On Wednesday, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys began hearing two separate challenges aimed at quashing An Bord Pleanála’s  permission granted last November. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concerns include that Kerry slugs could be stamped on during greenway works

Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely   pictured outside the Four Courts after the settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘Christopher was a normal healthy baby boy’ they say outside court

The couple went to the High Court seeking a full hearing in the Circuit Court after that court granted a possession order on a summary basis. Photograph: iStock

No repayments made on mortgage since 2007

The Court of Appeal ruled that the trial judge gave insufficient weight to the contribution of the ‘hardworking and industrious’ wife, who could milk 100 cows on her own, to the success of the farm during the marriage. Image: iStock.

Judge says High Court overestimated likelihood of woman becoming self-sufficient in four years

Three people living and working in the State who sued over their Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP) being stopped for periods when they travelled abroad last year for various reasons have settled their High Court actions.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Trio argued in High Court action that halting their PUP was erroneous and unlawful

A challenge by Cork County Council over a ministerial direction to annul a change to its development plan providing for a €100m retail centre will be heard by the High Court in the autumn.

Councillors altered development plan to provide for €100m retail outlet centre

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said its members have been ‘greatly disadvantaged and are incurring major economic loss by reason of irrational’ Covid-19 regulations. Image: iStock.

RAI chief says businesses incurring major losses because of Minister’s regulations

Ms Justice Mary Rose Gearty stressed the children’s return to NI was sought by their father under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and not family law proceedings, where the court could make decisions based on welfare grounds alone.

Mother opposes man’s bid, says children wished to stay in the Republic with her

The judgment was welcomed by unions and employer organisations. Photograph: iStock

Court upholds constitutionality of law on creation of sectoral employment orders

Couple who claim termination was carried out after they were wrongly advised of a fatal foetal abnormality are anxious to proceed with case next week.

Couple claim they were wrongly advised of a fatal foetal abnormality

The man’s children may give evidence if called upon to do so, the court heard. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Woman says she had an ‘intimate and committed’ relationship with man

Maurice Power, chief financial officer of the Saolta group. Photograph: Saolta.ie

Maurice Power succeeds in High Court bid to overturn Labour Court decision

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

Pembroke Road Association challenges fast-track permission for 105 apartments

 Gemma O’Doherty, pictured last year outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Activist makes series of untrue claims and describes Beaumont as ‘a death camp’, court told

A sectoral employment order for electricians is at the heart of Supreme Court appeal

High Court said Minister acted beyond his powers over electricians’ terms and conditions

The Court of Appeal  found the arrangement between the Minister and Bus Éireann was not a contract concluded in writing for the purpose of EU procurement rules and therefore the Minister was not obliged to tender for those services in 2011-2012.

Company initiated proceedings in 2011 over lack of tender for school transport services

Mary Eastwood, a mother of five, died on December 12th, 2018, aged 85, having been pre-deceased by her husband Jimmy in July 2016.

Children of Mary Eastwood in conflict over apparently lost or destroyed original of document

Businessman Denis O’Brien has won his appeal over a judge’s refusal to order Red Flag Consulting public relations firm to disclose to him certain documents for his defamation and conspiracy action against the firm. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court of Appeal rules that High Court erred in saying application was overly broad

Séamus Ludlow was shot dead near his home outside Dundalk in May 1976. File photograph: Tom Conachy

Séamus Ludlow was murdered in 1976 in a ‘a random, sectarian killing’, a judge has said

Ms O’Leary, when aged 37 in 2016, had to retire from An Garda Síochána on medical grounds. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Court told lift descent was ‘a very violent drop to the floor’

Businessman Jerry Beades is the registered owner, but not an occupant, of the mortgaged properties. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Twenty occupants seek overturn of order requiring ‘persons unknown’ to leave

Dominic Casey sued the HSE over the death of his wife Anne Casey at  Cork University Maternity Hospital on March 9th, 2012. Photograph: Collins Courts

Woman died 11 days after baby delivered by emergency Caesarean section

Aisling Dillon BL, for the HSE, said the man has come ‘a very long way’ from when he entered wardship at the age of 18. Before that, he was subject of a full care order under Tusla and was regarded as at high risk of absconscion, she said.

Man with autism and learning disability has been living in special care unit for three years

File image of the proposed plans for the incinerator in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

Indaver Ireland has been seeking since 2001 to build the incinerator

Mr Justice John Jordan said he was satisfied that the birth father of an 18-year-old girl was  not interested in maintaining a relationship with his daughter.

