The Comeraghs: “rugged, rocky and inspiring”. Photograph: Helen Lawless

An Bord Pleanála is due to rule this month on a roadway “bulldozed” into Mahon valley in the Comeragh mountain range without planning permission. A (...)

 Ciarán Breen, chief executive of the State Claims Agency:  says the agency is concerned that legal payments to third parties are on the rise when its own legal costs are falling.   Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Medical negligence lawyers are “subverting” a system for regular compensation payments to victims of catastrophic medical injuries by making excessiv(...)

Greville and Anne-Louise Miley, parents of Jude Miley, parents of Jude Miley, who suffered brain damage as a baby following routine surgery. They are taking an action on behalf of their son.Photograph:  Collins

One of the saddest sights in Irish health is of the parents of a catastrophically injured child emerging from court to explain how they had to fight f(...)

Teresa Wall of Rathingle Cottages, Swords sued the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) following a fall on the Wicklow Way. Photograph: Courts Collins

A hill walker who was injured when she fell on a rotting boardwalk on the Wicklow Way has been awarded €40,000 damages against the National Parks and (...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a photograph of his wife Savita in the background. She died  at Galway University Hospital on October 28th, 2012.  Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Savita Halappanavar’s husband has settled his case against the HSE over her death in a Galway hospital in 2012. Praveen Halappanavar settled the case(...)

HSE director general  Tony O Brien arrives at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committe meeting at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE would not contest any claims for damages from families or individuals arising out of the manner in which they were allegedly cared for at a f(...)

Teresa Wall of Rathingle Cottages, Swords is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for €60,000 in damages following a fall on the Wicklow Way. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Co Dublin woman who has climbed in the Himalayas and been to base camp on Mount Everest is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: has strongly criticised the scope of the  compensation scheme, saying  the small number of cases processed so far was a sign of the State’s narrow interpretation of the law. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Just six of out more than 350 cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools have been settled by the State under a State compensation scheme. The scheme w(...)

Saverio Bellante (pictured), who killed his friend Tom O’Gorman at the house where they were living in Dublin in January 2014, is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist.

A man who killed his landlord and dismembered his body is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist. Saverio Bellante (36) admitted killing his friend Tom (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the HSE national service plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has criticised international drug companies that charge Ireland and other small countries “unbelievably high prices” (...)