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

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who first became aware of the woman’s situation on Wednesday morning after her son sought to have her made a ward of court, has directed an inquiry into her capacity with a view to wardship.

Judge says elderly woman diagnosed with senile self-neglect syndrome and dementia

Woman cared for at home has lived beyond expected span covered by €2.6m settlement

Tomasz Zdejszy pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

Tomasz Zdejszy fell two metres as he tried to free a trapped bin during waste collection

Taxing Master had said Joseph Buckley’s bills were ‘of impenetrable opaqueness’

The Minister had applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal a decision of the Court of Appeal last June. Photograph: iStock

Case concerns supply of interpreters for immigration service and Legal Aid Board

The woman, aged in her 70s and with dementia and other health difficulties, was moved to hospital after one of her daughters secretly recorded interactions between the man and his mother and father in their home.

Son disputing High Court’s jurisdiction to make elderly and ill woman a ward of court

Judge said Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke should be struck off to ensure the integrity of the profession

Maureen Curran, with an address in Tallaght, Dublin,  leaving the Four Courts  after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Maureen Curran tells High Court she fractured her right wrist in fall five years ago

 Diane O’Rourke (centre) pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Brendan O’Rourke claimed Furness Hall in Naas would become his property after marriage

UCC brought the legal action following flooding damage to buildings on campus in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University College Cork claims ESB liable for extensive damage to campus buildings in 2009

Mr O’Connor had been given “more than every opportunity” to raise any points which might be deployed to resist his surrender, the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Thomas O’Connor cited impact of Brexit in opposing extradition

The girl’s parents were in court and supported wardship but, through their counsel Brian Barrington BL, stressed they wished to remain actively involved in the girl’s care. Photograph: iStock

Girl has been restrained 30 times during her detention under Mental Health Act

The nursing home had complained of arrears which at one stage were some €28,000 but had been cut to about €10,150. Her care costs are €350 weekly, plus €46 expenses to meet hairdressing and other needs, it said.

High court refused permission for discharge and asked home to be ‘a bit patient’ over €10,150 bill

The Cullen judgment made clear any individual Garda is fully entitled, ‘and may well be obliged’, to apply handcuffs to an arrested person where the Garda genuinely believes that is necessary in the particular case.

Three men accused of drink driving lose appeals

Catherine Nevin  was given a life sentence in April 2000 after being found guilty of murdering her husband Tom Nevin. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for Catherine Nevin’s estate say conviction does not prove her guilt of Tom Nevin’s murder

President of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly said what happened involved a “gross breach” of trust. Photograph: iStock

Jomin Jose was also alleged to have told the woman in her 60s she had a ‘nice pussy’

Trevor White and members of his family are being sued over debts of €5.6m.

At issue is Ranelagh house where Trevor White and partner live

Apple’s planned data centre in Athenry had been scrapped earlier this year

Court earlier heard An Bord Pleanála ‘radically misapplied’ the law

The site of the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

Court earlier heard An Bord Pleanála ‘radically misapplied’ the law

Sligo County Council and the owners of Lissadell estate in Co Sligo (pictured) were engaged in a marathon legal action over public rights of way across the estate. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Rights of way dispute saw local authority and couple engaged in marathon legal battle

Mr Justice Michael McGrath ruled  the application to Gavin Morrissey of changes introduced last April in rules for admission to the course, which changes adversely impacted on him, was unfair because they were made without adequate and clear notice to him. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge says academic entry requirement changes ‘unfair’ without adequate notice

The case arose after AIB extended a loan to the company which, it argued, was secured on certain lands. Photograph: iStock

Supreme Court rules no such entitlement outside ‘exceptional circumstances’

Supreme Court overturns High Court decision saying Minister had no role in varying employment terms

 Amy Hutchinson (14) with her mother, Amanda, of Mullaharlin Park, Dundalk, Co Louth outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Teenager claims she suffers from Erb’s Palsy sustained during delivery at Louth hospital

A company has lost a High Court challenge to the awarding of the €200-€400m contract to operate tolls on the M50.

