The HSE has pledged to develop services to ensure that no Irish citizen should need to be sent overseas for a care placement. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Irish authorities have been spending about €3 million a year on facilities abroad to provide care for vulnerable young people due to a lack of speci(...)

A judge has granted a vulnerable young Irish woman’s plea for her return to Ireland after being detained more than 20 months in a specialised psychiatric unit in England against her wishes

A judge has granted a vulnerable young Irish woman’s plea for her return to Ireland after being detained more than 20 months in a specialised psychiat(...)

  Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers, outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:03

There is something magical about the combination of money and the law. When Gayle Killilea argued in a South African court that she needed the money (...)

Gayle Killilea:  The ruling by Connecticut District Court  is a setback for  her  in the long-running American legal actions between her and husband  and her husband’s trustee and creditors. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A US judge has denied a request by Gayle Killilea, wife of property developer Seán Dunne, to move a case on alleged fraudulent asset transfers betw(...)

Gayle Killilea: asked to move her bankruptcy case to district court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The official in charge of Seán Dunne’s US bankruptcy has objected to a request by Mr Dunne’s wife to remove a case on alleged fraudulent asset transf(...)

File photograph of Sean Dunne leaving court. Photograph: Steve Miller/ Irish Times

Developer Sean Dunne has lost his Supreme Court bid to set aside his Irish bankruptcy arising from default on loans of €164 million isued to buy pr(...)

Max Schrems says his one-man campaign could yet challenge one of the world’s biggest companies. Photograph: AFP

As eight television cameras jostled to get a shot of Max Schrems in Vienna, Facebook must have rued the day it signed him up in 2008.In a veneer-panel(...)

Austrian law graduate Max Schrems displays a logo of social platform Facebook on  his smartphone. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Austria’s media have dubbed it a “David v Goliath” battle. This morning a civil court in Vienna stages the latest round in the big data grudge match b(...)

Tuesday’s oral hearing at the European Court of Justice was a referral from the Irish High Court on foot of a complaint filed by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

The European Commission has conceded that it cannot guarantee EU citizens’ fundamental right to privacy when their data is transferred to the US.Dur(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: Victory in the Irish case would present grounds for claiming mistrial in the British case. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Property developer Paddy McKillen has succeeded in joining members of the Barclay family and related parties to a High Court case that he is taking ag(...)