Barry White will have to pay Bar Council’s costs in case he took to return to Law Library

A seven judge Supreme Court is hearing the State’s appeal against findings of the High Court’s Mr Justice Richard Humphreys that the unborn has constitutional rights beyond the right to life in Article 40.3.3.

State’s refusal to recognise unborn as an ‘unborn child’ is ‘startling’, counsel submits

Chief Justice Frank Clarke is presiding over the appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Birth is the brightline event, you fall one side or the other,’ argues State in opening appeal

Abortion referendum: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Minister for Health Simon Harris; the Government hopes to finalise the referendum wording by March 6th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ruling on rights of unborn has potential to force Government rethink

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judgment may affect the wording of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Brendan Marshall (70) leaves  the Four Courts  after his High Court action for damages was dismissed. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Brendan Marshall alleged he was assaulted and defamed by security guard on tram

In an unusual application, AIBMB has urged Ms Justice Marie Baker, before making final orders in the relevant case, to “amplify” the reasons for her findings. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

AIB worried ruling could raise doubt about transfer of €17.8bn debt to mortgage bank unit

The dispute is over an application by the  secretary of Athlone Town Football Club, to remove  Athlone Stadium Ltd as trustee on the property, which became the new home of the club when it moved from its traditional town centre home at St Mel’s to Lissywollen, Athlone. File photograph: Google Street View

Athlone Town Football Club secretary seeks to remove Athlone Stadium Ltd as trustee on property

Wacky Woolies.

It claims British firm has infringed trademarks

 Both Patrick  Cullen and Sarah Ryan were told by the Department of Social Protection last December they were not entitled to an exceptional needs payment  because their need was not exceptional and “not unforeseen”.

High court grants judicial review of Department of Social Protection’s refusal of two exceptional needs payments

AIB debt transfers could be in doubt.

Bank urges judge to ‘amplify’ reasons for her findings

Mark Savage. File photograph: Courts Collins

Mark Savage had objected to thread online describing him as ‘homophobic candidate’

Grainne Nic Gibb:  she brought proceedings in the European Court of Justice following an inquest in 2010

Ronan MacLochlainn (28), a member of the Real IRA, was shot dead in 1998

Court rules in dispute over loans from Anglo Irish Bank in 2009 later purchased by the fund

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said a voluntary patient who expresses a desire to leave a secure unit remains free in principle to do so at any convenient time and may not be restrained except in accordance with the detention power under Section 23 of the Mental Health Act 2001.

Court finds Dublin hospital was motivated by ‘best considerations’ when it restrained voluntary patient’s departure

Colleen Worthington pictured outside the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court President speaking as girl who suffered birth injury receives further damages

Doctors considered she is a good candidate for the proposed surgery and other treatment options were problematic and not appropriate for her, the High Court heard.

Woman with intellectual disability had maintained there was nothing wrong with her breast

 Waldemar Solowiow (48) had denied the murder of Mary Ryan (37) but pleaded guilty to her manslaughter at the flat on Sherrard Street Upper, Dublin, between May 18th and 19th, 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Judge dismisses Waldemar Solowiow’s appeal based on his credibility as a witness

Moore Street, Dublin, where a number of houses were used during 1916 Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State appealed declaration by High Court that buildings were battlefield site

Nama developer: Michael O’Flynn leaving the Four Courts in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

Developers alleged commissioner failed to deal with original complaint

 Maura Harrington urged the High Court to quash a ministerial consent for a pipeline bringing gas to a refinery at Ballinaboy. Photograph: Collins Courts

Process was ‘flawed’ Maura Harrington tells court

Extradition cases: the Supreme Court wants to know if an EU state must refuse to surrender an EU citizen to the UK if that person will remain imprisoned there after Brexit

About 20 extradition cases on hold pending European decision

The estimated value of the new contract for the six-in-one vaccine is between €22 million and €28 million, less VAT, the HSE said.

Early hearing vital to ensure supplies of six-in-one vaccines, health agency says

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Commercial Court hears of obligations provided by Eamonn McGrath to IBRC

File photo: Rohingya refugees walk along the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Man asks Minister to allow his three children, two of whom are in an orphanage in Bangladesh, to join him in Ireland

Oil’s weakness so far this month follows the best start to the year in over a decade.

