Mr Justice Peter Kelly said while a person of sound mind can drink themselves to death, he could not permit that to happen to a ward of court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Due to excessive drinking, suicidal ideation, risky behaviour, ward of court’s life at risk

Leslie Buckley, chairman aof Independent News & Media. Photogra

Buckley’s stance is over dealings with cyber security specialist as Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement looks at ‘data(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court’s dismissal of his case against the Dáil and State over statements made in the Dáil by two TDs. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ex-Rehab chief Angela Kerins appeal over treatment by PAC set for March in Supreme Court

Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin said the inclusion of a deaf man among the 12 jurors selected for a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was “historic”.

Although case did not proceed, judge compared significance to that of women’s rights

The judicial review centred on the meaning of “environmental information” under the 2007 EC (Access to Environmental Information) Regulations – the AEI Regulations.

Judge agreed with Commissioner of Environmental Information’s original ruling

The teacher was the subject of the first ever High Court application by the Teaching Council of Ireland to suspend a teacher’s registration pending a council inquiry into allegations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Teacher allegedly made sexual advances to student while drinking in his home

Evidence in the Ryanair case has ended. Speeches and Mr Justice Bernard Barton’s charge to the jury will take place next week.

Ted Murphy tells High Court that email did not infer that the airline’s managers were selling their shares in advance of a profit (...)

A High Court judge has warned Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, it must urgently find an appropriate placement for a troubled girl.

Judge warns Tusla to find place for troubled girl

The Court of Appeal will hear a case next week aimed at reversing a decision that buildings on Moore Street are a 1916 battlefield. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State seeks to overturn findings that various buildings on street are a battlefield

Kevin Ludlow (l), brother of murder victim Seamus Ludlow, and nephew Thomas Fox have been awarded half their legal costs in their failed bid to force an inquiry into the Garda investigation into the 1976 killing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

State to pay half legal costs of family after failed bid to force set up of garda inquiry

Carla Surlis (centre), daughter of Bernadette Surlis, speaking to the media after a High Court action on behalf of her mother was settled on Wednesday. Also pictured are solicitor Damien Tansey (left), Enda Surlis and Damien Surlis. Photograph: Collins Courts

Bernadette Surlis sued HSE alleging negligence in care at Sligo General Hospital in 2013

The State has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins.

State asks Court of Appeal to overturn ruling linked to action over Toscan du Plantier inquiry

No doctor or ambulance was called, both nurses went off duty at 8am and no reference was made in the handover nursing notes to the restraint belt.

Nurses were on duty in Cork hospital when woman died in chair with restraint belt

The appeal arose after PTSB got orders in February 2015 from the Circuit Court for possession of six properties.

Decision on six properties could have significant implications for many cases

Brian Rattigan who has won an appeal against his conviction for the murder of a man in Dublin more than 16 years ago.  Photograph: Collins

Court finds comments by trial judge unintentionally conveyed ‘advocacy’ for prosecution

The Ryanair case will now proceed via the ordinary High Court list.

Judge says it is hard to understand why airline had not progressed similar cases

A High Court judge  approved the conditional sale. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Relatives who will buy land judged to have provided more than €1m of care to the man

Anglo Irish Bank granted loans to the couple totalling €4.3 million to enable them refinance existing facilities with the bank. Photograph: Frank Miller

The loans were made to the couple in 2008 by Anglo Irish Bank

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny. In his Dáil statement he  said he was formally recognising Travellers “as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish nation”

Enda Kenny’s statement deemed irrelevant to Traveller family’s bid for accommodation

A High Court judge said there was ‘most minor’ contact between Thomas Moore and Mary Carroll’s vehicles and  the damage was no more than ‘scuff marks’. File image: iStock.

Thomas Moore’s injuries action over traffic incident at best an ‘exaggerated’ one, judge says

The Supreme Court found that the evidence did not establish the Revenue had sought winding up of four companies for ulterior motive or improper purpose. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wexford-based MJ Power Construction among firms Revenue sought to wind up

Review sought by convicted rapist who was assaulted while serving a six-year sentence

Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV, bought the former Zanzibar building last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Property owner alleges actions of businessman are frustrating plans

Priory Hall developer: Thomas McFeely is not due to exit bankruptcy until March 2020. Photograph: Collins Courts

Priory Hall developer wanted to appeal earlier rejection of extension appeal

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ex-minister argued against ruling that his claim Mick Wallace cautioned by gardaí breached Acts

Nurse Eithne Higgins took the case against VW over the emissions problem.

