Colette and Brenda Quinn, daughters of Seán Quinn

High Court judge’s ruling could affect conduct of marathon litigation by the five children

In January 2017, the High Court dismissed Stephen Burke’s action over injuries he said he received at a North Dublin Motocross training event  in 2014. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Stephen Burke was struck by another motorbike following incident at training event

There had been multiple concerns about neglect, poor school attendance and hygiene

Child and Family Agency seek court protection amid concerns of sexual abuse and violence

Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Mohan.  File photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan challenging law linking quotas to funding

Giving the Supreme Court judgment overturning that ruling, Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan said Tomasz Zalewski, in line with the applicable legal test set out in the 1980 Cahill v Sutton decision, has legal standing to pursue the constitutional challenge.

Supreme court finds Tomasz Zalewski has legal standing to pursue challenge

Colette (left) and Brenda Quinn pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sean Quinn Snr ‘recklessly gambled’ hundreds of millions of euro on shares in Anglo via an investment company owned by his childre(...)

Concepta Anderson has been awarded €63,000 damages from the High Court over negligence in her post-operative care at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Concepta Anderson (58) fell during episode in hosptial toilet after pacemaker removed

A Dublin man has lost a High Court challenge aimed at quashing his conviction for obstructing the installation of water meters. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Judge rules there was no want of fair procedures in how case of Stephen Bennett handled

The €1 million bill for the wedding of Ciara Quinn in 2007 was paid by the Slieve Russell Hotel company but that bill was never repaid, Paul Gallagher SC said. Photograph: Collins

High Court told family members extracted €1.95bn, including €1m for a wedding

Judge said he had  little doubt, if left without court protection, the man’s condition will deteriorate and he will be at high risk of returning to a homeless existence.

Reports from three doctors all expressed view man lacks capacity to make decisions about his welfare and finances

A High Court judge has decided to take no further action against two lawyers who were accused of using litigation as a strategy to stop the deportation of a criminal they represented. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge says ‘wholly unsubstantiated case that was entirely without merit’ wasted scarce resources

Marie Daly, at the Four Courts  on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Special needs assistant urges court to overturn decision she cannot resume work in school

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said  “due process is important” and there had been no review of the man’s detention for a long period.

Vulnerable man has been in care since he was a child and is ‘entirely on his own’

Sean Quinn’s daughters (from left)  Aoife, Colette,  Ciara,  and Brenda at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the continuation of their  High Court action against IBRC. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge asks why siblings did not follow advice to seek independent advice on guarantees

Seán Quinn’s children, Aoife, Brenda, Ciara, Colette and Seán Jr, at the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Counsel for five siblings says Anglo Irish Bank ‘not just a bad bank, it was the worst bank’

Colette and Brenda Quinn, daughters of Sean Quinn, are part of a dispute between Mr Quinns’ five children and the IBRC, concerning loans of €2.34bn

Up to 49 witnesses expected in long-running dispute about loans for €2.34bn

Ms Justice Burns said: ‘The people of Ireland are entitled to expect in their dealings with the banks that demands made of them are lawful and accurate and that care is exercised in computing and claiming the amounts due.’

Kenmare Property Finance seeking €3.48m from Tipperary woman for land and costs

The president of the High Court has urged that an adult psychiatric assessment be carried out this week on a very vulnerable young woman. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Judge seeks urgent assessment of woman (18) allegedly subjected to ‘devastating’ abuse

 Prof Bleddyn Jones pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ruth Morrissey. Photograph: Collins Courts

Doctors failed to follow up treatment of Ruth Morrissey, who is now terminally ill, expert says

The man was an asylum applicant when he married the woman in Ireland in February 2010.

Appeal brought by a Pakistani man, an EU citizen woman and her child

High Court master Edward Honohan: “Bank’s affidavits have fallen from grace. They no longer enjoy any presumption of accuracy.” Photograph: Collins

Judges uncritically favouring banks ‘should resign’, High Court master Honohan says

A property owner has consented to an order requiring him to immediately remove the occupants of an attic flat in a house and four mobile homes at its rear due to fire safety concerns.

Michael James Stamp told to move residents out of attic flat and four mobile homes at rear

A High Court judge has been asked to decide a dispute over the future care of a woman who has been in a vegetative state for about a decade. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Woman has exceeded life expectancy on which a €2.5m settlement was reached in 2013

A youth brought High Court proceedings seeking enhanced remission while he was detained in Oberstown Children Detention Campus.

