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(...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: PA

On Monday the Belfast High Court made a landmark judgment that would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape and incest and fa(...)

Gary Campion: jailed for murders  in Limerick of  Brian Fitzgerald  and  Frank Ryan. File Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

A two-time murderer given two life sentences in separate Central Criminal Court trials has had the second of his two convictions confirmed by(...)

Record: former deputy chairman of Kenmare Resources Donal Kinsella leaving court with his wife Joan after he was awarded €10 million in damages in a defamation case at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Damage, and damages. In law, the latter is often the only practical, although in many cases, wholly inadequate, means of compensation for the (...)

The Scales of Justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

The delay by a liquidator in seeking the restriction of a company director is deemed excessive. Murray v Browne IEHC 651, High Court, Barrett J, Octob(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted by the Special Criminal Court in  1999 of the murder of Veronica  Guerin in June 1996. He was also jailed on drugs and firearms charges. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage(...)

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(...)

Brian Meehan: has applied to quash his 1999 murder conviction on the basis of alleged new or newly discovered facts.  File Photograph:  Collins

A man jailed for life for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin has moved to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. Brian Meehan (4(...)

Former Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots. File Photograph:  Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Judgment has been reserved in former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ bid to overturn rulings that his ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ir(...)

A seven judge Supreme Court will rule later on an appeal by four mussel fishermen and shellfish farmers against the rejection of their claims the Stat(...)