The judge said the case  demonstrates the truth of Mr Justice Kelly’s remark the only people who can litigate in the High Court are ‘paupers and millionaires’.

High legal costs raise serious issues about access to justice, says judge

A residents’ group has obtained permission from the High Court to bring a legal challenge aimed at overturning planning approval for a development of 446 apartments in Dundrum, Co Dublin

Bord Pleanála granted permission for 446 homes after it designated the proposed project a strategic housing development

The judge said, given the grave risk to the plaintiff concerning proving liability if the matter went to trial, the settlement offer of €80,000, representing some 75 per cent of the full value of the claim, was a very good one and he would approve it.

Judge says case is very unusal and there was a ‘huge hurdle’ concerning liability

A High Court judge will rule on Tuesday on the lead challenge over the calculated grades process

Student claims direction by Minister to remove school historical records from system resulted in unfair downgrading in exam

Thomas O’Connell was gifted “Kerry Co-Operative shares” in a 1990 will of his uncle, John T Cronin, who died some 23 years later in 2013, aged in his 90s. Photograph: iStock

Man remains entitled to lower value of Kerry Co-Op shares gifted in uncle’s 1990 will

The Four Courts. Mr Justice Richard Humphreys extended to November 5th, 2025 the bankruptcy of Michael Grimes, an experienced personal litigant, and his wife Carmel Grimes

Judge cites lack of co-operation with trustee

A local residents’ group is taking a legal challenge aimed at overturning planning approval for a development of 446 apartments in Dundrum, Co Dublin

Fast-track permission was granted for south Dublin development in January

A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Image via Dublin City Council

Traffic on Strand Road was due to be reduced on Monday to facilitate opening of cycle route

It was ruled  last November that An Bord Pleanála had erred in law by not assessing the car park as part of the planning application. Photograph: iStock

Permission was quashed over issue around car park

The woman claimed the recordings corroborated her experience of the man as being threatening to her and their children.

Man brought High Court proceedings seeking discovery of audio and video files

Michael Fingleton (pictured in 2018) wants the case halted on grounds of its breadth and his ill-health. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

IBRC claims include €6bn losses arose from loans made when Fingleton was CEO

Fr Patrick John Mannion made a will in 1997 and amended it in 2014, the High Court heard.

Fr Patrick John Mannion’s object in avoiding lawyers’ fees ‘spectacularly failed’, court hears

Two receivers have failed to get an injunction preventing a couple remaining in a Dublin 4 property pending a full hearing of proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times/File

Receivers sought injunction concerning Lansdowne Road property pending hearing

The complaints against former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton include claims he enjoyed “excessive” control over the business of the society and made several loans of more than €1 million without consulting the board.

IBRC claims case can proceed on basis of objective evidence depsite ‘impediment’

When the doctor’s case came before the council’s Fitness to Practice Committee last October, it heard evidence of a prior history of non-compliance with medication and of a near 100 per cent chance of relapse if he failed to take his medication. File Photograph: David Sleator

The Medical Council sought High Court confirmation of the conditions

Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms arrive for a hearing of the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2017. File Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photo

Garda Keith Harrison previously lost separate proceedings aimed at quashing tribunal criticism

It is claimed the board wrongly treated the proposal  as a standalone development rather than one linked to existing accommodation at Trinity Hall.

Planning permission was for facility alongside existing Trinity Hall complex

Unpublished report on the matter was drafted by a seven-judge committee of the council chaired by president of the High Court, Mary Irvine (pictured). File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Alliance for Insurance Reform expresses concern about what draft report may be advocating

A review on medical and other grounds reaffirmed that refusal and a deportation order issued in August 2019. He took High Court proceedings arguing th

Pakistani national unsuccessfully tried to enter into two marriages, judge notes

The judge said evidence established two of the houses were bought by Luk Yau Kwok for use as cannabis grow houses.  File image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Orders granted over properties in Tipperary, Fermoy and Dublin

FBD’s High Court challenge over the investigation by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman of a publican’s complaint has been withdrawn.

Complaint made by Phil Flannery’s of Denmark Street Ltd over refusal to pay out on business interruption claim

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley concluded the evidence of each of the two women was admissible in respect of each count on the indictment. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Principles will guide judges in trials of sexual offences with more than one complainant

The High Court decided in June 2019 that the Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Innovation acted outside his powers when making a sectoral employment order (SEO) for electricians.

Appeal is against High Court decision that Minister of State acted outside his powers

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, must ask all judges with a ‘connected party’ relationship to withdraw from a remote meeting of the Judicial Council, which is to consider a draft report on personal injury awards, said Isme CEO Neil McDonnell. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Isme chief airs concerns over crunch meeting on personal injury awards

The judge ruled the approach proposed by the doctors is lawful and the court should not intervene. Photograph: Collins

Judge notes eating disorder specialists consider burden of coercive measures outweigh benefits

Dublin airport operator DAA is seeking vacant possession of the land at Collinstown occupied by four Traveller families.

