Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the vulnerable 18-year-old has told him in a letter she will need supports to help her into the future. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Vulnerable 18-year-old was allegedly sexually abused by 12 males before she was aged 10

An inquiry by the fitness-to-practise committee earlier this year found the doctor guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance. File photograph: Thinkstock

Registrar now living in Saudi Arabia banned from practising in Ireland for six months

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he hoped the young man’s progress will ‘give hope’ to all those dealing with the eating disorder.

High Court heard young man had been at ‘death’s door’ before undergoing treatment

An urgent inquiry into the mental capacity of an extremely vulnerable young woman has been ordered by the High Court due to profound concern that she is unable to keep herself safe. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge hears concerns about woman leaving psychiatric care and entering homeless services

Mr Justice Peter  Kelly on Thursday granted a charity an urgent order prohibiting an intellectually disabled  man’s long planned civil marriage to an intellectually disabled woman.

Judge granted order on Thursday preventing civil legal union of man and his partner

The contempt application is against John Alex Kane, also known as Alex Kane, a car dealer from Granard, Co Longford, against whom the Revenue obtained a €4.97m judgment in July 2009. His brother Seamus is also accused of contempt. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Contempt application made against pair in relation to receiver’s efforts to recover €4.97m

If the marriage proceeds, it is likely to be invalid and to be followed by proceedings to have it declared null and void, the high court heard.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly raises concerns about charity’s ‘gross delay’ in seeking the order

A vulnerable woman aged in her 60s with schizophrenia who wants to return home to live remains unaware her home has been sold by court order, the High Court has heard. File photograph: Brien O’Brien/The Irish Times

High Court hears vulnerable woman in her 60s wants to return home to apartment

The court heard that, despite an apparent view by professionals at a case conference held when the girl was aged two that she should be taken into care, Tusla advised  it had no suitable placement for her.

Child, for whom ‘no suitable placement’ had been available, was allegedly abused by more than 12 males

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was satisfied the man had been served with the relevant documents. Photograph: Collin Keegan/Collins agency

Woman terrified to leave home and stayed inside with curtains drawn, court told

The Court of Appeal has halted, for reasons of delay, a profoundly disabled man’s case over alleged negligence in the circumstances of his birth at a Co Donegal hospital more than 30 years ago.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Family of Paul Gallagher (32) say they did not have funds to get expert medical reports

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan pictured in the Four Courts on her last day as a Supreme Court  judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan makes comments as she retires from service

An elderly  woman  was recently removed from her home and taken to a hospital for physical and psychiatric assessment after being found living in abject squalor. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Home of woman, who may be made ward of court, described as a health hazard

Chief Justice Frank Clarke  stressed nothing in his judgment should be taken as expressing any view on whether Promotoria has other means of pursuing a claim against Mr Hannon based on having security over the lands. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fund cannot rely on a man’s deposit of land certificates to give it a claim over his lands

Dunnes Stores had argued the plastic bags in relation to which assessments were made were not subject to the levy

Supreme Court rejects company’s claim that levy did not apply to ‘flimsy’ plastic bags

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was not convinced the medical visitor had dealt with the matter in the context of a proposed wardship as the report seemed to have been written exclusively through the “prism” of the mental health legislation. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Judge directs second report from a medical visitor because of concerns

The use of the data, Graham Dwyer claimed, breached his rights, including to privacy, under the Constitution, EU Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

High Court decision forms part of his bid to overturn conviction for Elaine O’Hara murder

Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Court directs Minister to reconsider matter via an ‘enhanced’ process

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said it was a very good one.

Claim of ‘serious mistake’ made in diagnosis when woman brought to Tallaght hospital

HSE has argued the care plan is clinically inappropriate and too expensive and wants the patient moved to a community nursing unit (CNU).

