Connor Green, consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Temple St Children’s Hospital,   carried out the first Irish hip joint transplant using a donor femoral head bone. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Surgeon carries out transplant in Temple Street hospital after training in US

Irish Rail is to add more Dart services on Dublin’s northside from Monday in an attempt to address capacity issues. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Commuter says passengers ‘packed in like sardines’ since changed timetable brought in

A report by a human rights expert recommends recording all circumstances of deployments of weapons or use of force, by gardai. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Senior officer says force will study research into human rights reform of the Garda

The number of people waiting to be treated or seen by a doctor has risen to over 718,000, a new record, according to the NTPF.

Outpatient waiting list rises by 3,000 in August, while inpatient list drops by 2,000

John Farrelly (left), the new CEO of the Mental Health Commission has said he wants to ensure the commission plays “a central role in the ongoing transformation of mental health services”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

John Farrelly is leaving the role of Charities’ Regulator after two years in that post

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and “cooling off” rights to more than half of those. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP

Communications regulator tells broadcaster to inform customers of their consumer rights

Claims of benefit from statin trials have “virtually disappeared” since new regulations were introduced in 2005. Photograph: iStock

Millions of people taking statins ‘despite unproven benefits and serious side effects’

Gisela Stuart, chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign, speaks at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA.

Gisela Stuart says solution to Irish Border issue can be found if there is ‘a political will’

The FLAC report seeks wider powers for the courts in dealing with mortgage holders in deep arrears. Photograph: iStock

Flanagan wants measure to help distressed mortgageholders to be passed as soon as possible

Fergus Finlay is set to retire after 13 years as chief executive of children’s charity, Bernardos Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Outgoing Barnardos chief executive says Ireland is no 'Republic of opportunity' for the poor

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins among large gathering for humanist service on Monday

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell and Mr Justice Peter Charleton met privately in chambers on Thursday to consider Joanna Jordan’s formal written application for leave to appeal and the State’s formal written opposition to that.

Government ‘on track’ to have legislation through in the next parliamentary session

The Department of Justice informed the woman in recent days of the revocation of a deportation order made in 2011. She had contested the order in the courts.

Woman, from Nigeria, opposed deportation in part due to concerns over her son’s health

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he remains concerned about the circumstances surrounding Malak Thawley’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health reacts to High Court decision not to allow Malak Thawley inquiry

Malak Thawley (34) was expecting her first baby at the time of her death at Holles Street on May 8th, 2016

Minister for Health had set up an inquiry after woman (34) died during surgery for ectopic pregnancy

INM not appealing High Court green light for ODCE

A new study does not support the widespread use in healthy older people of statins as cholesterol reducing drugs, in order to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Protective effect of cholesterol reducing drugs ‘limited’ to people with type 2 diabetes

As it emerged actor Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer diagnosis sparked a 15% rise in services in England earlier this year, international experts have advised against routine screening for the disease. Photograph: Simon Annand

Irish Cancer Society welcomes findings of international panel of experts in BMJ report

Three Supreme Court judges will meet on Thursday to decide whether to hear a further appeal by a Dublin woman over the rejection of her bid to challenge the abortion referendum result.

Refusal would clear way for certification of Eight Amendment referendum result

INM did not confirm whether it would appeal, but said it was considering the “action” it might take “in the interests of the company and its stakeholders”.

High Court president agrees to appoint inspectors to newspaper group

A proposed payment by INM in March 2015 of a € 1m ‘success fee’ to Island Capital following INM’s sale of its stake in the Australian media group APN News & Media Ltd, will also be subject of the probe. That proposed payment did not proceed.

Issue of payment for the data interrogation to be investigated as well

Independent House, on Talbot Street, Dublin.

Formal orders deferred until Thursday as media company asked for time to consider judgment

Brother Kevin from the Capuchin Day Centre (right) with  Lord Mayor of Dublin Nail Ring (left) and county defender Philly McMahon at the Dublin team’s homecoming last night. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Gavin’s four-in-a-row heroes greeted by thousands of supporters at Smithfield

Dublin fans celebrate at Dublin v Tyrone during the GAA football All-Ireland senior championship final at Croke Park.Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Lord Mayor says event will allow fans to give ‘Dubs and Sam’ the welcome they deserve

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, a court registrar, lawyers and doctors travelled to the nursing home outside Dublin to hear evidence.

