(A 16-year-old student, who injured her left knee and back after she slipped and fell in a Tesco store, has been awarded almost €40,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Photograph: Leon Nealleon/Getty Images

A 16-year-old student, who injured her left knee and back after she slipped and fell in a Tesco store, has been awarded almost €40,000 damages in the (...)

The Red Cow Inn. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A security man can proceed with his legal action against a nightclub after the Supreme Court found his case was brought to the personal injuries boar(...)

Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke

A Circuit Civil Court judge has refused a €36,000 settlement offer to a four-year-old schoolboy who was injured in an accident in his grandmother’s c(...)

Judgments: key cases in brief

Clare-based engineer had standing to challenge administrative policy of Laois County Council. Duffy v Laois County Council [2014]IEHC 469 (High Court,(...)

Accident and Emergency Department at Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator.

A gravely ill woman was kept sitting in a chair for three days in the Accident and Emergency Dapartment of Beaumont Hospital and died six days afte(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

The Government’s far-reaching reform plan is due to be announced by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin later this week. Photograph:  Collins

The Government is expected to turn down an expert group’s key recommendation to appoint a head of the Irish Civil Service when it unveils a far-reachi(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell: personal injury damages cases have been the “staple diet” of civil courts at all levels in 
Ireland for more than a century. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court ruling relating to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act means a woman who has sued her brother for damages over allegedly sexua(...)

Deflation tends to be a much bigger headline-grabber than inflation these days, making it harder for sectors pushing through price hikes to hid(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims that increases in the award limits for the District and Circuit courts would have an inflationary effect on personal injury claims

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims that increases in the award limits for the District and Circuit courts would have an inflationar(...)