HSE says plan for woman in vegetative state clinically inappropriate and too expensive

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January it is entitled to appeal the referral

Data protection commissioner raised concerns about revamped data privacy agreement

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems  opposed the appeal  arguing Facebook had failed to identify an error by the High Court

Decision is expected on Friday in case arising from complaints by Max Schrems

Man took judicial review proceedings, claiming he had lived at the house since 2003

The man appealed to the Supreme Court over the contempt findings but a three-judge court this week rejected his appeal. File photograph: The Irish Times

Dad who backed union of daughter (16) to 29-year-old against her wishes was jailed

Former Rehab  chief executive Angela Kerins. The Kerins case is not over and there could be further significant fallout if an application for damages is brought and succeeds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Supreme Court ruling of unlawful conduct by Oireachtas committee unprecedented

The court considered the justice of the case would be met by leaving the High Court order on costs in place but making no order on costs of the appeal, with the effect both sides pay their own appeal costs. File photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman must pay most of costs from failed case over Dáil statements on bank affairs

Angela  Kerins’s case will now return to a three-judge High Court where any decision on whether or not she is entitled to damages will be made at a later hearing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Court says Oireachtas can limit need for court intervention in any similar case

The Supreme Court judgment concerned Aldi’s appeal against a judgment of the Court of Appeal which overturned a range of High Court findings in favour of Aldi.

Irish retailer awarded 60% of legal costs as ‘victor’ in German discounter’s litigation

It was  alleged there was failure to provide any or any adequate assistance to the child and her family after the spillage.  File image: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Passenger on flight from Rome to Krakow suffered significant scald burns, court told

 Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Man was charged with withholding information in connection with Sligo killing

The Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said it was ‘surely not too much to ask’ for the legislation to be clear on whether or not is applies retrospectively. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Chief Justice criticises the failure to address ‘such a straightforward matter’

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said article 7.6 of the regulations provides an applicant may remain in the State pending a final decision on their application. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Arrest of Pakistani man occurred a day before final decision on refusing him residency

Retired surgeon Dr Michael Shine is serving a four year jail term for the sexual abuse of seven male patients. Photograph: Collins

Case concerns a review by a judge of sexual abuse allegations against Dr Michael Shine

Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Nurse had written ‘begging’ the judge not to cancel her registration

The High Court ruling, given in judicial review proceedings by Graham Dwyer (above)  concerning the use of mobile phone data at his trial, forms part of Dwyer’s bid to overturn his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

State is appealing High Court finding on data retention

The owner of two prestigious Georgian office buildings in Dublin’s Stephen’s Green has been described as “not being in a good place” by his solicitor . He faces receivership of the properties after failing to pursue High Court injunction proceedings blocking efforts to prevent the takeover due to a €13 million debt.

Leo Mohan face receivership as father-in-law Paul Anderson ‘breached agreement’ in selling on outstanding loans

The men were advised the vessels could lawfully fish for scallops in an area of the Bay of Biscay. File photograph: Getty Images

Men incorrectly advised by department that vessels could lawfully fish in Bay of Biscay

The court heard that according to agreed facts for the appeal, Oliver  O’Sullivan (25) became infected with MRSA on September 20th 2005 during an operation at   Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.

Judges agreed reconsideration of the complex statutory limitation periods applicable to personal injury actions is desirable

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said there ‘is no reality’ to a judicial review seeking to overturn transfer to the UK of this international protection application. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Albanians’ appeal raised issues about applicability of EU data protection laws

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said this week the 85-year-old woman, whose estate is likely to have substantial assets of some €950,000, deserves better’ when she goes to the trouble of executing a power of attorney.

Judge makes woman ward of court and has ‘no confidence’ in attorneys

Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts last week for  a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court found last week solicitor had been defamed by article in Irish Daily Star

Ms Justice O’Regan ruled a full two stage Appropriate Assessment (AA) needed to be undertaken before Offaly County Council’s review of the waste permit sought by Guessford Ltd, trading as Oxigen.

Ten locals expressed concern that Daingean operation could impact on nearby bog site

The young woman’s mother and grandfather are both facing criminal proceedings arising from allegations of devastating sexual abuse made by her. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court told woman is incapable of managing her own affairs and needs to live in a well staffed unit

An INM shareholders meeting dealing with the Mediahuis acquisition will be held on June 26th at the Carlton Dublin Airport hotel and the court will be informed of the outcome on July 4th.

Gathering to consider proposed €145.6m acquisition of group my Mediahuis

 Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts on Friday  for his  High Court defamation action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Jury, in a majority verdict, found article on visit by Criminal Assets Bureau to his Dublin office defamed him

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said, because the woman is ward of court, he is responsible for her safety and the HSE had to urgently come with a better proposal than open unit, a rehabilitation unit for people with long term mental illness.

