Core grounds of the Ballyboden challenge include  the claim that the approval of the proposed build materially contravenes the development plan and the local area plan in relation to zoning.

Ballyboden Tidy Towns Group seeks court order quashing permission for six blocks

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys gave the Ballyboden Tidy Towns Group  permission to bring its judicial review action against An Bord Pleanála.

Order to quash permission for development off Stocking Lane in Rathfarnham sought

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a motion by An Bord Pleanála seeking clarification on the scope of an appeal over its approval for a cheese plant in Belview, Co Kilkenny.

An Taisce granted permission to appeal High Court judgment upholding the board’s permission for the €140 million Glanbia plant.

The normal term of bankruptcy is for one year, but this can be extended in cases of non-cooperation or non-disclosure of assets, he noted. Photograph: iStock

High Court extends businessman’s bankruptcy to last a total of 13 years

Friends of the Irish Environment brought the case against the Government, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Ireland and the Attorney General.

Friends of the Irish Environment claimed move fails to properly address climate change

Lorraine Costello and her husband James Costello were granted a five-year licence authorising them to thin woods ‘in accordance with the practice of good forestry’, the High Court heard.

Lorraine Costello brought a challenge to ruling from Minister for Agriculture

Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters last year sought to challenge emergency legislation introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Collins Courts

Court previously dismissed O’Doherty and Waters’ appeal against High Court decision

Lawyers for the Garda Commissioner before Court of Appeal over costs ruling

A High Court judge was “mistaken” in not deciding if a warrant issued for the seizure of the phone of a provincial newspaper editor was valid or invalid, the Court of Appeal has heard. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The editor of The Democrat had his phone siezed following Strokestown repossession

The judge noted that errors and oversights occur in professional life, but it would be normal to expect that the mistake would have been picked up by the other lawyers involved in the transaction

Payment for Co Kildare house ‘inadvertently’ sat in account of buyer’s solicitor for years

Philomena Lee was sent to the Seán Ross home in Co Tipperary after becoming pregnant at 18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

High Court hears cases against Commission’s findings do not raise issues of fair procedure

Retired nurse Philomena Lee: was sent to the Seán Ross mother and baby home in Co Tipperary in 1952 after becoming pregnant at the age of 18.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cases beging brought by retired nurse Philomena Lee and Galway-based Mary Harney

The Market Bar on Fade Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Market Bar and George’s Street Arcade operators settle padlocking issue

A High Court challenge has been brought by two farmers against An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a 21-turbine wind farm in County Offaly.

Applicants want authorisation for 21-turbine facility in Offaly quashed

The Market Bar on Fade Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court restrains George’s Street Arcade following application from the Market Bar

The High Court heard that a multi-disciplinary team had previously attempted to support the woman to live at home with a home care package. However, she could not manage to live in the community safely.

Woman in her 80s with dementia had been in hospital for almost three months

The High Court has dismissed a challenge  by solicitor Ammi Burke over WRC officer’s handling of her complaint of unfair dismissal from Arthur Cox.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ammi Burke claims she was dismissed over her criticism of a partner at law firm after she was left working until 2am

Jean Connors failed to secure an injunction against her brother to prevent him from carrying out demolition and construction works on the former home of their parents before the full outcome of the trial.

High Court judge says it seems a ‘great pity’ that there is such ‘strife’ between five siblings

 Paul Howard, with an address at Larkfield Avenue, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W, was to be notified on Tuesday evening of the orders.

The judge said he was satisfied there was a “strong case” alleging that Paul Howard may continue to sell his properties

The boy’s care team had been concerned that he would act out violently before or during the international transfer, which was the reason for keeping secret the motivation of the trip.

Team of social workers had to ‘deceive boy into believing he was going on holidays’

John  Bailey, who died in July 2019 following a long illness, was a well-known Fine Gael councillor serving Dun Laoghaire Rathdown for many years. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/INPHO

Man agrees to vacate lands on Dublin-Kildare border belonging to John Bailey’s estate

Leanne Doyle (35) ‘lost all enjoyment’ in the first five years of her daughter’s life

The board of a Dublin primary school has been granted permission for its challenge aimed at overturning approval for a €50 million build-to-rent apartment complex in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Judge grants leave for judicial review proceedings aimed at overturning planning approval for €50m build-to-rent development

The judge said he was satisfied the €65,000 offered along with just over €1,000 in special damages could not be beaten. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Child was seven when he was injured by loose block in boundary wall, court told

The charity was rocked by controversy after allegations of sexual assault were made against its chief executive and founder Anthony Flynn, above, who was suspended by the company and died by suicide in August. Photograph: Alan Betson

Court hears the petition was ‘very unusual’ as it had net asset surplus of €850,000

