The Boylan Family with the uniform and greatcoat of Sean's father, also Sean, who was a general in the Irish Army in the first part of the twenties.  Pictured are, Sean Boylan his his wife Tina, and hteir six children, Seán, Ciarán, Daire, Doireann, Aoife and Orán.

The Meath files: Attack planned for Sunday, when RIC officers would be at Mass

Irish War of Independence: A woman recites the Rosary in front of Mountjoy prison, Dublin, for imprisoned Sinn Féin members on hunger strike. Photograph: adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images

The Cavan files: Republicans faced hostility from civilians, creating risk of spies and informers

Circa 1935: Eoin O'Duffy at a rally of his Blueshirts. To his right is Alfred Byrne, the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Hutton Archive/Getty

The Monaghan files: O’Duffy went on to become IRA Chief of Staff, Garda commissioner and founder of the Blueshirts

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the court would be failing in its obligations to the solicitors profession and the public if the strike off order was not made. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

High Court hears Maurice O’Sullivan failed to honour a number of undertakings

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan had denied the claims. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Allegation that singer deliberately caused injury to Carmel Coyne by stamping on her foot

Court of Appeal says Minister for Justice is now obliged to ‘clarify with precision’ the reason for his refusal the judge said.

Minister must reconsider Adriana Borta’s application in line with Court of Appeal finding

A woman appears to have remained in bed for almost four years before presenting to hospital malnourished and ‘on the brink of death’, th e president of the High Court has heard. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Hight Court president laments facts of case after hearing patient was ‘on brink of death’

It was alleged by Oxigen that former rugby international Shane Byrne wrongfully claimed €1,006 in expenses from AWD when he was on a trip to climb Kiliminjaro in Africa. File image: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Case taken by Oxigen against Byrne and his brother William over joint operation, court told

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, was told the man refuses to accept his illness or that he requires a colonoscopy and doctors believe he lacks capacity to appreciate how serious his condition is. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Man with suspected bowel cancer is ‘extraordinarily vulnerable’, court told

 Det Garda Catherine McGowan was acquitted of forging a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions in a  criminal trial. File photograph: Court Collins

Investigation was ordered into Catherine McGowan’s handling of abuse allegation

 Mr Justice Michael McGrath said he  was lead, ‘not without some hesitation’, to the conclusion it would be inappropriate to interfere with the determination of the Labour Court. File image Collins Courts

Judge expressed ‘considerable sympathy’ for Charles Stefanazzi’s arguments and made no order for costs

The girl does not want to be in hospital and does not understand why she needs to be there, the High Court was told.

High Court makes order for her detention and treatment in hospital

 A solicitor said the only way to sort the matter out would be to serve fixed-penalty notices in such a way as delivery was fully recorded. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Act treats the same those who choose not to pay charge and those who do not receive it

The High Court judge said she was    prepared to quash the man’s conviction  for holding a mobile phone while driving for which he  received a €300 fine and five penalty points. Photograph: iStock

Man was prevented from arguing he did not get first fixed charge notice when charged with holding phone while driving

Mr Justice Max Barrett in the High Court had said the Minister for Justice’s discretionary practice of allowing applicants six weeks out of the country, for holidays or other reasons,  is not permitted by section 15.1 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 2015. File photograph: Getty

Appeal over High Court finding given priority due to uncertainty for citizenship applicants

The HSE has agreed to fund a home care package for a woman who has been in a vegetative state for more than 10 years, the High Court has heard.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Ward of court has surpassed life expectancy predicted at time €2.5m settlement reached

Aoife Bennett’s action is brought against the Minister for Health, the HSE, Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA  GSK, and the HPRA

Lead case taken by Aoife Bennett against HSE, HPRA, Glaxosmithkline and Minister

Graham Dwyer  leaving the Four Courts in April 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

An attempted murder in Dún Laoghaire and a swine-flu vaccine test case will also be heard

Liam Connolly puts the finishing touches to a neighbour’s lawn on Clonliffe Road, near Croke Park, in advance of the Dublin v Kerry replay. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘They’re a good Kerry team but not great,’ says one brave, fate-tempting supporter

Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judge’s payment order ‘irrational’, claims child agency

A ban on blood donations being taken from people who lived in the UK for a year or more between 1980 and 1996 has been lifted by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