Doctor fears court hearing could trigger seizure in man, judge says

The judge heard the man was discharged to the nursing home following a hospital admission earlier this year and was “annoyed” because he believed he was going home from the hospital. File photograph:  Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Court hears man in his 60s with epilepsy and brain disease is a Spurs fan and wants to be able to walk to his mother’s grave

The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

Access to civil courts, guaranteed by Constitution, threatened by rising litigation costs

A conditional stay on the result being formally certified applies until August 17th to facilitate any further appeal to the Supreme Court by Diarmuid McConville.

Application allowing challenge to Yes vote rejected by three judges of Court of Appeal

It was “at least arguable” Facebook may be able to persuade the Supreme Court that some or all of the facts under challenge should be reversed, the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said.

Court to hear unprecedented appeal as matter of urgency before end of year

Declan O’Callaghan of  Kilraine O’Callaghan Solicitors. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Declan O’Callaghan will also pay €350,000 from his personal funds by September 10th

Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of security, was shot in November 2002  because he refused to allow the Limerick-based McCarthy-Dundon gang sell drugs in the club where he worked. File photograph: Press 22

Campion had appealed conviction for murder of Brian Fitzgerald

Former Private Victor Murtagh had never been out of employment and brought no claim for loss of earnings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sum of €300,000 for general damages described as excessive and reduced to €150,000

The closure is proposed to become effective from next Tuesday when the current restaurant operator Aramark ceases its operation in the complex.

Courts’ only public restaurant, running for more than 40 years, expected to become offices

The Central Bank has been granted access to the transcripts and exhibits in the recent trial of former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm.

Application was not contested by either the Director of Public Prosecutions or Drumm

Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire outside the High Court last month. Photograph: Collins

Stay preventing referendum result being formally certified continues

A file image of businessman Dermot Desmond. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Businessman sought chance to overturn court decisions rejecting his complaints about conduct of inquiry

The Irish Times has apologised before the High Court to Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe under a settlement of defamation proceedings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Newspaper apologises to whistleblower over article published in February of last year

Linda Kavanagh’s family only learned in 2015 of the alleged assault on her by a nurse in 1999, the High Court heard.

No liability admitted by Sisters of Charity in Linda Kavanagh’s alleged assault by nurse

Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon   accepted the woman’s version of events and found the defendant lacked credibility

High Court had heard incidents extremely serious and had ‘horrific consequences’

Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick, at the Four Courts on Thursday, the second day of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Cervical smear test woman who developed cancer has one to two years to live, High Court hears

Ruth Morrissey, whom the court was told may only have between one to two years to live, said the news of her prognosis was devastating. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Woman (37) with breast and cervical cancer is suing over misinterpretation of smears

The Minister for Justice has been urged to intervene to prevent the permanent closure from next week of the only public restaurant in the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Lawyers say facility a help to people going through the ‘stress’ of legal proceedings

Fr Donnchadh Ó Cuinn, parish priest of Falcarragh, Co Donegal, is charged with driving in excess of the legal limit for alcohol on March 29th 2014 at Main Street, Letterkenny. He denies the charge. File image: Getty

Fr Donnchadh Ó Cuinn argued, as a native Irish speaker, that his language rights were breached

Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick, are  pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Counsel for Ruth Morrissey (37) to give evidence that two tests were ‘negligently reported’

Imelda Leahy deemed ‘not a fit and proper person to be a solicitor’

John and Una Kelly holding a photograph of their daughter Edel and grandchildren Jack and Lee at their home in Kilrush Co Clare. Photograph:  Press22.

Family claimed 13 month delay in breast cancer diagnosis for mother of two Edel Kelly

Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire outside the High Court last month. Photograph: Collins

Homemaker Joanna Jordan to appeal refusal to allow challenge to referendum result

The High Court  heard the daughters plan to find appropriate accommodation for their mother in another part of the country near them, and accommodation for their father close by.

Couple’s son secretly recorded making ‘vile’ threats to his mother in her home must still not visit her

DWL fears threatened litigation by a farmer over the running of cables under a public road near his lands could cause delays.

