Chief Justice Frank Clarke is presiding over the appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a “seminal” difference between a child and an unborn, the Supreme Court has heard. Mary O’Toole SC, for the State, argued that voters did n(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

Denis O’Brien failed in his Supreme Court bid. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has refused to allow businessman Denis O’Brien leave to challenge a Court of Appeal rejection of his attempt to get discovery agains(...)

Last July, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal by Killross Properties Ltd over the legality of the ESB’s wayleave notice authorising temporary entry onto the company’s lands in Co Kildare.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal with potentially important implications for how the ESB and other statutory bodies carry out their func(...)

The appeals concern judgments by the Court of Appeal last December in both cases.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice with significant implications for many people from outside the European Econo(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a bid by an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism to prevent his deportation. The deportati(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following a “dawn raid’ as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the Supreme Court has ruled

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following (...)

Case involved interpretation of discrimination provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to provision of education services here

A student with dyslexia was not discriminated against because special explanatory notes were attached to her Leaving Certificate, the Supreme Court h(...)

By a six to one majority, the Supreme Court dismissed Tusla’s appeal against an order directing the phased release of two children into their mother’s care

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, against an order directing the phased release of two children into th(...)

Perry Wharrie outside Cork Circuit Court after he recieved a 30-year prison sentence in 2008. Photograph: Provision

A man jailed over the seizure of a record €440 million drugs consignment off the Cork coast in 2007 has lost his bid to bring another appeal over his (...)

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