Case taken by youth during detention at Obesrtown raises issue of ‘public importance’

The commissioner must reconsider, in line with the Court of Appeal’s findings, journalist Gavin Sheridan’s request for release of the information. Photograph: iStock

Information Commissioner had ruled Gavin Sheridan entitled to data on fibre optic network

The site where it was proposed that an  Apple data centre would be built in Athenry, Co Galway.

Two locals have taken case over decision to approve Athenry proposal, since scrapped by firm

Denis O’Brien’s appeal over Dáil statements by two TDs on his banking affairs was dismissed. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Parliamentary immunity not absolute, but ‘means a great deal’, says legal expert

Businessman Denis O’Brien had claimed statements made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th, 2015, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’. Photograph: Collins

At issue was whether courts can intervene when committee allegedly fails to obey rules

Niall Leonach and Noel Barry, chairman and secretary respectively of the Enniskerry Walkers Association, had claimed, since 1760, there was a public road in the disputed area known as the Old Coach Road. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Court of Appeal ruled last year hillwalkers failed to prove public right of way existed in Wicklow area

While the bank also complained the personal insolvency  arrangement is envisaged to continue until the man is 70, many people, including judges, do not retire until they are aged 70,  Mr Justice Denis McDonald said.

Bank of Ireland would do better than if the man was made bankrupt or if the bank tried to enforce a possession order, court rules

Colette and Brenda Quinn, two of the five children of Sean Quinn in a legal battle with IBRC. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Garrett Simons will hear loans case after previous judge recused himself

 Chief Justice, Frank Clarke will launch the report on Monday at NUI Galway, where the court is sitting this week, the first time it has sat outside a courthouse since the Four Courts reopened in 1932. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Report shows waiting times for appeals fell from up to seven years to an average one year

Businessman Denis O Brien  at the Four Courts on Thursday, the day before his defamation case ended.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

Denis O’Brien took time out from his international business interests to attend practically all of the hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Neither businessman nor Sunday Business Post gave an inch in cross-examinations

 Denis O Brien  at the Four Courts.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr O’Brien could face bill of up to €1m after costs order made by judge against him

Bernard Dunleavy SC, for the Quinns, told Mr Justice Michael Twomey in the High Court on Thursday his side was objecting to the judge hearing the case, which was due to open next Tuesday, in light of his knowing socially one of the witnesses, a former official with Anglo Irish Bank

Judge in €2.34bn loan case knows one of the witnesses, a former Anglo official, socially

 Denis O’Brien  at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis O’Brien is suing the publisher of Sunday Business Post over articles in 2015

Ruth Morrissey (right) and her husband Paul pictured outside the  High Court, Dublin on July 27th, 2018. Photograph: CourtPix

Ruth Morrissey continuing action against HSE, two US labs over alleged smears misreading

Denis O’Brien at the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Jury to begin considering their verdict on Thursday

Roadstone resisted inspections of its quarries claiming the application was premature and unnecessarily invasive

Evidence whether sites were source of damaging building materials sought

A file photograph of Angela Kerins leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Supreme Court says committee acted outside remit during questioning of charity boss

Angela Kerins, pictured arriving at the Four Courts  last year  during her Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Rehab CEO took case over her treatment before Dáil Public Accounts Committee

Denis O’Brien was a “fish out of water” among the 22 as he was not a “developer king”, not under huge financial pressure, Paul O’Higgins SC said. Photograph: Collins

Paul O’Higgins SC said Denis O’Brien is ‘not out to destroy’ anyone in bringing case

Supreme Court judges find in favour of former minister for justice but do not criticise barrister

A couple have resolved their dispute with Dublin City Council over being removed from its social housing list

Woman who bought €2,000 flat in Latvia to be placed on list under resolution of court case

The appeal court declined to quash the disputed sections, saying that was a matter for negotiation between  Alan Shatter and the government that commissioned the report. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Report concerned former Minister’s handling of Sgt Maurice McCabe complaints

In his Supreme Court judgment on Monday, Mr Justice O’Donnell said Kevin Tracey was entitled to have a separate hearing, the possibility of getting legal assistance and, if appropriate, legal aid before any possible punishment  for contempt. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Man wins appeal over District Court judge decision to jail him for a week

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal was  filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ researcher. Image: RTÉ.