Derrysallagh Windfarm tells Commercial Court it has to hook up to national grid by December

Dunnes claimed Point Village Development had failed to comply with a clause of a 2008 development agreement regarding the quality and standing of the Point Square

Legal case centred on design and specification of Point Square development in Dublin’s Docklands

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the man wants to leave the hospital and the fear is that he will come to serious harm and is at risk, up to and including death, if discharged.

Court heard little is known about the man, aged in his sixties, whose memory is impaired

Quest seeks adjournment as specialist says woman can take ‘curative treatment’

Joanna Jordan: sought to challenge abortion referendum result. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Judge orders result of vote cannot come into effect for a week to allow plaintiff seek appeal

The State, Mr O’Callaghan contends, is liable for the trial judge’s error. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Michael O’Callaghan spent almost two years in jail before his conviction was quashed

Peter Curran and his sister, Barbara Curran, arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Barbara Curran says Peter Curran was ‘half his weight’ two months after alleged incident

The ruling by Mr Justice Paul Butler, in which he dismissed an action for damages against Dublin Bus,  is regarded as significant for insurers running “minimal-impact” defences to such claims. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

High court heard bus on which woman was travelling suffered ‘glancing blow’ when hit by rental car but did not move on impact

Charles Byrne is seeking to bring a petition challenging the result of the abortion referendum. Photograph: Collins Courts.

High Court will rule on two separate applications for permission to bring petitions

Dr Declan Gill pictured at the Four Courts  for his High Court action. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Court hears Dr Declan Gill wore mask day after US presidential election ‘as a joke’

Alan Thawley:  his wife  Malak Thawley,  died on  May 8th,  2016 at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Judge rules Alan Thawley did not meet legal test to be joined as a notice party to case

Facebook argues it is entitled to appeal both the reference itself and certain findings of fact by the High Court’s Ms Justice Caroline Costello grounding the reference which, it claims, are wrong.

High Court referral to ECJ concerns validity of EU-US data transfer channels

A challenge by a mother and her two Irish born daughters to orders for their deportation to the mother’s native Georgia has been struck out on consent at the High Court. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Decision to expel due to lies told in asylum application ‘disproportionate’, judge says

The Supreme Court has overturned planning permission for a Co Clare wind farm. File photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Supreme Court says An Bord Pleanála failed to make ‘precise’ findings under European law

Michael Smurfit excused from attending High Court. The court heard that  Dr Smurfit had a hip replacement operation and a complication arose when his femur fractured and he required further surgery.

Businessman is recovering from hip operation in Monte Carlo hospital

The president of the High Court has made orders preventing an elderly woman from being visited in hospital by either her son or husband arising from concerns over their alleged behaviour there. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge says it’s a matter of ‘great sadness’ that family making woman’s life more distressing

A vet found guilty of professional misconduct for letting his official stamp be used to certify some cattle as fit for export to Morocco when they were not, has had his registration cancelled by the High Court. Image: iStock.

Court told Cornelius Linehan (60) let his official stamp be used to certify unfit cattle for export

Child with sickle cell disease had lost appeal over deportation of him and Nigerian mother

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a special needs assistant who was told, due to serious injuries suffered by her in a road accident, she could not resume her work at a school.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Marie Daly worked as SNA in Cork school before suffering serious injuries in road accident

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 building. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Local residents appealed the planning permission decision for €320 million runway

Dr Stanislaw Franciszek Zulichoswki has been struck off the medical register in Ireland and has returned to Poland.

‘I just kind of started liking it and got carried away . . . I am just a man, not only a doctor’

Court advises further legal measures to ensure regularisation of the adoption

The law library in the Four Courts. File photograph: David Sleator

Woman had family history of ovarian cancer but claimed she was not referred for genetic testing

INM strongly opposes inspectors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Written submissions to be accepted on exact terms of reference for inspectors

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said the orders were necessary due to ‘outrageous’ behaviour of the siblings at the hospital.

Judge brands behaviour of son and daughter of dementia sufferer as ‘outrageous’

Peter Curran has sued the K Club, resort superintendent Gerry Byrne and Dr Michael Smurfit.

Security would put ‘fear of God’ in anyone threatening ‘establishment’, ex-manager says

INM was very concerned about a “fundamental unfairness” in the ODCE’s approach to its application for inspectors, counsel for the media group told the High Court.

