Papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles J Brown said letting each person define their own concepts of existence and meaning represents “an enormous abdication of our responsibility to seek some meaningful communality among human beings, based on our shared human nature”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Having “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions” is among the norms limiting the individual’s freedom to act as they might wish, th(...)

Two men have sought leave to appeal the result of the marriage referendum to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two men have sought leave to appeal the outcome of last May’s same-sex marriage referendum to the Supreme Court after their previous court challenges (...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan gave the three-judge Court of Appeal’s judgment which was the dismiss the couple’s appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Brazilian couple and their five children have lost their legal bid to prevent their deportation from the State. The man came here lawfully in 2002 o(...)

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(...)

A Children’s Hearing took place in Scotland and ordered that the child reside in “any place of safety” away from the mother. File photograph: Collins

The High Court had no power to order that a British boy brought by his mother to Ireland should be returned to the care of the Scottish authorities wi(...)

Gorse Hill, Killiney, Co Dublin. The O’Donnell family have been ordered to vacate the house by noon on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has refused to grant leave of appeal by retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell in relation to an order to leave his former home at Gorse (...)

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(...)