Contact could not be made but ‘most improbable’ man was unaware of case

A fisherman inspects a catch. The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is obliged, both as a matter of European and domestic law, to regulate the weighing system itself. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

SFPA had argued it had not refused, but rather ‘deferred’, approval for system

A family member of Seamus Ludlow holding his image. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Co Louth forestry worker was shot after leaving a Dundalk bar and his body was found in May 1976

Family member of Seamus Ludlow holding his image. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Co Louth man shot after leaving a bar in Dundalk in 1976

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said if the ransom demand was met, the State would be making the gang stronger for future attacks. Photograph: iStock

Caution required over use of key to ensure it contains no further malicious software

Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Affidavit seeking orders barring use of stolen data says full recovery of IT system is likely to take weeks

Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE, said he was “extremely concerned” to read media reporting of the alleged release/sharing of confidential medical data online. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Chief executive Paul Reid tells court he fears all of HSE’s data ‘is potentially compromised’

A woman who suffered a serious arm injury after being bitten by a large pit bull terrier in the home of her then best friend has been awarded €121,917 in damages by a High Court judge.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Dog latched on to Colene Killian’s arm as she opened a door and left ‘a really big hole’

An inquiry into the validity of cross-border transfers of data by Facebook can now proceed as a result of orders made by the High Court. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook agrees to pay costs for Data Protection Commission and activist Max Schrems

The Court of Appeal has ruled Ben Gilroy had made out no basis to grant his appeal against the orders. It rejected all his arguments.

Court of Appeal rejects Ben Gilroy arguments for publishing unsubstantiated claims

The scheme is ordered around five hubs – Spencer Dock, Point Village, Grand Canal Dock, pictured, Britain Quay and Bolands Mills.

Challenge is the third to date concerning planning scheme in Dublin’s Docklands

Green Party TD Patrick Costello: concerned the investor court system provided for under the CETA  involves an unconstitutional transfer of sovereignty and judicial power. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patrick Costello taking High Court action over constitutionality of parts of agreement

A High Court judge has said he sees no point in fixing a hearing date for an action by businessman Declan Ganley (pictured) over Covid-19 restrictions, now lapsed, which prevented him from attending Mass. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Counsel says businessman prejudiced by State approach and no guarantee lockdowns now over

Stephen Manning, with addresses in Co Mayo,  claims he is being subject to malicious prosecution over an incident at Castlebar Court office four years ago. File photograph: Collins.

High Court judge refuses to grant Stephen Manning from Mayo leave for judicial review

The Government and the State will set out the nature of their opposition to seven challenges brought over the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Seven High Court actions brought over commission of investigation’s final report

Patrick Costello, a Green Party TD for Dublin South Central, is concerned the investor court system provided for under CETA involves an unconstitutional transfer of sovereignty and judicial power. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Patrick Costello’s case concerns constitutionality of investor courts under EU-Canadian deal

True identity of previously homeless man who has been in hospital for more than 30 years will not be established until after his death.

Man lived ‘hermit’s life’ before admission to psychiatric hospital in 1980s, court told

An Taisce’s application for leave to appeal the High Court’s rejection of its challenge to permission for a controversial Glanbia continental cheese manufacturing plant in Kilkenny will be heard next month.

Bord Pleanála had granted permission for cheese manufacturing plant

Mr Justice David Barniville ruled Facebook had not established any basis for impugning the commissioner’s decision to commence the inquiry or her preliminary draft decision on the suspension. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard

Judge rejects claims by Facebook that commissioner was in breach of duty of candour

Judge Richard Humphreys suggested that An Bord Pleanála had been guilty of ‘a certain laxity in scrutiny’ when granting permission for the development.

An Bord Pleanála found not to have adequately addressed concerns raised

Michael Fingleton is the former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former chief had sought to have case halted on grounds of its breadth and his ill-health

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Co Kildare.

An Bord Pleanála has rejected all grounds of the objection to its permission for the project

The judge said it was ‘strange’ the tribunal concluded the man was not at risk. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Irrational to conclude man was not at risk of persecution in India, court hears

The HSE has said it is unable to find better alternative for nursing home resident in 50s who requires 24 hour care. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

HSE’s inability to find alternative ‘very difficult news’, court told

Intel is undertaking a a €3.76 billion expansion in Co Kildare. Photograph: Collins

High Court hearing challenge to planning permission for €3.76bn project in Co Kildare

A blind review involves examination of slides from which any markings made by the original cytoscreeners have been removed after those original slides, with any markings, have been digitally imaged and examined by experts for plaintiffs.