‘No basis’ for view ex-chairman had ‘untramelled’ influence at company, High Court told

Justice Elizabeth Dunne: even in cases where liability for defamation has been admitted, a jury determines damages, she said. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dispute arose in two actions over whether sum should be determined by judge or jury

Nineteen people affected by ‘interrogation’ of INM data may have been regarded as having “acted adversely” to the interests of INM’s major shareholder, Denis O’Brien, the High Court was told.

INM board initially ‘downplayed’ alleged data breach to watchdog, High Court hears

High Court was told of concerns over issues at INM.

Corporate watchdog concerned at ‘fundamental malaise’ in INM

Concerns of the corporate watchdog about the extent of influence and control by Independent News & Media’s major shareholder Denis O’Brien over the media group is an important issue in Tuesday’s hearing of the application to appoint inspectors to INM.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hearing of corporate watchdog’s application for the appointment of inspectors, opposed by media group’s board, begins

The applicants contend there was a “splitting off” of some 553m of the Morrison’s Island works from the overall €160m  flood defences scheme for Cork.

Proceedings initiated by architects, business owners, artists and archaeologists

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly,   warned the son if he breached the order he would be in contempt for which the penalty was imprisonment.

High Court told security called when he tried to remove woman from hospital bed in breach of earlier orders

An Indian nurse at Beaumont Hospital who alleged racial discrimination after being passed over for promotion 11 times, has brought a legal challenge over the dismissal of her complaint by the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Court told WRC heard no evidence from Indian woman in case about not being promoted

Staff working in Cloverhill say the number of mentally ill people being sent there by the courts is unprecedented. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The court also rejects the woman’s application for bail

Several other parties have also been granted access to documents by the High Court

The Four Courts.

Court told of ‘very unusual’ circumstances but no dishonesty surrounding the deficit

Independent House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Data Protection Commissioner also to apply for permission to use ODCE documents

Lawyers for Facebook  said it would seek a “leapfrog” appeal against the referral to the Supreme Court.  A leapfrog appeal is one that bypasses the Court of Appeal.

Issue is referral to Court of Justice to decide validity of EU-US data transfer channels

Patricia Madden of the ICA pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Legal action initiated in High Court over conduct of elections for national executive

The case arose after Right To Know asked  for access to all documents which show Cabinet discussions related to Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from 2002 to 2016.

Request for access must now be reconsidered by Department of the Taoiseach reviewer

An action by Seán Quinn’s wife Patricia appears set for hearing early next year.

Case had been put on hold pending conclusion of proceedings against bankers

A High Court order will allow a   hospital detain the 15-year-old girl and administer such treatment as it considers necessary, including naso-gastric feeding.

High Court orders transfer of teenager to hospital

Supreme Court will address whether damages must be paid for breach of constitutional rights or whether declarations may be more appropriate in some cases.

Around 1,000 other slopping out cases are on hold until this appeal is decided

Solicitor Declan O’Callaghan leaving the Four Courts  after he appeared before the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Issues concerning handling of widow’s estate by Declan O’Callaghan were ‘disquieting’

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said while some might think a hospital  should have power to restrain an elderly patient with dementia leaving with no suitable care plan, any change in the law was a policy matter for the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

Court of Appeal hears hospital was concerned discharge was not in best interests of 93-year-old

Jack White’s Inn outside Arklow, where Tom Nevin was killed in 1996. File photograph: Eric Luke

Catherine Nevin challenged ruling that conviction could prevent her getting inheritance

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin. File photograph: David Sleator

Council offered to carry out further works to house of disabled woman in Fermoy

The future care needs of Cassie Fitzgerald (9) who is in a wheelchair will be assessed when her case comes back before the High Court in five years’ time.

Cassie Fitzgerald sued through her father as a result of circumstances of her birth in 2008

The Supreme Court will only hear an appeal if it considers a case raises issues of general public importance or is necessary in the interests of justice. Photograph: Eric Luke

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the planned 138 km north-south connector

Mr Justice Alan Mahon is to step down from the Court of Appeal to become the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Co Offaly native, who chaired planning tribunal, to be new Defence Forces ombudsman

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