Both Patrick  Cullen and Sarah Ryan were told by the Department of Social Protection last December they were not entitled to an exceptional needs payment  because their need was not exceptional and “not unforeseen”.

An elderly man has challenged a refusal to pay him an exceptional needs payment for winter clothing. Patrick Cullen (83), of Ballybough Court, Ballyb(...)

Michael Lynn: the struck-off solicitor fled the Republic in 2007, allegedly leaving €80 million in debts

The fugitive struck-off solicitor Michael Lynn wants the High Court to determine whether the Director of Public Prosecutions can guarantee that his ti(...)

The National Maternity Hospital claims a new inquiry arising over the death of a woman during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy will have a ‘chilling effect’ on the operation of maternity services.

The National Maternity Hospital claims a new inquiry arising over the death of a woman during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy will have a “chilling e(...)

Convicted sex offender and legal academic Brian Doolan.

Convicted sex offender and legal academic Brian Doolan has taken a High Court challenge over being disciplined by the Arbour Hill Prison authorities f(...)

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

The courts should stop tolerating “anarchic” and “fake law” litigation being advanced by pressure groups and dubious unqualified advisers to personal (...)

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

A High Court judge wants the Court of Appeal to decide significant legal issues “clearly of considerable public importance” potentially affecting hund(...)

Mervin White was jailed for two months for drunk and dangerous driving. FIle Photograph; David Sleator

A man described by a judge as “a veteran of the criminal justice system” has failed in his latest legal challenge to his jailing for two months for dr(...)

The first of potentially hundreds of legal actions against the HSE over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of conditions including autism will be heard in February. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The first of potentially hundreds of legal actions against the HSE over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of c(...)

Unlike other councils in Co Dublin and Fingal, Dublin City Council refuses to classify separated fathers as anything other than a “single person” for the purposes of allocating accommodation, it is claimed.

Dublin City Council is paying €2,640 a month to accommodate a separated homeless father and his three children in an hotel three nights weekly when it(...)

 In its proceedings against the Government, Ireland and the Attorney General, Friends of the Irish Environment says the government’s approval of the plan should be quashed on several grounds.

An environmental group has taken a High Court challenge alleging the Government’s plan intended to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change i(...)

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