The debt at the centre of the winding up petition relates to a High Court judgment JEC obtained against IAL in 2011. That judgment arose from IAL’s supply to JEC of stone infill with excessive amounts of pyrite.

An application to wind up Irish Asphalt Ltd has opened before the High Court. James Elliott Construction has petitioned for appointment of a liquida(...)

Ireland and the Attorney General have entered a conditional and without prejudice appearance before the High Court to contest the action.

The president of the High Court will next month consider arguments concerning whether the Irish courts have any jurisdiction to deal with a challenge(...)

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to(...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “could be altered tomorrow”, the High Court has heard.

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems maintains the main protections provided by the US for data privacy rights of EU citizens have no statutory basis and “coul(...)

Facebook and the US government said on Wednesday there was nothing untoward about the contacts in circumstances including this case. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

The Data Protection Commissioner is “troubled” by Facebook getting comments from the US government on draft reports the company obtained from US law (...)

Supreme court says a local woman can   challenge An Bord Pleanála’s  approval of permission for a wind farm development at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains in Co Tipperary.

The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine European law issues before ruling whether An Bord Pleanála properly assesse(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner wants a European Court of Justice determination before finalising her investigation of Max Schrems’s complaint over transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland Ltd to its US parent, Facebook Inc.

The European Union would face an “enormous” crisis if it could not trade with countries that did not match its data-protection standards, lawyers for (...)

The Facebook case is being heard in Ireland because the company’s European HQ is in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems believes the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is required under law, and with no need to first go to the European court(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, has provisionally found that Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, had “well-founded” objections to Facebook’s transfer of his data. Photograph: AFP

US surveillance law is “extremely permissive” and allows “extraordinary access” to the private data of non-US citizens worldwide, a US attorney has to(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon brought the case aimed at having the Court of Justice of the EU decide whether transatlantic data transfer channels breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A clash between the Data Protection Commissioner and the government of the United States over the adequacy of US legal safeguards for the data-privac(...)

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