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Nuala Johnson with her daughter Rebecca arrive at the funeral of Richard  Johnson. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former High Court president Mr Justice Richard “Ricky” Johnson was a “man of substance” who never shied away from controversy in his defence of the ju(...)

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey. The appeal will ce(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin for a High Court hearing last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has been asked to urgently hear an appeal against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally-ill Ruth Morrissey. The HSE (...)

A pilot programme is being run in four counties before the service is rolled out nationally

More than 40,000 paper applications will soon no longer be necessary as the Courts Service moves the filing of documents for pub, hotel and restaurant(...)

Gavin Tobin is one of several formerAir Corps  mechanics suing over alleged exposure to dangerous chemicals and solvents during their employment.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State must disclose a range of documents to a former aircraft mechanic in the Air Corps who is suing it over his alleged exposure to dangerous che(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said legal costs and claims are going down yet insurance premiums are going up.

Data from the courts showing a slight decrease in the number of personal injury cases taken last year, and a 29 per cent fall in the value of awards a(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan pictured in the Four Courts on her last day as a Supreme Court  judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has warned there is a “real risk” the courts will be unable to administer justice in line with the Constitution and European Con(...)

The use of the data, Graham Dwyer claimed, breached his rights, including to privacy, under the Constitution, EU Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a “leapfrog” appeal by the State against an important ruling in favour of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer. A hear(...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January it is entitled to appeal the referral

The Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commission decisi(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with Press Council chairman Seán Donlon and press ombudsman Peter Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A “real crisis” in news media is contributing to errors in coverage, according to press ombudsman Peter Feeney. Mr Feeney said there was “a constant (...)

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