The judge noted the medical evidence is that the priest derives some benefit from the treatment. File photograph: Getty

Doctors consider treatment ‘crucial’ to keep worst aspects of cleric’s depression at bay

High Court president Ms Justice Mary Irvine said she saw no good reason to depart from the Board’s decision and would confirm it.

Court heard nurse presented forged prescriptions to obtain medications for own use

Mr Justice Denis McDonald made the order in the High Court after New Look said its tax affairs needed to be up to date before it could avail of the subsidy scheme for workers.

Irish arm of New Look putting together survival plan for outlets

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Retired chief justice Susan Denham was asked to carry out a review into his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden. File photograph: Alan Betson

Supreme Court judge’s second meeting with Susan Denham took place within the last week

The case concerning RTÉ arose from its efforts to obtain details of a €100 million loan given to University College Cork  by the European Investment Bank.

Judgments will have implications for application of the Freedom of Information Act

FBD Insurance must provide a fuller explanation for its delayed direction to staff to preserve documents relevant to legal proceedings over whether the insurer must pay out for losses resulting from enforced pub closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Insurer to provide supplemental affidavit in pubs case by Monday

The court the woman had a history of alcohol problems. Photograph: Alan Betson

Court hears woman has serious alcohol problem and was violent to her children

Leaving Cert calculated grades were introduced by the Department of Education this year due to the cancellation of exams over the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister’s policy did not live up to its own stated principle of ‘fairness and equality’, judge says

Four Courts: Horse breeder Renata Coleman has won an appeal to the court

Case concerned refusals to allow Nigerian spouses of two Irish citizens enter or remain in State

 St Kilian’s German school in Dublin took a case claiming   the standardisation model lead to an “extraordinary” downgrading of results in German and other subjects there.

High Court judge says ‘lead’ case concerning standardisation of grades will be heard next month

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said he was pleased with the outcome and wished Ms Woods every success at university and in her career.

Martha Woods had claimed standardisation had unfairly impacted on her ambition to pursue career

A High Court judge has said the oath ‘still has a powerful role in bringing out the truth’ in legal proceedings. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Mr Justice Humphreys says pledge may seem outdated but has ‘a powerful role in bringing out the truth’

The president of the High Court hopes to rule next week on a hospital’s application for orders allowing it to withhold invasive life preserving interventions from a catastrophically brain-injured child. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Hospital seeking orders to withhold life preserving interventions from child injured in collision

‘Simply no legal right or entitlement’ to detain the 18-year-old woman so as to protect those to whom she poses a serious risk, court rules

No legal basis for ‘dangerous’ woman’s continued detention, rules High Court

A High Court judge has fined a mother and son €6.26 million, to be paid to Meath County Council, over contempt of court orders requiring them to clean up two illegal dumps on their farm in Enfield. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Eileen and Fred Hendy ordered to pay out to Meath County Council over contempt of court orders

A judge has been urged to find a novel legal route under the High Court’s wardship jurisdiction to continue a young woman’s detention despite findings that she has capacity. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Tusla withdrawing wardship proceedings as 18-year-old does not any longer meet criteria

The marriage contemplated can only be that which subsequently took place ‘and not a marriage such as that contemplated by Miss Jane Austen in the opening lines of Pride and Prejudice’, the judge said.

Couple married in a hospice four days before husband died of cancer

The material includes a “very disturbing” note of a meeting this week at which the woman told her guardian and a Child and Family Agency officer she believes, if released, she will respond in a way that will drive her towards murdering her mother . Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

18-year-old could be released into community as there is no legal basis to continue detention

Ms Justice Irvine is conducting a hearing to decide whether or not to grant the orders sought by the hospital.

‘He is not able to talk but he has a heartbeat and a pulse,’ says woman opposing palliative care for son

Martha Woods said the points for dentistry in UCC rose this year from 590 points to 613.

Woman claims way grades standardised unfairly impacted ambitions for dentistry career

Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Susan Denham tasked to carry out review into judge’s presence at golf dinner

New Look operates 27 stores across the State. Photograph: PA Wire

Court hears of concerns company had sought to ‘contrive’ insolvency

The boy’s parents say it is too soon after the accident last summer to say what will happen in terms of recovery. File photograph: Collins

Parents oppose hospital’s application for orders effectively allowing it to administer palliative care regime

The High Court heard the parents want the boy cared for in his mother’s home, with the necessary care assistance, or moved to his local hospital. File Photograph: Collins

Young boy suffered catastrophic brain injury in a car crash earlier this year

The woman, who has a personality and medical disorder and other difficulties, has been assessed as not having a psychiatric disorder under the Mental Health Act. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

High Court hears 18-year-old woman is concerned she might harm herself and others

Friends of the Irish Environment sought a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the EU. Photograph: iStock

Friends of Irish Environment’s case focused on the decision-making procedure involving Commission and State

The 18-year-old woman initially agreed last weekend, if the detention orders were lifted, to voluntarily go to the proposed placement.