Declan Taite, who was appointed receiver over properties of the husband of Maireád Barry, had claimed she had previously threatened to drive her vehicle through the front window of his Dublin offices. Photograph: Collins Courts

Counsel tells High Court threatening behaviour ceased since last sitting of case

The judge approved the the application as in the boy’s best interests. File photograph: Getty

Approval granted for ‘last minute’ adoption with ‘considerable degree of reluctance’

A man has won High Court orders stopping his prosecution for allegedly driving while under the influence of cannabis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prosecuting team raising fact that wrong charge used in summons ‘significant’, judge says

Mr Justice John Jordan said the husband has a ‘valuable’ public service pension which ‘must be a feature in the consideration of the provision to be made for the wife and the dependent children.

Duration of payments intended to reflect the amount of time the couple were married

A solicitor claims Arthur Cox gave no reasons for her dismissal other than a breakdown in the relationship with her. Photograph: Alan Betson

Initial case was halted following significant Supreme Court decision

Mr Justice Max Barrett said that as a minor, and a person with a disability, the girl has a right to have decisions made in her best interests.

HSE had claimed the Tusla was better placed to meet the teenager’s immediate needs

Mr Justice Max Barrett said the case, which involves a 17-year-old girl, struck him as ‘particularly sad’.

Situation of girl in hospital described as ‘remarkable in its bleakness’

Counsel said  the girl is ‘de facto detained’ in her room and this isolation is feeding into a ‘downward spiral’  where she is now refusing to engage with other people. Photograph: iStock

Lawyer says 17-year-old suffering marked deterioration, seeks alternative placement

An artist’s impression of the proposed apartment scheme in Crumlin

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for €60m Brickfield Drive scheme in August

An artist’s impression of the proposed apartment scheme in Crumlin.

Brickfield Drive scheme comprises four blocks ranging in height from four to 10 storeys

The High Court in Dublin, where a judge has granted leave for a challenge aimed at quashing permission for 165 residential units and a childcare facility in Co Wicklow

Plan represents ‘serious overdevelopment’ of site in Co Wicklow village, applicants claim

Seán Ryan, at home with his mother Liz, in Mornington, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two brothers with genetic condition like ‘day and night’ due to new therapy and early diagnosis

In the most severe cases of spinal muscular atrophy, children cannot walk and have problems breathing and swallowing. Photograph: iStock

Price of one-time infusion of Zolgensma that can cost $2.1m will now be reimbursed

Parked up planes at Dublin Airport at the height of Covid-19 restrictions in April 2020. Energy consumption in Ireland fell by almost 9 per cent last year, largely due to a reduction in the number of vehicles in transit. Photograph: Alan Betson

SEAI says figures show ‘collective’ actions have significant impact on climate response

‘It is as if climate change is taking place in another room . . . This is an eye-opener for the environmental community.’ Photograph: iStock

More than 80% of voters oppose higher fuel tax to tackle climate change – Irish Times poll

More than 30,500 people entered the lottery in 2019 for one of 60 places inside the Newgrange chamber as the sun rose on the shortest day of the year. Photograph: Ken Williams

Sunrise from inside Neolithic passage tomb on December 21st to be streamed live online

Three in four survivors of sexual violence as an adult reported being raped. Photograph: iStock

Pandemic eroded coping strategies for sexual violence survivors – Rape Crisis Network

Ireland is due to face its third UN Human Rights Council review in November.

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for focus on historical abuse, gender and LGBT+ inequalities

An Board Pleanála  last week upheld Dublin City Council’s decision to grant permission for the development of a four-storey over-basement hotel along Merchant’s Arch Lane, the narrow walkway connecting Temple Bar Square to the Ha’penny Bridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Permission approved to build hotel along lane connecting Temple Bar and River Liffey

Retired captain Yvonne O’Rourke, company quartermaster Sgt Karina Molloy and Capt Diane Byrne, of the Women of Honour group, after a meeting with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Culture of harassment in Defence Forces needs to be ‘stamped out’ - Coveney

  People with mental health issues often have their medication stolen by other prisoners. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Mangan (53) was serving 10 year jail term for possession of cannabis

In a letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Monday,  industry leaders urge Government to invest an additional €85 million in mental health services to deal with the emerging ‘shadow pandemic’. Photograph: iStock

More than 50 community, voluntary leaders urge ‘step-change’ in funding levels

House prices have soared since the last valuations were brought in eight years ago. Photograph: iStock

Q&A: The new property valuations will apply for the years 2022 to 2025

The waste-to-energy Poolbeg Incinerator Monday. EirGrid has warned of a potential national energy capacity shortfall during winter for the next five years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Chair of climate action committee says maintaining energy will be ‘challenging’

