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Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said a voluntary patient who expresses a desire to leave a secure unit remains free in principle to do so at any convenient time and may not be restrained except in accordance with the detention power under Section 23 of the Mental Health Act 2001.

A Dublin psychiatric hospital had no legal basis for preventing a voluntary patient from leaving a locked secure unit when he tried to go, the Court o(...)

Irish gold mine: Omagh Minerals’s site at Cavanacaw, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Google Earth

An Irish gold mine should be made to stop working underground because it was allowed to expand based on inaccurate maps, it has been claimed. Omagh M(...)

Members of the Defence Forces at a 1916 wreath-laying ceremony in Moore Street, Dublin

Unsurprisingly to some observers, the Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that buildings around Moore Street in central Dublin, (...)

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision to lift an automatic suspension on the awarding of a contract for the supply of interpreters. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision to lift an automatic suspension on the awarding of a contract for the supply of interpret(...)

 File photograph of  Moore Street in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Opening the final headquarters of the 1916 Rising leaders to the public remains a “top priority”, Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan has said. In(...)

Moore Street, Dublin, where a number of houses were used during 1916 Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has overturned a declaration that buildings and sites on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a 1916 Rising battlefield site compr(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon said the decision to permit the jury’s visit to the chute in the absence of an application from either the defence or the prosecution was technically unlawful

A Cork man found guilty of murdering a man he assaulted and forced into the refuse chute of an apartment building, where he got snagged and died, has (...)

The fines imposed by the High Court – €50,000 on Independent Newspapers and €50,000 on an associated company, Internet Interactions Ltd – are the highest ever for contempt in the State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Newspapers has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn fines totalling €100,000 imposed after a judge ruled certain articles and commentary (...)

William Naylor of Roscrea, Co Tipperary and his sister Jean Maher of Birr, Co Offally outside the court. Photographs: Collins Courts

A man is entitled to a 49-hectare (120-acre) farm of a deceased man who turned out to be his biological father, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Willia(...)

 Caroline Simons speaking at a Pro-Life event in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Pro-Life Campaign’s application to provide submissions in the forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the rights of the unborn will be dealt w(...)

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