A High Court judge has granted a limited stay on some works for a 27km cycle and pedestrian greenway in south Kerry.

Stay allows objectors 21 days to consider seeking an appeal to the Supreme Court

A residents’ group has lost its High Court challenge over planning approval for flood relief works in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ballyboden Tidy Towns Group aimed to overturn planning approval for scheme

 Denis O’Brien: being sued by two solicitors over a press statement issued on his behalf. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Authors of report on media ownership claim release implied they were paid by IRA

Johnny Ronan’s Waterfront development in Dublin’s docklands is at the centre of a legal dispute. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Colony Capital successor threatening to appoint receiver to docklands development

The man had initiated proceedings against the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 2011 alleging he was sexually abused in the 1960s while a national school pupil.

State Claims Agency told man he was not entitled to apply for ex gratia payment

The woman, who cannot be named,  claims her rights have been breached by the Revenue’s decision, upheld on internal appeal, that she is ineligible for inclusion in the critical illness paid sick leave scheme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Organisation operates an ‘inflexible’ policy which breached her rights, court told

John Moore, a businessman, and Brendan O’Connell, a vet, are seeking to overturn the council’s rejection of a proposed material alteration to the local area plan relating to High Road, also known as Goat Street, in Dingle.

Council contends case is an ‘impermissible collateral attack on Local Area Plan

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell is appointed Chief Justice by President Michael D Higgins in at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Donal O’Donnell described as a cautious innovator and a ‘rock of common sense’

A blocklayer is entitled to €30,000 general damages against the Building and Allied Trades Union (BATU) over breach of his right to earn a livelihood.

BATU also faces legal bill over breaching worker’s right to earn a livelihood

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) contends any move by ColEmerald 4 SARL, an affiliate of Digital Bridge, to appoint a receiver is unlawful and invalid and in ‘serious breach’ of the Waterfront sharehlder agreement and various other agreements

Digital Bridge, formerly Colony Capital, is taking action over alleged €317m debt

Businessman Jerry Beades: the High Court has made orders directing Mr Beades to deliver up possession of the two properties. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Two people who claimed to be resident in the properties also lost their separate appeal

Philip Kinsella, of Dungarvan, Co Waterford, had applied to the High Court to admit to probate the carbon copy will of his deceased uncle, Thomas Delahunty, of Barnacoole, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny.

High Court decides to admit a carbon copy of Co Kilkenny man’s will to probate

Two women have lost their separate High Court damages claims over minor ankle injuries suffered as each got out of a ‘bird’s nest’ basket swing.

Judge says ‘common sense’ would tell any adult they should not use swing for children

The Supreme Court was told the Constitution requires the State to protect and not destroy the possibility of home-schooling but there is no concomitant duty on the State to ‘actively assist’  it. Photograph: iStock

Minster appeals ruling that exclusion from calculated grades constitutes breach of rights

A local residents group has failed to get permission to appeal the High Court’s refusal to overturn permission for a €15 million visitor centre at Dublin’s Hell Fire club. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Group says plan will alter intensity, mix and balance of visitors to Montpelier Hill site in Dublin

  Elijah Burke attends a protest over calcucated grades at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin last year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pair claim exclusion from calculated grades process breached constitutional rights

Mr Justice Charles Meenan granted leave on Monday for judicial review proceedings to be brought against the HSE by the child, suing through his father.

Child was assessed more than a year ago and matter is urgent due to need to find suitable school

Man  claims the injuries board failed to give adequate reasons for its assessment. Photograph; Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Calvin Keating says claim should not have been assessed under new Judicial Council guidelines

Chief Justice Frank Clarke  at his office in the Four Courts before  his retirement. ‘People want judges to be immune from the human condition in some sense, but they want them to be grounded too, and judges can’t be both things at the same time.’   Photograph: Alan Betson

The outgoing chief justice was the first member of his family to go to university

 The case arose from an unpaid €70,000 loan. Photograph: iStock

Owner of lands at Charleville had sought injunction

Philomena Lee’s life was subject of a book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, by Martin Sixsmith, and a film, Philomena,  starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cases include one by retired nurse and former resident Philomena Lee (88)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke is applauded by friends and colleagues as he arrives in the court yard of the Four Courts on the day of his retirement. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘I can’t recall a bad word with anyone,’ he tells colleagues who assembled to pay tribute

Last May, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys overturned the permission after finding it did not comply with planning regulations concerning environmental screening of projects. Photograph: iStock

Case concerns planning application for apartments in Ballincollig, Co Cork

A hospital has secured a High Court order allowing it to detain, pending further order, a female patient who recently suffered a large bleed on her brain but has expressed a desire to go home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Woman seeking to go home but doctor says she lacks capacity to make decisions in her best interests