Lack of fair procedures in dealing with pretrial issues among reasons cited

Aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Court must find Athenry case has public importance before appeal can be brought

A member of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the man spent eight years in direct provision before getting refugee status here in September 2016.

Man seeking to have two children join him here from orphanage in Bangladesh

UCD claims it had concluded an agreement with Applied Process Company  and the two shareholders.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Founders of Applied Process Company say claim is ‘baseless and opportunistic’

A building company has sued for more than €2 million in damages over allegedly defective insulation boards which allegedly caused floors in 58 houses to sink. Photograph: Frank Miller

Builder claims €2m damages over shrinkage that caused floors in 58 homes to sink

Former chief justice Mr Justice Thomas Finlay at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1992. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

‘One of the leading advocates of his generation,’ Chief Justice Frank Clarke said in ceremony

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley said the case raised issues of “exceptional public importance”

Four shareholders lost High Court objection to emergency law which recapitalised IL&P

DePuy International Ltd had been sued for damages over the alleged failure of an ASR replacement hip manufactured by DePuy. File photograph: Getty Images

In excess of 1,000 claims advanced over alleged injury caused by DePuy implant

Both Mauritian families had applied under Section 4.7 of the 2004 Act for permission to remain on the basis of “change of status”.

Two Mauritian families are involved in the cases over students’ rights to remain at work

Ryanair response: Darrell Hughes, the airline’s HR director, said it took no disciplinary action against Capt Jean-François Claes and had given him the benefit of the doubt in one incident. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘They forgot about us as human beings,’ former captain claims

Ms Justice Marie Baker described as “very important” the issues raised in the three insolvency test cases before her.

Ruling could affect more than 600 cases involving Personal Insolvency Arrangements

The Supreme Court has found in principle the ‘absolute prohibition’ on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment.

State asked the court for a further deferral of its decision until March next year

Ted Murphy, Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founders of the Ryanair Pilots Group, leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Ryanair pilot gives evidence in defamation action by Ryanair

The Court of Appeal has almost halved a €121,386 damages award to a woman for elbow injuries suffered in a collision. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Anna Fogarty’s injuries could not have been sustained in ‘less traumatic circumstances’, judge says

Couple live in same house but communicate about the children via email

The judge said the time is “well past” when the courts should tolerate this “anarchic attempt to frustrate and obstruct the administration of justice”.

Prevalence of ‘agenda-driven pressure groups’ aiding litigation since economic collapse

Joe Costello leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after his  High Court action was adjourned until Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Ex-Labour Party TD Joe Costello fears election could come before constituency changes approved

The proceedings first came before the District Court in May 2016. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

German car giant is challenging right of Castlebar District Court to hear the case

Seán Dunne was adjudicated bankrupt in the State in July 2013. Photograph: Steve Miller

Cross-examination of official assignee Chris Lehane permitted for ‘procedural fairness’

Former Labour TD has taken a case to the High Court aimed at securing the enactment of laws increasing the number of members of the Dáil before any general election.

Ex-Labour TD claims number of TDs after a snap election would breach Constitution

Seamus Ludlow’s brother Kevin Ludlow (left) and nephew Thomas Fox outside the Four Courts in Dublin following the ruling on a bid by the family of murdered forestry worker Seamus Ludlow to have the Government set up two  commissions  of inquiry into the 1976 sectarian killing.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State says Seamus Ludlow was the victim of a ‘callous sectarian murder’ and has apologised to the family over the conduct of t(...)

Having heard arguments from both sides in the High Court on Friday, Ms Justice O’Regan reserved judgment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

District Court had ruled couple involved in collision with car driven by off-duty Garda should get costs

The questions arose in a case brought by the Asian family after the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) decided their protection application should be transferred to the UK.

Questions about the transfer of international protection applications to the UK need to be ‘made clear’

 Ted Murphy, Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founders of the Ryanair Pilots Group leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Airline is suing three pilots for defamation

Counsel for the Long Stone pub  argued the receivers’ bid to fast-track proceedings was an effort get a publican out of a “landmark premises” employing 30 people.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court dismisses claim that Long Stone pub is in unlawful occupation of part of the site

Michael Sweeney was charged in 2011 with withholding information which might have lead to arrest or prosecution of another person. Photograph: Collins

Man challenged in the High Court an accusation that he withheld information on killing

Pilot group members deny Ryanair’s claim 2013 email to other pilots was defamatory

The Quinns on Tuesday withdrew their application to further vary orders freezing their accounts below sums for living and other agreed expenses. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Information relevant to assessment of family living expenses, court told

Customers outside a Bank of Scotland (Ireland) branch in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Question of registration of property following bank merger could affect hundreds of cases

Developer Gerry Gannon: refused to complete aspect of lease agreement on grounds he was not given a break clause.