Transcore LP sued the National Roads Authority over awarding of €200-400m deal

Gama workers protesting outside the Dáil in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nearly 500 Gama workers seek compensation for breach of contract and breach of duty

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is examining  whether gardaí acted appropriately upon their knowledge of Adrian Creavan Mackin’s access to, or possession of explosives and firearms, the High Court was told on Wednesday.

Gsoc investigation to examine nature of interaction between gardaí and Garda killer

Lissadel House owners’ case, initiated in 2009, ran for 58 days in the High Court and nine in the Supreme Court incurring total costs estimated at about €7m.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Aspects of €5m bill disputed after marathon action over public rights of way across historic estate

A file image of Israeli female soldiers  in the southern Israeli town of Sderot near the border with Gaza. Photograph: Getty

Applicant was 17 when she came to Ireland in 2014 and sought refugee status

 The High Court was told on Monday the proposed transfer of the woman to a nursing home had caused her  such “great distress” it has not yet happened.

Nurse had found the person carrying out procedures which have ‘no basis in medicine or nursing’

Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on which number 76 is located and occupied. Photograph: Google Stree View

Bank-appointed receiver secures injunctions giving him possession of disputed property

Judge said the advocacy group Sage  should ensure what it says about the case is “accurate and comprehensive” and “does not give rise to a possible misunderstanding of the situation by members of the public”

Evidence supports the man, who is in his 60s, remaining in nursing home and case will be reviewed next March, judge rules

Mr Justice John Hedigan  presided over the long running unsuccessful civil jury action for damages by Ian Bailey.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dubliner presided over long running unsuccessful civil jury action for damages by Ian Bailey

The scene off Prussia Street this afternoon as notices were posted on the mobile homes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Court orders 25 adults and children be moved as council concerns fire could spread rapidly from one mobile to another

The Supreme Court is fast-tracking Facebook’s appeal. Photograph: Reuters

Social network wants to halt data-transfer referral to European court

Businessman Declan Ganley claims he was defamed in a ‘Prime Time’ programme. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Judges agree to watch November 2008 ‘Prime Time’ broadcast about Mr Ganley

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, who along with Ms Justice Caroline Costello will replace Mr Justice Gerard Hogan. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ms Justice Caroline Costello and Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy to take up roles shortly

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, was told  an unencrypted copy of the recording had been provided to the man.

Elderly woman, who is suffering from dementia, currently living in a nursing home

Mr Justice Peter Kelly heard the woman  has intense feelings of self-hatred and has told doctors she is ‘not worth treating’. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graduate in her 20s who weighs 30.8kg is described as at severe risk of death

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the Supreme Court could not see any risk that  rights which Thomas O’Connor may have will not be fully respected if surrenders to the UK.

Thomas O’Connor sentenced to prison in UK in connection with a Stg£5m tax fraud

Ward of court ended up staying in cramped caravan on unofficial halting site

Concerns about Declan O’Callaghan included substantial fees from bereaved child’s estate

During cross-examination  in the High Court it was put to the claimant that  video and medical evidence did not support her claims concerning the extent of her injuries. The claimant  insisted she had told the truth.

Footage showed woman driving after claiming injury prevented her doing so for two months

Garrett Kelleher:  believed there were reports which gave him “a clean bill of health”.

Agency’s counsel maintain claims were ‘extraordinary’, ‘unprecedented’ and ‘so wrong’

EU Court of Justice has ruled that the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU does not have the effect of suspending the application of EU law in that member state.  Photograph: PA

At issue is if EU state can refuse to surrender citizen to UK if they will be jailed past 2019

Shannon Whelan Loy (14), right, with her mum, Catherine Whelan of St Lawrence Terrace, Howth, Co. Dublin pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

Shannon Loy, from Howth, fractured her leg in the accident near her home in 2014

Gama workers protesting outside the Dáil in 2005.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Dispute concerns alleged underpayment of €40m to Turkish building workers

U2 drummer Larry Mullen, seen here with Bono, has with his partner Ann Acheson settled an action against their former accountants over alleged losses of more than €11m due to allegedly unsuitable investment advice.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Larry Mullen and his partner claimed they lost over €1 million due to unsuitable advice

Row relates to the provision of heating and air conditioning systems at a building owned by Seán Gallagher’s Clyde Real Estate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Row concerns Blanchardstown building owned by presidential candidate and occupied by Nokia

Ann White, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action for damages on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ann White from Clonmel said she suffered ‘massive skid’ on flower petals on dance floor

Fiona Rosney fell over and hit her head off the ground during a third class PE game of tag rugby in the primary school yard, the court heard.