Judge told DAA needs to finish new runay at airport

IES claims, during the course of their employment, and in breach of their contracts, the four former employees diverted business from it.

Company develops specialised software used to help design buildings that are more environmentally friendly

The lead case, which ran for some five weeks, was brought by Belvedere College Dublin student Freddie Sherry, of Newtown, Celbridge, Co Kildare, against the Minister for Education and Skills and the State. File  Photograph: Frank Miller

Mr Justice Charles Meenan is hearing some 60 actions brought over last year’s results

Electrical contractors argue the sectoral employment order is ‘unsustainable’ for consumers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Electrical contractors argue sectoral employment order is anti-competitive

The judge  directed gardai to provide a copy of the recordings to the court  to privately undertake a weighing exercise. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Woman alleged man was physically and emotionally abusive of her and the children, court told

The Attorney General has urged the Supreme Court to overturn a far-reaching finding that a law setting minimum pay and conditions in building and related industries is is unconstitutional. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Case focuses on sectoral employment order for electricians made by minister in 2019

Former Independent News & Media chairman Leslie Buckley has lost his High Court bid to have two inspectors withdrawn from investigating matters at INM. Photograph: David Sleator

Buckley faces potential bill of €500,000 as costs awarded against him in separate INM-19 case

The will had three unexecuted alterations, described by Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh as ‘relatively minimal and not involving any essentials’. Photograph: iStock

Maureen McEnroe, one of seven siblings, scored out some words on document

A legal dispute over shipping, which the High Court was told is important for the economy in the context of Brexit and trade, will have to go ahead by way of remote hearing, a judge has said

Drogehda Port seeks traditional hearing

The High Court has been told talks are underway in a dispute which lead to orders preventing a passenger jet leaving Dublin airport earlier this week.

Court heard airline had assets seized by Moldova ‘s Agency for the recovery of Criminal Assets in 2019

The flood relief scheme runs between St Enda’s Park (above) and the confluence of the stream with the Owendoher river in Rathfarnham. Image: Google Streetview

Ballyboden residents claim approval of council project invalid on several grounds

  Dubliner Kevin Braney was convicted by the non-jury Special Criminal Court in May 2018 of membership of an unlawful organisation, the IRA, on August 2nd, 2017. File photograph: Collins Courts

Supreme Court rejects argument against validity of law Dubliner was arrested under

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys  said  while fully acknowledging the difficulties experienced by the woman, she could only be facilitated in meeting her housing needs in a way that the law in general, and environmental and planning considerations in particular, will permit

Permission refused to build ‘one-off’ house on site owned by sibling in rural area of Wicklow

The man and woman claimed to have separately come here in 2015, to have met and started a relationship here in 2017 and that the man is the father of the boy, born in early 2019

Woman urged to ‘come clean’ over inaccurate entry in child’s Romanian birth cert

The judge upheld the commissioner’s argument Eurolink was in error in seeking to treat the “revenue share” as a limitation on profit earning capacity inherent in the tolls. Photograph: iStock

Case concerned payments to be remitted to Transport Infrastructure Ireland

A man  receives a dose of the  Covid-19 vaccine in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Bloomberg

Ward of court has dementia and various complex psychiatric conditions

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission argued a high degree of procedural safeguards are required around the Ministerial decision-making to revoke Irish citizenship.

New process will have to contain safeguards for those facing severe consequences

A bid by Michael Fingleton to halt proceedings against him over alleged breach of his obligations while he served as the CEO of Irish Nationwide Building Society will be heard later this month.

CEO of Irish Nationwide Building Society argues case should be dismissed on grounds of his ill health

The former Anglo Irish bank headquarters

Former banker wanted to appear in person but judge rejected arguments

Two Galway-based directors of an Irish registered international animation company are among five directors who should be made personally liable for the company’s debts of some €42m, it has been claimed in Commercial Court proceedings

Receiver says directors of Irish-based DQ Entertainments purchased non-existent assets

The court found the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) erred in recommending protection be refused on the basis she would not be more at risk of persecution or harm than other women in Pakistan.

Family was attacked by male relatives objecting to woman’s mother taking up employment

The guidelines were circulated earlier this week to judges before being considered at a meeting of the Judicial Council on Friday, chaired by the Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Amounts awarded to be more in line with Northern Ireland, England and Wales

Irish whiplash awards are 1.2 to 1.3 times higher than Northern Irish whiplash awards and 1.9 to 2.3 times higher than English and Welsh awards.

Cost savings depend on insurers passing on benefits of reduced awards, judges say

RAAP is entitled to its costs against the PPI and the State parties concerning the trial of the preliminary issues, the reference to the CJEU and the consequent hearings before him, the judge added.