Clinical Pathology Laboratories Ltd has made similar applications in several case

Dunnes Stores has asked the High Court to rule on what is the definition of groceries in a row between the supermarket chain and a discount retailer.

Supermarket wants to enforce restriction on what discount retailer Mr Price can sell

The Supreme Court has ruled that delay between refusing residency and issuing a deportation order cannot, by itself, create rights to remain in the State for foreign nationals who are here illegally.File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Supreme Court rules after Minister raised concerns about High Court judge’s view in case of Pakistani mother and daughter

A man initiated civil proceedings in 2019 against a particular Christian Brother over alleged assaults on dates between August 1st, 1979 and December 31st, 1984. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge says failure to disclose would be unfair to plaintiff and contrary to interests of justice

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys overturned tAn Bord Pleanála’s permission decision in favour of O’Flynn Construction Company. Photograph: iStock

Residents association last year challenged board’s approval for Ballincollig development

A man, his ill wife and their four children, three of whom have special needs, must leave their rented apartment in Ballsbridge, Dublin by the end of next month, the High Court has said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Owner looking to sell Dublin 4 property where man lives with his ill wife and four children

The woman’s mother, supported by her extended family, had sought the orders in the High Court.

Aged in her 20s, the woman has been in a persistent vegetative state since 2011

The judge granted the teacher liberty to seek an interlocutory injunction next week continuing the restraining orders pending the outcome of the proceedings.

Emer Lally says she has an unblemished disciplinary record at the school where she has taught since 2002

An artist’s impression of what the apartment development beside St Anne’s Park was intended to look like.

Judgement is latest setback for controversial development proposal

The man’s wife said she was thrown from a bus in Albania. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Man says he was subject to attack and intimidation over political support

Judge found that Minister for Justice failed to consider whether the presumption that woman’s fundamental rights would be upheld in Hungary had been rebutted.

Woman left homeless and unable to work here for five years

Businessman Jerry Beades is the registered owner, but not an occupant, of two mortgaged properties that  were made subject of High Court possession orders in 2008. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Case has serious implications for occupants of houses owned by Jerry Beades, judge hears

Sean Dunne (pictured in 2019) was adjudicated bankrupt here in 2013 on foot of an application by Ulster Bank after he defaulted on €164 million in loans. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Judge cited evidence of bankrupt businessman’s monthly income being €1,371

31 Richmond Avenue was  made subject of High Court possession orders obtained 13 years ago. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fund claims defaulting owner Jerry Beades has ‘pocketed hundreds of thousands in rent’

Case concerned quizzing of suspected informants at a house in west Dublin in 2015

The purpose of New York-based Colm Bates’ journey to Ireland is to see his 91-year-old father before he dies, the court was told. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Colm Bates was unable to return for mother’s funeral last April because of Covid-19 restrictions

The judge stressed she was not being critical of the woman, who lacked capacity as a result of anorexia to understand the reality of her situation.

High Court president says young woman has no insight into the danger of her situation

In a judgment on Friday, Mr Justice Garret Simons declined to extend time, with the effect the judicial review was dismissed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lawyers for the DPP asked the High Court to grant the necessary extension of time to bring the judicial review proceedings.

The defamation case is by former garda Lynda Meegan over an article published in the Sunday Times on September 14th, 2014.

High Court action brought by a former garda over a Sunday Times article

A High Court judge has made orders permitting urgent tube feeding and other treatment for a severely malnourished woman whose life is said to be ‘in acute danger’. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

High Court told woman, in her 50s, lacks insight into seriousness of her situation

The High Court has appointed joint provisional liquidators to an Irish firm linked to the collapsed German Property Group, formerly Dolphin Capital in which up to 1,800 Irish investors have lost up to€150 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

German property security to cover €36m in existing MUT 116 liabilities uncertain

Irish Water’s application for permission for a plant at Clonshaugh, north Dublin, can be reconsidered by An Bord Pleanála from the point when the planning process went wrong, the High Court has ruled

Judge says An Bord Pleanála process can take place from point where planning process went wrong

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Appointment of former attorney general was followed by controversy over ‘Golfgate’

An artist’s impression of the proposed Ringaskiddy incinerator.

Judge to hear submissions on whether plan should be quashed or be reconsidered by planing board

Ms Justice Mary Irvine suspended  Dr Ali Abdellal Osman Hamad from the medical register for six months for ’prolonged wrongdoing’.

Judge says ’wrongdoing’ carried out with ’with insight and knowledge’

Mr Justice Charles Meenan granted leave to bring judicial review proceedings against the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

Board behaved ’inexcusably’ by failing to issue authorisation for legal actions by five minors, court told

Mr Justice Garrett Simons is to refer matter of Cabinet confidentiality in the context of a European Directive on access to environmental information to the Court of Justice of the EU .

