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(...)

In his judgment, the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, said he was satisfied an authorisation under the 2003 PIAB Act was not required in this action and the case should proceed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A retired garda has lost his bid to prevent a woman suing him in the High Court over alleged rape and assault. The woman alleges the former garda was (...)