Deirdre Foley: doesn’t care much for publicity

The KPMG liquidators of OCS Operations, the former operating business for Clerys department store, are due back in the High Court on Monday. Th(...)

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(...)

Sgt Edmund O’Neill arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

An Irish soldier who suffered a brain injury when the UNIFIL land cruiser in which he was travelling in Lebanon crashed, killing four of his co(...)

Chinese journalist Gao Yu has suffered heart problems during her detention. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

In a case that has been condemned by human rights defenders, a Beijing court has upheld the conviction of the veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu(...)

Lucinda Creighton took to the plinth  to demand that the Government publish the advice it was given by the Attorney General, Máire Whelan, on the setting-up of the IBRC commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every Easter weekend, the teachers’ unions go off for a few days to some hotel or other, looking for notice. And they get it, too: acres of space in (...)

Most of the High Court proceedings arose from the HSE’s application, initiated last May and effectively abandoned last July, to keep the 18-year-old woman in a specialised psychiatric unit in Northampton, England, against her wishes, and at an annual cost of €400,000.

The Health Services Executive (HSE) must pay a legal costs bill estimated at some €1m over multiple applications and hearings concerning the appropria(...)

Irish investment group NTR has reported first half profits that are €67.2 million higher than last year on the back of the near €220 million sale of i(...)

The court system is ’fearfully expensive’, ‘alien’ and ‘truly accessible to increasingly few’, a High Court Judge has said.

The court system is “fearfully expensive”, “alien” and “truly accessible to increasingly few”, a High Court Judge has said. The courts were a forum th(...)

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(...)