The Charities Regulator has secured a High Court order appointing a provisional liquidator to the Dublin based homeless charity, Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH).  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

High Court told move comes in advance of hearing of a winding up petition

A couple who alleged they were wrongfully removed from their home in Killiney, Co Dublin on foot of a possession order have had their damages actions against a bank dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Judge says pair consented to a move that saw ‘main, and arguably only’ plank of their claim disappear

Thomas Reid, who has lost in his latest attempt to appeal Intel’s planning permission to expand operations on its Leixlip site. Photograph:  Feargal Ward

Judge critical of Bord Pleanála’s scrutiny of application after error emerges

Cathy Smith SC is pictured with her children Saoirse and Darraght at the Four Courts on Wednesday where she was among 23 members of the Bar of Ireland  called to the Inner Bar. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Five women among 23 barristers ‘taking silk’ at ceremony in Supreme Court

Mr Justice Senan Allen last July granted injunctions requiring Gemma O’Doherty to remove, pending the full hearing of defamation proceedings against her, videos she posted online about Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Beaumont Hospital obtained orders for former journalist to remove videos she posted about it

John Barrett is seeking an injunction restraining any steps to terminate his role as a senior HR manager in An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court told John Barrett being punished by force for making protected disclosures

The challenge, by Eco Advocacy CLG, based in Enfield, Co Meath, concerns a permission granted to Keegan Land Holdings for the development at Charterschool Land in Trim. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

High Court judge to await findings before judgment on challenge to housing development

A local environmental group has taken a legal challenge aimed at overturning a fast-track permission for a development of 275 apartments beside Scotch Hall in Drogheda. Photograph: Tom Honan

Environmental group claims permission for site next to Scotch Hall centre breaches density guidelines

PVD has been in receivership since 2013 when joint receivers were appointed by Nama over assets of PVD and some assets of businessman Harry Crosbie (pictured). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Finding is latest in lengthy litigation saga dating back some nine years

Ms Justice Mary Irvine said she fully understood the hardship, upset and distress this will cause to all those affected, litigants, their lawyers, victims and accused persons, but she had ‘no option’. File photograph: Tom Honan

Newly appointed judges unable to sit before November because they have not yet got warrants of appointment

Anthony Flynn was accused of sexually assaulting several men in the care of the charity he founded. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ann Birney says reputation of homeless charity ‘in tatters’ after ‘extremely serious’ allegations

A drawing of the incinerator proposed for Ringaskiddy in Co Cork

High Court hears €160m project in harbour will not have to restart from scratch

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Contributions from incoming Chief Justice Donal O’Donnell and Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys will also feature

The Supreme Court has awarded a man damages against the State over breach of his constitutional right to a trial ‘with reasonable expedition’

More than four years elapsed between arrest of Michael O’Callaghan and quashing of conviction on appeal

Leo Quinlan, son of the late Patrick Quinlan, the officer who commanded the Irish troops at the Battle of Jadotville. Photograph: Laura Hutton

High Court applicants say all who showed bravery in 1961 battle should be awarded

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: she said  the High Court will never be the same again when the Covid-19 crisis finally passes. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ms Justice Mary Irvine says Covid-19 changes have shown there are ‘better ways to do things’

Enthusiasm for training is evident across the judiciary, with more than 70 per cent expressing a desire for it. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ethics, bias and sensitivity training will help judges who feel ‘thrown in the deep end’

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith is due to stand trial in the Special Criminal Court in January next on charges of membership of the Islamic State group and with financing terrorism. Photograph: Collins Courts

Appeals over Ana Kriégel and Adrian Donohoe murders also to be heard

  Graham Dwyer was convicted in 2015 for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in 2012. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Mobile phone records helped convict Dwyer for murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor said gender based targeting of women politicians and election candidates is a critical issue for women’s participation in politics and women’s equality. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social media ordeal ‘threatens to silence women as political actors’, says Council

The Supreme Court said Prof McDowell should be precluded on the sole basis of the VHI’s claim to restrain the use of privileged and confidential information previously provided by it to him when acting as an expert witness for the VHI in two separate cases. Photograph: iStock

VHI had sought the preclusion of eminent economist

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork city – former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

More simplified information on trial summary papers for vaccine and infant milk trials

Children play in a corridor of a building, as Afghan refugee families just arrived after their evacuation from Kabul in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, on August 31st. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Man says nephews want to return to Ireland in time for school after visiting relatives

Taliban fighters in Kabul celebrate on Tuesday  after the US pulled all its troops out of Afghanistan. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images

Afghan refugee in Ireland fears for boys stranded in Kabul on visit to grandparents

Graham Dwyer: jailed for life in 2015 for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ruling could have impact on killer’s bid to overturn conviction for murder of Elaine O’Hara

An Afghan girl sits inside a bus shelter in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi / AFP via Getty Images

‘The street seems empty and fearful, with a feeling of despair and hopelessness’, he says

A fund appointed receiver is entitled to possession of an apartment in Co Limerick where a couple have been living, mostly rent free, for some five years, a High Court judge has ruled.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Couple claiming agreement to purchase home rejected a €120,000 offer from receiver

The fleet of vehicles seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau is one of the largest collections of assets taken in a single operation since it  began operations more than 25 years ago.

