Former minister for justice Alan Shatter  has lost his appeal against the Data Protection Commissioner’s decision on a complaint taken by Independent TD Mick Wallace over disclosures on RTE’s Primetime.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has lost his appeal against a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection l(...)

Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

 Philomena Canning,  who provides home birth services, sought injunction against HSE. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A High Court judge has dismissed a midwife’s bid for an injunction preventing the HSE from withdrawing indemnity cover from her practice. The a(...)

Midwife Philomena Canning at the protest outside the Four Courts.

A Dublin midwife’s challenge against the HSE’s decision to withdraw indemnity cover of her practice has been adjourned to early next week.The action h(...)

 In an affidavit, Aoife Quinn said 16 recordings recently disclosed to the Quinns, covered a period from July to September 2008. Photograph: David Sleator

Recordings of conversations involving senior executives of Anglo Irish Bank include a recording of a conversation indicating there was a 2 per cent(...)

Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions, who launched Garda Powers: Law and Practice by Rebecca Coen

Legislation governing Garda powers is so opaque that it hampers effective oversight of policing, a barrister from the office of the Director of Publi(...)

The Commercial Court action by Patricia Quinn and her five children denying liability for loans from the former Anglo Irish Bank had been suspended  pending the hearing of criminal proceedings against three former Anglo executives. Photograph: Collins

The Director of Public Prosecutions has cleared the way for the full hearing next year of the action by bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn’s family denyi(...)

 Former financial director of the Quinn Group Dara O’Reilly arrives at  court. Photograph: Collins

Witnesses Dara O’Reilly, former financial director of the Quinn Group. Colin Morgan, former ch(...)

 Anne Heraty: told the court a meeting was called by the regulator at short notice.   Photograph: Frank Miller

A former Anglo Irish Bank board member has said she was “horrified” when she found out in 2008 that bu(...)

It has been suggested that the Irish quarrel about land more often than anyone else in the common law world. As a national pastime it certainly ranks (...)