The outcome of the Supreme Court appeal has implications for many people seeking family reunification after getting protection here

The Supreme Court will rule later on an important appeal by the State aimed at overturning a finding that the word “child” in the International Protec(...)

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal (...)

The Law Reform Commission is looking at the capping of general damages, which are the damages paid for an injured person’s pain and suffering, as against special damages, which cover such issues as loss of earnings or future medical care. File photograph: Getty

Legislation to cap personal injury awards that would safeguard judicial independence is being examined by the Law Reform Commission. The commission (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke  used his announcement to issue a pointed rebuke to Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, about how the guidelines committee will go about its work. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ms Justice Mary Irvine was the obvious choice to chair the new judicial committee set up to issue guidelines for personal injury payouts, which are bl(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister which were seen by judges as an attempt to interfere with their approach to personal injury claims. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy which were seen by judges as an attem(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Each injury type is given a price guide for compensation for associated pain and suffering in the Book of Quantum. Photograph: iStock

The reasons behind the escalating cost of public liability insurance are complex. But one of the explanations the Government has focused on is that co(...)

In 2015, Mr Justice Michael Hanna awarded €40,000 to a woman who, in November 2011, received a “nasty injury” when she lost her balance and fell on an escalator at Dublin Airport. The claim was dismissed on appeal, and the award overturned

Decisions in the Court of Appeal over recent years that have significantly reduced, or dismissed, personal injuries awards made in the High Court, are(...)

‘There is a claims culture. It’s all stacked against the insured, against the retailer.’

John Caulwell owns a busy Spar shop at 8 Upper O’Connell Street in Dublin. His difficulties with insurance costs began five years ago when someone sli(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: she  has served as a judge on the Court of Appeal for the last four years, and before that was a High Court judge, having been appointed in 2007

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the Court of Appeal judge, is to be promoted to the Supreme Court, the Government decided on Tuesday. Ms Irvine will remain i(...)

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