RAAP to rely on declarations in full action against PPI and State

Chief Justice Frank Clarke chaired the meeting of the Judicial Council on Friday.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Guidelines are expected to propose major reductions in personal injury awards

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday morning. Mr Justice Woulfe  is expected to participate in Friday’s council meeting. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Meeting expected to approve new guidelines for judges dealing with personal injury cases

 Jodie Regazzoli in 2019. The 25-year-old was struck by a car when crossing the road on her way to work in Swords Pavilion in 2018. File photograph: Collins Photos Dublin

Jodie Regazzoli settles action over Swords incident which left her in coma for weeks

The actions arose after the Minister said on January 19th the schools would not re-open due to what she described as a lack of cooperation from key staff trade unions.

Counsel hopes it would not be necessary to advance the actions any further

 Séamus Woulfe was appointed to the Supreme Court last July. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Woulfe will also sit as member of Court of Appeal next month

Pharma firm Gilead has lost  a patent suit against Teva and Mylan companies to stop generic sales of its HIV combination drug Truvada

Court of Appeal rejects Gilead claim that Truvada is protected against Teva and Mylan alternative

An intellectually disabled man, whose wedding remains prohibited by court order, last year initiated a challenge to the constitutionality of both the 1811 Act and the 1871 Act. Photograph: iStock

Right to wed will be based on capacity and no longer impeded by Marriage of Lunatics Act

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys  held there was a prima facie case for an inquiry into some complaints, but stressed the court was only dealing with whether there is a prima facie case, not with the ultimate correctness or otherwise of the complaints

Court says woman made prima facie case for inquiry into allegations

Mr O’Lone secured permission ex parte from the High Court’s Mr Justice Richard Humphreys to bring  proceedings against An Bord Pleanála and the State

Project would involve demolition of Brady’s pub and restaurant on Old Navan Road

Bloxham stockbrokers collapsed in 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Solicitors Mutual Defence Fund Ltd invested in bond which fell 97% in value

The three-judge Court of Appeal upheld the Revenue argument. Photograph: iStock

Case dates back to voluntary disclosure initiative in 2008

Mr Justice John Jordan said time and expedition ‘should be measured in weeks and months – and not in years”.

Couples secured guardianship orders in India in 2011, with view to adopting the children in Ireland

The court heard the issue was extremely important Declan Ganley. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman claims Covid-19 restrictions in breach of rights in Constitution

The boy, now 11, wants to stay with his mother in the EU country she took him to and of which she is a national.  File photograph Collins Courts.

Boy’s mother took child out of State and judge in her country dismissed man’s application

High Court has refused to grant leave to An Bord Pleanála to appeal the quashing of permission for a high-rise development in Finglas

Local residents objected to plans for high-rise housing development on Finglas site

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross extended his sympathy to the family.

High Court told 79-year-old collapsed at home night after she left Portiuncula Hospital

Ramona Nicholas and her husband Canice Nicholas  have requested the court to keep the details of their termination agreement confidential. Photograph: Allpix

Rescue involves €14m investment and exit of Ramona Nicholas

The Court of Appeal has upheld the  refusal of a residency card for a Pakistani man

Pakistani man living with UK citizen brother sought card on basis he was ‘permitted family member’

The judge held that information in a planning application relating to turbine wind noise for a wind farm touches on public responsibilities relating to the environment. Photograph: iStock

Judge overturns decision by Commissioner for Environmental Information

Anglo Irish Bank: Tom Browne is being sued for debts by the special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation which took over Anglo.

Tom Browne would not have taken out loans if he knew about group’s holding, court told

A High Court judge has made orders permitting a young woman with severe anorexia to be tube fed against her wishes after being told doctors fear a ‘potentially fatal’ outcome if that does not occur. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

High Court told situation for 18-year-old has deteriorated with weight and Body Mass Index falling

Two men alleged to have published photos on Twitter of two teenage boys convicted of the murder of a teenage girl have taken a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent them being sent for trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File hotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge ruled cases against Kyle Rooney and Jamie Shannon should not be heard at district level

Mr Justice David Barniville said it seemed there was a solution the parties involved could reach themselves over the row relating to the sale of 36 Upper O’Connell Street

Premises valued at €1.45m with tenanted commercial unit, vacant offices and apartment

Developer Gerry Gannon is entitled to judgment for some €2.18 million rent payable against a company which operated a car park for Dublin Airport users on lands in Santry owned by the builder.

Court rules that car park lease does not support challenge by operators to rent bill

 A High Court judge  rules  that ignorance of the law and the fact that the objector, Steven O’Riordan, is a lay litigant are not bases for an extension of time.

Proposed development is for apartment blocks and 81-bedroom aparthotel in Santry

The judge rejected arguments that the IPO had failed to determine a “core element” of the woman’s claim, namely that she was a lesbian, and that she was entitled to a decision by the IPO on that.

