Key cases in brief

Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear application by solicitors for a charge on litigation costs awarded to client company Lett & Company v. Wexf(...)

The 59-year-old was found guilty of a string of attacks on his daughter Áine Dahlstrom when she was aged between four and nine during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has reserved judgment in a sex abuse case against Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. (...)

A man jailed for the rape and sexual assault of a seven-year-old boy has appealed his conviction on grounds that a VHS tape of his garda interveiws was played at the wrong moment to his jury and seven words “slipped in” which prejudiced him.

A man jailed for the rape and sexual assault of a seven-year-old boy has appealed his conviction on grounds that a VHS tape of his garda interveiws w(...)

The MPs decided the letters were “questionably unlawful”, had “distorted the legal process” and they cast huge doubt on Tony Blair’s claim that he had little choice but to concede the letters to keep Sinn Féin onside. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

During multiple sessions for nearly a year the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee probed and prodded ministers and officials to unear(...)

Alan Kilmartin (35), of Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh, Ennis, Co Clare, pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to a woman at Acha Bhaile, Lahinch Road, Ennis on March 2nd, 2012.

A security guard of a ghost estate, who attacked a woman unprovoked in her home, has been sentenced to two years in in prison following a finding by t(...)

Imprisonment for a knife attack did not depart enough from the norm to render the sentence unduly lenient. DPP vs Howe, IECA 43 (Court of Appeal, Hoga(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell.  Photo Leon Farrell /Photocall Ireland

The Court of Appeal extended by a day the suspension of a High Court order requiring solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia to vacate a(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, said the court would reserve judgment until May 21st

Two convicted murderers who are appealing High Court judgments ordering their extradition must wait to hear whether they will be returned to complete (...)

Two cousins have moved to appeal against their convictions for a double murder in Limerick four years ago.Patrick O’Brien (35), of Glanntan, Golf Link(...)

Affidavit is admissible in commercial proceedings, even though place of business was described as “place of abode” Kearney v Bank of Scotland [2015]IE(...)