Cardinal Seán Brady. A brother, sister and their  cousin have appealed against the High Court dismissal of their action against the cardinal.  File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Catholic Church authorities have been accused of extreme deceit and equitable fraud in a case involving settlements with victims of abuser Fr(...)

Christopher Payne was attacked by a group of men at his Crumlin home on May 14th, 1988 and died six months later. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court has halted the trial of a 63-year-old woman charged with intent to murder her husband 27 years ago. Philomena Coton, with an address at(...)

Brian O’Donnell and his wife must leave Gorse Hill by noon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

TIM O’BRIEN A legal bid by retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife aimed at preventing a receiver taking possession of their former family hom(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior criminal judge Mr Justice Paul Carney has retired after warm tributes were paid to him at the Four Courts.Tributes were lead(...)

AIB won summary judgment in the High Court for €3.3 million in March 2013.

A developer’s estranged wife has failed to set aside a bank’s €3.3 million judgment against her arising out of an unpaid loan on the family home in Fo(...)

Darren Snee of Palmerstown, Dublin pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possession of cocaine, cannabis and MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, for sale or supply.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn a charge against a man caught with over €17,000 worth of ecstasy in light of Tuesday’s Court of Appe(...)

 Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi: “If someone was willing to stay behind after dinner and have sex with prime minister Berlusconi, then they would be paid more,” a woman told a court in Italy this week. Photograph:  EPA/Angelo Carconi

Not for the first time in recent years, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has featured in a court case relative to the “after hours” ho(...)

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution.   Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the US Supreme Court  in 2013.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether or not same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution, setting up a potentially hi(...)

The Court of Appeal has doubled the “very seriously inadequate” six-year sentence imposed on a man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another (...)

If the appeal succeeds, it could pave the way for pregnant women’s behaviour to be criminalised, warns the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales is being asked to decide in a test case whether a pregnant woman committed “a crime of violence” against her (...)