The president of the High Court found Luke O’Reilly’s knowledge as to the council’s possible liability in his case arose no later than October 20th, 2010. The time limit started to run from this date and so his case against the council was statute-barred, he said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man who lost a leg in a traffic incident which he claimed may have been partly caused by muck and grit on a bad road cannot join the local council a(...)

A man who was forced to hold a gun and drugs by a gang who threatened him over a drug debt has failed to get temporary release from a five-year prison(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. File  photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The computer memory stick at the centre of Denis O’Brien’s latest legal action contains some 80 files – including newspaper cuttings, Dáil and legal t(...)

Patrick Finnegan’s company, PTF Securities, secured a loan, personally guaranteed by Mr Finnegan, to acquire the equity in Bloxham, the court heard. Photograph: PA

A bank has obtained a €3.7 million judgment against a former partner in the liquidated Bloxham stockbroking firm. Danske Bank secured the judgment ag(...)

Among various claims in two sets of High Court proceedings, U2 bass player Adam Clayton alleges he relied on Gaby Smyth as his accountant and for financial and investment advice between 2001 and 2010.  File photograph: Collins Courts

U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton has sued his former accountant Gaby Smyth for more than €10 million in losses, plus damages, as a result of several fai(...)

Scales of justice:  the claim by Tom Keane, former president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was struck out on agreement of both sides. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An action by a former president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants has been struck out by agreement at the High Court. The case by Tom K(...)

Tom Keane, a senior partner in Dublin accountancy firm BKRM, is seeking a court order to have the findings of a CPA disciplinary panel overturned. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A former president of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) institute is engaged in a High Court action with the organisation over findings of profe(...)

Denis O’Brien is seeking a declaration the 10 TDs on the Dáil committee are guilty of an “unwarranted interference with the operation of the courts and have caused or permitted a breach” of his constitutional rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A date may be sought later this month for the hearing of businessman Denis O’Brien’s action against the Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges. (...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mr Justice Paul Carney, the country’s pre-eminent criminal judge until his retirement earlier this year,has died after a short illness. The 72-year-o(...)