David Allen claimed Start had no legal entitlement to appoint receivers Ken Fennell and James Anderson of Deloitte over an apartment at Atlantic Coast Apartments, Tramore, Co Waterford. Photograph: iStock

A High Court action by an apartment owner against lender Start Mortgages and receivers appointed over the property has been resolved. David Alle(...)

The release by Chief Justice Frank Clarke of parts of his recent correspondence with his embattled colleague Seamus Woulfe has pushed the standoff between the court and its newest member into a different dimension, raising the prospect of an unprecedented impeachment motion by the Oireachtas to remove a sitting judge of the country’s highest court. Photograph: PA Wire

The failure of successive governments to put in place a system for dealing with judicial conduct has long been a crisis waiting to happen. Now that cr(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Extraordinary exchange of letters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government must now decide whether it should seek to remove Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from his position over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf (...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham reported on the conduct of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe in the absence of the Judicial Council’s  powers. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Long-awaited procedures to deal with the behaviour and ethics of judges may not become operational for another nine months, according to the Departmen(...)

Counsel for the fund said his clients were very concerned about “reputational” damage as a result of the furniture company’s claim of being “locked out”. Photograph: iStock

A property fund has undertaken before the High Court that a furniture business can access a Dublin warehouse from which the business alleged it had be(...)

Hugh O’Flaherty, for Design Features Ltd,  said his side’s case was that the prevention of access amounted to unlawful eviction. Photograph: iStock

A furniture business has secured an interim High Court injunction over its alleged eviction from a Dublin warehouse after it was unable to pay rent th(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at a ceremony signing the order for the Commencement of the Judicial Council Act in the same room in which the 1937 Constitution was handed over to the Supreme Court at the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

The idea for a Judicial Council dates from the political equivalent of the Cretaceous period. In 1999, in the aftermath of the resignations of then Su(...)

Witches Yew tree, Blarney Castle, Co Cork: Legend has it that a witch, who first told mortals of the Blarney stone’s power, is imprisoned in the stone at the base of the Witches Yew.

Five trees are in the running to be deemed Ireland’s best as part of a Europe-wide competition. The Tree Council of Ireland which is an education and(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The judicial council, once established, will set up a judicial conduct committee which will comprise eight judges and five lay people.

Legislation to create a judicial council has finally passed through the Dáil, following 20 years of tribulations, writes Colm Keena. So what is the j(...)

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

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