Protection officer rejected claims of being married as a child and entering into lesbian relationships in Zimbabwe

The court’s orders, subject to review in three months, include ones permitting the hospital withhold mechanical ventilation from the boy, a ward of court referred to as John, in certain circumstances. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judgment sets general principles for cases about withholding medical treatment

Mr Justice Max Barrett found the Minister had not applied the correct test in failing to have any, or any proper regard, to the emotional and social dependence between Shakeel Ahmed Dar and his mother.  File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Court rules Minister erred in denying document to widow (70s) who lives with son

A vulnerable young woman with severe anorexia is being tube fed at home by her mother due to Covid-19 related pressures on the hospital system, the High Court has heard.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court told woman has made some progress but there are concerns about her over-exercising

Former RTE land at its Donnybrook complex, which was sold to Cairn Homes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Planners say they will consent to court order quashing permission granted in September

Dunnes denied negligence and pleaded the woman  failed to heed a warning sticker on the jug which, it claimed, specifically states not to use hot water in it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

No evidence to support view that Dunnes was negligent in selling item to woman, judges find

Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe will hear all three leave applications alongside Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell and Mr Justice Peter Charleton. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Controversy followed attendance last August at the Oireachtas golf society dinner

In seeking a further appeal to the Supreme Court, lawyers for the prisoner noted there are 3,700 prisoners in the State and the issues raised in the case are of general public importance.

Court will consider if damages due over failure to take 50 day hunger stike seriously

His doctor had recommended his admission to hospital but the man who is aged in his 80s refused to go there by ambulance on Saturday. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Man who suffers with cancer and psychiatric illness has history of refusing treatment

The freshwater was intended to bathe diseased salmon in four licensed sites operated by the company in Kilkieran Bay to rid them of sea lice and amoebic gill disease. Photograph: iStock

Permission to pump freshwater from lake on Gorumna Island overturned by High Court

Setanta made a total of some €7.2 million in contributions to the Insurance Compensation Fund from 2007.

Sum approved by High Court includes €1.97 million for third-party legal costs

The judge said  the school principal had given evidence of her belief that no accidents or incidents involving the steps had been recorded in the school’s log book during her tenure at the school since 1984.

Court heard woman (36) fractured both ankles in fall at Co Louth school

Having observed both men giving evidence, the judge said he had no doubt each truly believed he was at all times on the correct side of the road. That could not be correct and one or the other, or both, are mistaken, he said.

Judge finds 22-year-old failed to prove liability on part of taxi driver over collision on unlit country road

The permission allows for the demolition of existing residential units and construction of 204 residential units and a childcare facility. Photograph: iStock

Applicants are concerned about the protection of bats in hedgerows and trees

The development was designated a strategic housing project, which allows a developer to apply directly to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval. Photograph: iStock

Development of 320 units was approved last October

A March hearing required moving at “breakneck speed”, the judge said.

Judge grants stay on works concerning the 32km cycle and pedestrian project

The DPC took a preliminary draft decision that personal data should not be transferred out of the EU to its American parent Facebook Inc. Photograph: EPA

Separate action by data rights activist Max Schrems resolved

Lawyers for the Minister for Education argued before the Court of Appeal today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Court of Appeal begins hearing appeals by Minister and State over High Court decisions in two cases

Mr Justice David Bairnville granted Hines’ application to have the case fast-tracked in the Commercial Court

DLRCC claims payment due for public infrastructure and facilities at town centre complex

The Ashling Hotel in Dublin is one of the hotels owned by Foxfield Inns Designated Activity Company.

Foxfield Inns owns hotels in Dublin and Galway employing 180 people

 Chief Justice Frank Clarke. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Frank Clarke’s last year of term follows an annus horribilis of Woulfe controversy

 Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters arriving at the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

In court: the Kevin Lunney assault, Michael Lynn’s trial and Cervical Check claims

 The €663,000 judgments were obtained by Trinity College, Dublin, against James Kenny following his protracted litigation, in which he represented himself, over the building of student accommodation near their Dartry home. File  photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

James Kenny must put holiday home up for sale to pay off some of €663,000 judgments owed

In Commercial Court proceedings Everyday Finance  is seeking judgment for €33.4m and £26m (€28.3m) against Balmoral International Land  and 50 subsidiaries which it says each acted as guarantors on  loans

Everyday says there was a dispute between the parties as to whether outstanding amounts of loans were repayable on demand

Ms Justice Irvine is in charge of the wardship list. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Department was replying to queries raised by High Court president, Ms Justice Mary Irvine

Mr Justice Peter Charleton rejected another ground of appeal concerning the proper approach to be taken by a judge when faced with an argument that the English or Irish version of EU legislation may be informed by reading that text in another official language of the EU. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Two men took legal proceedings after Minister for Justice refused application for residency

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