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(...)

US boxing promoter Don King: sued a New York lawyer who had labelled him a bigot and an anti-Semite on two US-based websites. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongart/Getty Images

Until recently London was hailed as the “libel capital of the common law world”. It was the jurisdiction of choice for defamation victims from the US (...)

In July of last year Mr Dunne was adjudicated a bankrupt by the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The official in charge of Sean Dunne’s bankruptcy has launched High Court proceedings aimed at setting aside the bankrupt businessman’s transfer of an(...)

Sean Dunne:   has been engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with his two biggest creditors – Nama and Ulster Bank – through the Connecticut bankruptcy court before Judge Alan Shiff. Photograph:  Steve Miller

A hearing in a Connecticut court yesterday was meant to have been an opportunity to agree procedures to fast-track the discovery of information betwee(...)

Sean Dunne: said that he did not have the resources to defend Nama’s objection to his being discharged. Photograph: Steve Miller

Sean Dunne’s two biggest creditors and the US court official investigating his financial affairs have objected to the insolvent property developer’s a(...)

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill (pictured) to help gardaí recover stolen paintings, are entitled to proceed with their action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State, the High Court has ruled.

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill t(...)

Data victory for citizens
  • World
  • April 14, 2014, 01:00

In a far-reaching move, the European Court of Justice has struck down the European Data Retention Directive, a dramatic decision that is a vict(...)

 Former Waterford Crystal workers, at the UNITE rally outside Leinster House, calling on the government to protect the workers’ pension entitlements.Legislation is a welcome and long overdue effort  by State but will no doubt face legal challenges

Over four years after Waterford Crystal closed its doors, leaving its workers without a job or most of their pension benefits, the Government finally (...)

Lack of space, privacy and dignity. Direct provision shames Ireland. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The system for claiming asylum in Ireland is broken. Carl O’Brien’s reports in The Irish Times over the last few weeks shine a light on simply one of (...)

Irish authorities made 27 times as many requests for people’s stored phone and internet use data compared to law enforcement agencies in comparably si(...)