Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

The site of the proposed €850m Apple data centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.  Mr Justice Paul McDermott has set the date of October 25th to hear objectors’ applications for leave to appeal the decision

An appeal is being sought against a judgment permitting US tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850 million data centre in Co Gal(...)

The Square Tallaght, where a majority stake  is   for sale. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and a fund belonging to US private equity giant Oaktree are among three shortlisted bidders in the race (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien leaves the Four Courts last December after giving evidence in the Red Flag case. Photograph: Collins Courts

It was perhaps not surprising that the president of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, struck a tone of mild exasperation in parts of his judg(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien has lost his appeal in the Red Flag case. Red Flag denies defamation or conspiracy or that Mr O’Brien suffered harm or loss from the dossier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien has failed to get court orders directing Red Flag Consulting to give him documents that might disclose the identity of its client for an(...)

Red Flag Consulting, whose senior staff and principals have strong historical connections to the Tony O’Reilly era at Independent News and Media, deny Denis O’Brien’s assertions. Illustration: Thisisredflag.com

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s long-running case against Red Flag Consulting returns to the courts on Friday. The Court of Appeal is set to give judgmen(...)

Marta Herda knew her passenger Csaba Orsos could not swim. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ruaidhrí­ Giblin A 30-year-old woman who drove a man who loved her into a deep harbour, where he drowned, has lost an appeal against her conviction (...)

By including Today FM, which has nothing at all to do with the original issue, in its fatwa, Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp has declared the separation, and editorial independence, of Newstalk and Today FM a fiction. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There are two excellent reasons to stay silent on the fatwa pronounced by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp group against Irish Times journalists appearing (...)

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan was appointed to the High Court just two years ago. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, was left in what one observer called “a biblical rage” after learning that a High Court judge(...)

A Dublin man with a “very bad record” has had his sentence for robbing a filling station while on temporary release from prison upheld by the Court of Appeal.

A Dublin man with a “very bad record” has had his sentence for robbing a filling station while on temporary release from prison upheld by the Court of(...)