The ruling by Mr Justice Paul Butler, in which he dismissed an action for damages against Dublin Bus,  is regarded as significant for insurers running “minimal-impact” defences to such claims. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A High Court judge has refused to award damages to a woman who sued after a Dublin Bus in which she was a passenger was hit by a rented car driven by(...)

The law library in the Four Courts. File photograph: David Sleator

A woman with terminal ovarian cancer who sued over an alleged failure to take adequate measures to protect her from the risk of developing the disease(...)

The victim said  she felt her private history had been invaded and was allowed to be used to blacken her name. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A woman who was raped and sexually assaulted by two men on her way to a party has criticised the court process for making victims look “untrustworthy”(...)

 Mr Justice Paul Butler said it was very difficult to sentence a man of this age and suggested  the Irish Penal Reform Trust should carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people.

A High Court judge has invited a prison reform body to carry out a study on the sentencing of elderly people. Mr Justice Paul Butler made the comment(...)

The judge noted  there was  no violence in the crime and the accused had  no previous convictions for violent offending. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A young Romanian man has received a two year suspended sentence for attempting to defile a 16-year-old girl. Mr Justice Paul Butler told the Central (...)

A Co Laois man jailed for beating and raping his wife has lost an appeal against his conviction which centred on the question of consent.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A Co Laois man jailed for beating and raping his wife has lost an appeal against his conviction which centred on the question of consent. The 46-year(...)

Aurelijus Kizelavicius, of Knocktornagh, Castleblayney, pleaded guilty to rape and assault causing harm to a woman on March 29th, 2015. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A man who beat and raped a woman in Co Monaghan after giving her a lift home has been jailed for five years. Aurelijus Kizelavicius (22) punched his (...)

Mr Justice Paul Butler ruled there was insufficient evidence against the 44-year-old defendant.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Charges against one of two men accused of raping a woman after a Jason Derulo concert have been dropped after a judge ruled there was insufficient evi(...)

In her statement the victim said, “I was afraid nobody would believe me, but the memory of what happened just kept haunting me. One night, everything got so much that I tried to overdose.” File photograph: Getty Images

A man has avoided jail after pleading guilty to the defilement of a child in a bedroom in her mother’s house while she was studying for her Junior Cer(...)

Singer Jason Derulo: scene on his tour bus was ‘like something from Amsterdam’, trial hears. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

A woman who alleges she was raped by two men on a tour bus following a concert by US singer Jason Derulo has described the scene on the bus as “like s(...)

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