High Court rules ‘very large mandate frauds’ have enriched family by some €3.5m

A man who fired a handgun  and hit a woman in the neck has lost his Supreme Court appeal against his convictions

Gavin Sheehan was sentenced to 11-year prison term in 2017 over Cork city shooting

At the High Court, Mr Justice Max Barrett said there was still “time galore” to see if there was some means of arriving at a repayment solution that would not involve the family losing their home.

Judge urges homeowners to ‘do the sensible thing’ and engage with Start and Mabs

No 40, Herbert Park, in Dublin 4, was the home of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, known as The O’Rahilly, the only leader of the 1916 Rising to die in battle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Court told ‘only a small part’ of the planning process ‘miscarried’ as a result of the error

Save Cork City Community Association challenged An Bord Pleanála’s permission for remedial works to the quay walls and construction of flood-defence works. File photograph: iStock

Save Cork City Community Association not entitled to stay on works, judge rules

Unconscious and/or inadvertent disclosure appeared to be a “real and obvious” risk here, particularly in the “pressurised environment” of the witness box, the court ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court of Appeal ruling on conflict of interest does not impugn integrity of Moore McDowell, judge says

Eugene McCormack brought proceedings against the Mater Private Hospital and Mater Private Healthcare and Mr Timlin, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a practice at the Mater Private Hospital.

Court of Appeal says High Court failed to adequately explain key findings

The court last week granted permission to two residents groups  to challenge An Bord Pleanála’s strategic housing permission for the development on the Old Bakery site on Phibsborough Road near Cross Guns bridge

An Bord Pleanála has given permission for development of 205 units near Cross Guns bridge

Philomena Lee,  who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. When her son was aged three, he was sent for adoption by a US couple.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

High Court agrees to hear two of eight challenges in late October or November

Three judge court on Monday partly allowed an appeal by the woman  against a High Court decision granting summary judgment of some €3.48 million, plus costs, against her in favour of OCM. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Court rules woman entitled to plenary hearing of claim by OCM under joint guarantee with husband

Dana Rosemary Scallon initiated an application last year seeking to strike out both cases.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Mother and daughter took cases against the singer and former presidential candidate

A judgment last month found that the Labour Court’s approach, endorsed by the HSE, was ‘too crude’ and ‘precludes potential abuses being brought to light’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Saolta chief financial officer’s costs derive from successful bid to overturn Labour Court decision

The Supreme Court noted that several bodies, including the Polish supreme court and the Polish commissioner for human rights, had expressed serious concern about the new laws in the country.

Supreme Court makes request after considering whether two men should be surrendered

Mr Justice Twomey said claims that the appointment of a receiver is “a new phenomenon” contrary to the Constitution was “entirely incorrect” as the power to appoint a receiver had existed since at least 1881. Photograph: iStock

Case arising from efforts to recover €2.3m property loans debt ‘an example of such litigation’

The Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, which closed last year, is among those taking the challenge at the High Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Restaurant body says restrictions disproportionate to those placed on hotels and B&Bs

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive  Michael Fingleton is appealing a High Court refusal to halt a case against him over alleged negligent mismanagement of the society’s affairs. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court sets October 2022 date for trial pending outcome of appeal by former building society chief executive

Photograph: iStock

Court of Appeal says for domiciliary allowance payment child must be at home

The judge said it  was ‘simply not possible’ for the court to award damages in the sums claimed for reasons including neither the woman nor the Circuit Court judge had any opportunity before the High Court to address a damages claim, as the man had adduced no evidence there concerning damage.

Man brought an appeal over a High Court ruling in his favour, seeking damages of €1m-€3m

Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU to decide important legal issues concerning whether there is any legal basis, post-Brexit, for the continuance of the European Arrest Warrant system for the surrender of people between Ireland and the UK.

Justice Frank Clarke says ‘maximum clarity’ must be brought to issue because of potential to affect similar cases

Mr Justice Barr said he was ‘most anxious the children’s voices are heard’ and appointing the guardian now would help move the process on.

Father, who has custody, says they should be returned to him

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said a suspension condition restricting for seven years the right to earn what would be a lawful livelihood if carried out in accordance with good conduct involved an error in principle.