Figures show US oil production at new high

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

Green light for first phase of €850m development ‘turned European law on its head’, court told

The Supreme Court has formally struck down the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working in the State.

Five judge court had unanimously ruled in May that the ban was unconstitutional

Mr Justice Charles Meenan dismissed two separate challenges  over decisions by An Bord Pleanála that peat extraction activities were not exempted development after September 20th, 2012.

An Bord Pleanala’s decisions follow Friends of the Irish Environment’s queries

Richard Kean SC, with barrister Doireann O’Mahony, told the court on Thursday the Coombe hospital fully contested liability in the case. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dara Brennan’s mother claims he was injured by forceps during delivery at Coombe hospital

 Sarah Roche. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court told Sandra Roche should never have been advised to have this particular surgery

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

WRC conceded the decision dismissing the man’s complaints must be quashed

The fines imposed by the High Court – €50,000 on Independent Newspapers and €50,000 on an associated company, Internet Interactions Ltd – are the highest ever for contempt in the State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Judge ruled certain articles and commentary published in 2014 were contempt of court

Cora Sherlock (right) leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday with her colleague Caroline Simons. Photograph: Collins Courts

State argued that, as case concerned constitutional law, campaign could not bring extra expertise

Mr Justice David Barniville. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Appointment of Mr Justice David Barniville expected to speed up hearing of cases

Noelle and Liam Tobin from Co Tipperary leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tipperary hospital admits negligence in not transferring newborn boy for head cooling

Sarah Roche from Cork leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sarah Roche suing Optical Express clinic following ‘unsuitable’ laser eye procedure

Pro-Life Campaign: Cora Sherlock (right) leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday with her colleague Caroline Simons. Photograph: Collins Courts

Anti-abortion group wants to be heard in State’s appeal on rights of unborn

Leslie Buckley said the 11 documents were privileged because they related to legal and technical advice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Outgoing INM chairman provided ODCE with 275 documents

 Caroline Simons speaking at a Pro-Life event in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Lawyers for the State opposed to the PLC application

Ms Justice Marie Baker did not accept creditors’ arguments that the PIP was the only voice to be heard in articulating a debtor’s interests in a review. Photograph: Collins

Judge rejects arguments by creditors that insolvency reviews only a matter for PIPs

Sean Dunne was adjudicated bankrupt in 2013.

Official assignee Chris Lehane wants duration extended for alleged non co-operation

File image of Aine Kierans, Caroline Simons and Cora Sherlock  at a Pro Life Campaign event. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Group to apply to the Supreme Court to allow it be heard in a case on rights of the unborn

The seven-judge court’s decision on the appeal, which opens on February 21st, may affect the wording of this summer’s referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment

State is appealing High Court findings that the unborn is a ‘child’ under the Constitution

The girl’s guardian told the judge on Friday, while the psychiatric unit is “totally inappropriate”, she considered the girl should be detained there for another week as keeping her secure was essential. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge admits facility is inappropriate but teenager deemed at risk if not securely detained

Marie Daly had been employed from 1998 as a SNA by the Nano Nagle School, Listowel, Co Kerry. A road accident confined her to a wheelchair in 2010. File photograph: Getty Images

Judges rule school was within rights not to employ woman as she could not perform tasks

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Communicorp owner believes Ganley was client for dossier of material concerning him

Mr Justice Frank Clarke. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 20 extradition cases here will be affected by decision

A Filipino woman  has lost her challenge to a deportation order

Filipino mother who worked mainly as a carer has not worked since 2014, court told

Sean Quinn Jr and his wife, Karen Woods have been receiving €100,000 per year in living expenses. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court hears of $13m extracted from Indian company

The court heard Cavan boxer Ceire Smith could have been “the next Katie Taylor”. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Ceire Smith performed badly in tournament after swallowing sharp device, court hears

PwC claimed Quinn Insurance would be unable to pay costs if it lost the damages claim for reasons including its dependence on the State’s Insurance Compensation Fund, which is subject to political control.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ case is over its auditing of the insurer

 A three-judge Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled fair procedures required that Gayle  Dunne’s counsel should have the opportunity to cross-examine Timothy Miltenberger, the lawyer acting for the “Chapter 7” trustee dealing with Mr Dunne’s US bankruptcy.

