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(...)

Apple said on Thursday morning it would not proceed with the €850 million Athenry development. Photograph: Getty

The Supreme Court will decide later whether to proceed with hearing an appeal concerning An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of a €850 mil(...)

An aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal aimed at overturning An Bord Pleanála’s approval of the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850(...)

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(...)

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