The court heard the payment failure was because the homeless woman did not show she was ’currently residing’ in the relevant social welfare catchment area. File photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP

Court concerned over failure of Minister’s side to address ‘simple’ question over future applications

Siblings say he lacks capacity to make decisions about finances including substantial inheritance

A Cork-based company   providing a contact centre service for Irish Water has challenged a tender process

Cork-based firm claims utility acted unlawfully in allegedly accepting ‘unlawfully low’ tender

The Book of Kells, whic is on view in Trinity College, Dublin.

More than one million people visit Book of Kells annually

In her last will, dated June 16th 2006, Dermot Horan’s mother appointed him as  executor and trustee of her estate.  File image: iStock

Behaviour of late woman’s son raised a ‘very serious’ question as to his suitability in role, judge says

Bank of Ireland obtained the possession order in April 2019 from the Circuit Court for the home at Brighton Avenue, Foxrock, of Adrian Blanc (above) and his wife. File photograph: Collins Courts

Court told businessman and wife owed €1.128m in arrears on 2008 mortgage

The abandoned national school in Ballivor, Co Meath. The Narconon Trust, which is linked to the Church of Scientology, to develop the building into a drug rehabilitation centre. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

Narconon Trust took the case after An Bord Pleanála said Co Meath site was nort exempt

Natasha Perie’s father Peter holds  photographs of his late daughter.

Natasha Perie was deemed brain dead but kept alive for weeks due to fears over Eighth Amendment

The woman’s treating doctor believed she may need to be transferred elsewhere. Photograph: Alan Betson

Judge says woman’s email shows she has some insight into the seriousness of her condition

Bank of Ireland had in 2012 secured judgment for some €4.43 million, on consent, against Anne Daly and her husband Patrick J. Daly, from whom she is separated. Photograph: Alan Betson

Court tells Anne Daly she has until early April to deliver up vacant possession of house

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

After Gavin Crowley failed to complete sale, Brian Leggett had issued proceedings

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restrictions order remains in force, but firms can apply to have it lifted, court rules

Natasha Perie’s father, Peter Perie, holding a picture of her.

Woman kept on life support for weeks due to concerns about Eighth Amendment

A Domino’s Pizza franchise in Ireland lost a recent High Court appeal on the employment status of its delivery drivers

Court said it would make no order as judgment would assist to Revenue

Former Rehab boss, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Collins Courts

Kerins willing to engage in mediation to end litigation which has had adverse effect on her

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said it would be “disastrous” if those orders lapsed after Brexit, he said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Deeply vulnerable’ woman to stay in secure care due to ‘serious risk’ concerns

The Four Courts. The High Court was told mediation efforts to resolve the dispute had failed last month.

Groundwater discovered in number 40 Molesworth Street

The High Court’s Mr Justice Max Barrett made the declaration of unconstitutionality last July. Photograph: Collins

High Court ruled law preventing recognition of certain weddings was unconstitutional

Council says the 2011 social housing assessment regulations provide that it decides the eligibility of a social housing application.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Couple from Romania with health problems bring action against South Dublin County Council

The outcome of the Supreme Court appeal has implications for many people seeking family reunification after getting protection here

Judges to rule on appeal over finding with implications for family reunification

Bríd Smith said the four TDs have significant concerns as to how the Ceann Comhairle interpreted the requirement for a money message. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Mr Justice Peter Kelly agrees to put back case after hearing of discussions between legal parties

Site at Howth where planning permisison for a proposed housing development has been overturned on consent in the High Court but a fresh planning application has been made. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fresh application for a ‘very similar’ development has been made, court told

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the risk of not doing the surgery, aimed at saving the man’s foot, severely deformed due to diabetes complications, “could be fatal”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Surgeon describes man’s condition as life-threatening

The woman had indicated she wanted the second child put up for adoption but, following the DNA test, the father wants to rear the child with assistance of his mother and another sibling and those issues had yet to be decided. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Foster parents continue to look after woman and her first child

Jean Kennedy, a company director of Spawell House, Templeogue, Dublin, and Carol O’Riordan, a retired director of Temple Gardens Rathmines, are suing Paul Ward, of Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin in the Commercial Court.