IBTS says restriction led to loss of some 10,000 donors since introduction in 2004

Ada: ‘I miss my son because he is the one who give me joy. He was a lovely boy.’ Photograph: Getty Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited red blood cell disorer. Photograph: Getty

Ada’s residency papers arrived in the post just weeks after her son David (9) died

The family of ‘Ms P’ is suing the HSE over her death and over the horrific ordeal of being left in legal ‘limbo’ for weeks

Ms P was kept on life support while pregnant due to uncertainty over the Eighth Amendment: her father has broken his silence

The HSE is disputing claims for damages for nervous shock arising from the woman’s death and the continuation of life support

‘Ms P’ left in ‘limbo’ in 2014 due to legal uncertainty about Eighth Amendment

 The remains of Vincent  Parsons leave the Church of the Transfiguration following his funeral Mass in Bawnogue, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Funeral of father-of-two beaten to death in Tallaght hears he was ‘one of the nicest men’

Thomas Kavanagh arriving at Stoke-on-Trent crown court on Monday for sentencing. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

Car dealer jailed for three years for illegal possession of disguised 10,000-volt stun gun

The man took judicial review proceedings in the High Court.

Judge rejects arguments the Minister erred in law or engaged in unfairness

Marie Daly pictured last March at the Four Courts. Her case will now have to be fully reconsidered by the Labour Court. Photograph: Collins

Marie Daly appealed to the Supreme Court after she failed to get her job back following road crash

The receivers had claimed the €15.5 million was due under a 2010 settlement between Dunnes and Point Village Development Ltd

Dunnes Stores loses appeal over €15.5m payment to receivers relating to Point Village development

Graham Dwyer claimed data gathered from his phone,should not have been used at his 2015 trial before the Central Criminal Court as that breached his rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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

A Board inspector had in a report of June 2018 recommended permission be refused.  Photograph: Google Street View

An Bord Pleanala consents at High Court to order over thermoplastic compounds production plant

Solicitor Aoife O Kane (left) with Helen O’Keeffe, Arron O’Keeffe’s mother, are pictured outside  the Four Courts after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Arron O’Keeffe’s family say in statement that payments ‘not some kind of lottery win’

The president of the High Court has ruled only a redacted version of the first report of the inspectors investigating Independent News & Media can, at this stage, be disclosed to INM, the Central Bank, and others, including ex INM chairman Leslie Buckley

High Court separately approves €145.6m takeover by Belgian media group Mediahuis

After a Skype interview for 22 minutes, Dr Sid Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Hamd was passed but then at work, patients, nurses and a FTP committee could not understand him. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

MRH doctor’s level of English approved but legal adviser could not understand ‘a word’

The Four Courts in Dublin.

No woman appointed as a company examiner in past 30 years, judge notes

Businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades had appealed against €9.6 million judgment orders granted against him concerning loans advanced for a development of 48 apartments in north inner city Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court was correct to find in 2012 that businessman had no arguable defence to summary judgment

Warren Baldwin has been awarded €67,000. File photograph: Collins Courts

Warren Baldwin (70) rolled down three stone steps during incident in June 2016

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Concern centres on finding that screeners have ‘absolute confidence’ about adequacy of sample

A controversial practice direction governing cases on the High Court’s asylum and immigration list is being reviewed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Lawyers say measures, introduced last January, do not apply in other judicial review proceedings

The National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown.

Company had been pursued to VAT on lease of Abbotstown centre

Current law requires an Irish  citizenship applicant to have unbroken residency in the state in the year before their application.

Appeal concerns decision to dismiss citizenship appeal due to ‘continuous residence’ clause

Gearóid Hurley at the Four Courts earlier this week for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gearóid Hurley’s hand was sucked into combine harvester as he tried to free grain clogging up machine

Proceedings brought by two brothers who are natives of Bangladesh

Kate and Leanne Moss, daughters of the Mary Moss, outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

Mary Moss continued ‘unknowingly for six weeks’ without her anti coagulants

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin for a High Court hearing last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court judgment has far-reaching consequences for Cervical Check tribunal, court hears

Under the settlement of the dispute between Island Capital Management Ltd and the commission of investigation into certain transactions of IBRC, a statement was read to the court on Tuesday.

