Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, seen entering the Four Courts on Wednesday, has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling ordering him and his wife to vacate their Killiney Mansion in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins. 1:57

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife have been ordered by the Court of Appeal to leave their Killiney mansion in south Co Dublin within two (...)

As soon as the government order was issued, gardaí visited every head shop in the State and requested a list of the substances on sale. Within three weeks, the number of head shops around the country fell from 102 to 36. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In May 2010, after a series of incidents involving so-called legal highs, a Fianna Fáil-led coalition moved against the “head shops” that sold them. T(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly ruled that none of the four men had made out an arguable defence to the bank’s claim entitling them to a full hearing.

Businessman James Mansfield jnr has lost his appeal against summary judgment orders for some €6.32 million against him and others over unpaid loans to(...)

A man jailed for intending to sexually exploit  13-year-old, in  first prosecution taken under child-protection legislation, had his sentence vacated by the Court of Appeal who will decide on a new sentence on March 16th

A man jailed for intending to sexually exploit a 13-year-old girl, in the first prosecution taken under child-protection legislation, had his senten(...)

Karl Harford’s lawyers argued his sentencing judge failed to have sufficient regard to his age of 19 at the time of the offence and to his growing maturity. Photograph:Frank Miller

An eight-year jail sentence imposed on a man found in a car with a viable blast incendiary device was unduly severe, the Court of Appeal has ruled.Kar(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan: said she did not believe committing Tanikos director William Gough to prison would assist the company’s liquidator. Photograph: Eric Luke

A man has been disqualified from being a director of a company for the next seven years over his failure to deliver a statement of financial affairs f(...)

Karen Millen on Grafton Street, Dublin. The High Court ruled in 2008 that Dunnes, in offering for sale a black knit top and blue and brown shirts, infringed Karen Millen’s rights to unregistered community design under European regulations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has finally concluded with the dis(...)

Coillte had claimed transfer of the remaining €23 million under obligations in a trust deed of 2000 and a December 2009 funding proposal for the scheme was contingent on the sale of immature forests which required State approval, but the trustees insisted no such contingency was set out in the funding proposal.

An action over a €23 million deficit in the pension scheme of State forestry body Coillte Teoranta, affecting 2,000 people, has been settled at the(...)

A sweater designed by Karen Millen in 2005 (left) and another design which appeared on the shelves of Dunnes Stores outlets  in 2006. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

The European Court of Justice has ruled against Dunnes Stores in relation to arguments it has made in the case where British fashion company Karen (...)

Pia Bang Stokes’s company Petrolo ran the Unicorn restaurant, around the corner from Il Segreto. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge has found a transfer of money from a firm behind a failing restaurant run by businessman Jeffrey Stokes to another firm owned by(...)