A file photograph of Ben Gilroy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Judge found he failed to complete 80 hours community service after admitting criminal contempt

A file photograph of John and Jacqueline John Keenaghan leaving the Four Courts last November. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge says denial of true circumstances of €280,000 loan ruptured friendship

Ryanair claims Vola committed the alleged wrongs by using information obtained or ‘scraped’ from the Ryanair website.

Airline suing Romanian firm SC Vola.Ro over alleged breaches of contract and copyright

The case was admitted on consent to the Commercial Court by Mr Justice Robert Haughton on Monday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Money used to purchase and develop hotel property

An Taisce and Mr Sweetman (above)  forwarded submissions on the application but the board returned those, saying the law did not entitle it to receive or consider any submissions from the public on an application for “leave to apply” for substituted consent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Court rules applicants not entitled to appeal rejection of case against Bord Pleanála

Assistant Commissioner John  Fintan Fanning  who was suspended on January 3rd last. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

John Fintan Fanning takes case over move he claims was ‘calculated to cause him damage’

Almost €240,000 has been paid out of the Law Society’s compensation fund to meet the liabilities of a struck off solicitor, the High Court has heard. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Imelda Leahy took money from dead woman’s estate and forged documents, judge notes

Former billionaire Sean Quinn arriving at the Four Courts Thursday for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins

From the Quinn family to Denis O’Brien to the murder case of Anastasia Kriegal

Mr Justice McKechnie noted Mr Coleman had not appealed against the findings of the tribunal.

Daniel J Coleman found guilty of professional misconduct by Law Society in 2010

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gerard Brown says Stephen Cooper wanted to be attacked to secure transfer to open jail

Fred Forsey Junior leaving the Four Courts on Friday after the Supreme Court judgement. Photograph: Collins

Former FG councillor Forsey had corruption conviction quashed last month

The State-owned IBRC, which is now in liquidation, has said that members of the Quinn family, and others including Senat, were involved in an effort to unlawfully put international property worth hundreds of millions of euro, over which the IBRC held legal security, beyond the the State-owned body’s reach

Willem Smit’s law firm which had dealings with Quinn family is being sued by IBRC

Dr Andrew Halpin of the National Museum. Photograph: YouTube.

Assistant keeper challenging suspension over complaints of sexual harassment

The Four Courts. the High Court has frozen the accounts of a financial adviser and two of his companies.

It is alleged that €159,000 advanced for investment was not returned

A child with albinism in Malawi. Photograph: Reuters

Malawian man whose sister killed for having albinism had been refused protection here

A hospital prevented the woman leaving with her son in 2016 to be cared for in his home due to its concerns about her mental capacity and frail physical state.

Man claims elderly woman with dementia is being unlawfully detained as a ward of court

The DPP will now consider whether to remit the issue of sentence back to the Circuit Court.

Eric Wansboro challenged decision he was not entitled to rely on unconstitutionality finding

Declan O’Callaghan will be entitled to vouched monthly living expenses of €11,600.  Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court allows vouched monthly living expenses of €11,600 and effectively winds up Ballaghaderreen practice

Mitchell Dunne later had an operation, screws were inserted in the knee and he was in hospital for five days. File photograph: Getty Images

Court hears jump 2½ft high and youth heard ‘crack’ when airborne – then pain on landing

The High Court heard there  is a “significant absence” of records concerning Amy and none until she was aged 12.

HSE sued over alleged failures to intervene to protect orphan living with couple without legal rights over her

The Medical Council’s attention was drawn to one  doctor through “happenstance” because another consultant obstetrician, Dr Peter McKenna, had, while giving evidence during a High Court case, become aware the respondent doctor was suspended in England and had contacted the Council, Mr Justice Peter Kelly noted.

High court president makes remark during hearing in which two doctors are suspended from practising

The judge said he could not understand how there could be objection to the carers work being recorded “if it was of a high standard, as it should be”.

High court judge said application was ‘improperly brought’ and he would award costs to the family at the highest level

Suspended solicitor Declan O Callaghan from  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, at the High Court on Friday.  Photograph: Collins Courts

High court told Law Society considered he was ‘skirting around’ order restraining any involvement with his former practice

A girl, now 18, has been assessed as having made credible disclosures of being subject to sexual abuse by more than 12 individuals before being taken into care aged 10.

Legal proceedings could be taken over alleged delay in putting child into care

The judge said the children’s mother continued to suffer from addiction, mental-health problems and other difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proceedings were initiated after body failed to apply for care orders on her behalf

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said case  raised ‘serious’ issues. He made the girl, now 18, a ward of court.

