At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan dismissed the cases as a result of the High Court judgment in September which ruled the results of alcohol breath tests must be supplied in English and Irish to suspected drink-drivers, in a case relating to a Romanian national.

Fifteen motorists accused of drink-driving, including one driver facing two drink-driving charges, had their cases dismissed by a District Court judge(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan: his order means another will, made in 1976 in favour of Claire  Browne’s late brother Edward, uncle of Jacqueline   Maryon, is now her true last will and testament.

A retired journalist who bequeathed an estate with an estimated value of €500,000 to a builder friend did not have testamentary capacity to make the w(...)

Róisín Conroy’s settlement  total increased to €11.6m. Photograph : Courts Collins

A girl who has cerebral palsy as a result of injuries caused at her birth at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise has settled her High Court acti(...)

A 29-year-old Lithuanian was detained under a European arrest warrant issued because he is wanted in his home country in connection with a murder there. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A murder suspect was arrested by gardaí during an operation targeting foreign national criminals across the Republic. Operation Trivium, which is runn(...)

Tallaght Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A family who sued over the death of a woman at Tallaght Hospital after she was diagnosed with a serious flesh eating bacterial infection following a b(...)

Karen and Eddie O’Mahony have spent the past 14 years fighting to secure a settlement on behalf of their son Eoin. Photograph: Collins

A woman who has gone to the High Court three times to secure a settlement for her son who suffered brain injury due to medical negligence urged the(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The Mahon tribunal has withdrawn findings of non-cooperation against two people involved in the financial “digout” to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. (...)

Former media magnate Anthony O’Reilly has been  declared bankrupt by a court in the Bahamas and allowed to file for a personal insolvency arrangement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I don’t think people will be too happy to see his downfall,” says former Waterford Crystal glass-blower Seán Egan on the reaction in the city to news(...)

Michael McAteer: appointed with Paul McCann  as joint administrators of Quinn Insurance in 2010. Photograph: David Sleator

The administrators of Quinn Insurance paid out €175 million last year in claims against policies underwritten by the company formerly controlled by b(...)

A judge has upheld a decision to deny an Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor a permit for house-to-house and street collections in Dublin.  Ruth Coppinger TD described the decision as criminalising the party in the run-up to next year’s general election. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A judge has upheld a decision to deny an Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor a permit for house-to-house and street collections in Dublin after a senio(...)