Judge tells HSE to devise a better plan than current ‘completely substandard’ arrangement

Joe Costello leaving the Four Courts. File photograph: Collins

Newspaper apologises for ‘distress and embarrassment’

 Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts on Thursday for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Solicitor claims newspaper article wrongly meant he was linked to gangland crime

Mark Finnegan: won Supreme Court declarations that his rearrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful

Ruling points to delay of more than four years before rearrest of Mark Finnegan and the fact he was living ‘in plain sight’

Gerald Kean is pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Jury to begin considering its verdict in defamation case against The Star on Thursday

The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under a section of the Firearms Act.

Wayne Ellis jailed for five years for having shotgun at Knocklyon shopping centre

A file photograph of solicitor Gerald Kean. Photograph: Collins Courts

Officer who spearheaded investigation into assets of Kinahan gang gives High Court evidence

The Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Edmund Honohan particularly concerned about cases involving personal litigants

The president of the High Court has approved a payment of more than €8.3m out of the State’s Insurance Compensation Fund arising from the liquidation of  Setanta

State fund also pays out over claims against liquidated insurer Enterprise Insurance

STT Risk Management says the €150 million contract to operate the Luas includes €15m for security services over a five-year period. Photograph: Dave Meehan

STT claims operator Transdev obliged to include it in bid as it is a subcontractor

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: said a proposal to provide the woman with a dedicated key worker for eight hours weekly is not a solution.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly says woman could ‘end up dead’ due to misuse of street drugs

Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds said the woman had provided ‘no sustainable evidence’ to support her claim the man had subjected her to such duress that the marriage happened without her consent.

Plaintiff fails in bid to have her 13 year marriage rendered legally null and void

Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) Michael O’Flaherty says these are not ‘normal times’.

It is ‘new and frightening’ that in too many EU states ‘people in high office boast of abuse’

Irish Daily Star crime correspondent, Michael O’Toole at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gerald Kean alleges Irish Daily Star article was defamatory

Claimant described as having 19 previous convictions when he had none, judges told

Sharyn Coghlan, a conveyancing solicitor in Gerald Kean’s practice, told the court when Mr Kean read the  Irish Daily Star article he phoned her ‘in a frenzy’. Photograph: Collins Courts

Article made it look like Gerald Kean was ‘caught up in criminal gangs’, solicitor says

Celyn Eadon arriving at Swinford District Court where he was charged with the murder of his mother Noreen Kelly Eadon in 2011. File photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

There is ‘some uncertainty’ about trial judge’s statement that intoxication is no defence to a murder charge, court finds

  Solicitor Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts  on Wednesday   for the second day of his High Court defamation action.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Solicitor claims he was defamed in article about visit by Criminal Assets Bureau officers seeking papers on house purchase

Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Men claimed article wrongly suggested they amassed properties at churchgoers’ expense

  Solicitor Gerald Kean pictured at the Four Courts  on Tuesday for the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Kean sues for defamation saying he was ‘shell-shocked’ by story on visit by members of Criminal Assets Bureau to his office

Former INM CEO Gavin O’Reilly is concerned his personal  data may have been accessed during an alleged data breach at the company in 2014, the High Court has heard.

Former INM CEO and former director Karl Brophy seeking to use ODCE material in litigation against media company which opposes appl(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: said it was a ‘very sad’ case. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Aged in her 30s, the woman recently made two serious suicide attempts, court hears

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) is the only entity with a statutory entitlement to see the interim report. Photograph: iStock

Access applications made by Central Bank, journalists and former executives

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts on Friday after the conclusion of her case. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Judge says Ruth Morrissey’s life had been ruined and she has suffered a life sentence

Paul and Ruth Morrissey at the Four Courts. File photograph: Collins Courts

Case by terminally ill Ruth Morrissey and husband being tracked by other legal teams

The judge ordered that the Nigerian passports, allegedly retained by solicitor Ashimedua Okonkwo since late 2017, be returned “forthwith”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Daughter unable to sit Junior Cert without document retained over disputed €1,500 fees

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January that it is entitled to appeal the referral and also disputed several of the High Court’s findings. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Social media giant contesting referral of various issues to European Court of Justice

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said in order to have a retail pharmacy business open it is a statutory requirement to have a pharmacist at the premises

Court confirms decision by Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland to censure Michael McCormack, of Leighlin Pharmacy in Leighlinbridge,(...)

 A fitness to practice committee in the UK had noted the doctor  had said he was “not racist” but believed, inter alia, that Indian doctors “will be the downfall of the NHS” and Indians “should clean toilets, not practise medicine”.

