Leslie Buckley, chairman of Independent News & Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Outgoing chairman Leslie Buckley claims legal privilege over papers sought by ODCE

On Monday, a five-judge Supreme Court reserved judgment on the child’s appeal over the High Court refusals. Photograph: Frank Miller

Woman fears son with sickle cell disease will not get treatment he needs if deported to Nigeria

 Mr Justice Brian McGovern granted IBRC liquidator Kieran Wallace interim orders.

Alleged extraction part of scheme to put €455m in Quinn group assets beyond reach of IBRC

Leslie Buckley, chairman at the Independent News & Media.

INM chairman claims privilege over certain documents discovered for ODCE investigation

Inappropriate relationship developed into abusive relationship, judge says

Facebook argued US law and various measures afford adequate protection for data privacy rights of EU citizens.  Photograph: Reuters

Case stems from issues surrounding transfer of data between EU and US by Facebook

While details of the agreement between the sides were not disclosed, it is understood it involves a financial payment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Legal sources believe case could have implications for cyclists as uninsured road users

Fiona Tuite and Ivan Murphy from Drogheda,  the parents of Evan Tuite, are seen leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

‘Every day I wish and pray we could have that day back again and I would have said ‘stop’’

Summons issued in 2008 purported to be from sergeant stationed in Kosovo, it is claimed

High Court: Collapsed insurance company Setanta’s liquidator has estimated the cost of around 1,750 claims could be €90 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court to clarify conflict of interest issue for lawyers representing insurer and clients

Clerys was controversially sold and liquidated on the same day in June 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Law firm it cannot release files relating to operating company for ‘legal reasons’

High Court allows businessman’s case against legal firm to go ahead.

Issue centres on case brought over leak from petrol station

The applications by Paul and Tony Porter must be reconsidered by An Bord Pleanála in line with Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan’s High court finding.

High Cout found refusal by An Bord Pleanála irrational as sister had already been given permission

Clerys was sold to Natrium, a vehicle of D2 Private, and KPMG acted as financial adviser to D2 Private when Natrium purchased the OCS companies that owned and operated Clerys, the court was told.

Store’s liquidators must discover documents concerning pre-sale meetings, judge orders

The wards list includes often difficult and complex cases and is traditionally managed by the president of the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller

Weekly court list dominated by new cases of mainly elderly people with dementia

Patricia Rickard-Clarke: welcomes the ending of wardship, describing it as “paternalistic” and “archaic”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wardship system will be replaced with radical assisted decision-making scheme

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  continued   orders, including ones permitting the woman be fed via naso gastric tube and, if she refuses that, for her to be appropriately restrained so   feeding can occur.

Woman in her 20s ‘critically ill’ due to this ‘accursed disease’, says High Court president

An Irish born child with a severe blood disorder will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month by the Supreme Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Lawyers for boy (8) claim ‘secret’ process aimed at giving undocumented the right to remain in operation

The Blackrock Clinic in Dublin: Blackrock Clinic Ltd was co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge says company linked to Larry Goodman did not come to court ‘with clean hands’

Doctors fear woman in her 40s may die due to her ‘enormous’ alcohol consumption

Eirgrid’s interconnector project comprises a 400kV overhead line circuit linking an existing substation in Woodland, Co Meath, with a planned substation in Turleenan, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Getty

The project plans to provide a second high-capacity all Ireland interconnector

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the Supreme Court would probably hear the State’s appeal  around February 22nd or 23rd.

Court not anxious to have appeal heard in the middle of a referendum campaign

The Minister for Justice is expected to seek an early hearing of his Supreme Court appeal against a High Court finding on the ‘unborn’. File photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Government is challenging a finding that the ‘unborn’ is a child with significant rights

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is disputing the legality of the use of mobile phone records during the trial that saw him being convicted of the 2013 murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

David Drumm and Michael Lowry are expected to be tried in the coming year

The living conditions of the man are ‘appalling’ and did not arise overnight, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

Judge says man is unable to care for himself or function as an independent adult

L-R: Ted Murphy,  Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founder members of the Ryanair Pilots Group (RPG)  Photograph: Courtpix

Jury finds 2013 email did mean airline was guilty of market manipulation but no malice proved

