The couple claimed they fled China out of fear the husband would be forcibly sterilised, as his wife had been, following the birth of their second child.  File photograph: Getty Images

A Court of Appeal decision means the Refugee Appeals Tribunal must reconsider a Chinese couple’s application for refugee status in Ireland on grounds (...)

INBS’s eventual merger with IBRC left the State liable for some €5bn in losses at the society.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society has been refused court orders requiring the Central Bank give him correspondence concerning a s(...)

The Court of Appeal  noted, in the context of high unemployment levels, government economic policy views some low-skilled occupations as ineligible for employment permits because there are sufficient qualified Irish and EU nationals to fill such vacancies.

The Minister for Jobs was not entitled, without specific laws,  to refuse an employment permit to a Pakistani man for an €18,000 a year job, the (...)

The president of the appeal court, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, said it was for the school to go back to the High Court in relation to that money.

A school special needs assistant will not have to immediately give back a €100,000 payment which she received as part of a €255,000 High Court award f(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

Former husband restrained from bringing further court action without leave JMH v KH [2015]IESC 85 (Supreme Court, Charleton J, November 26th, 2015) Th(...)

The  court ruled that the woman had raised arguable grounds entitling her to further time to appeal a High Court order upholding the validity of the receiver’s appointment. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a woman to challenge the validity of the EBS appointment of a receiver over eight properties in Dublin, p(...)

Connolly’s Red Mills in 2003 informed Torc Grain and Feed Ltd they would be seeking full indemnity over any claims made against the company by trainers and owners whose horses had been disqualified as a result of trace-element morphine being found in  feed. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A horse feed distributor can proceed with its legal action against a grain supplier after trace elements of morphine were found in racehorses a(...)

File picture of wind turbines. The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for development of a wind farm in Co Laois after rejecting a challenge to planning permission.   Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for development of a wind farm in Co Laois after rejecting a challenge to planning permission centring on conc(...)

On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

And so ends one of the sorriest sagas in the abuse crisis which has engulfed the Catholic Church in Ireland. It first came to public notice with the j(...)

File photograph of Jules Thomas at the High Court. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Court of Appeal will next June hear an appeal by Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas against a decision allowing the Garda Comissioner and State bri(...)