John O’Donnell wants to be joined to judicial review proceedings by Hugh McElvaney

A High Court judge has dismissed a man’s claim for €60,000 damages over injuries allegedly suffered in a crash. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court told of inconsistencies in case of Patrick Ward, who told GP he was ‘ok’ two weeks after accident

Businessman Denis O’Brien has claimed he was defamation in articles published in   the ‘Sunday Business Post’ in 2015. Photograph: Collins

Businessman claims he was defamed in articles in the Sunday Business Post in 2015

Former Editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Sunday Business Post editor said articles did ‘no damage’ to businessman

Former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey, who has served a sentence of two years and nine months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to defraud. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Supreme Court unanimously rejects appeal by Denis Casey

Former Editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe told the court Mr Kehoe said he believed Denis O’Brien was treated fairly in  articles  .Photograph: Collins Courts

Sunday Business Post editor cross-examined over alleged defamation of businessman

Injuries suffered by  75-year-old Christina McGagh were not identified in hospital after she fell down the stairs at home. She died five months later.

‘Tragic consequences’ of treatment failings emerge after family sues over mother’s death

Former editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Untrue to suggest stories were ‘gratuitous, cynical and unwarranted slur’, former SBP editor says

Brenda Quinn (right ), with her sister Colette, will be the first witness to give evidence in the family’s court action against IBRC over responsibility for €2.34 billion in bank loans. Photograph: Collins Courts

Action by Sean Quinn’s five adult children against IBRC will go to trial on March 5th

The interconnector comprises an overhead line linking an existing substation in Co Meath with a planned substation in Co Tyrone. Photograph: iStock

Issues included whether An Bord Pleanála was ‘competent authority’

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was told in the High Court on Monday it is “very uncertain” at this stage whether the Law Society’s compensation fund will have to reimburse clients of Moya O’Donnell’s practice.

Moya O’Donnell diverted client funds into her personal bank accounts, including sums left in a will to charity and a priest

  Island Capital Management Ltd is challenging a ruling by Mr Justice Brian Cregan concerning the treatment of certain documents

Denis O’Brien-controlled Island Capital claims breach of law and rights on retention and use of documents

Gavin O’Reilly; his former secretary Mandy Scott; and Karl Brophy, former INM director of corporate affairs, are all concerned their personal data was accessed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former chief executive concerned his personal data was accessed in 2014

Gardaí did not carry out a new investigation when a woman made a complaint as an adult in 2010 over  alleged child abuse, the High Court has heard.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There was no investigation after woman gave statement on alleged abuse by father, trial told

 Denis O Brien,  at the Four Courts in Dublin on Friday. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Ian Kehoe said the story was of ‘immense public and national importance’

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

HSE had claimed Hickeys pharmacy group was overcharging for fees

Denis O’Brien: claims the Sunday Business Post articles wrongly meant he was among a ‘gang’ of 22 borrowers who ‘wrecked the country’. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tom Lyons argues article headlined ‘The gang of 22’ was very positive about O’Brien

Businessman Denis O’Brien alleges defamation in articles in the Sunday Business Post. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tom Lyons says of businessman: ‘We thought he was a property developer’

Tom Lyons gave evidence on Tuesday in a defamation case taken by businessman Denis O’Brien against the Sunday Business Post. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Tom Lyons giving evidence in defamation trial over 2015 ‘Sunday Business Post’ articles

Businessman Denis O Brien. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Businessman tells High Court interest in his banking affairs was ‘verging on voyeurism’

Mr Justice Denis McDonald’s High Court ruling clarifies a provision of the Personal Insolvency Acts concerning court approval of a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA).

Circuit Court had earlier found that application had to be made in 14 day period as specified

Despite the repeated convictions and fines, ComReg said it was contacted some 50 times between February and September last by Yourtel customers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

ComReg brought proceedings against German landline operator over the practice

The student denied any allegation he offered or supplied cannabis for sale to anyone.