There are many parents who do not know the wider range of symptoms associated with the Delta variant. Photograph: iStock

General secretary ‘thrilled’ to see significant fall in infection among schoolchildren

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Holohan says incidence among primary school children has ‘fallen right back’

Workers at the Glenisk factory in Killeigh, Tullamore Co Offaly earlier this week after it was extensively damaged in a fire. Photograph: Collins

Managing director says ‘mindblowing’ generosity is coming from every direction

The first legal medicinal cannabis product will be available to eligible patients from next month. File photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

Prof Bryan Lynch says ‘no evidence’ of benefits to epilepsy patients from THC products

The EU’s digital Covid certificate has helped ensure the safe reopening of Irish society, the Minister for Health has said. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Those vaccinated outside EU will also be able to apply, provided vaccine is authorised here

Problems with the allocation of social workers were highlighted in the Hiqa report but it also found that the ‘vast majority of children spoke positively’ about their experience of foster care. Photograph: iStock

Allocation of social workers in Carlow/ Kilkenny/ South Tipperary described as ‘chaotic’

The South/South West Hospital Group, which is responsible for the Cork hospital, said in a statement that it has apologised to the 18 families. Photograph: Google Street View

Taoiseach calls incident at Cork University Maternity Hospital ‘cruel and unacceptable’

The Luas has announced that Red Line tram services are not operating between Blackhorse and The Point

A man has been taken to hospital for serious injuries after being struck by a tram

Adam Harris, chief executive of Irish autism charity AsIAm, said it is ‘very concerning’ that some cohorts of autistic children continue to be underdiagnosed, such as Travellers and girls. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Researchers say 787% rise from 1998 to 2018 likely due to better understanding of autism

Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra: After a spell of September sunshine, Ireland’s weather turns autumnal this week.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

After a week of above average temperatures, Ireland is in for a much cooler period

Breeda Bermingham, founder of the Midlife Women Rock Project, said women facing menopause have been ‘overlooked’. Photograph: Tara Donoghue Photography

Menopause has been a ‘taboo’ health topic for too long, mental health webinar hears

Ireland’s film production industry is set to complete a ‘record year’ despite the constraints it has faced because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: iStock

Screen Ireland chief says cinema and film distribution sectors have been less fortunate

The Coach Tourism & Transport Council is requesting supplementary supports to be provided. File photograph: Getty

Coach tourism representatives say €10m grant in 2020 is insufficient to meet needs

Gardaí said they intend to remove stockpiled bonfire materials in the run-up to Halloween. File photograph: Getty

Dublin’s chief fire officer flags ‘catastrophic consequences ... fireworks can have on people’

Dublin Airport  operator DAA said the green light for vaccinated travellers to fly to the United States will prove a ‘timely boost for transatlantic travel in both directions’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fauci indicates vaccination with AstraZeneca will be accepted for purpose of travel

Billy Alexander, master gardener of Co Kerry’s Kells Bay Gardens, presented 60sqm display of ferns at the Chelsea Flower Show

Master gardener of Kells Bay Gardens presents 60sqm display of ferns

There were mixed emotions among Dublin’s office workers on Monday morning. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

Mixed emotions among Dublin’s office workers as remote work restrictions ease

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell: ‘I think we have missed an opportunity to extend the hand of friendship to the more moderate unionists.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sinn Féin TD says there is a ‘fine line between commemoration and celebration’

A technical examination of the scene is currently underway, and Gardaí in Mayorstone are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Man (30s) was treated at the scene before being taken to University Hospital Limerick

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A ‘hugely disproportionate number’ of ICU patients are unvaccinated, says HSE chief

Marine biologist Robert Wilkes in Dungarvan, where an algal bloom is impacting on biodiversity

Nearly half of rivers carry high levels of nitrates, but finding solutions may not be easy

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan: expressed disappointment at the “rancorous” nature of the Dáil debate on the Sinn Féin motion against Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Martin says TD has no evidence to support claims about leak of Zappone appointment

Controllers based in Dublin’s docklands will have the power to warn via overhead gantries and messaging signs of temporary speed limits, lane closures and traffic diversions to make way for emergency services on the M50. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Bad weather, roadworks and collisions may trigger safety responses from traffic system

Táilte Éireann will supply a range of services including property valuation data, maps and aerial imagery, the committee was told. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Amalgamation of three existing bodies will datasets and systems, says Department official

It was also noted that in a Co Wexford HSE-run facility the right to privacy had been affected and this ‘did not promote conditions for a restful nights sleep’. File photograph: Getty

People living at another location experienced hourly checks throughout night, notes report