Island Capital Management to waive privilege over document

Mr Justice Garrett Simons granted an injunction suspending the coming into effect of regulations which exempt, for at least 18 months, large scale peat extraction projects from the provisions of domestic laws implementing two European environmental directives. File photograph: iStock

Friends of the Irish Environment had argued January 2019 regulations gave large scale projects an ‘enforcement holiday’

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland agreed the nurse’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct on the basis of a serious falling short of the standard of conduct expected of nurses.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Conduct by nurse with Irish address while working in Australia found to be ‘disgraceful’

The judge said it was in noone’s interests, especially the man’s, to have the family disharmony continue and he hoped “common sense” would break out.

Filming arose from dispute between family members over quality of nursing home care

Ryanair recognised trade unions for the first time last year and experienced a number of days of industrial action including one-day strikes by Ireland-based pilots.

Airline says stoppage was ‘extraordinary circumstance’

High Court rejected arguments by AIB and Bank of Ireland that it is not lawful to require debtors and their dependants to live for a certain period at a level below the reasonable living expenses set out by the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landmark court ruling rebuffs AIB and Bank of Ireland efforts to block Personal Insolvency Arrangements

A Court of Appeal decision is a major setback for hundreds of investors suing AIB and others over losses sustained after they invested in certain Belfry funds promoted by the bank.

Key aspects of the plaintiffs claims were adjudicated to be statute barred

Minister dismissed a citizenship application by Roderick Jones because he had been out of the State for 100 days in the year before he made his application.

Sides seek adjournment for one week to consider whether to appeal judge’s ruling

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, “continuous” means “unbroken, uninterrupted, connected throughout in space or time”.

Practice of allowing applicants six weeks for holiday or other reasons ‘not permitted by law’

Mr Justice Max Barrett said he considered the sole remaining defence in the case was the issue of capacity.

Parents claim son lacked capacity at the time the €400,000 loan was given to him

The judge said a man who got refugee status here in July 2015 after fleeing Afghanistan is entitled to an order quashing the Minister for Justice’s refusal to recognise his marriage for family reunification purposes.

Minister’s argument described as ‘reddest of red herrings’ distracting from key issues in case

The judge, who viewed the video, said such “vigilantism” is an “appalling state of affairs”.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was very glad to hear Facebook had removed video

The patient had complained to the Dental Council he suffered severe pain  as a result of how Dr Liam O’Droma, of Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin, carried out the procedure in late 2014. File photograph: iStock

High court attaches conditions to registration of Dr Liam O’Droma over treatment of patient

In his ruling, Mr Justice Peter  Kelly said it was “entirely unacceptable” that a vulnerable person would have their assets “plundered in this way”.

Judge said her use of an intellectually disabled woman’s ATM card to make withdrawals was disgraceful

Gavin Tobin is one of several formerAir Corps  mechanics suing over alleged exposure to dangerous chemicals and solvents during their employment.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Supreme Court orders State to disclose rang of documents to Gavin Tobin

Mr Justice  Max Barrett has overturned the Minister for Justice’s refusal of citizenship to a Nigerian woman on the basis of the Minister’s view she is not “of good character”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

High Court says there was no basis for saying woman had failed to disclose information

The Irish speaking minority sometimes faces “surprising intolerance” towards its rights “from quarters usually more respectful of minority rights”, said  Ms Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh in a written judgment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Irish speaking minority faces ‘surprising intolerence’ from some quarters, judge says

Sean Lynch and Ronan Lynch, owners of the bar,  had sued The Irish Times Ltd over an article published in the Commercial Property section of the newspaper on September 7th, 2016

Newspaper article said Swan Bar on Aungier Street had been closed down and was for sale

After Kildare County Council refused permission in 2017 and the board upheld that refusal on appeal in March 2018, the Damers went to the High Court. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judge tells An Bord Pleanála to reconsider appeal by Aidan and Loretta Damer

The president of the High Court granted a hospital’s application for orders permitting doctors perform a catheter replacement procedure on the boy.

Surgery necessary to address underlying cause of boy’s renal failure

William Santos told a patient in England he wanted ‘to have sex with an English girl’

Company denied it had failed to ensure Damien Parker wore a helmet while working

Andrew Curtin, of Ballincurra Gardens, Limerick, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after settlement of his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

HSE admitted liability after Andrew Curtin suffered ‘appalling’ spinal injuries in fall

Lucy Pinfold had argued order was disproportionate and not supported by evidence

The hospital doctor  was found guilty earlier this year by a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry of professional misconduct.

