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Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell said the appellants accepted it was permitted to use panel members for some purposes in determining applications under the Refugee Act 1996. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has upheld a significant finding that the practice of using a panel of independent contractors to assist in processing applications (...)

The men were advised the vessels could lawfully fish for scallops in an area of the Bay of Biscay. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has dismissed an unusual application by the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries to review its decision upholding a € 49,600 damag(...)

The alleged offences occurred in the early 1970s in an orphanage where the woman, then aged about 18 or 19, was sent to have a baby which she later gave up for adoption.

An elderly woman who denies indecently assaulting a teenage girl in an orphanage around 45 years ago has withdrawn a High Court challenge aimed at pre(...)

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 who sought to stop their separate trials on drink driving charges because of the circumstances in which they were handcuffed by gardaí have (...)

Joanna Jordan has until Friday to consider a further appeal to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Preparations to introduce abortion legislation and set up abortion services are continuing in the Department of Health while officials await a Friday (...)

Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of security, was shot in November 2002  because he refused to allow the Limerick-based McCarthy-Dundon gang sell drugs in the club where he worked. File photograph: Press 22

Limerick gangland criminal Gary Campion has lost his Supreme Court appeal over his conviction for the murder of Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of (...)

An Algerian man’s counsel told the High Court there was  a danger his client’s rights under Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, would be breached if he was returned to Algeria.

The High Court will rule later on a challenge to another refusal by the Minister for Justice to revoke a deportation order made against an Algerian ma(...)

Mr Justice O’Donnell said it is “a hard and unpalatable fact” many people in the world exist “in circumstances we would consider unfit for, and degrading of, human beings”

A Nigerian mother and her Irish born son, who has a form of sickle cell disease, a severe blood disorder, have lost their Supreme Court appeal over be(...)

File photo: Rohingya refugees walk along the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

The Rohingya man at the centre of the “right to work” case has asked the Minister for Justice to allow his three children, two of whom are in an orpha(...)

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

The Supreme Court has agreed to urgently hear next month the State’s appeal against a significant finding the word “unborn” in the Constitution means (...)

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