Her lawyers sought opportunity to question US attorney involved in husband’s US bankruptcy proceedings

Clery’s clock: The joint liquidators sought documents including material concerning the conduct of Operations’ affairs before Clerys was sold to Natrium on June 12th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Case relates to disqualification proceedings against two ex-directors of operating company

Des Richardson arriving at Dublin Castle to give evidence to the Mahon tribunal, in 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tribunal must quash two of 15 findings made about former Fianna Fail fundraiser

Mr O’Brien believes Mr Ganley was Red Flag’s client for a dossier of material concerning Mr O’Brien

Minister for Justice put delays down to need for background checks on applicants

Ms Justice Eileen Creedon in the High Court  said part of the test for making security for costs orders was that the claimant must live outside the jurisdiction but, because Irish court orders can be readily enforced within EU states, the Aviva application for security fell at the first hurdle. File photograph: Getty Images

Martin and John Gerard Corcoran had sued Neagu Alexandru over collision in July 2012

Judge Peter Kelly said  he did not anticipate ‘any lessening’ of the numbers of people coming before the court whose medical and psychiatric needs cannot be met here.

Judge says volume of cases suggests it may be cheaper to provide treatment in the State

An independent psychiatrist  said he had some hope  there might be some improvement in aspects of a brain-injured woman’s condition, if she is properly assessed and treated.

Court told there is no public or private facility here capable of assessing her needs

An appeal over a  damages award made to a man whose foot was crushed  when he was working in a quarry has been dismissed. File photograph:  Getty Images

No valid challenge to award as it was just, fair and proportionate, says Court of Appeal judge

The court heard Garda Noel Callan’s fingernail is irregular and deformed after   a patrol car door slammed on his hand.  Photograph: Collins Dublin

Plaintiff left with disfigured nail after a patrol car door slammed on his little finger

Peter Sweetman is bringing is legal action over a quarry in Co Donegal

A stained glass window commissioned for the House of Prayer in Achill Sound. The  retreat, founded by Christina Gallagher, a self-proclaimed Marian visionary, denies the claims. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Son of donor in legal action over sum paid to retreat, which claims money given voluntarily

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Sophie Everard, who celebrated her seventh birthday, had made great strides and her parents were to be congratulated for their car(...)

Leslie Buckley, chairman of Independent News & Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Outgoing chairman Leslie Buckley claims legal privilege over papers sought by ODCE

On Monday, a five-judge Supreme Court reserved judgment on the child’s appeal over the High Court refusals. Photograph: Frank Miller

Woman fears son with sickle cell disease will not get treatment he needs if deported to Nigeria

 Mr Justice Brian McGovern granted IBRC liquidator Kieran Wallace interim orders.

Alleged extraction part of scheme to put €455m in Quinn group assets beyond reach of IBRC

Leslie Buckley, chairman at the Independent News & Media.

INM chairman claims privilege over certain documents discovered for ODCE investigation

Inappropriate relationship developed into abusive relationship, judge says

Facebook argued US law and various measures afford adequate protection for data privacy rights of EU citizens.  Photograph: Reuters

Case stems from issues surrounding transfer of data between EU and US by Facebook

While details of the agreement between the sides were not disclosed, it is understood it involves a financial payment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Legal sources believe case could have implications for cyclists as uninsured road users

Fiona Tuite and Ivan Murphy from Drogheda,  the parents of Evan Tuite, are seen leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

‘Every day I wish and pray we could have that day back again and I would have said ‘stop’’

Summons issued in 2008 purported to be from sergeant stationed in Kosovo, it is claimed

High Court: Collapsed insurance company Setanta’s liquidator has estimated the cost of around 1,750 claims could be €90 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court to clarify conflict of interest issue for lawyers representing insurer and clients

Clerys was controversially sold and liquidated on the same day in June 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Law firm it cannot release files relating to operating company for ‘legal reasons’

High Court allows businessman’s case against legal firm to go ahead.

