A new methodology had led the Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine to issue a closure order from November 2017 over a particular section of sea off the west coast. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine questions concerning an appeal by two fishermen over the way the fishin(...)

Substitute consent allows developers ‘in exceptional circumstances’ to make a retrospectve application for a project that should have had an environmental impact assessment carried out before planning but did not. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has declared “substitute consent”, a form of retention permission in Irish planning law, inconsistent with the Environmental Impact (...)

Malgorzata Gersdorf holds a flower bouquet as she speaks to her supporters during her last day as supreme court president in Warsaw this week. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

As the embattled head of Poland’s supreme court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, retired last week at the end of her term, she gloomily responded to a question a(...)

Graham Dwyer accepts the High Court decision has profound consequences beyond his case but says his concern is limited to asserting that data from one phone was inadmissible at his trial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A seven judge Supreme Court will give judgment on Monday on the State’s appeal over a key phone data ruling which could assist Graham Dwyer in seeking(...)

Graham Dwyer: jailed for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court will give judgment on a later date on the State’s appeal over a key phone data ruling which could help Graham Dwyer to overturn his (...)

Amichai Luria presents a bottle of his wine, sold mainly for export, at the Shilo winery in the Jewish settlement of Shilo in the occupied West Bank. The EU announced that goods from settlements - Jewish communities built in areas occupied by force in 1967 – must be specifically labelled, infuriating Israel. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU has robustly rejected allegations by the US that an EU court decision prohibiting the mislabelling of illegal settlement exports as Israeli ref(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge in charge of extradition, asked the European Courts for a ruling on the effect of Poland’s justice reforms earlier this year.

A decision to extradite a man to Poland, despite concerns over controversial justice “reforms” in the country, is set to be determined by the Supreme (...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the judge in charge of High Court extradition, postponed the surrender of dozens of suspected criminals to Poland earlier this year over concerns for their fair trial rights.

The High Court has ordered the surrender of a Polish man to face trial in his native country despite finding “generalised and systemic” violations to (...)

Ryanair launched a bid to buy Aer Lingus in 2006. It did not succeed. Photograph: EPA

Ryanair’s attempt to recoup €777,700 in VAT incurred for professional services connected with its unsuccessful takeover of Aer Lingus in 2006 has won (...)

Frans Timmermans: “The independence of the judiciary is essential for the functioning of the EU as a community of law.” Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/AFP/Getty Images

Prompted by the opening of EU court infringement proceedings, Poland has accelerated rather than reconsidered its controversial court reform, European(...)

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