Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said the dismissal of the woman’s appeal was done “with some reluctance” as it meant the plaintiff will be deprived of redress for an alleged “grave wrong”.
Court halts abuse action

The Supreme Court has halted a woman’s action for damages against her now deceased paternal grandfather over alleged sexual abuse.The High Court stopp(...)

Caroline Dunne: seeking answers as to why her children’s names were entered into the Garda’s Pulse database. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A mother whose two children’s details have been removed from the Garda Pulse system in recent days is preparing to sue the State. Caroline Dunn(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:   has forwarded  allegations to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and requested a public-interest investigation by the ombudsman, to which the Minister agreed. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The interim Garda Commissioner has said new allegations that penalty points are still being terminated in controversial circumstances have been ref(...)

The office of the Garda Ombudsman Commission on Dublin’s Upper Abbey Street. Photograph:  Collins

An investigation ordered by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has been unable to establish the source of a leak to a newspaper that repor(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has her eyes fixed on securing the job on a permanent footing. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Faced with a barrage of questions on recent scandals, the chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Simon O’Brien was keen to focus on the (...)

 Noirín O Sullivan: she warned that any changes to the legislation to which Brady referred must be considered in the context of safeguarding the privacy of those people – victims, witnesses and perpetrators one presumes – the Garda dealt with daily. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interesting at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice yesterday were the differing stances taken by interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan an(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond   said it was now seeking an ‘urgent meeting’ with Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

New Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is set for her first clash with Garda members after the group representing sergeants and inspectors said i(...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

January 29th, 2010 : Anthony Holness (39) is arrested at New Street in Waterford. February 8th, 2010: Mr Holness makes a complaint at Waterford(...)

Alan Shatter: in the eye of political storm. Photograph: Eric Luke

The eruption of the Garda bugging affair creates yet more political turmoil for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Already under acute p(...)

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, at the RDS Ballsbridge, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to restore confidence in the State’s security system following recent controversies involving the gardaí and the O(...)