Woman’s declared intention to harm a category of other females taken very seriously by doctors and gardaí

The consultancy firm had in correspondence disputed any conflict and maintained the two reports concerned different issues, the court heard. Photograph: iStock

Shorevale claims consultants provided report to company appealing its permission

Newspaper editor Emmett Corcoran. File photograph: Collins

Judge notes there is strictly speaking no such thing as journalistic privilege

The 18-year-old woman, described as a “very serious” risk to her mother and certain others, had opposed wardship.

Judge says mother’s position should top any local authority priority list

A report is being prepared on Mr Justice Woulfe, a former Attorney General, concerning his attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner in Clifden at which there were more than 80 guests. Photograph: Alan Betson

Supreme Court judge was accompanied by Senior Counsel for meeting with Susan Denham

Ms Justice Niamh Hyland found the woman should be taken into wardship and continued orders permitting her continued placement in a nursing home.  File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

High Court hears woman lacks capacity to make decisions about her welfare and finances

Patrick O’Halloran supplied false information creating the impression a farmer’s animals complied with An Bord Bia’s beef and lamb quality assurance scheme

Patrick O’Halloran created impression farmer’s animals complied with quality assurance

The Law Society was entitled to a strike off order against Daniel J  Coleman on foot of misconduct concerning a  conveyancing transaction, Mr Justice Garrett Simons ruled. Photograph: David Sleator

High Court finds against Daniel J Coleman over Co Galway land deal in 2004

Ms Justice Mary Irvine described the additional HSE offer of €900,000, to fund Jack Hegarty’s care until 2022 when his case will return to court, as excellent.

Jack Hegarty (5) previously got an interim payment of €1.7m over treatment in hospital

Psychiatrists say the 18-year-old woman needs to be placed in a medium secure care unit but all such units approached to date, including in the UK, are unwilling to take her.

President of High Court to decide if any medical basis for continuation of wardship proceedings

Homes on Ailesbury Road. Residents are looking to block development of 614 homes on former RTÉ land behind their homes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council planners separately recommend approval of 614-home scheme

Two horses are Milton, a stallion which had been pre-selected to represent Belgium in next year’s Olympic games and a gelding, Diego, expected to compete in the next European Championship. The third horse is named Isidor.

Two of the horses being sent to Belgium have estimated value of €5m

Under its permit, M50 Skip Hire had to provide an annual environmental report to the council, judge says

Court refuses State’s leave to appeal decission on quashing order for Pakistani woman and daughter

The president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, said on Tuesday she was satisfied to take the woman into wardship. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Neighbours separately raise objection with the High Court wards of court office

In separate proceedings, the board  last June consented to an order quashing its permission to Crekav for a development (illustrated) of 657 apartments.

Challenge is upheld after permission had been refused for 536-unit development next to St Anne’s Park

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the Government’s ‘excessively vague and aspirational’ plan to combat global warming. File photograph: Getty

National agenda derailed by judgment, but Minister notes decision key to political focus

Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, where Gary Simpson was a protected prisoner doubled up in a single cell with no in-cell sanitation and on 23 hour lock-up.

Gary Simpson was awarded €7,500 over his conditions of detention in Mountjoy Prison

The Government will now have to devise a new climate plan after the ruling.

Coalition will have to devise new plan following ruling of seven-judge court

Order prohibiting man proceeding with a civil marriage was made by High Court in 2019

“When one considers that the council has been in existence since October 1st 2005, that is an extraordinary state of affairs”, the judge  said.

Court rejects test cases by three children concerning the assessment process

In his action, the 18-year-old  claims exclusion of home school students from the Leaving Cert  calculated grades process breaches his rights under the Constitution.