Girl names 12 local individuals who came to her home and abused her in her bedroom

Donal Kinsella  at the Four Courts yesterday. He has been paid  €500,000, plus €200,000 in costs, but a stay applies on payment of the remaining sum pending the appeal outcome. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former deputy chairman of Kenmare Resources won damages over company press release

Fred Forsey (43) won, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court order last month quashing his conviction. Photograph: Collins

Forsey jnr last month won, by a four to one majority, a court order quashing conviction

The judge made orders for the placement of the woman in a residential facility and for transfer of her disability allowance to that facility to ensure it would not go to her father. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Psychiatrist says woman went to hospital emergency department in distress

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said it would be “perverse” to hold in favour of Michael and Thomas Butler in this last stage of their “torturous” 12-year litigation. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Judge says Butlers advanced claims of wrongdoing ‘without the slightest evidence’

A file image of Declan O Callaghan, of Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Law Society tells High Court deficit in Co Roscommon practice may exceed €730,000

Dr Clare Hartigan, with an address at Ballinwear, Nenagh, Co Tipperary,  had worked at the Kerry  hospital between March 2016 and October 2017. Photograph: iStock

Medical Council expressed serious concerns over mental health of Dr Clare Hartigan

In court documents, Microsoft says the relevant agreements provided for any dispute to be determined in the Irish courts. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the Saudi firms is responsible for half of sales of Microsoft licences in the Middle East state

M.V. Connoisseur arrested on foot of court order remains moored in Dun Laoghaire

The HSE’s concerns included alleged failure to maintain records, inducements to order medicines and duplicate cross pharmacy claims where multiple claims were entered for the same people in different pharmacies.

HSE wanted to inquire into whether there was claiming on the double for prescriptions at other pharmacies run by same owners

Mr Justice Charles Meenan dismissed both challenges in a judgment which means, from September 2012, all commercial peat harvesting in Ireland is unauthorised unless it has planning permission

Companies said findings would bring industry to ‘a standstill’ with 11,000 jobs affected

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding that their activities are no longer exempt development. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Companies say 2013 decision could affect 11,000 jobs and bring industry to ‘a standstill’

Bernie Madoff was involved in a €65 billion Ponzi scheme in the US. Photograph: Getty

Claim relates to Ponzi scheme run by US fraudster Bernie Madoff

The man was in the an industrial school between 1962 and 1964

Man sought redress over abuse by named Brothers in 1960s

Mr Justice William McKechnie  said issues arising from the appeal appeared to require ‘legislative reassessment’ of sections of the European Arrest Warrant 2003. Photograph: Alan Betson

Judge cites need for ‘legislative reassessment’ of sections of the European Arrest Warrant

The site of the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry. While Apple is not now proceeding with the project, the court’s decision is likely to affect the board’s consideration of similar data centre developments

Appeal concerns legal obligations of An Bord Pleanála in approval of €850m plan

A brain injured woman sent to a specialist UK unit last February for a three month assessment of her needs with a view to placing her in care in the State is still in the UK, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Ward of court was sent to UK in February for three month assessment but remains there

Any finding by the Supreme Court that slopping out amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment would have “huge” consequences for the State and the Mountjoy prison regime. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court reserves judgment on appeal by man who went months without in-cell sanitation in Mountjoy

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly struck off solicitor Thomas O’Donoghue. Photograph: iStock

Thomas O’Donoghue closed his Co Galway practice in 2011 ‘leaving it to others to pick up the pieces’

The man, a ward of court  with various behavioural and personality disorders,  told staff he was engaging in group chats with people using Snapchat, Facebook and Grinder but would not discuss the content of those. Photograph: Getty Images

Man’s situation has deteriorated since he got a smartphone as a present, court told

Gary Simpson is entitled to damages over the conditions he was detained in at Mountjoy Prison, his lawyers say.

Hearing could have important implications for as many as 1,000 other cases

The Court of Appeal allowed the Minister’s appeal, set aside the payment order, and dismissed the cross-appeal.

Court rules man overstated area of lands eligible under Single Payment Scheme

Patricia Quinn was adjudicated bankrupt in 2011 on the application of IBRC. Photograph: Collins

Wife of Seán Quinn will no longer be involved in action denying liability for €1.24bn loans

Jonathan Fitzgerald, South Claughan Road, Garryowen, Limerick, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of the murder of Noel Crawford.