Stephen Rae: received a €100 nominal fine over the contempt

Judge finds 2014 articles amounted to ‘egregious and blatant’ contempt

Cancer case: the youth threatened to sue the HSE, alleging misdiagnosis

High Court rejects mother’s request to force her 17-year-old son to be treated

Photograph: Getty

Psychiatric unit judged ‘less inappropriate’ than garda station to keep her safe over Christmas

The Four Courts. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed Mihai Avadenei’s appeal against a drink-driving conviction. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Up to 1,000 cases adjourned pending ruling on challenge over breath tests statements

The State wants clarity on the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn due to a number of apparently conflicting High Court judgments on that issue. File photograph: Getty Images

Appeal arises from judgment aimed at preventing deportation of Nigerian man

Mr Justice Barton said members of the jury heard Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary say the company did not recognise trade unions.

High Court judge tells jury to focus on whether 2013 email defamed the airline

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley stressed the issues to be decided did not relate to any asserted constitutional entitlement to an Irish language version of the statement relied upon to prove the breath alcohol level but rather its evidential status

Judgment will have implications for an estimated 1,000 drink-driving cases

The case taken by Joe Costello was struck out on consent on Tuesday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who was told the necessary legislation had been passed by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Collins Courts

Case taken by Joe Costello struck out after court told necessary legislation had been passed

The terrace at 14-17 Moore Street where it is intended to establish a 1916 Rising Commemorative Centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Describing site as a national a monument ‘bridge far too far’, court hears

A three judge Court of Appeal has begun hearing the Minister’s appeal over the High Court decision to declare that various buildings and sites on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a 1916 Rising battlefield site comprising a national monument.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Members of 1916 Relatives Association in packed court for appeal

The judge said he would also make an order prohibiting Sean Brown practising as a solicitor until he complies with the solicitors’ accounting regulations.

High Court president says offices of Sean Brown can be accessed

Sean Gallagher reacts to Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness during ‘The Frontline’ debate ahead of the 2011 presidential election. Photograph: RTÉ

Broadcaster says production of ‘tweetgate’ programme fell short of standards expected

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said while a person of sound mind can drink themselves to death, he could not permit that to happen to a ward of court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Due to excessive drinking, suicidal ideation, risky behaviour, ward of court’s life at risk

Leslie Buckley, chairman aof Independent News & Media. Photogra

Buckley’s stance is over dealings with cyber security specialist as Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement looks at ‘data(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court’s dismissal of his case against the Dáil and State over statements made in the Dáil by two TDs. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ex-Rehab chief Angela Kerins appeal over treatment by PAC set for March in Supreme Court

Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin said the inclusion of a deaf man among the 12 jurors selected for a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was “historic”.

Although case did not proceed, judge compared significance to that of women’s rights

The judicial review centred on the meaning of “environmental information” under the 2007 EC (Access to Environmental Information) Regulations – the AEI Regulations.

Judge agreed with Commissioner of Environmental Information’s original ruling

The teacher was the subject of the first ever High Court application by the Teaching Council of Ireland to suspend a teacher’s registration pending a council inquiry into allegations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Teacher allegedly made sexual advances to student while drinking in his home

Evidence in the Ryanair case has ended. Speeches and Mr Justice Bernard Barton’s charge to the jury will take place next week.

Ted Murphy tells High Court that email did not infer that the airline’s managers were selling their shares in advance of a profit (...)

A High Court judge has warned Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, it must urgently find an appropriate placement for a troubled girl.

Judge warns Tusla to find place for troubled girl

The Court of Appeal will hear a case next week aimed at reversing a decision that buildings on Moore Street are a 1916 battlefield. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State seeks to overturn findings that various buildings on street are a battlefield

Kevin Ludlow (l), brother of murder victim Seamus Ludlow, and nephew Thomas Fox have been awarded half their legal costs in their failed bid to force an inquiry into the Garda investigation into the 1976 killing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

State to pay half legal costs of family after failed bid to force set up of garda inquiry

Carla Surlis (centre), daughter of Bernadette Surlis, speaking to the media after a High Court action on behalf of her mother was settled on Wednesday. Also pictured are solicitor Damien Tansey (left), Enda Surlis and Damien Surlis. Photograph: Collins Courts

Bernadette Surlis sued HSE alleging negligence in care at Sligo General Hospital in 2013

The State has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins.