Case centres on payments for shares in various companies and tax liabilities

Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Judge welcomes rare ‘good news story’ in case of disabled woman

Mr Justice Kelly, having been told on Tuesday there are also concerns about man’s sister’s capacity and living skills, directed an inquiry into whether she too should be made a ward of court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The house, in a rural area, was described as cold, dilapidated and neglected

The court heard that the dentist had an ‘unblemished record’ for 40 years as a practising dentist in Carlow. File photograph: Getty

High Court president refers to ‘sad situation’ for Jim Madden due to 2018 convictions

President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, granted permission on Monday to pursue possible personal injury proceedings on behalf of the siblings, who were made wards of court last year. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Sister has been in full-time residential care for more than 20 years

 Describing the €70,000 offer as “generous” and close to the full value of the case, the judge said he was satisfied to approve it. Photograph;  Nick Bradshaw

Laneway was allegedly potholed and ‘patched’, court told

The case is due back before the High Court towards the end of this month.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Case centres on issue whether Minister has duty to consider consequences of deportation

Graham Dwyer: appeal over use of his mobile phone data in his trial. Photograph: Collins Courts

Women are at the centre of several important cases in the higher courts this year

File image of Monica Leech. Photraph: Garrett White / Collins

McCann Fitzgerald represented former PR consultant in defamation case over Evening Herald articles

A file image showing Celyn Eadon arriving at Swinford District Court where he was charged with the murder of his mother Noreen Kelly Eadon in 2011. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Court finds judge’s instruction on intoxication to jury in trial of Celyn Eadon inadequate

 Supreme Court, by a three to two majority,  dismissed the man’s appeal.

Man claimed he did not get fair trial because of a 44-year delay between offence and trial

Judges rule trial was fair despite 44-year delay in prosecution, and absence of witness

The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling has implications for more than 800 separated persons in similar situations on the council’s housing list who were getting a lower Housing Assistant Payment (HAP), after their former partner was categorised as a larger household with a larger HAP. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Council told it was not entitled to operate a ‘blanket’ policy of lower HAP payment

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2m judgment granted against him arising from guarantees over unpaid loans to his building company.

Charles Fergus’ appealed ruling on guarantees over unpaid loans to his building company

Photograph: iStock

Bank of Scotland sought judgment against Donegal developer over guarantees provided between 2004 and 2006

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan dismissed arguments that former members cannot hold the position of Defence Forces Ombudsman.

Former officer and PDFORRA took case over appointment of candidate on part-time basis

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

State appealing key phone data ruling which could help murderer to overturn conviction

Graham Dwyer is serving a prison sentence for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Murderer wants to dispute admissibility of call data in attempt to overturn conviction

Denis O’Brien argued that the amendments being proposed were a ‘recipe for chaos’. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court of Appeal rules that claim must be ‘firmly anchored in corruption’

 If a High Court judgment allowing Graham Dwyer’s challenge to a data retention law stands, a ‘virtual space’ in which criminality exists cannot be accessed by the State authorities, Paul Gallagher SC said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Supreme Court is told there is an ‘enormous amount’ at stake in this appeal

The child and family agency sought the orders pending proceedings aimed at having the girl made an adult ward of court. File photograph: Collins Courts

Teenager who set out plan to kill someone in manuscript deemed ‘very serious risk’ to some

Mr Justice Simons found the District Court was not correct in finding, based on the evidence, the prosecution had proven the barring order had taken effect. File photograph: Tom Honan

It is not enough that person is aware of the order, Mr Justice Garrett Simons

Luke Morrison  who is facing a total legal costs bill estimated at more than €1m after a High Court jury found he was not unlawfully assaulted outside a bar in Limerick city by two off duty gardaí. Photograph: Collins Courts

Both gardaí were previously acquitted of alleged assault during Christmas night out in Limerick

The medical visitor to Mountjoy said the man on remand appeared to have a toenail disease known as Ram’s Horn. File photograph: Eric Luke

Prison governer disputes suggestion of neglect after report said feet not washed for a year

Cork County Council had in 2016 granted permission on conditions for an 11 turbine development but that was quashed in earlier High Court proceedings. File photograph: Getty

An Bord Pleanála’s decision had ‘unfortunate tone, at once defensive and circular’

The judge said it seemed there are assets of some substance, including the woman’s home and cash assets, that could pay for the nursing home care but there was no co-operation from family members. Photograph: Collins

High Court orders her transfer to nursing home after hearing family has failed to do so

Approving the settlement, the judge said he had seen photographs of the injuries and was delighted Ms Hallihan had made such a good recovery.

