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(...)

Denis O’Brien: alleges dossier is part of a conspiracy to damage him. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Red Flag consulting firm being sued by Denis O’Brien has confirmed it had a client for a dossier of material relating to the businessman which he (...)

 Kate Petford’s mother Jo Petford speaking to media outside court after Sean Casey received a four-year-jail term following a successful appeal at The Court of Appeal. Photograpgh: Collins Courts.

A Cork man who was four times over the limit when he crashed his car into a roundabout, killing a woman and paralysing her friend, has had his sentenc(...)

Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal.

The two-year jail term imposed on a man whose dangerous driving caused the deaths of eight people in Donegal five years ago was “unduly lenient”, the (...)