Jonathan Fitzgerald jailed for life for killing Noel Crawford in case of mistaken identity

The judge upheld an interim care order under which the baby remains in foster care pending another District Court hearing shortly. File Photograph: Collins Courts

Woman gripped baby tightly but he was eventually removed using minimal force, court hears

Removal of day old baby from mother into public care ‘an extremely harsh measure’

 Dublin Port Company is seeking a declaration from the Commercial Court that Automation Transport’s lease has terminated.

It is alleged in the Commercial Court that Automation Transport is overholding on it lease

The youth was considered as having an underlying neurodevelopmental disorder

Court hears concerns over the potential impact of Brexit on Irish wards of court

A company manufacturing underfloor insulation boards is suing its insurer over an alleged refusal to indemnify it for claims arising out of shrinkage of its product.

Ballytherm taking action over alleged refusal to indemnify it for claims

Declan O’Callaghan photographed in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is ‘nothing satisfactory’ about situation of suspended Declan O’Callaghan, says judge

Mr Justice Michael Twomey said the recent report of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC), chaired by former High Court President Nicholas Kearns, had found personal injury awards here are 4.4 times higher than in England and Wales and there was a need for rebalancing and recalibration of Irish awards.

Garda received soft tissue injury in fall while chasing suspect

The mother, a native of an African country, is an Irish citizen and her disabled son has Irish residency.

Irish citizen caring for disabled son wants son and daughter to travel here from Africa

The High Court has heard the parents had not opposed their several other children being taken into care over concerns of neglect, domestic violence and the mother’s mental health. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Child and Family Agency explains motivation for taking day-old child at High Court

Barry O’Donnell SC, for the Child and Family Agency, described the case as perplexing.

Mr Justice Séamus Noonan told case is first chance for High Court to review how emergency care orders are made

Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds has directed that her judgment outlining her concerns at the lack of placements for vulnerable children should be provided to the Department of Health so the issues can be drawn to the “urgent attention” of the Minister.

High court judge said her concerns should be drawn to ‘urgent attention’ of Minister

The woman claims the forcible removal earlier this month of the day-old infant, breaches their personal and family rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Boy taken from woman in hospital by gardaí and social workers over fears for his safety

Mr Justice Max Barrett said he could see ‘no legal deficiency’ in the council’s decision making when it came to the man’s application for social housing.

Man who has shared custody of his three children took case against Dublin City Council

John and Jacqueline Keenaghan, from Ballyshannon, Co Donegal pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Jacqueline Keenaghan says sum offered ‘totally out of the blue’ in August 2010

The Insurance Compensation Fund will pay in relation to 1,268 eligible claims, involving payments of €20,647,966.

Insurance Compensation Fund to pay out awards for collapsed Malta-based insurer

 Paul Cunningham pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after  he was struck off the roll of solicitors. Photograph:  Collins Courts

High court told Paul Cunningham (50) owed the money to woman caring for elderly husband with Alzheimer’s

It was claimed Anne Meaney (70) fell forward onto the edge of the freezer and hurt her right lower chest. File photograph: iStock/Getty Image

Dunnes Stores appeals ruling that it must pay compensation to 70-year-old shopper

  Chief Justice Frank Clarke.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Use of social media will be limited in court to ‘bona fide journalists’ and lawyers, says Chief Justice

The owners said when they bought the property, it was marketed in the auctioneer’s brochure as having a ‘private pier’ in reference to the barrier. File image: Nick Bradshaw

Department claimed breakwater, built in 1990, was ‘an effort to privatise the foreshore’

Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge’s refusal to require Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his defence of its action seeking a €46 million judgment against him over loan guarantees.

Court confirms it cannot order compliance with existing order in face of sworn statements

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  said he had been told over ‘months and months’ provision of facilities for wards of court was being ‘considered’ by the HSE but he doubted there was ‘a strong plan’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mr Justice Peter Kelly warns of reliance on UK facilities for wards of court ahead of Brexit

University College Hospital Galway: The woman claims the consultant advised her he would make an appointment for the breast clinic at the hospital  in November 2016.

Action against HSE over alleged delay in cancer diagnosis will be heard in January

Elderly patient requires 24-hour care after procedure it is claimed was unnecessary

The EPA contends the activity is ‘highly damaging to the environment’ and is causing ‘irreparable damage to the raised bog’

Environmental agency says Harte Peat is causing ‘irreparable damage’ to raised bog

Ciaran MacAirt, whose grandmother Kathleen Irvine was one of 15 people killed when a loyalist bomb exploded in Belfast in 1971, had sought judicial review of the decision that he had not raised a sufficient legal basis to challenge the Government’s appointment of Drew Harris. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ciaran MacAirt claimed appointment was unlawful because he was not, it was alleged, an appropriate person to serve as Garda Commis(...)

