Gerard Hogan

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Rossa Fanning SC told a conference fraud was not particularly prevalent, Irish people were not particularly dishonest, and judges were not “getting it wrong”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A leading barrister has blamed “economic incentives” for claimants, lawyers and insurance companies, for pushing up costs in negligence and personal i(...)

People hold the Polish constitution during a demonstration against the politicisation of the supreme court by the Polish government. Photograph:  Attila Husejnow/Sopa Images/LightRocket

In the last week, the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union has been preoccupied with its usual mix of commercial or economic cases:(...)

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision to lift an automatic suspension on the awarding of a contract for the supply of interpreters. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision to lift an automatic suspension on the awarding of a contract for the supply of interpret(...)

A protest against the direct provision system in 2014. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It’s not often the judiciary finds on a matter of social justice and rolls the ball back to the executive to determine how the issue should be resolve(...)

‘Like a residents’ association meeting’  The atmosphere was relatively calm in July 2009, when the judges of the High and Supreme Courts met f(...)

A credit union cannot sell the jointly-owned family homes of two men to recover judgments against them because their wives had nothing to do with the loan transactions,  the Court of Appeal has ruled.

A credit union cannot sell the jointly-owned family homes of two men to recover judgments against them because their wives had nothing to do with the (...)

Michael McDonald, Fintan O’Farrell and Declan Rafferty

The Supreme Court has, by a four/three majority, dismissed the State’s appeal against orders directing the release of three dissident republicans serv(...)

The president has the discretion to refuse to dissolve the Dáil where the taoiseach has ceased to retain the support of a majority. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Being president of Ireland is an unusual job. Candidates need to be political animals – it would be rather difficult to be elected to the office other(...)

Philip Lynch, former chief exectuive of One Fifty One, is entitled to summary judgment for €1.48 million against the company, the Court of Appeal ruled.

A former chief executive of investment firm One Fifty One, Philip Lynch, is entitled to summary judgment for €1.48 million against the company, the Co(...)

The Court of Appeal  noted, in the context of high unemployment levels, government economic policy views some low-skilled occupations as ineligible for employment permits because there are sufficient qualified Irish and EU nationals to fill such vacancies.

The Minister for Jobs was not entitled, without specific laws,  to refuse an employment permit to a Pakistani man for an €18,000 a year job, the (...)

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