Student takes High Court challenge over a planned disciplinary hearing

Eason on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Move could free up €60m from property sales for distribution to shareholders

 Permanent TSB said the size of the writedown was draconian. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB objected to writing down mortgage debt of €343,785 to €160,000

Businessman Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman seeking damages from ‘Sunday Business Post’ over series of 2015 articles

Businessman Denis O Brien pictured at the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Businessman says he was ‘maliciously’ linked to ‘gang’ blamed for financial crisis

Catherine Nevin was found guilty of the murder of her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for Ms Nevin’s estate argued conviction does not amount to proof of her guilt

The High Court  found the man had not exhausted alternative remedies as provided for under the appeals mechanism set out in the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005. Photograph:  Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Application had been refused on grounds he was not habitually resident in Ireland

Businessman Denis O’Brien pictured at the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Businessman has taken defamation action against ‘Sunday Business Post’ over articles

Businessman Denis O Brien pictured at the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman suing Post Publications Ltd, publishers of the Sunday Business Post

The woman does not meet the criteria for involuntary detention under the Mental Health Act

Judge says woman does not meet criteria for involuntary detention but there is ‘no choice’

The Department of Health “must get a grip” on this pattern of defects, which has implications for patient safety, “sooner rather than later”, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. File photograph: Collins Courts

High Court president urges department to address problem after striking off two physicians

Michelle Gaynor, chair of Independent Living Movement Ireland: “We want equality in the 21st century, and that includes being able to play our part on jury duty.” Photograph: Tommy Clancy

There are many physical and legal barriers for those with disability seeking to fulfil jury duty

If the commission regards the Government’s response as unsatisfactory, it could take proceedings against the State in the European Court of Justice. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Critics of restrictions say easing them could mean substantial reductions in legal costs

The core issue in the Quinns’ case is the validity of securities provided by them concerning loans advanced by Anglo to Quinn companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Meeting to take place in mid February, in bid to avert long, expensive hearing, court told

A Co Donegal teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries when the car in which he was a passenger ended up on its roof has settled his High Court action for €4.5m.  File photograph: Getty Images

Jake McGrath had sued his brothers and motor insurers’ group over 2014 incident

Courts ‘cannot stand idly by’ when parties ‘flout’ their orders and both parties ‘stand warned’, Mr Justice  Donald Binchy told a couple involved in a custody battle over their daughter.

High Court heard father upset that daughter stopped calling him “Daddy”

Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan. File photograph: Courts Collins

Supreme Court reserves judgment on Brian Mohan’s appeal

The man argued there was a public interest in ensuring full details of such allegations be provided to an accused person at an early stage as a means of deterring false allegations of child sexual abuse, particularly where parents were separated or divorced.

Court of Appeal finds Information Commissioner right not to release records sought

Lawyers for the man accepted his detention in the CMH was appropriate but the dispute was about the legal mechanism for that.

The man needed to be held in the CMH for his protection and that of the public, judges find

 John and Jacqueline  Keenaghan leaving the Four Courts last November. File photograph: Collins Courts

High Court says the pair must also pay interest and legal costs to their former friend

Developer concerned a challenge over part of 220 unit site could delay entire project, court told

It is perhaps an indication of her child-like nature that having the teddy is so important to her, the judge said.

Judge makes orders for transfer abroad as no appropriate facility to address condition here

Sadhbh O’Neill and David Healy of Friends of the Irish Environment outside the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

National mitigation plan to reduce emissions ‘not fit for purpose’, High Court hears

David Drumm, the jailed former CEO of Anglo, is among at least 49 witnesses due to give evidence in the case.

Preparations still to continue for hearing over €2.34bn in loans

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys  rejected arguments the man’s claims were dismissed ‘out of hand’ and said they were ‘simply rejected’.

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said ‘no evidence the man has a medical condition’

The Master of the High Court has been a consistent critic of various banks and funds in their bids to secure judgment against debtors and in early 2018. Photograph: Collins Courts

Edmund Honohan recently came to public attention after breaking windows in court

The four-year-old girl, an Irish citizen, is living in direct provision with her Nigerian mother

A High Court judge has rejected claims by a man convicted of drink driving that, before breathalysing him, a Garda should have given him the option of having the printed breath specimen result in Irish or English.  File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire.

Gerard Maher convicted of drink driving after being seen driving ‘erratically’ in 2015

The High Court Facebook judgment was given in proceedings by the Data Protection Commissioner rising from complaints by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems (above) that the transfer of his personal data by Facebook to the US breached his data privacy rights as an EU citizen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Core issue in appeal is whether there is legal entitlement to appeal a referral to the ECJ

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme broadcast in 2008. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Businessman took action in 2011 as he felt broadcast linked him to organised crime

In the three-judge court’s judgment on Tuesday, Mr Justice John MacMenamim noted the circumstances of both the man and the woman had deteriorated since 2013 and both claimed to be struggling financially, to have debts and deteriorating health. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supreme Court orders that woman get 75% of balance of pension once worth €800,000

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