‘He was overtaking a lorry ... failed to make it and swerved, crashing into several vehicles’

Angela Kerins’ High Court action was initiated in 2014. File photograph: Collins Courts

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly tells sides he has received no papers in advance

Angela Kerins claims her treatment by the Public Accounts Committee led to an attempt by her to take her own life and to other fundamental life changes. File photograph: Collins Courts

Former chief executive pursuing damages for ‘witchhunt’ treatment during 2014 hearings

The  significant judgment concerns sentencing in rape cases, particularly for marital rape involving a pattern of violent and abusive behaviour.

DPP appealed after Appeal Court reduced man’s sentence for rape, threats to kill and hammer attack on wife

The €3.6 million payment is for the boy’s care needs over the next five years after which the matter will return to court.

‘I’m so proud of my progress, I can walk and talk and eat and dance’

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is due to receive an ‘urgent’ report from the Irish Prison Service on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Advocacy groups demand solutions on handling mental health issues in justice system

The doctor described the man's bed linen as “appallingly filthy”, having not been changed in months

Judge says case of man in prison for year after HSE cancelled care plan should not happen in a civilised state

Michael Lynn left Ireland in 2007 but was extradited from Brazil last year. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Struck-off solicitor due to stand trial next year for alleged theft of almost €30 million

Monica Leech had represented herself in proceedings before a High Court Taxing Master concerning the fees and costs claimed by MCF under its seven year retainer.  File photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Fees concerns defamation case over articles published in the Evening Herald 15 years ago

A primary school principal has won  a High Court challenge to her dismissal, which arose from allegations by a special needs assistant (SNA) of inappropriate behaviour towards two young pupils.

Woman was accused of inappropriate behaviour towards two young pupils by an SNA

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary at the Four Courts for a High Court action against Peter Bellew. Photograph: Collins

Airline taking case against Peter Bellew over his decision to move to Easyjet

The High Court heard the Garda evidence will be that there was no explanation for the crash other than that the student and part-time worker must have fallen asleep.

Loved one should not have been allowed drive from Sligo to Dublin after shift, say family

The site of Springvale allotments opposite the Church of the Nativity where Dublin City Council aims to ‘rapid build’ 71 social housing apartments. Photograph: Tom Honan

Residents claim council has conflict of interest in that it ‘essentially gives itself planning permission’

Paul Murphy and Brid Smith  are two of the TDs who got permission earlier this month to bring judicial review proceedings against the Ceann Comhairle . Photograph: Collins Courts

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett, Gino Kenny and Paul Murphy taking judicial review proceedings

Court satisfied loss had profound and long lasting impact upon woman’s capacity to function

Former president Mary McAleese and Catherine McGuinness, first female appointee to the Circuit Court in 1994. Photograph: James Forde

Event held to mark removal 100 years ago of ban on women entering the legal professsion

Justice Peter Kelly criticised the Medical Council’s procedures after a doctor, who was precluded from practising medicine, obtained employment in a mental health service. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Criticism comes after a doctor was employed despite being precluded from practising

Because the woman left the State in July 2009, she fell over a month short of residing here legally for a continuous period of five years

Wife returned to her native Poland in 2009, falling short of permanent residency rights

President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly:  made a case to the Government that the High Court requires an additional six judges. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lawyers express concern as hundreds of cases potentially face lengthy delays

Four Courts. File photo.

Last mortgage payment made in 2013 as Tanager seeks possession of Clonsilla home

A three-judge Court of Appeal dismissed Philomena White’s appeal over the dismissal of her damages claim. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Philomena White suffered a serious arm injury after fall at Woodstown Caravan Park

The Master, an official who deals with various pre-hearing matters, said he is particularly concerned that some judges have insufficient experience of such applications to be aware of deficits in sworn evidence of banks.

Some judges have insufficient experience to be aware of deficits in bank evidence, High Court Master says

Mr Justice Peter Kelly granted injunctions requiring Tony Breathnach, trading as Cavan Real Estate, Old Dublin Rod, Cavan, to pay sums totalling €98,494 within 90 days

Landmark case also sees injunctions requiring payment of €98,494 over findings of improper conduct

Leanne Moore,  mother  of Jamie Cummins of College Green, Summerhill, Wexford pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograp: Collins Courts

Jamie Cummins was three years old when he fell 2m to the ground in a play and slide area

Leah Bonner (12) took the case to the High Court through her father, Keith Bonner. File photograph

Leah Bonner (12) was left with a six inch scar on her leg after falling near a waltzer in Co Donegal

The now 15-year-old boy, suing through his father, is among 80 plaintiffs with narcolepsy.

