Brian O’Donnell  with his son Blake. The adult O’Donnell children lost their claim that they owned Gorse Hill. Photograph: Courts Collins

A High Court judge has been asked to prevent retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell contesting a bank’s bid to prevent him trespassing on his former fami(...)

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(...)

The Supreme Court has dismissed  an appeal by Eileen  Gunning, formerly of Chrysanthemum Cottage, Blacklion, Greystones, against High Court orders dismissing her case as an abuse of process and restraining her bringing further litigation over the cottage without High Court permission. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A woman’s lengthy legal battle for possession of a cottage near Greystones, Co Wicklow, has been halted by the Supreme Court. The court also made ord(...)

An Taisce had sought orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for the scheme, proposed by Kerry County Council, to improve the road between Dingle and Annascaul and between Gortbreagoge and Camp Road.

An Taisce has lost its legal challenge to planning approval for a controversial €65 million road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Di(...)

Sean Quinn and his wife, Patricia, who, with her five adult children, is challenging  liability for  €2.34 billion in loans made by Anglo to various Quinn companies. They claim the loans  were for the unlawful purpose of propping up the bank’s share price. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has asked a judge to direct that the Quinn family’s action aimed at avoiding liability for €2.34 bill(...)

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. (...)

Jules Thomas. File Photograph:  Courts Collins

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas claims she has suffered psychiatric illness and “incalculable” damage due to alleged actions by gardaí and the State(...)

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(...)

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham speaking with  Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,    following a ceremony to celebrate the start of the new law term. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ireland’s reputation is being damaged due to the continuing delay in establishing a judicial council, whose functions would include setting out a code(...)

A judge has ruled the ESB is 60 per cent liable for flood damage to several buildings on the campus of University College Cork

The ESB is going to have to make a multi-million euro contribution to the costs of the Cork flood devastation of November 2009, following a High Court(...)