Each injury type is given a price guide for compensation for associated pain and suffering in the Book of Quantum. Photograph: iStock

The reasons behind the escalating cost of public liability insurance are complex. But one of the explanations the Government has focused on is that co(...)

The court heard that according to agreed facts for the appeal, Oliver  O’Sullivan (25) became infected with MRSA on September 20th 2005 during an operation at   Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.

A hospital has lost, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court appeal aimed at preventing a man suing it for damages over allegedly contracting a se(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice O’Donnell said, while this area was ‘particularly emotive’, it was important to separate the narrow legal issues which arise

The Supreme Court, by a three-to-two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution f(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Mohan.  File photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan to pursue a challenge to the constitutionality of a law linking State fundi(...)

In his Supreme Court judgment on Monday, Mr Justice O’Donnell said Kevin Tracey was entitled to have a separate hearing, the possibility of getting legal assistance and, if appropriate, legal aid before any possible punishment  for contempt. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A five judge Supreme Court has unanimously granted a man’s appeal over being jailed for a week for contempt by a District Court judge. The judgments (...)

The interconnector comprises an overhead line linking an existing substation in Co Meath with a planned substation in Co Tyrone. Photograph: iStock

A challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve plans for a 138km north-south electricity interconnector to be built by Eirgrid has been dismiss(...)

A hospital prevented the woman leaving with her son in 2016 to be cared for in his home due to its concerns about her mental capacity and frail physical state.

The Supreme Court has refused to make orders allowing an elderly woman with dementia return to live with her son pending his appeal over whether she i(...)

The DPP will now consider whether to remit the issue of sentence back to the Circuit Court.

A man whose suspended sentence was reactivated after he pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death has won a significant Supreme Co(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

The man was in the an industrial school between 1962 and 1964

A man who was aged 12 when sent by a court to an industrial school for two years over stealing some food and a one crown coin from a neighbour’s house(...)

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