Minister for Education conceded Elijah Burke was entitled to leave to bring judicial review proceedings

The case concerned a driver who, when stopped by a garda in Co Clare in September 2018, held a learner driver permit, but not a driving licence, and was not accompanied by a qualified driver. Photograph: iStock

Man cannot be convicted for driving without insurance on basis he was on learner permit, says judge

A proposed development of 30 houses and a guesthouse for  the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht,  Co Meath, has been challenged. Map via Google Maps

Local development group suggests language impact statement (LIS) was inadequate

The president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, made the strike-off order, on consent, in respect of Raphael M Gilmore, previously practising as Gilmore Solicitors, Bridge Street, Ringsend, Dublin

Tribunal also found the solicitor had failed to stamp and register 10 deeds despite being in funds to do so

Elijah Burke says unless the court intervenes he cannot progress to third level for another year

The couple and the woman’s child sought judicial review but the High Court’s Mr Justice Richard Humphreys ruled in 2018, inter alia, a marriage of convenience is a nullity at law for all purposes and no rights could arise from it.

Supreme Court overturns far-reaching High Court finding

Friday’s appeal concerned the Dublin III Regulation setting out criteria to be used by EU member states in determining which state is responsible for considering a protection application

Supreme Court says Minister has discretion on transfer of application from another EU state

A High Court challenge has been brought over An Bord Pleanála’s categorisation of an application seeking planning permission for a wind-farm development on sites in counties Cork and Waterford. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Action centres on planning board’s decision that the development constitutes strategic infrastructure development

Eve Doherty previously had the balance of her three year sentence suspended by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Collins Courts

Supreme Court urges updating of law on harassment to provide ‘effective’ statutory protection

Residents tell High Court plans should not be considered under Strategic Housing Act

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has expressed sympathy on behalf of the Supreme Court to the family and friends of Ruth Morrissey, who died last weekend from cancer. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Supreme Court offers sympathy to family of cancer campaigner

Rita O’Neill, on behalf of residents of the nearby Glenhill estate and Premier Square apartments, had challenged the November 2019 permission granted by An Bord Pleanála to Ruirside Developments Ltd

High Court overturns permission for 245 apartments and childcare facility in Finglas

Alan Hynes has agreed not to reduce his assets below €2.46m or transfer, encumber or otherwise deal in assets relating to Hynes Jewellers Wexford (HJW), JW Fashions (JWF) and Tuskar Property Holdings (TPH). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Liquidator’s investigation is into the running of three insolvent companies

The case continues . Photograph: iStock

Before incident employee had sought a scaffold for work instead of ladder

Court told woman and elderly mother were compelled to leave Monaghan home due to subsidence

Ms Justice Niamh Hyland questioned whether the woman had been given an adequate opportunity, as envisaged under the European Convention on Human Rights, to express her views. File Photograph: Collins Courts

Ms Justice Niamh Hyland expresses concern over rights of intellectually disabled woman

The president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, said as a parent herself, she could see from reading the evidence what it would mean for the man and the family to have adequate supports so they could have ‘a stable life’. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

HSE approves support for man in his 20s who is sometimes violent to his family members

Steps have been taken to have the premises of Drumcondra and District Credit Union valued.

About 95 per cent of members have received payments in relation to their deposits

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm.

Proceedings initiated by Anlo Irish Bank in 2009

CGI of the proposed development on the former St Paul’s playing pitches beside St Anne’s Park in Dublin

Association out of time to challenge failure to designate fields a special protection area

File photograph of Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Full sum given despite appeal allowed by one of the labs over €575,000 of award to Paul Morrissey

The teenager, suing by his mother, claims he was administered the Pandemrix vaccine on February 22nd 2010 at his national school.

Benjamin Blackwell, now aged 15, claims he contracted narcolepsy after getting Pandemrix jab

Having found the allowance was correctly classified as a non-contributory cash allowance, the Supreme Court agreed with the State the allowance is not governable by the rules relating to exportability of benefits. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Supreme Court appeal by seriously ill man who worked in Ireland for three years fails

Estefany Carolina Alquinta Gonzalez (33) at Dublin Airport on Tuesday  to collect her passport and other documents after being released from prison. Photograph: Siobhán Clabby

Immigration officials had refused Estefany Carolina Alquinta Gonzalez entry into the State

The Minister must now reconsider the matter in line with the High Court’s findings.

Finding had been made by Minister for Justice on basis he was ‘not of good character’

Lidl claims the Aldi prices used in a survey were not “in-store” prices but came from a master list.

Supermarket alleges methodology of report conducted by Grant Thornton is flawed

The aftermath of a large fire in the multi-storey parking facility of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork.