Doctor was removed from duty in Navan hospital last month after staff member saw information online about his record in UK

In his judgment, Mr Justice O’Donnell said, while this area was ‘particularly emotive’, it was important to separate the narrow legal issues which arise

Teacher claimed would be unconstitutional to prosecute for alleged offence from 1970s

The Four Courts Monday January 28 2008File photos from the Four Courts for Law Matters . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fund had deficit of €770m prior to sale of 25% stake

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, making the orders in the High Court, noted the report from the  fitness to practice committee  of the Dental Council  was “as unhappy a report as I’ve ever read” from such a committee.

High court imposes conditions on registration of Mayo practitioner for supplying dangerous mouthwash

Orlaith Sweetman-Healy with her parents, Cathie and Jim from Inchicore, Dublin, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

National Maternity Hospital had strongly disputed liability for injuries suffered by girl (12) in 2006

Mr Justice Peter Kelly approved a recommendation  that, on appropriate certification by a psychiatrist, the nurse may resume work after the suspension period on conditions.

Judge expresses concern over number of similar cases coming before the courts

Tudor Homes wants to construct a €130 million apartment and housing scheme.

Among claims are that council gave no, or inadequate, reasons for decision to grant permission

Aberdeen Lodge in Sandymount.

Commercial Court grants permission for application to commit hotel owners to prison

Both women had been shopping when they accepted a lift home from Edward  McCormack, whose parents lived on their road. Photograph: Stock image

Judge voices concern at attempt to portray crash as a ‘ready up’

File photograph of David Mahon arriving at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin in 2016 with his partner Audrey Fitzpatrick. File photograph: Collins Courts

David Mahon loses Supreme Court appeal against severity of manslaughter sentence

The ODCE raised concerns about issues including an alleged data breach at INM in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Inspectors sought by ODCE arising from concerns including alleged data breach

Apple got permission for the Athenry project in 2016.  Photograph: Reuters

Tech giant had already decided not to proceed with plan for Galway site

John Alex Kane was warned by Mr Justice Peter Kelly that this was his ‘last chance’.

Judge tells John Alex Kane he is at ‘grave risk’ of being jailed a third time for contempt

Mr Justice Peter Kelly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Situation where youth makes a five hour round trip daily to school ‘cannot continue’

Refusing the adjournment, Mr Justice Kelly noted the council gave the doctor notice last week of the intended application. Having made the order, he allowed Dr Siklosi a month to instruct lawyers and returned the matter to early May.  Photograph: Colin Keegan

Judge notes Medical Council decided at a meeting to seek the suspension order

In his ruling, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was satisfied to take the boy into wardship once the special care order expires. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mr Justice Peter Kelly says authorities ‘are probably at sixes and sevens’ over Brexit

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dáil committee tells Supreme Court it accepts ‘significant’ findings on Angela Kerins case

Angela Kerins arrives at the PAC meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Court will decide if PAC acted unlawfully in its treatment of former Rehab CEO

The High Court  refused to overturn a tax appeal commissioner’s ruling upholding a CAB decision against the five.

Members of Rathkeale Traveller family did not provide a ‘scrap’ of evidence to support claims

Miriam O’Callaghan intends to seek damages over the alleged false and malicious adverts containing her image and name on Facebook and Instagram. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Broadcaster seeks information from firm to identify those behind alleged defamatory ads

Ms Justice Marie Baker said it was ‘constitutionally impermissible’ to create an offence of remaining silent in regard to the possible commission of an offence by another person.

Court reserves judgment on appeal relating to High Court ruling on ‘right to silence’

The court heard that, following a site visit by the regulator in June 2018, there was concern Animal Heaven Animal Rescue was still not keeping proper books and accounts. File image: Frank Miller

Orders restrain Animal Heaven Animal Rescue reducing assets or transferring land

In her action, Máire Ní Uiginn claimed the defendants failed in their duty to take reasonable precautions for the health and safety of her husband.

Michael Higgins (79) worked as UK insulation company sales director for 35 years

The woman, a mother of two in her forties, has Stage 4 invasive cancer and has a life expectancy of 12 to 22 months, the High Court  heard

Woman sued over alleged misinterpretation of CervicalCheck smear slide nine years ago

UCC appealed to the High Court under section 24 of the Freedom of Information Act. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Information commissioner’s ruling over €100m loan deal with EIB overturned

Given the abuse of rights, there was no basis on which the court could quash the Minister’s decision, the High Court ruled.

No evidence woman from Pakistan had lived in Co Louth from January to July 2016

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