Teenager is suing through father over swine flu vaccine administered when he was five

Various defects, including cracks in support columns, had emerged which have rendered the basement carpark “unfit for use”. Photograph: iStock

Works that could cost €3m to be funded from sale of building

A High Court judge has ordered a reconsideration of a refusal to admit a male student, charged with sexually exploiting a child and having child pornograpy for distribution and sale, to the Garda Juvenile Diversion Programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge says there is an obligation on scheme director to provide reasons for decisions

John Alex Kane represented himself in the Supreme Court on Thursday to appeal against the July 2009 summary judgment order. Photograph: iStock

‘I won’t be paying it because I haven’t got it,’ court told

The Hyde & Seek creche on Shaw Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Insurer seeking to cancel policies for four Dublin facilities caring for 220 children

Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Court of Appeal had ruled law preventing payment of benefit to Irish citizen child in direct provision was unconstitutional

Peter Perie, father of the late Natasha Perie, reading a statement outside the Four Courts on Wednesday after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘I want my mam back,’ young daughter said when asked what she wished for

The High Court ruled that a section of the Road Traffic Act concerning defences to fixed charge notices was unconstitutional. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decision could affect more than 28,000 prosecutions, the court has heard

Natasha Perie’s father Peter holds a photograph of his daughter.

Natasha Perie on life support against family’s wishes over Eighth Amendment concerns

The van driver had been told not to drive for a year after his last epileptic seizure, just two months before the accident, a court heard

Joshua Sweeney (22) is non-verbal, has to use wheelchair and needs 24-hour care

Ms Justice Murphy said the expert evidence was that ‘no competent financial expert’ would recommend a perodic payment order  linked to the index of consumer prices to provide for future care needs of a catastrophically injured plaintiff. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge says evidence show linking payments to cosumer prices would lead to undercompensation

The case is against the Ceann Comhairle and the Attorney General has been made a notice party.

Case appears to raise constitutional issues on entitlement of courts to intervene in work of parliament, says judge

The judge noted the man has very severe depression which has proven resistant to normal pharmacological treatments.

When canvassed, patient indicated he does not value treatment and says it is not helping

John Alex Kane received a two-month suspended sentence in late July for civil contempt of undertakings not to interfere with receiver Myles Kirby’s efforts to sell land. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Receiver alleges ‘sinister’ threats in efforts to recover money under €4.95m tax judgment

Mr Justice Max Barrett: quashed the deportation order issued by the Minister for Justice. Photograph: Collins

Nigerian man is primary carer to his two children and partner’s Irish-born son, court hears

The judge said the proposal that Mars will look solely in the future to the ex-wife for repayment of the debt amounted to reducing the man’s €230,000 debt to Mars to nil.

Proposal meant debt owed by man and ex-wife would be sole debt of wife, said judge

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: ‘Today the court has provided legal clarity and upheld the lawfulness of our residency rules governing citizenship through naturalisation.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Migrant organisations react as Court of Appeal finds ‘unbroken’ residency rule ‘unduly rigid’

During the appeal, both sides disputed the High Court’s construction of the words ‘continuous residence’. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Controversial decision last May caused huge uncertainty concerning applications

Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Photograph: David Sleator

Man was exposed to ‘distressing, humiliating’ conditions in Mountjoy Prison, says judge

The jury in the case will be the first  to assess damages under an ‘offer of amends’ provision in the 2009 Defamation Act. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Case involves defamatory emails sent by aviation authority

The Four Courts. Credit: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Former High Court official fails to show that any distinct group of creditors backs his plan

Douglas Kelly is seeking €245,916, including costs of barristers, arising from proceedings by the couple against Mayo County Council, heard by the High Court over five days in 2007 and dismissed in 2009. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court also upheld decision directing a full hearing concerning over remaining €96,000

Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Nurse failed to inform nursing board that registration in Australia was cancelled in 2011

The Court of Appeal will rule on an appeal concerning a controversial High Court finding that applicants for Irish citizenship must have “unbroken” residence here in the year before they apply on Thursday.

Applicants for Irish citizenship must have residence here in the year before they apply

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