State asks Court of Appeal to overturn ruling linked to action over Toscan du Plantier inquiry

No doctor or ambulance was called, both nurses went off duty at 8am and no reference was made in the handover nursing notes to the restraint belt.

Nurses were on duty in Cork hospital when woman died in chair with restraint belt

The appeal arose after PTSB got orders in February 2015 from the Circuit Court for possession of six properties.

Decision on six properties could have significant implications for many cases

Brian Rattigan who has won an appeal against his conviction for the murder of a man in Dublin more than 16 years ago.  Photograph: Collins

Court finds comments by trial judge unintentionally conveyed ‘advocacy’ for prosecution

The Ryanair case will now proceed via the ordinary High Court list.

Judge says it is hard to understand why airline had not progressed similar cases

A High Court judge  approved the conditional sale. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Relatives who will buy land judged to have provided more than €1m of care to the man

Anglo Irish Bank granted loans to the couple totalling €4.3 million to enable them refinance existing facilities with the bank. Photograph: Frank Miller

The loans were made to the couple in 2008 by Anglo Irish Bank

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny. In his Dáil statement he  said he was formally recognising Travellers “as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish nation”

Enda Kenny’s statement deemed irrelevant to Traveller family’s bid for accommodation

A High Court judge said there was ‘most minor’ contact between Thomas Moore and Mary Carroll’s vehicles and  the damage was no more than ‘scuff marks’. File image: iStock.

Thomas Moore’s injuries action over traffic incident at best an ‘exaggerated’ one, judge says

The Supreme Court found that the evidence did not establish the Revenue had sought winding up of four companies for ulterior motive or improper purpose. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wexford-based MJ Power Construction among firms Revenue sought to wind up

Review sought by convicted rapist who was assaulted while serving a six-year sentence

Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV, bought the former Zanzibar building last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Property owner alleges actions of businessman are frustrating plans

Priory Hall developer: Thomas McFeely is not due to exit bankruptcy until March 2020. Photograph: Collins Courts

Priory Hall developer wanted to appeal earlier rejection of extension appeal

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ex-minister argued against ruling that his claim Mick Wallace cautioned by gardaí breached Acts

Nurse Eithne Higgins took the case against VW over the emissions problem.

Lack of fair procedures in dealing with pretrial issues among reasons cited

Aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Court must find Athenry case has public importance before appeal can be brought

A member of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the man spent eight years in direct provision before getting refugee status here in September 2016.

Man seeking to have two children join him here from orphanage in Bangladesh

UCD claims it had concluded an agreement with Applied Process Company  and the two shareholders.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Founders of Applied Process Company say claim is ‘baseless and opportunistic’

A building company has sued for more than €2 million in damages over allegedly defective insulation boards which allegedly caused floors in 58 houses to sink. Photograph: Frank Miller

Builder claims €2m damages over shrinkage that caused floors in 58 homes to sink

Former chief justice Mr Justice Thomas Finlay at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1992. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

‘One of the leading advocates of his generation,’ Chief Justice Frank Clarke said in ceremony

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley said the case raised issues of “exceptional public importance”

Four shareholders lost High Court objection to emergency law which recapitalised IL&P

DePuy International Ltd had been sued for damages over the alleged failure of an ASR replacement hip manufactured by DePuy. File photograph: Getty Images

In excess of 1,000 claims advanced over alleged injury caused by DePuy implant

Both Mauritian families had applied under Section 4.7 of the 2004 Act for permission to remain on the basis of “change of status”.

Two Mauritian families are involved in the cases over students’ rights to remain at work

Ryanair response: Darrell Hughes, the airline’s HR director, said it took no disciplinary action against Capt Jean-François Claes and had given him the benefit of the doubt in one incident. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘They forgot about us as human beings,’ former captain claims

Ms Justice Marie Baker described as “very important” the issues raised in the three insolvency test cases before her.

Ruling could affect more than 600 cases involving Personal Insolvency Arrangements

The Supreme Court has found in principle the ‘absolute prohibition’ on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment.

