Witness Simon Burke and his partner Margaret O’Brien pictured outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last month, where he gave evidence in the trial of Gerard Dowling. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man with paranoid schizophrenia who stabbed a stranger in the head in a Kilkenny shopping centre has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital. (...)

File image of Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny city.

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has returned a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity in the trial of a man with paranoid schizophrenia who (...)

  The victim of the attack Simon Burke outside the Central Criminal Court. Following the attack doctors were unable to remove parts of the knife from Mr Burke’s  head.   Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man with paranoid schizophrenia went to a psychiatric unit but didn’t get to see anyone hours before he stabbed a stranger in the head with a knife(...)

Court ruling said that the investor group did not succeed in demonstrating that former Minister for Finance  gave an “unreasonable” opinion to the High Court when secured a court order six years ago to take over the group

The High Court has ruled against a group of small investors in Permanent TSB, who had challenged the State’s move in 2011 to inject money into and sei(...)

Starry starry night: Dark Sky Ireland finds  more value in an unpolluted night than in filling B&Bs with star-struck winter hobbyists. Illustration: Michael Viney

A couple of winters after moving to Mayo I reported Venus to the Garda Síochána. There she was, on a starry February night, lying right on the sea’s h(...)

PTSB had sought to raise the €400 million as part of overall plan to return bank to private ownership. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A High Court challenge has been brought to plans by Permanent TSB aimed at raising €400 million through a share placing to institutional investors (...)

The High Court will a seek preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on a challenge by Permanent TSB shareholders to the constitutionality(...)

Permanent TSB has secured Supreme Court orders allowing it to fully participate in a legal action against the Minister for Finance next month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has secured Supreme Court orders allowing it fully participate in a legal action against the Minister for Finance next month in which so(...)