Woman has not worked for three years and says she suffers pain every day

Ms Justice Máire Whelan said whereas the mother has convinced herself there was a grave risk of sexual abuse, there was no evidence the foreign court shared that view

Judge noted foreign court considered it necessary to vest custody of the child with his father

The Supreme Court said the appeal raises issues about the wardship system.

Elderly dementia sufferer was prevented from leaving to go and live with her son

Sean Dunne was described by the judge as a “deeply dishonest” witness who clearly told lies. Photograph: Collins

Developer gets longest bankruptcy extension for ‘deliberate’ failure to co-operate

Michael Smurfit: Mr Justice Anthony Barr  discharged a subpoena issued last July requiring the businessman, who lives in Monaco, to attend the case. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former manager Peter Curran alleges he was threatened by another employee

Ms Justice Caroline Costello said Seán Dunne, who was in court today, was a “deeply dishonest” witness who clearly told lies about a number of matters. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘I find it difficult to conceive of a bankrupt who could be more obstructive’

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Central issue in the context of a compensation claim was whether the injuries were ‘maliciously inflicted’, judge says

Oisín Quinn SC, for Mr Morrissey, said his client only learned last June of the Defence Forces’ decision of March 29th last to prevent results being carried forward from one Leaving Cert to another and had had no time to respond to that as the first Maths paper of 2018 had already been sat. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Change in academic entry requirement deprived him of pursuing his dream career, court told

The High Court is due to rule  in October on Graham Dwyer’s bid to overturn a law permitting the use of personal mobile phone data during his trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Appeals by Denis O’Brien and Angela Kerins also likely to loom large in next law term

 Connor Green, consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Temple St Children’s Hospital,   carried out the first Irish hip joint transplant using a donor femoral head bone. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Surgeon carries out transplant in Temple Street hospital after training in US

Irish Rail is to add more Dart services on Dublin’s northside from Monday in an attempt to address capacity issues. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Commuter says passengers ‘packed in like sardines’ since changed timetable brought in

A report by a human rights expert recommends recording all circumstances of deployments of weapons or use of force, by gardai. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Senior officer says force will study research into human rights reform of the Garda

The number of people waiting to be treated or seen by a doctor has risen to over 718,000, a new record, according to the NTPF.

Outpatient waiting list rises by 3,000 in August, while inpatient list drops by 2,000

John Farrelly (left), the new CEO of the Mental Health Commission has said he wants to ensure the commission plays “a central role in the ongoing transformation of mental health services”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

John Farrelly is leaving the role of Charities’ Regulator after two years in that post

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and “cooling off” rights to more than half of those. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP

Communications regulator tells broadcaster to inform customers of their consumer rights

Claims of benefit from statin trials have “virtually disappeared” since new regulations were introduced in 2005. Photograph: iStock

Millions of people taking statins ‘despite unproven benefits and serious side effects’

Gisela Stuart, chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign, speaks at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA.

Gisela Stuart says solution to Irish Border issue can be found if there is ‘a political will’

The FLAC report seeks wider powers for the courts in dealing with mortgage holders in deep arrears. Photograph: iStock

Flanagan wants measure to help distressed mortgageholders to be passed as soon as possible

Fergus Finlay is set to retire after 13 years as chief executive of children’s charity, Bernardos Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Outgoing Barnardos chief executive says Ireland is no 'Republic of opportunity' for the poor

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins among large gathering for humanist service on Monday

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell and Mr Justice Peter Charleton met privately in chambers on Thursday to consider Joanna Jordan’s formal written application for leave to appeal and the State’s formal written opposition to that.

Government ‘on track’ to have legislation through in the next parliamentary session

The Department of Justice informed the woman in recent days of the revocation of a deportation order made in 2011. She had contested the order in the courts.

Woman, from Nigeria, opposed deportation in part due to concerns over her son’s health

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