Court rules damages of €320,667 must be paid to Liberty Asset Management

Eoin McCallig:  a €15m settlement was approved by High Court on Tuesday, a few days ahead of his fifth birthday.

Master of Coombe Dr Sharon Sheehan apologises to Eoin McCallig and parents

The proceedings by Stapleford Finance Designated Activity Company, Victoria Buildings, Haddington Road, Dublin, against Mr Kearney, Bedford House, Bedford Street, Belfast, were admitted on Monday to the fast-track Commercial Court by Mr Justice Brian McGovern.

Court hears Anglo loans had been assigned to Stapleford Finance

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  directed an inquiry into the  capacity of a man, detained in hospital, to make decisions in the best interests of his health and welfare.

Brother of the man says family is ‘very grateful this is happening’

Blackrock Hospital Ltd was incorporated in 1982 and owns the share capital of Blackrock Clinic Ltd, co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breccia had not come to court “with clean hands”, High Court judge said

Alison McCurtin, of Orwell Road, Templeogue, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

ESB denies claims, pleads Alison McCurtain failed to have due regard for her own safety

A file image of Det Garda Catherine McGowan, who has failed to get High Court orders halting a disciplinary inquiry. Photograph: Collins

Bray garda had been acquitted of forging DPP letter over sexual abuse claim against priest

Judge continues detention order to allow HSE to find a more appropriate placement

The refusal in the case of Gary Simpson, a former inmate at Mountjoy Prison, may have implications for some of an estimated 1,200 other slopping out cases that are in the pipeline.

Judge came to decision as Gary Simpson gave ‘untruthful’ evidence on some issues

The Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo.

Judge awards ‘voiceless’ woman €440,000 for physical assault and mental abuse

The woman sought asylum due to  fears of persecution, as the widow of a leader of an anti-government militia, if she returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

Number of reasons for adverse credibility finding against woman were ‘flawed’

The receivers claimed the money is due under a 2010 settlement between Dunnes and Point Village Development Ltd  negotiated by PVD chairman Mr Crosbie before Nama appointed joint receivers over the company in 2013 on foot of a €450 million debt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Payment sought under 2010 settlement over Point Village development

The services are “so overstretched” there was no place for the man so it was with the “greatest reluctance” the court ordered his detention in a Garda station, the judge said.

Judge said it was ‘reprehensible’ to that he had to order overnight detention

The Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

IBRC, along with bankruptcy trustee Chris Lehane, oppose claims by Catriona Fitzpatrick

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he did not want the court’s fast-track procedures being used in a way “oppressive” of someone not trying to avoid their responsibilities.

Property fund had applied for judgment for €1.76 million allegedly outstanding on loan

The constitutional article on the special position of women in the home has ‘never truly been tested’ in the courts, a law lecturer has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Article could require State to provide financial support for women at home, lecturer says

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell urged more ‘sceptical’ consideration of the view that the courts are obliged to develop new rights.

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell says ‘reason is central to the judicial task’

Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan said the ‘judicial and legal zeitgeist’ was   different today compared to the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan welcomes recent decision on asylum seekers’ rights as rare departure

The judge noted Mr Justice John MacMenamin, who granted the separation order in 2010, had described the woman as “not financially minded”.

Judge believes litigants are not protected from ‘their own unreasonableness’

Solicitor Joseph Buckley is objecting to decisions of the taxing master on some of his bills.  Photograph: iStock

High Court hears of ‘Halloween’ scenario of Joseph Buckley’s ‘ghost files and ghost boxes’

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has won his appeal over a finding that his disclosure on live TV of information concerning Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace was a breach of his duties under the Data Protection Act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Data Protection Commissioner criticised ex-minister, who claimed he never processed information

 Solicitor Joseph Buckley outside  the Four Courts  during a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Wicklow-based Joseph Buckley found to have overcharged client by more than €650,000

The Court of Appeal overturned a High Court finding that Robert Stanley was not covered by a four-year time limit for assessing him for CAT over a 2007 transfer of his father’s assets to his sons. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Son of former Shannon Homes owner faced capital aquisitions tax after father retired

 Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Mr Justice Peart wished her well on leaving the ‘sweatshop’ of the Court of Appeal for the ‘calmer air’ of the Supreme Court

 Anthony Cole from Cork outside the Four Courts where  his High Court action for damages is being heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

Anthony Cole claims he has not felt ‘normal’ since being give Lariam for Chad tour of duty

 The case against Oberstown detention centre in Lusk, Co Dublin was taken by four males.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Children’s detention centre was entitled to lock up boys but breached rights in limited way

A fund is entitled to summary judgment orders totalling almost €8m against John Hughes, a former head of business banking at AIB in Eyre Square, Galway, his wife and former Anglo Irish Bank executive director Tom Browne, the High Court has ruled

High Court case was reheard following objections by former Anglo Irish executive

The reasons given by the valuation tribunal “are not merely opaque – they are non-existent”, the judge said.

Judge said valuation tribunal was ‘manifestly deficient’ in its obligation to give reasons for its determination

A regulation under which a solicitor would get no extra payment if he   represented more than one of three co-accused in a Circuit Court trial has been struck down.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Rules said a solicitor representing more than one co-accused would only be paid once

John and Edward Grimes, stage name Jedward, pictured with their barrister, Desmond Murphy SC at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman claimed losses of €625,000 from design and production of pop duo goods

Shoreline Residential DAC, an investment fund, is owed about €323,000 having acquired loans from Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

High Court rejects Shoreline objection to proposed personal insolvency arrangements

Ann Delaney endured “devastating facial disfigurement, speech impairment, difficulty with eyesight, loss of balance and extreme difficulty eating and swallowing”, her daughter said outside the High Court

When Ann Delaney's tumour was finally diagnosed it was inoperable

Former international rugby referee David McHugh was told, following an independent review of the referee department, the IRFU did not believe he was the man to lead it going forward

Man claims his purported dismissal is unlawful and in breach of his contractual rights

Peter Griffiths: the former Scientologist said the injunction barred him from protesting peacefully against Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge accepts former church member had apologised for behaviour

Jedward: John and Edward Grimes at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Patrick Joseph Noonan seeking payment for merchandise from ‘hyper’ twins

 Mr Justice Peter Kelly upheld a €5,000 fine imposed by a Law Society Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal on Barry Sheehan, Marlboro Street, Cork.

Cork lawyer Barry Sheehan fined €5,000 for ‘disgraceful’ conduct

A file photograph of John and Edward Grimes, who were in court for the brief hearing on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Identical twins who deny allegations in court for brief hearing as case scheduled to last up to 8 days

Roisin Hammel, mother of Cian Hammel, of Ford Court, Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford, leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after a HIgh Court action on behalf of her son. Photograph: Collins Courts

Baby’s mother was in Wexford car crash caused by driver speeding and by ice

A Nigerian mother and her Irish-born daughter have lost their appeal claiming the child’s right to education under the Children’s Act 2015 outweighs the State’s entitlement to deport them. File photograph: Getty Images

All three Court of Appeal judges agree the appeal should be dismissed

Appeal judgments have significant implications for Irish citizens who have non-Irish spouses

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan noted that sworn evidence from two other doctors employed by in the HSE who had worked beyond 65 was not contradicted in any significant way by the service

Orders apply pending the hearing of action by Dr Paul Quigley (65) against the HSE

Mr Justice Sean Ryan: “The result unfortunately is an ever-lengthening list of cases seeking dates for hearing and schedules being arranged far into the future.” File photograph: Eric Luke

Most appellants will wait at least a year before their appeal is heard, and the delays are likely to get worse

Objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plan argue that it is  a matter of “dramatic public importance” that the disputed permission was granted by An Bord Pleanála in a manner that “sliced and diced” the overall proposed development. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Athenry couple claims failure to conduct environmental impact assessment of entire project raises issue of ‘dramatic public import(...)

Unlike other councils in Co Dublin and Fingal, Dublin City Council refuses to classify separated fathers as anything other than a “single person” for the purposes of allocating accommodation, it is claimed.

Homeless father getting less in housing assistance payment than homeless mother

Aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

They claim High Court wrongly found An Bord Pleanála had met its obligations by carrying out environmental impact assessment

The judge said Mick Wallace had accepted the underdeclaration was an error of judgment and a mistake and had made a Dáil statement in 2012 to that effect. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge disqualifies Wexford TD grounds of unfitness over €1.4m underdeclaration of VAT

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