When he discovered that the previous occupant had lived in a chalet on site for 10 years, Greg Kinsella assumed that there was already planning permission to replace it. Unfortunately for him, he was wrong, and Wicklow County Council has been pursuing a case against him since his chalet (above) was first built in August 2012. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times 1:28

The wooden chalet that brought down the wrath of Wicklow County Council and the full rigours of the law on a young couple is well out of sight of pass(...)

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(...)

Kevin Michael Vickers, Canadian ambassador of Canada to Ireland; Noel Creedon, chief executive of iNua Partnership; and Robert Kearns, chairman of Ireland Park Foundation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Irish emigré Robert G Kearns has prospered in his adopted home of Toronto, building an insurance business over the 35 years since departing Ireland. K(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said there had in recent weeks been a problem because there were not enough registrars for available judges. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious delays in dealing with court cases will result from a continuing shortage of registrars, High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has s(...)

Matthew McGrath with his parents, Cathy and Alan and sister, Nicola, after the announcement of the settlement of their High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Medical negligence cases tend to set two types of record: for the sum of money awarded and for the time it takes to settle.The case of 12-year-old Mat(...)

A locator map showing Tinode, Blessington, in Co Wicklow where a court has ordered the demolition of a wooden chalet. Image: Google maps

An order for demolition of the wooden chalet home of a young family in Blessington, Co Wicklow built in “gross” breach of planning laws has been grant(...)

Judge said he was “astounded” a more rapid reaction to initiate legal proceedings by Tulisa Contostavios did not take place. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

X Factor judge and singer Tulisa Contostavios has been refused permission to bring defamation proceedings against the Irish Sun newspaper arising from(...)

A dispute related to works on two new bridges in Kilkenny city that are part of its Central Access Scheme has been settled in the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A dispute related to works on two new bridges in Kilkenny city that are part of its Central Access Scheme has been settled in the High Court, on terms(...)

 Former politician Ivor Callely’s legal action aimed at overturning the refusal to grant him temporary release from prison has been adjourned after the State objected to ‘scandalous allegations’ in a sworn statement.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An action by former politician Ivor Callely aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to grant him temporary release from prison has bee(...)

President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicolas Kearns: will give judgment on demolition request after Easter.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wicklow County Council wants the High Court to order the demolition of the home of a young couple and their child alleged to have been built without p(...)