State asked the court for a further deferral of its decision until March next year

Ted Murphy, Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founders of the Ryanair Pilots Group, leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Ryanair pilot gives evidence in defamation action by Ryanair

The Court of Appeal has almost halved a €121,386 damages award to a woman for elbow injuries suffered in a collision. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Anna Fogarty’s injuries could not have been sustained in ‘less traumatic circumstances’, judge says

Couple live in same house but communicate about the children via email

The judge said the time is “well past” when the courts should tolerate this “anarchic attempt to frustrate and obstruct the administration of justice”.

Prevalence of ‘agenda-driven pressure groups’ aiding litigation since economic collapse

Joe Costello leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after his  High Court action was adjourned until Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Ex-Labour Party TD Joe Costello fears election could come before constituency changes approved

The proceedings first came before the District Court in May 2016. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

German car giant is challenging right of Castlebar District Court to hear the case

Seán Dunne was adjudicated bankrupt in the State in July 2013. Photograph: Steve Miller

Cross-examination of official assignee Chris Lehane permitted for ‘procedural fairness’

Former Labour TD has taken a case to the High Court aimed at securing the enactment of laws increasing the number of members of the Dáil before any general election.

Ex-Labour TD claims number of TDs after a snap election would breach Constitution

Seamus Ludlow’s brother Kevin Ludlow (left) and nephew Thomas Fox outside the Four Courts in Dublin following the ruling on a bid by the family of murdered forestry worker Seamus Ludlow to have the Government set up two  commissions  of inquiry into the 1976 sectarian killing.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State says Seamus Ludlow was the victim of a ‘callous sectarian murder’ and has apologised to the family over the conduct of t(...)

Having heard arguments from both sides in the High Court on Friday, Ms Justice O’Regan reserved judgment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

District Court had ruled couple involved in collision with car driven by off-duty Garda should get costs

The questions arose in a case brought by the Asian family after the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) decided their protection application should be transferred to the UK.

Questions about the transfer of international protection applications to the UK need to be ‘made clear’

 Ted Murphy, Evert Van Zwol and John Goss, founders of the Ryanair Pilots Group leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Airline is suing three pilots for defamation

Counsel for the Long Stone pub  argued the receivers’ bid to fast-track proceedings was an effort get a publican out of a “landmark premises” employing 30 people.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court dismisses claim that Long Stone pub is in unlawful occupation of part of the site

Michael Sweeney was charged in 2011 with withholding information which might have lead to arrest or prosecution of another person. Photograph: Collins

Man challenged in the High Court an accusation that he withheld information on killing

Pilot group members deny Ryanair’s claim 2013 email to other pilots was defamatory

The Quinns on Tuesday withdrew their application to further vary orders freezing their accounts below sums for living and other agreed expenses. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Information relevant to assessment of family living expenses, court told

Customers outside a Bank of Scotland (Ireland) branch in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Question of registration of property following bank merger could affect hundreds of cases

Developer Gerry Gannon: refused to complete aspect of lease agreement on grounds he was not given a break clause.

Court rules damages of €320,667 must be paid to Liberty Asset Management

Eoin McCallig:  a €15m settlement was approved by High Court on Tuesday, a few days ahead of his fifth birthday.

Master of Coombe Dr Sharon Sheehan apologises to Eoin McCallig and parents

The proceedings by Stapleford Finance Designated Activity Company, Victoria Buildings, Haddington Road, Dublin, against Mr Kearney, Bedford House, Bedford Street, Belfast, were admitted on Monday to the fast-track Commercial Court by Mr Justice Brian McGovern.

Court hears Anglo loans had been assigned to Stapleford Finance

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  directed an inquiry into the  capacity of a man, detained in hospital, to make decisions in the best interests of his health and welfare.

Brother of the man says family is ‘very grateful this is happening’

Blackrock Hospital Ltd was incorporated in 1982 and owns the share capital of Blackrock Clinic Ltd, co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breccia had not come to court “with clean hands”, High Court judge said

Alison McCurtin, of Orwell Road, Templeogue, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

ESB denies claims, pleads Alison McCurtain failed to have due regard for her own safety

A file image of Det Garda Catherine McGowan, who has failed to get High Court orders halting a disciplinary inquiry. Photograph: Collins

Bray garda had been acquitted of forging DPP letter over sexual abuse claim against priest

Judge continues detention order to allow HSE to find a more appropriate placement

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