Seeking the State’s High Court costs against the TD today, Michael McDowell SC said he accepted the issues raised by Joan Collins TD (above) were important and, had she won, there would have been “huge consequences” for the State. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The State has urged the High Court to award substantial legal costs against United Left TD Joan Collins because she has decided to appeal against the (...)

Counsel for Joan Collins TD (pictured) said she had yet to decide if she would appeal the dismissal of her case against the payment of promissory notes linked to Anglo Irish Bank and EBS to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Collins.

The State has made clear it will seek substantial legal costs against United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins if she appeals to the Supreme Court against(...)

Anglo Irish Bank was by 2010 in State ownership and the State’s “problem”, and allowing it to collapse was not an option, Michael McDowell SC told the High Court today. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance had to issue a €25 billion promissory note in 2010 to recapitalise Anglo Irish Bank because that was vitally necessary for th(...)

United Left TD Joan Collins  argues the making of promissory  notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank, EBS and Irish Nationwide Building Society, under the provisions of the Credit Institutions Financial Stabilisation Act 2008,  was unlawful. Photograph: Collins

The Minister for Finance used powers under a 2008 “emergency” law to create a promissory note in 2010 which can be adjusted to allow for the payment o(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice George Birmingham said Kristine Campbell’s assertions were “quite surprising”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Educational Building Society has secured summary judgment for some €8.8 million against an estranged couple over unpaid loans. Mr Ju(...)