The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has said legislation needs to be urgently enacted to address mounting difficulties with securing access to justice in the civil cour(...)

A file image of businessman Dermot Desmond. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has ruled that businessman Dermot Desmond cannot proceed with a legal action aimed at overturning court decisions rejecting his comp(...)

The Supreme Court has found the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) does not have jurisdiction to recognise the foreign adoption of a woman’s niece a(...)

Justice Elizabeth Dunne: even in cases where liability for defamation has been admitted, a jury determines damages, she said. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Supreme Court has upheld findings that the Defamation Act 2009 provides for juries to assess damages in two defamation actions. In both actions(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin. File photograph: David Sleator

A young woman with profound physical and mental disabilities living in a damp council house unsuitable to her needs has failed to get court orders aim(...)

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition to the United States of a Co Wicklow man, alleged to be an administrator of the Silk Road we(...)

The Supreme Court judgment comes after an 18 year battle in the Irish courts between the man, who has remarried here, and the woman.

A man has lost his Supreme Court bid to overturn a divorce granted in Ireland to his former wife. He alleged it was irreconcilable with an earlier di(...)

Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A mother and her disabled daughter have appealed over the rejection of their challenge to a council’s refusal to provide them with a house closer to a(...)

An aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal aimed at overturning An Bord Pleanála’s approval of the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850(...)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice over findings concerning his obligations to consider the marital family rights of Irish citizens and their non-EEA spouses. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice over significant findings concerning his obligations to consider the marital (...)

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