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Paudie Coffey pictured at the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a defamation case taken by Fine Gael politician Paudie Coffey. A retrial may now occur with the legal costs to(...)

Neans McSweeney, whose McSweeney Media provides services to Minister of State John Paul Phelan, is pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A public relations consultant who came up with the idea of comparing a politician to an 18th century highwayman in a press release has told the High C(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey: had asked the paper, through his lawyers, to retract, apologise and offer redress. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Senator who claims he was defamed in a newspaper story which he says called him a highway robber made a decision to sue rather than make a complaint(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey, a former TD and minister of state, is suing Iconic Newspapers, publisher of the ‘Kilkenny People’. File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times.

A Fine Gael senator claims he was defamed when likened to an 18th century highway robber in a report in a local newspaper which featured comments from(...)

The man and his wife went to considerable lengths to keep his condition secret, the High Court heard.

The High Court has overturned the Hepatitis C compensation tribunal’s refusal to make an award for psychological suffering and shock to a woman whose (...)

John Kinsella is pictured leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A farmer who was jailed over his refusal to obey a High Court injunction not to trespass on or come within 100m of lands in Co Wexford has walked free(...)

The case was   mentioned in the High Court before  Mr Justice Bernard Barton on Friday, who adjourned it to a date next month.

A High Court challenge has been brought against An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to grant planning permission for a 140 bedroom nursing home in the south Du(...)

John Kinsella of Ballywilliamroe, Marshalstown, Co Wexford wrote that he ‘did not recognise’ the functions of the High Court or land registry, the court heard. File photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court has jailed a farmer over his refusal to obey orders not to trespass on or come within 100m of lands in Co Wexford. Mr Justice Bernard(...)

Aidan Flanagan playing for Tipperary against Clare in the National Hurling League in 1997. File Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A garda and former captain of the Tipperary county hurling team has been awarded €1.16 million for injuries he suffered when kicked in the back while (...)

The Irish Times has apologised before the High Court to Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe under a settlement of defamation proceedings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Irish Times has apologised before the High Court to Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe under a settlement of defamation proceedings. The apol(...)

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