The Supreme Court, in a significant judgment concerning the rights of a 96-year-old woman with dementia and wards of court, has stressed it is ‘essential’ that the voices of such persons are heard. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court, in a significant judgment concerning the rights of a 96-year-old woman with dementia and wards of court, has stressed it is “essent(...)

The girl does not want to be in hospital and does not understand why she needs to be there, the High Court was told.

A 16-year-old girl who was aged 11 when first diagnosed with anorexia is now “critically unwell” and in an “emergency situation” in hospital, the Hig(...)

The president of the High Court has ruled only a redacted version of the first report of the inspectors investigating Independent News & Media can, at this stage, be disclosed to INM, the Central Bank, and others, including ex INM chairman Leslie Buckley

The president of the High Court has ruled that only a redacted version of the first report of the inspectors investigating Independent News & Medi(...)

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland agreed the nurse’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct on the basis of a serious falling short of the standard of conduct expected of nurses.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A nurse has had his registration suspended for a year for professional misconduct including sending a patient an MMS message containing a private and(...)

The judge said it was in noone’s interests, especially the man’s, to have the family disharmony continue and he hoped “common sense” would break out.

The president of the High Court has described as “reprehensible” the posting of a video on social media of an elderly man, a ward of court with advanc(...)

The patient had complained to the Dental Council he suffered severe pain  as a result of how Dr Liam O’Droma, of Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin, carried out the procedure in late 2014. File photograph: iStock

A dentist has had conditions attached by the High Court to his registration over professional misconduct in persisting for an excessive time in trying(...)

In his ruling, Mr Justice Peter  Kelly said it was “entirely unacceptable” that a vulnerable person would have their assets “plundered in this way”.

A nurse who used an intellectually disabled woman’s ATM card to make unauthorised withdrawals totalling €2,520 for her own use has been struck off th(...)

The president of the High Court granted a hospital’s application for orders permitting doctors perform a catheter replacement procedure on the boy.

A child has suffered irreversible kidney damage and will suffer more unless he undergoes surgery his parents object to because they do not accept his (...)

A radiographer’s registration has been suspended for a year for professional misconduct over telling a female patient in England he wanted “to have se(...)

A woman whose car dealer husband has been pursued for 10 years over a €4.97million tax judgment has been restrained by the High Court from interfering(...)

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