When Mr Justice Seamus Noonan in the High Court  observed the costs of the case of a woman with a severe personality disorder would fund a purpose-built unit  in the Republic, Gerry Durcan SC, for the woman, said the legal costs of similar cases involving vulnerable young people over the last 20 years would pay for an entire “purpose-built system”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A High Court judge has said the costs of legal proceedings by the HSE aimed at keeping an 18-year-old woman with a severe personality disorder in a sp(...)

The Government recently announced it will fast-track legislation to allow for same-sex marriages by early autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two men have been refused permission by the High Court to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of last month’s same sex marriage referendum. Th(...)

Two applications for leave to bring petitions challenging the result of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum will come before the High Court on Friday. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Two separate applications for leave to bring petitions challenging the result of the referendum clearing the way for same-sex marriage here will come (...)

Properties at Lower Grangegorman and North Brunswick Street have been home to a number of people for more than two years and the occupants have established a garden where they grow food, run an art gallery space, cafe space, and a circus workshop.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A man has failed to get a stay on a court order directing he be jailed for 14 days over failure to leave properties at Grangegorman, Dublin, which a N(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke: said the “problematic” legal issues raised before the court arose because the Oireachtas did not choose, when empowering the Central Bank to make this “binding” code, to specify if the courts were to have any particular role in applying it.

The Supreme Court has clarified the role of the courts in the administration of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears agreed between the main bank(...)

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 1:28

A young family’s chalet home built near Blessington, Co Wicklow must be demolished by January 31st next, the High Court has ruled. An order for demoli(...)

This case will set a precedent for what should be done when there is a breach of the McKenna Principles, as determined by the Supreme Court, governing the conduct of referendum campaigns.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously refused to order a re-running of the 2012 Children’s Referendum after finding a Dublin woman had failed to(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said the ombudsman was not entitled to disapply the provisions of the 2010 Financial Measures in the Public Interest Act enacted in response to the economic crisis

The Pensions Ombudsman “strayed well outside his jurisdiction” when he found in favour of a National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) employee who co(...)

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas pictured leaving the Four Courts last month during his High Court action for damages. File Photograph: Courts Collins

Ian Bailey’s civil action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and the State has been adjourned until later this week due to the unavailability (...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell returning to the house in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the New Land League (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Nothing about Brian O’Donnell’s confident demeanour suggested he was the common-or-garden subject of a trespass order. He took his seat in the barrist(...)