The court awarded the costs of the Ombusdman’s appeal against the Millars

The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that the Financial Services Ombusdman was wrong in rejecting a couple’s complaint over alleged excessive i(...)

Austrian law student   Max Schrems: the case heard on Tuesday originates in an action brought by him against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, in which he asserted the commission should have taken more substantial action when he filed a complaint over Facebook’s handling of his data. Photograph:   Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice heard an Irish case – referred from the High Court – that could have profound implications for international(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has welcomed the judgment in the Facebook case: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has welcomed today’s judgment in the case taken by an Austrian privacy campaigner in relation to Facebook. (...)

The High Court has referred questions raised by a case taken by an Austrian privacy activist over the alleged mass transfer of personal data to US int(...)

Speeding fines: last year 1,754 drivers escaped points after making a poor-box contribution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last week the property developer Niall Mellon appeared in court for not paying an €80 fixed-penalty notice for speeding. Judge Michael Coghlan (...)

Baking bread at the turn of the 20th century in New York. photograph: buyenlarge/getty images

What is your favourite case?My favourite case is the landmark US Supreme Court case of Lochner v New York (1905), where a state law restricting the ho(...)

MacDonncha & Anor -v- Minister for Education and Skills & OrsHigh CourtJudgment was delivered on May 29th, 2013 by Mr Justice Gerard HoganJudg(...)