Issue centres on case brought over leak from petrol station

The applications by Paul and Tony Porter must be reconsidered by An Bord Pleanála in line with Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan’s High court finding.

High Cout found refusal by An Bord Pleanála irrational as sister had already been given permission

Clerys was sold to Natrium, a vehicle of D2 Private, and KPMG acted as financial adviser to D2 Private when Natrium purchased the OCS companies that owned and operated Clerys, the court was told.

Store’s liquidators must discover documents concerning pre-sale meetings, judge orders

The wards list includes often difficult and complex cases and is traditionally managed by the president of the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller

Weekly court list dominated by new cases of mainly elderly people with dementia

Patricia Rickard-Clarke: welcomes the ending of wardship, describing it as “paternalistic” and “archaic”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wardship system will be replaced with radical assisted decision-making scheme

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  continued   orders, including ones permitting the woman be fed via naso gastric tube and, if she refuses that, for her to be appropriately restrained so   feeding can occur.

Woman in her 20s ‘critically ill’ due to this ‘accursed disease’, says High Court president

An Irish born child with a severe blood disorder will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month by the Supreme Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Lawyers for boy (8) claim ‘secret’ process aimed at giving undocumented the right to remain in operation

The Blackrock Clinic in Dublin: Blackrock Clinic Ltd was co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge says company linked to Larry Goodman did not come to court ‘with clean hands’

Doctors fear woman in her 40s may die due to her ‘enormous’ alcohol consumption

Eirgrid’s interconnector project comprises a 400kV overhead line circuit linking an existing substation in Woodland, Co Meath, with a planned substation in Turleenan, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Getty

The project plans to provide a second high-capacity all Ireland interconnector

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the Supreme Court would probably hear the State’s appeal  around February 22nd or 23rd.

Court not anxious to have appeal heard in the middle of a referendum campaign

The Minister for Justice is expected to seek an early hearing of his Supreme Court appeal against a High Court finding on the ‘unborn’. File photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Government is challenging a finding that the ‘unborn’ is a child with significant rights

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is disputing the legality of the use of mobile phone records during the trial that saw him being convicted of the 2013 murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

David Drumm and Michael Lowry are expected to be tried in the coming year

The living conditions of the man are ‘appalling’ and did not arise overnight, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

Judge says man is unable to care for himself or function as an independent adult

L-R: Ted Murphy,  Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founder members of the Ryanair Pilots Group (RPG)  Photograph: Courtpix

Jury finds 2013 email did mean airline was guilty of market manipulation but no malice proved

Stephen Rae: received a €100 nominal fine over the contempt

Judge finds 2014 articles amounted to ‘egregious and blatant’ contempt

Cancer case: the youth threatened to sue the HSE, alleging misdiagnosis

High Court rejects mother’s request to force her 17-year-old son to be treated

Photograph: Getty

Psychiatric unit judged ‘less inappropriate’ than garda station to keep her safe over Christmas

The Four Courts. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed Mihai Avadenei’s appeal against a drink-driving conviction. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Up to 1,000 cases adjourned pending ruling on challenge over breath tests statements

The State wants clarity on the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn due to a number of apparently conflicting High Court judgments on that issue. File photograph: Getty Images

Appeal arises from judgment aimed at preventing deportation of Nigerian man

Mr Justice Barton said members of the jury heard Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary say the company did not recognise trade unions.

High Court judge tells jury to focus on whether 2013 email defamed the airline

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley stressed the issues to be decided did not relate to any asserted constitutional entitlement to an Irish language version of the statement relied upon to prove the breath alcohol level but rather its evidential status

Judgment will have implications for an estimated 1,000 drink-driving cases

The case taken by Joe Costello was struck out on consent on Tuesday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who was told the necessary legislation had been passed by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Collins Courts

Case taken by Joe Costello struck out after court told necessary legislation had been passed

The terrace at 14-17 Moore Street where it is intended to establish a 1916 Rising Commemorative Centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Describing site as a national a monument ‘bridge far too far’, court hears

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