President Michael D Higgins with Attorney General Séamus Woulfe last year. Mr Woulfe was addressing a graduation ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Young solicitors can help restore values in their profession that slipped during the recession, the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe told a graduation c(...)

Doctors considered she is a good candidate for the proposed surgery and other treatment options were problematic and not appropriate for her, the High Court heard.

A judge has made orders permitting doctors to carry out a mastectomy within days on an intellectually disabled woman. The orders were based on eviden(...)

Mr Justice David Barniville. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A High Court judge has been assigned to exclusively deal with all applications for permission to challenge decisions concerning strategic infrastructu(...)

The girl’s guardian told the judge on Friday, while the psychiatric unit is “totally inappropriate”, she considered the girl should be detained there for another week as keeping her secure was essential. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A troubled teenage girl who is not mentally ill but whose behaviour is considered a serious risk to herself and others must remain in an adult psychia(...)

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he was “completely open-minded” about suggestions for changes to the ward of court system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, has warned against the “exaggeration” of deficits in the ward of court system, under which or(...)

The wards list includes often difficult and complex cases and is traditionally managed by the president of the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller

Jane, a mentally unwell heavily pregnant young woman, curled up foetus-like in a hospital bed for days, refusing to eat, speak or engage with anyone a(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly  continued   orders, including ones permitting the woman be fed via naso gastric tube and, if she refuses that, for her to be appropriately restrained so   feeding can occur.

A Dublin hospital treats about 14 patients each year for severe anorexia nervosa, the High Court has heard. The president of the High Court, Mr Justi(...)

A High Court judge has said he can make no further orders in the case of an “extraordinarily vulnerable” woman who doctors fear may die due to her “en(...)

The case taken by Joe Costello was struck out on consent on Tuesday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who was told the necessary legislation had been passed by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal action by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello aimed at ensuring the enactment of laws increasing the number of TDs before the next general ele(...)

Leslie Buckley, chairman aof Independent News & Media. Photogra

The chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) Leslie Buckley is claiming privilege over communications with a cyber security specialist in his de(...)

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