Former Private Victor Murtagh had never been out of employment and brought no claim for loss of earnings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has halved to some €150,000 a €302,873 damages award made to a former soldier over negligence by the Army over its delay in failing (...)

Two men look on as a road was covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co Galway in October, 2003. File photograph: Joe Shaughnessy

Ireland faces a minimum fine of €1.68 million and additional penalties of more than €12,000 a day if it fails to comply fully with a ruling from the C(...)

A local residents’ group has asked the Supreme Court to declare that planning decisions relating to a wind farm development on a mountain site at Derrybrien, Co Galway, did not permit the deforestation of more than 115,000 trees.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A local residents’ group has asked the Supreme Court to declare that planning decisions relating to a wind farm development on a mountain site at Derr(...)