Anthony Dignam was told in the High Court that he cannot now sue over the effects of seeing his wife allegedly sit in a chair for three days before getting a hospital bed. Photo: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A widower’s legal action for alleged psychological distress caused by watching his wife spend three days in a chair in a hospital emergency department(...)

(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(...)