Dr Zekria Bakhshi was found to have called a fellow Afghan who attended hospital ‘motherf***er’

Dog owner Noreen O’Mahony holding the disputed urn of her dog Emily in 2017. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

Judge says Cornelius Twomey made clumsy effort to cover up mistake over remains

High Court hears of agreement with residents not to expand Ballinteskin halting site

Mr Justice Peter Kelly noted an autistic man (19) seems to have substantially improved in his current placement, and directed he remain there pending further review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Evidence suggested man had been assaulted in home situation and exposed to pornography

A daughter of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease may not represent her mother’s estate in a legal dispute over €115,000 arrears of nursing home fees, the High Court has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

HSE cited conflict of interest as daughter lives rent free in €475,000 home bought in woman’s name

Parents do not accept their son’s diagnosis or that he is as ill as his doctors maintain, court hears

Man in his 80s not to be returned to nursing home after urgent transfer to hospital, judge says

John Alex Kane arrives at the Four Courts in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge warns John Alex Kane that ‘time for games is over’

Jade Brady and Cathal O’Reilly worked in the White Sands Hotel, Portmarnock, Co Dublin, and their employment was terminated in February 2010. Photograph: Google Street View

Extended courts process ends for duo who worked in White Sands Hotel, Portmarnock

The judge also said ‘tax returns’ provided by John Alex Kane last month were ‘manifestly not correct’.

Trader alleged to be giving Revenue the ‘runaround’ in bid to recover almost €5m

 Ciara Ormond with her mother Jean  and brother Cillian. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Ciara Ormond (18) has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs 24 hour care

The Supreme Court has ruled a man was not out of time to sue over negligence by Tallaght University Hospital in not carrying out a scan and intervening after his bowel was accidentally perforated during a procedure.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘Exceptional’ circumstances led to limitation period delay, judge says

Demands by the National Assets Management Agency’s for repayment of €32 million outstanding on loans obtained for Dublin property investments was valid and lawful, the  High Court has ruled.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

John Morrissey had €32m outstanding in 2014 when Nama called in borrowings

The judge noted that the nurse was notified of the recommendations her registration be cancelled and had not appealed those. Credit: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Midwife has history of psychosis that regulatory body believes may be risk to herself or patients

Former solicitor Michael Lynn (centre) is escorted into court in Dublin after arriving back in Ireland from Brazil last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former solicitor claims years spent in Brazilian prison left him traumatised

A couple have taken a legal challenge over a coroner’s refusal to await the report of an external review into the care of their 19-year-old daughter at Sligo University Hospital before resuming an inquest into her death. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Family wants coroner to consider report on death of Lisa Niland (19) who collapsed in restaurant

An intellectually disabled man whose legal marriage remains prohibited by court order due to a charity’s concerns about his capacity to be wed has said he wants to be with his intended bride.

Intellectually disabled man said highlight of recent ‘non-legal’ celebration was ‘F-O-O-D’, court told

The woman had previously received a personal injury reward of €160,000.

Judge says he will inquire into why attempt to seek wardship was not complied with

Former INM  chief executive Gavin O’Reilly. He  has secured High Court permission to use materials provided during the appointment of inspectors to INM in any further legal actions he plans in relation to alleged data breaches at the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

Judge rules Gavin O’Reilly and Karl Brophy would almost inevitably get the material following a discovery application

Ms Justice Baker disagreed with the High Court’s observation there is as yet no EU decision that Dublin III can be “bypassed” by Article 8 rights.

Up to 150 other cases are potentially affected by the Court of Appeal judgment

John Alex Kane pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Wednesday. The judge adjourned to next week an application to jail him for alleged contempt of court orders. Photograph: Collins Courts

Seamus Kane denied he broke locks or erected Irish Tricolour flags on the lands

The High Court granted orders, on consent, in favour of Philip Rattle of August Equity LLP.

‘Impersonation’ account issuing damaging and defamatory tweets, financier claims

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan at the Four Courts directed that the case  must now proceed with speed.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Des and Anne Cavanagh suing Spring Homes and engineer over Dundalk house

Aidan Farrelly and Kevin Gavigan suffered cuts in pay by way of penalty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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