David Speedie arriving at the Four Courts  for his  High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A High Court jury has awarded €85,000 in damages to former Premier League footballer David Speedie over a newspaper article which they found defamed h(...)

The High Court  has heard that a homeless couple have rejected South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation in a hostel.  Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A homeless couple have told the High Court that South Dublin County Council’s offer of temporary emergency accommodation is not suitable for their nee(...)

Former archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic archbishop has denied a suggestion by lawyers for RTÉ the reason a woman was “deeply troubled” was because he had sexually exploite(...)

 Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys photographed at the referendum count last month. Legislation to provide for same sex marriage is to be delayed until after the summer recess. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:12

Legislation to provide for same sex marriage is to be delayed until after the summer recess. A legal challenge has been taken against the outcome of t(...)

Accounts for OCS Operations Ltd, which ran the Clerys department store until its closure on June 12th, show it made a loss of €1.1 million in the year to the end of January 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Losses at the Clerys department store reduced by more than €2 million in its final full year of trading, according to documents filed with the High Co(...)

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the news that French investigators are to be al(...)

Judgments

Former resident of State institution did not suffer “abuse” and was not entitled to compensation CM v Residential Institutions Redress Review Committe(...)

Katherine Boyle, of Prosperous, Co Kildare at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

A journalist has refused before the High Court to reveal his sources for an article about a prison worker found to have a mobile telephone in her bra-(...)

A garda was not required to warn a youth he was commiting an offence when he dropped his trousers in front of her, the President of the High Court has(...)

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic Archbishop has told the High Court in Dublin that he had an “inappropriate” sexual relationship with a woman in Nigeria which began (...)