Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, who along with Ms Justice Caroline Costello will replace Mr Justice Gerard Hogan. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two High Court judges have been nominated by the Government for appointment as judges of the Court of Appeal. Ms Justice Caroline Costello and Ms Jus(...)

If implemented immediately the court ruling would have led to the immediate release of 93 involuntary patients, including 15 from the Central Mental Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government does not intend to appeal a court ruling which found nearly 100 people are being unconstitutionally detained in mental health facilitie(...)

The High Court had ruled Pierce Dillon was not entitled to a judicial review against Catholic University School.

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s refusal to allow a teacher at a south Dublin private fee-paying school legally challenge how it de(...)

Mr Sheehan claimed Breccia “took advantage” by buying loans obtained by him to purchase shares in the Blackrock Clinic for the purpose of now trying to acquire his shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Court of Appeal has ruled that two shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic are entitled to redeem their loans taken out to invest in the facilit(...)

The Court of Appeal ruled that a hospital acted illegally by preventing the discharge of an elderly woman with dementia. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A Court of Appeal ruling that a hospital acted illegally by preventing the discharge of an elderly woman with dementia is likely to have long-term con(...)

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(...)

A woman who has been in prison for eight weeks over a failure to comply with court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin property, has lost an appeal over the order jailing her. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A woman who has been in prison for eight weeks over a failure to comply with court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin property, h(...)

A woman jailed for contempt of court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin house has denied that she wants a ‘free ride’ by remaining in the property. Image: iStock.

A woman jailed for contempt of court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin house has denied that she wants a “free ride” by remainin(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a rally in 2016 calling for the end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Under the Social Welfare Act, the mother of an Irish-citizen child living in direct provision cannot receive child benefit until she gets residence ri(...)

The child’s  mother sought child benefit in October 2015 but was refused until she got residency status in January 2016.

The Court of Appeal has found that provisions of the Social Welfare Act which prevented child benefit payments to an Irish citizen child living in dir(...)

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