Group campaigning for greater transparency believes detail of Cabinet confidentiality limited by European Directive on access to e(...)

Right to Know  appealed to the High Court after failing to get  information following two separate requests to the Office of Secretary General  to the President

Environmental Information Commissioner must reconsider whether background material for President’s speeches should be provided

The Minister says the finding has “significant potential consequences”, including regarding any development of revised means of assessing academic attainment, that is other than conventional exams.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court had ruled constitutional rights of two home-schooled students were breached by their exclusion from Leaving Cert calculated (...)

A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Work on the project has been temporarily halted pending a hearing of legal objections scheduled for June. Image via Dublin City Council

Local resident and councillor believe decision should have been referred to An Bord Pleanála

  Mr Justice Kevin Cross said there is a “great lacuna” in the court’s personal injuries list for the rest of this law term to May 20th. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

High Court personal injuries judge says he is ‘underemployed’

The woman suffered a severe crushing injury to the finger when the door at the Donegal bar closed on it, which ultimately resulted in its tip being amputated. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Donegal bar owner succeeds in appeal over alleged negligence at premises in 2012

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appellants’ core argument that an unlawfully detained person can be refused compensatory damages if it can be shown, had they not been unlawfully detained, they could and would have been lawfully detained. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Court rejects appeal over €7,500 damages paid to man held for 26 days in 2011

Brendan Farrell claimed his wife Elaine O’Keeffe was deprived of an opportunity of survival because a defibrillator in the cafeteria in Bray, Co Wicklow, did not work when she suffered cardiac arrest there on October 10th, 2012. File photograph: Collins Courts

Court approves settlement in relation to 39-year-old’s death following cardiac arrest

The mater was adjourned until May 11th. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Women had travelled to Dubai for cosmetic surgery in breach of Health Act

The man has since retired from his position in Dunnes Stores, the court was told

Heavy metal shutter fell on part-time Dunnes employee, court told

The Commissioner holds an independent statutory office, which reviews decisions on access to environmental information by public bodies. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Commissioner for Environmental Information incorrect in assessment, court hears

In his judgment in the High Court on Tuesday, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said An Taisce’s real grievance is with Government policy and the issues raised were not a basis for challenging this permission decision made under the planning code.

Judge says conservation group’s real grievance is with government policy

Callum Grimes died after being hit by Derek Keane at Loughshinny, Skerries, Co Dublin on December 27th, 2016.

Majority of sum being paid over death of Callum Grimes to go to Beaumont Hospital

The High Court challenge is the seventh to be taken over the report of the  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, which was published in January. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Legal action alleges commission did not properly convey her experiences in two homes

A boy  claimed he was scalded and suffered burns when a cup of tea was knocked out of his hand on a Turkish Airlines flight due to a mishap by a member of cabin crew. Photograph: iStock.

Teen left with scarring to right leg after cabin crew ‘mishap’ on 2017 Turkish Airlines flight

The Court of Appeal has overturned a €83,000 damages award made to an ESB network technician

Employee came across 10,000 kilovolt electric cable while repairing a street light

Mr Justice William McKechnie speaking at the Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Ireland  conference at the Law Society, 2012.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

William McKechnie’s career defined by commitment to fairness and access to justice

  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Airline ordered to release fuller version of report of inquiry into incident with 2012 flight

The High Court challenge is to be heard in the court’s Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) list.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Council challenging Minister’s order to annul change to its development plan

Ganiyat Kuye speaking to the media after the High Court approved a settlement of €23.5m for her daughter Kameela, over alleged negligence in the circumstances of her birth at St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, 16 years ago. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Amount granted to Kameela Kuye is highest ever in an Irish personal injuries action

The Workplace Relations Commission has been found to be administering justice and two aspects of legislation introduced in 2015 were incompatible with the Constitution.

Future hearings to be held generally in public following Supreme Court ruling

The case arises over a 2008 offence for theft and misuse of an ex-girlfriend’s credit card. File photograph: Getty

Court upholds order for surrender to Baltic state of individual married to Irish woman

The April 6th majority judgment found certain elements of the WRC operations are unconstitutional but upheld the constitutionality of the underpinning legislation, the Workplace Relations Act. Photograph: iStock

Court expects its observations ‘will be taken on board’

The mother executed the enduring power of attorney in 2008 appointing the brother and sister should she become mentally incapacitated. File photograph

Mother had registered power of attorney to two of her children, court told

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