Supreme Court rules that 7 year prohibition after release was excessive

Mr Justice Anthony Barr said he was satisfied neither Education Editor Carl O’Brien nor Irish Times Editor Paul  O’Neill were aware before publication of the non-identification order.

Court told newspaper’s chief concern was the plight of the family involved

Two residents groups have taken a High Court challenge aimed at overturning permission for a development of 205 build-to-rent apartments in blocks ranging from three to 12 storeys on a site in Phibsborough, Dublin.

Locals claim proposal represents ‘signficant over -development’

Counsel for Patrick Costello (pictured), said what is occurring is a ‘transfer of sovereignty’ by the executive. File photograph: The Irish Times

Green TD challenging constitutionality of aspects of EU-Canada trade deal

Monica Leech lost her appeal over rulings allowing a €165,000 instruction fee and certain other costs to a law firm which represented her in a defamation case. File photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Former public relations consultant had contested Taxing Master’s rulings

Mr Justice Michael Twomey said the court must apply an ‘appropriate scepticism’ towards ‘no witness’ claims.

Judge had ‘misgivings’ about the reliability of claimant’s memory

Most of Ceta is a trade treaty designed to reduce tariffs and increase trade between the EU and Canada. Photograph: iStock

Ceta case brought by Green Party TD Patrick Costello raises constitutional issues

The was told the father  placed the children  in voluntary care overnight in the hope the situation would ‘cool down’.

Children told school they did not want to return to father after short term foster care

The judge noted the underlying family law proceedings now span almost two decades. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Court of Appeal dismisses man’s appeal over being refused leave to bring judicial review proceedings

The court heard the applicants claim the board acted outside its powers  in how it addressed issues including building height, retail and residential use, and car parking spaces. Photograph: iStock

Applicants claim An Bord Pleanála erred in allowing 100 build-to-rent units

The case is against An Bord Pleanála, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and the State. Pictured above is Cork city. Photograph: iStock

Community group says disputed permission involves impermissible ‘project splitting’

 Patrick Costello claims the protections for Canadian investors usurp and supplant the law making function of the legislature and the judicial competence of the Irish courts. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Patrick Costello claims they may impact on Ireland’s ability to introduce environmental regulation

An anonymity order was not sought in the case brought by Philomena Lee, who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cases lodged involve claims final report does not accurately reflect evidence given

The Gleesk Viaduct, which is part of the proposed greenway. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Challenges claimed EU directives had been contravened and also queried CPO process

Businessman Declan Ganley says, based on the State’s own data, there is no evidence of any outbreak of Covid-19 associated with any Roman Catholic Mass or other public religious service. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman wants case heard even though restrictions have now been lifted

A separated father who has been granted custody of his children claims they remain in foster care organised by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, more than a week ago without a court order or any legal basis, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Tusla argues it is in ‘impossible’ position as children are refusing to return to man’s care

The judge said Anthony J  Fitzpatrick’s evidence about his behaviour in other liquidations did not adequately address criticism of him by other judges in two separate actions involving him, including about circumstances in which he had paid himself fees.

Judges makes order given ‘track record’ of Anthony J Fitzpatrick

The Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, which closed last year, is among those taking the challenge at the High Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Adjournment, consented to by both sides, to allow Minister for Health more time to file affidavits

The agency considers it  an ‘impossible’ situation, as the children, currently with a foster family, refused to return to their father, the court heard. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Man criticises agency’s failure to return children to his custody, High Court hears

Liability was contested between the parties and there was  diRspute as to the cause of the man’s ongoing symptoms. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Man suffered ‘significant’ injury, judge says, after incident at Limerick roundabout

Bula Mines co-founder and director Michael Wymes pictured at the High Court in 1999 during protracted litigation over the failure of the mine. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Co-founder Michael Wymes is a party in 45 sets of proceedings, a plaintiff in 22 and a defendant in 23

Shannon Foynes Port Company pleads PPPs are at the discretion of the remuneration committee and Mr Keating has no contractual entitlement to them.  File photograph: Kieran Clancy

Pat Keating says he is only senior manager not receiving performance-related payments

The High Court has rejected an injunction application by a shareholder in a Davy Hickey Properties-related company to halt the sale of development property worth tens of millions of euro.

Judge says injunction could significantly delay sale of property

A resident has taken a High Court challenge aimed at overturning planning permission for a development of 152 residential units in Crumlin.

Planning board approves strategic housing development

Objectors claim the development is also in material contravention of the Clane local plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Strategic housing permission erred on overdevelopment, Clane Community Council claims

The Garda Commissioner, a non-party in the defamation case, opposed inspection, claiming public interest privilege. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Redactions made to protect Garda informants, court hears

The site includes the Hell Fire club, a national monument built in the Dublin mountains around 1725. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Group sought High Court order quashing permission for visitor centre at Dublin site

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