Frustration and concern about the slow pace, cost and accessibility of civil litigation here has prompted calls for reform over decades and various reviews have been carried out. Photograph: iStock

Legal briefs in the 1980s fitted into large brown envelopes but they began arriving from 1995 in boxes that have been “multiplying at an alarming rate(...)

 Lengthy  draft says the decision to negotiate only with Denis O’Brien was pivotal to the Siteserv sale process and conferred a significant advantage to him. Photograph: Collins Courts

Key Siteserv figures had close undeclared engagements with Denis O’Brien and his representative before the businessman ’s disputed deal to buy the com(...)

Brian Harvey ‘put his own personal financial interests ahead of the interests of the company and its main creditor, the bank,’ said  Mr Justice Brian Cregan in draft conclusions

The judge investigating the Siteserv affair has found that the company’s chief executive had a “concealed financial interest” in Denis O’Brien’s succe(...)

The judge accepted Mr Fingleton’s deteriorating health meant he cannot participate meaningfully in the case. File photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns about the capacity of former Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) chief executive Michael Fingleton to give instructions may lead to his (...)

A database of costs incurred by the long-running IBRC Commission since July 2021 details €1.52m paid to 10 different legal representatives.

The long-running IBRC Commission has run up another €2.5 million in costs, including legal bills of €1.5 million and public relations costs of over €4(...)

Ken Fennell, who is leaving his position as head of restructuring at Deloitte to join UK firm Interpath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Interpath Advisory, a UK-based corporate restructuring and insolvency firm, is planning to build up a practice in the Republic with 120 staff within t(...)

Businessman Seán Quinn. A sale of Ukrainian and Russian properties once owned by Quinn’s family had been planned.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

IBRC liquidators Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson must have been glued to media bulletins this week as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine(...)

Kutuzoff Tower, in Moscow, one of the former Quinn family holdings that IBRC liquidators had hoped to sell this year.

Plans by the liquidators of IBRC to recover money from the sale of Ukrainian and Russian property once owned by the family of businessman Seán Quinn i(...)

Ms Justice Costello said it seems Michael Fingleton has not had the capacity to progress the proceedings since December 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has directed that proceedings involving former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton must be reconstituted bef(...)

Could we see Irish insolvencies spiral back up towards the crisis-era high of almost 1,700 in 2012?

As Covid-19 swept the globe in early 2020 and businesses in lockdown scrambled to get forbearance from suppliers, banks and tax collectors, many put a(...)

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