked the High Court for orders allowing doctors treat a teenage girl, said to have become ‘almost mute’ due to depression associated with an eating disorder, with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The HSE has asked the High Court for orders allowing doctors treat a teenage girl, said to have become “almost mute” due to depression associated with(...)

Catherine and Colm Sheehan of Mallow, Co Cork  leaving the Four Courts  after they were awarded damages following a High Court action on behalf of their daughter, Isabelle. Photograph: Courts Collins

Am 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has secured a total €11.6m under a final settlement of her action against a consultant over her care around th(...)

A solicitor who served a prison term for forging health insurance claim forms has been struck off by the High Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A solicitor who served a prison term for forging health insurance claim forms has been struck off by the High Court. Patrick Enright (54), Glenlareh(...)

The Court of Appeal  noted, in the context of high unemployment levels, government economic policy views some low-skilled occupations as ineligible for employment permits because there are sufficient qualified Irish and EU nationals to fill such vacancies.

The Minister for Jobs was not entitled, without specific laws,  to refuse an employment permit to a Pakistani man for an €18,000 a year job, the (...)

A poster from the R48 group.

Dublin City Council (DCC) may remove posters erected by a group that wants the Constitution amended to allow referendums to be triggered by the signat(...)

Joan Collins TD was in court on Thursday for the opening of her appeal against a November 2013 three-judge High Court decision rejecting her challenge against the issuing of €31bn in promissory notes by the Minister for Finance. Photograph: Collins Courts

The issuing of €31 billion promissory notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank and other financial institutions by the minister for finance in 2010 involve(...)

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(...)