Douglas Village Shopping Centre has been closed since the fire of August 31st, 2019

Paying for a coffee and a scone on the last day of business at Bewleys Cafe in Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company controlled by developer Johnny Ronan says it is owed €747,000 by shuttered business after refusing rent holiday

Croke Park   in Dublin. Four people who own properties near the stadium have failed in their High Court bid to overturn a decision clearing the way for development of a new route to and from the stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four people sought to overturn decision clearing way for development of new route

The compu b store on Grafton Street.

Company has 395 employees in Ireland and Britain

Mr Justice Brian O’Moore said on Thursday he was satisfied it was in the public interest to grant the petition of the company’s directors to appoint joint provisional liquidators.

Facility has been closed since end of March

Mr Justice Brian O’Moore said on Thursday he was satisfied it was in the public interest to grant the petition of the company’s directors to appoint joint provisional liquidators.

Facility has been closes since end of March

The action is listed for three days and will be heard through Irish. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Patron of Irish-medium schools and two parents taking action against State

The Supreme Court has ruled the ESB was guilty of negligence concerning extensive flood damage to buildings on the UCC campus. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Semi-State company faces about 400 proceedings in relation to Cork city flooding

A view of the Ringsend waste-water treatment plant, which the proposed €500 million plant at Clonshaugh, north Dublin is intended to supplement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Approval given with ‘no assessment of what comes out of pipe’, High Court hears

Bula Mines co-founder and director Michael Wymes pictured at the High Court in 1999 during protracted litigation over the failure of the  mine. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Michael Wymes declared bankrupt in 2018 over €4.8m bill from long-running legal action over failure of mine

The Commercial Court struck out a dispute concerning the €2.95 million sale of a Georgian property in Dublin 4.

Blucher Ltd had secured an injunction restraining receivers

Michael O’Callaghan, of Ardcullen, Holyhill, Cork, won an appeal in 2013 against his 2011 conviction for a March 2009 robbery of Blackpool Post Office in Cork, during which €20,000 was taken by two masked raiders.

Michael O’Callaghan’s case described by court as ‘borderline’ after 52-month time lapse

The Setanta Centre building on Nassau Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Work on project is pausing for six months due to Covid-19 uncertainty

It is claimed that Sean Dunne is not complying with an order to pay €7,000 monthly to increase the assets available for his creditors.

Motion before High Court alleges failure to comply with an order made two years ago

Mr Justice Denis McDonald said he was satisfied there was sufficient evidence to appoint David O’Connor of BDO as interim examiner to Compu b Retail Limited. Photograph: iStock

Irish-founded Apple reseller has six stores in State, and employs 395 in Ireland and UK

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a full hearing of a claim concerning multimillion losses related to the Ponzi scheme run by jailed US fraudster Bernie Madoff.  Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

High Court had said plaintiff could not sue HSBC trustee having settled with Madoff business

Details of the case are contained in a judgment published this week from Mr Justice Richard Humphreys.

Guard says harassment intensified after a criminal complaint was made in 2012

In their judgment, High Court president Ms Justice Mary Irvine (above), Mr Justice Denis McDonald and Ms Justice Niamh Hyland noted the case concerned constitutional issues of ‘exceptional public importance’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The court made the costs order as agreed and a formal order dismissing the plaintiffs’ claim

One claim  was that a company with which Larry Goodman was allegedly associated had an interest in ensuring Dr Sheehan wouldn’t be able to redeem loans held in Blackrock Hospital Ltd. Photograph: iStock

Dispute involved Blackrock Medical Partners and Dr Joseph Sheehan

The judge was making final orders following his judgment on the latest stage of marathon litigation concerning control of Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Court had originally signalled a €19m judgment in Blackrock Clinic dispute

Substitute consent allows developers ‘in exceptional circumstances’ to make a retrospectve application for a project that should have had an environmental impact assessment carried out before planning but did not. Photograph: iStock

Large number of applications for retention planning permission on hold pending ruling

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Sinn Féin leader suing broadcaster over 2016 Spotlight programme

The claim was made by Friends of the Irish Environment in a case that opened on Tuesday before Mr Justice Garrett Simons.

State parties say case ‘profoundly flawed and misconceived as a matter of law’ and should be dismissed

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Woman with Down syndrome showed ‘considerable improvement’ in residential care unit, court told

Intel’s headquarters in Leixlip: the case relates  to a substantial commercial project which will  give employment to 3,000 construction workers.

Farmer Thomas Reid contests Bord Pleanála’s approval of project at Kildare plant

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