The Child and Family Agency sought the emergency order because social workers believed an ‘immediate and serious risk’ to the child would be triggered  when the parents learned of  the court proceedings.

Breast-feeding mother’s son taken from her on foot of order by Child and Family Agency

Family members settle actions over death of parents in 2011 road crash

Passenger allegedly grabbed steering wheel of car that crashed into vehicle carrying Tipperary couple

Dr James Peter Cassidy  at a  Medical Council hearing in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

High Court told conditions attached to his registration when he was found guilty of professional misconduct were ignored

A social worker gave evidence of a history of serious concerns about the home situation. One child was missing for four days without gardaí being notified and the mother also spoke of “demons” and her entitlement to beat the children.

Mother has secured leave for judicial review over how emergency care order was made for newborn

A mother is effectively a ‘prisoner’ in her home because of a lack of nurses to provide home care for her severely disabled brain injured son, the President of the High Court has said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court hears 17-year-old granted €2.4m settlement was meant to have 24 hour nursing care

O’Donoghue’s bar on Suffolk St, Dublin: Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Des Markey leases O’Donoghue’s of Suffolk Street whose owner owes €6.2m

A man who refused to comply with orders restraining him from interfering with a  receiver taking possession of his land must be jailed for contempt, the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Court told Pat Carty suspected of collecting rents linked to disputed Co Wexford property

It was  claimed   Fidelma Kerrigan    handed over   €280,000 to John and Jacqueline Keenaghan to help them set up a counselling business.

Woman who gave the money hurt when she heard friend hired limousine for daughter’s debs

Carlow Credit Union has, without any admission of liability, withdrawn the allegations against its chief executive  Eugene Kearns, the High court heard.

Eugene Kearns had challenged his dismissal from role

Judge said Mason Hayes Curran was entitled to judgment for fees plus costs

Four residents have challenged An Bord Pleanála’s July 2014 grant of consent to Kilkenny County Council for the ring-road extension. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court sought a preliminary ruling from the EU Court of Justice

 Fred Forsey (43)  arriving at Dublin Circuit Court in 2012. File photograph: Collins

Former Fine Gael councillor from Waterford was jailed for four years in 2012

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  asked  how an  interview panel concluded the doctor was ‘short on experience’ when he had ‘none at all’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

High Court hears medic hired by HSE had no experience and made ‘wild’ assessments

Six month stay put on court order handed down for material breach of planning code and in public interest

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by serial killer Mark Nash over his conviction for the murder of two women in Grangegorman, Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Judges says convicted murderer failed to show hearing necessary in interests of justice

Case over tenancy of Dublin apartment went to Residential Tenancies Board before it was appealed to High Court

In his action, developer Johnny Ronan claims he is owner of lands at Lehaunstown Lane in Cabinteely, Co Dublin.

Site in Cabinteely, Co Dublin, said to be worth €35 million

 Declan O’Callaghan of O’Callaghan Kilraine Solicitors  in Ballaghaderreen,  Co Roscommon agreed last July to several orders, including not to practice as a solicitor, pending the outcome of an inquiry by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal into his conduct. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

High court told cheque lodged to pay some of deficit bounced but problem now rectified

Patricia Quinn, wife of businessman Sean Quinn. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family of Sean Quinn deny liability for €2.34bn in loans advanced to Quinn companies

Judge told of ‘squalid and dangerous’ conditions with no electricity or toilet facilities

Denis O’Brien’s appeal is over the High Court’s dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairsFile photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Appeals centre on constitutional separation of powers

The Facebook appeal will address issues including whether there is any entitlement in the first place to appeal a reference to the CJEU. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Supreme Court refuses attempt by UK data expert to join case

Salary paid from grant to pre-school but she did not have contract with State, judges find

 Former Ireland rugby international Fergus Slattery. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Fergus Slattery in dispute with wife of ex-financial adviser over sale of south Dublin site

“This is a serious judgment for many people,” said David Hall,  chief executive of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation. “The whole system favours the vultures.” Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Court of Appeal upholds registration of vulture fund as owner of charge on man’s home

Before the incident, Brendan Doule was very independent, used bus services independently, wrote for his local newspaper and enjoyed lots of hobbies. Photograph: Collins Courts

Beaumont Hospital agrees to pay for future care

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