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(...)

A detective garda has told the High Court he never gave cannabis to an informant in the hope of getting Ian Bailey to “loosen his tongue” in relation (...)

 Retired assistant commissioner Noel Smith pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

A senior Garda overseeing the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has told the High Court he was not made aware by other gardaí(...)

Retired garda John Paul Culligan is giving evidence in the continuing action by Ian Bailey (above) against the Garda Commissioner and State, who deny his claims, including of wrongful arrest and conspiracy, arising from the conduct of the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A detective garda who arrested Ian Bailey on suspicion of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has rejected a suggestion he did not have “a blind b(...)

Photographer Billy MacGill pictured arriving at the Four Courts to give evidence in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A press photographer has told the High Court he did not discuss with journalist Ian Bailey claims by a former British soldier of being given cannabis (...)

Ian Bailey: has sued the Garda Commissioner and State over the conduct of the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

The action by journalist Ian Bailey against the Garda Commissioner and State has been adjourned to next Tuesday as a result of personal difficulties e(...)