Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Michael Delaney SC, said it was difficult to find a case of aggravated burglary of comparable gravity. File photograph: Collins Courts

A number of men who received sentences of up to 20 years’ imprisonment for an aggravated burglary in Co Tipperary have moved to appeal the severity of(...)

John Stanley Purcell brought two actions alleging his reputation and right to earn a living had been damaged as a consequence of the proposed inquiry.

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has lost his High Court bid to stop the Central Bank’s proposed administrative inquiry o(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

Denis O’Brien has lost an appeal appeal against a 2011 High Court decision. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien has lost an appeal against the High Court’s rejection of his claim the Moriarty Tribunal incorrectly restricted cross-examination of a k(...)

 Michael Lowry: TD already facing multi-million euro legal costs, and a pending criminal trial. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent TD Michael Lowry, who is already facing multi-million euro legal costs, and a pending criminal trial, had another costs order made against(...)

“Mr Purcell himself and other directors put their own hands in their pockets and produced a ball of money to pay the Central Bank to settle that action”

Former directors of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) who were sued for €6 billion for alleged mismanagement during the Celtic Tiger era took “(...)

The contempt proceedings brought against ‘Phoenix’ magazine by the Garda Commissioner and State arise from two articles related to the failed civil action by Ian Bailey over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the 1996 murder in Cork of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Courts Collins.

The Court of Appeal has been urged to quash a High Court judge’s refusal to withdraw from hearing contempt proceedings brought against Phoenix magazin(...)

Former deputy registrar at the European Court of Human Rights Michael O’Boyle. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The economic slump, the refugee crisis, conflict on European soil and the rise of extremism and Islamic terrorism, have all led to a flow of issues be(...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey: a psychiatrist who assessed Ms Thomas said he believed she had been affected by depressive illness from 1996 until at least 2011 and was subject to “massively stressful” circumstances. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas must hand over all her medical records spanning a 20-year period for her forthcoming civil action for damages agains(...)

Blake O Donnell, Son of Solicitor Brian O’Donnell pictured at the High Court during the second week of a High Court action.

The High Court has continued orders preventing the sons of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and three companies dissipating any money they may get fr(...)

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