The Supreme Court was told the Constitution requires the State to protect and not destroy the possibility of home-schooling but there is no concomitant duty on the State to ‘actively assist’  it. Photograph: iStock

Students have a constitutional right to be educated at home without “unwarranted interference” by the State and their exclusion from the Leaving Cert (...)

  Elijah Burke attends a protest over calcucated grades at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin last year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Education has urged the Supreme Court to overturn a significant finding that the exclusion of two home-schooled students from the 202(...)

Patrick J Kelly was dismissed as Killybegs Harbour Master 12 years ago following a number of complaints about him. Photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has ruled that a former harbour master in Co Donegal who won his appeal over his 2009 dismissal is not entitled to be paid from the (...)

The Supreme Court said Prof McDowell should be precluded on the sole basis of the VHI’s claim to restrain the use of privileged and confidential information previously provided by it to him when acting as an expert witness for the VHI in two separate cases. Photograph: iStock

The VHI is entitled to an order precluding economist Moore McDowell being an independent expert witness for a private hospital in its challenge to the(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross spoke against new guidelines for personal injury awards. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The judge who manages personal injury litigation in the High Court argued against the adoption of new guidelines designed to reduce the level of such (...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell says the Workplace Relations Commission’s  jurisdiction is limited to disputes over pay and dismissals. This, his ruling states, is permitted under Article 37 of the Constitution. Photograph: Getty Images

Trade unions, employers and various statutory bodies will be relieved by news that the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a test-case challenge that th(...)

The Four Courts. The Supreme Court has a rejected a legal challenge to the State’s system for resolving workplace disputes.

The Supreme Court has a rejected a legal challenge that threw a constitutional question mark over the State’s system for resolving workplace disputes.(...)

 The Supreme Court found the 2009 decision to dismiss Patrick J Kelly should be quashed on grounds including that former minister for social affairs Mary Coughlan, who had made complaints about him, should not have attended a cabinet meeting when the decision to fire him was made. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former harbour master in Co Donegal has won his Supreme Court appeal over his dismissal following a investigation which found he had private marine (...)

UCC claims the ESB’s management of water releases from two hydroelectric dams on the river Lee led to significant unnecessary additional flooding causing substantial damage to 29 buildings on its campus in 2009. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has directed a fresh hearing in the High Court of certain aspects of the marathon litigation between University College Cork and th(...)

 Séamus Woulfe was appointed to the Supreme Court last July. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe, who sits on Thursday for the first time as a judge of the country’s top court, will also sit as a member of the Cou(...)

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