Newly commissioned statue of Roger Casement at the redeveloped site of the Dún Laoghaire Baths. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

The more than 3 metre tall sculpture looks out over the area of the revolutionary’s birth

More than half of the students surveyed were anxious about travel expenses, finding and keeping a part-time job and missing out on social occasions

Total of 71 per cent plan to work part-time to cover costs, survey finds

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney announced the review in the wake of an RTÉ radio documentary.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Organisation commends bravery of former members who reported sexual harassment

An impression of the planned Foothills development in Killinarden, southwest Dublin

Sinn Féin members abstain from vote on deal for ‘Foothills’ development in Killinarden

Ireland West Airport Knock

Airport feels ‘like Christmas time’ as Mayo fans arrive home ahead of All-Ireland final

Covid cases across all sectors increased as the summer months went on, while the construction industry had a high of 477 cases in the week ending August 13th.

Median age of people admitted to hospital with Covid has increased in recent months

The latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show that infection across Ireland has fallen by 14 per cent in the last two weeks. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Ninety per cent of adults in Ireland fully vaccinated with 92.5% partially vaccinated

Visitors from countries requiring short-stay visas to come to Ireland will be able to apply for the travel documents from next week

Move to lift restrictions will benefit travellers from countries such as China, India, Pakistan and the Philippines

Edna O’Brien said it has “always” been her wish for her papers to reside in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Acquisition of the author’s personal and literary papers a ‘momentous occasion’ for the library

The ‘chronic underresourcing’ of local authority planning departments is the biggest challenge in the State’s planning system, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Councils must be properly resourced to ensure implementation of new Bill, expert says

The majority of reports of suspected side effects of the coronavirus vaccines were mild to moderate, according to the HPRA. Photograph: iStock

Causal link between reported effects and vaccine not necessarily proven – regulator

A herd of 25 old Irish goats are now grazing the gorse in north Co Dublin as part of a conservation project. Photograph: iStock

Ever since goats departed the land in the 1940s, ‘wildfires have become the dominant feature’

The report also highlighted struggles faced by lone parents who sought help as they ‘often don’t have a wide support system’. File photograph: Getty

Organisation supported more than 3,500 people across Ireland, including families and children

Close to three in four teenagers aged 16 to 17 have received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: The Irish Times

Incidence of virus in Ireland has further reduced, according to new data

Trips to shops (excluding supermarkets and pharmacies), restaurants, cafes, cinemas and other recreational spaces have been increasing gradually since the start of February. Photograph: Getty Images

Volume of car traffic on Ireland’s roads significantly increased last week

Politicians and health officials are banking on the country’s high rates of vaccine take-up as the relaxation of restrictions continues. File  photograph: Gary Ashe

Minister for Health praises ‘efforts of everyone’ in opening pathway out of pandemic

The woman in her 30s was taken from the scene close to Shantella Road Bridge and brought to the Mater Hospital.

Woman hospitalised after being struck by vehicle in Santry on Sunday night

Mask-wearing in healthcare settings, indoor retail and public transport will still be required on an ongoing basis.

Capacity permitted in cinemas and places of worship to increase from September 6th

HSE’s head of trace and test says ‘the advice from public health has remained the same and all the measures are in place within the schools’ to limit the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

362 Covid-19 patients are in hospital on Sunday - 59 in ICU

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell said her working relationship with Mr Varadkar never recovered from the 2017 party leadership campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Kate O’Connell: ‘If your children were behaving like this you would say would you stop carrying on’

Donncha Ó Dúlaing presented radio and TV programmes for RTÉ for more than 50 years. Photograph: RTÉ

‘We owe him a debt of gratitude for his contribution to Irish culture,’ says President

The company said commodity costs have “risen sharply” over the past year, with the cost of purchasing natural gas on the wholesale market more than doubling since the summer of 2020. File photograph: Getty

Consumer Council warns large price rises make budgeting difficult for consumers

Healthcare and frontline staff from Ireland and Northern Ireland held a ceremony at the National War Memorial Gardens in Dublin to remember the lives lost to Covid-19 on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Julie Behal

Memorial initiative at National War Memorial Gardens, Dublin aims to help people grieve

Raonaid Murray was 17 at the time of her death. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

No motive identified in case of teenager found dead near her home in 1999

The current Lectionary, which is the collection of holy scriptures proclaimed during Mass, is based on the 1966 Jerusalem Bible. Photograph: iStock

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference considering adoption of newer edition of Jerusalem Bible

Labour party councillor Joanna Tuffy, who had a child while serving as a TD, said that women should be able to bring their babies into council chambers for meetings. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Representative body says current situation is ‘major barrier’ to attracting and retaining female politicians

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