The woman, a ward of court, had appealed to the judge via email to be discharged from hospital  saying she believed she would contract Covid-19 if she remained there. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A severely anorexic young woman must be kept in hospital despite her fear of contracting Covid19 there because doctors consider her death is inevitabl(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street:  the wheels of justice were  all but still. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There was no problem obeying the social distancing rules at midday on Wednesday in the Round Hall of the Four Courts in Dublin, but only because there(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Denis O’Brien and two companies are to be given certain documents used in the State corporate watchdog’s application for the appointment o(...)

INM newspapers on display in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A cyber-security consultant is among several parties who have secured an order for access to documents put before the High Court concerning an alleged(...)

The High Court heard that between 2012 and 2014 the woman, who worked as a psychiatric nurse for almost 20 years, took amounts totalling several thousand euro from the bank accounts of four users of a mental health service.

A psychiatric nurse who stole money from four patients has had her registration cancelled by the president of the High Court over findings of professi(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said he was satisfied the orders are necessary having regard to the serious risk to the woman’s health and life. Photograph: Collins

The HSE has secured court orders permitting the tube feeding and hospital detention of a woman with anorexia nervosa said to be at serious risk of mal(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said court applications for leave to administer blood or blood products against the wishes of members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith, while not a regular occurrence, are not unusual.

A teenage girl who urgently requires surgery can, if necessary, be administered blood or blood products against the wishes of herself and her parents,(...)

Despite hundreds of letters and emails to him, Dr Syed Munir had a history of non-engagement with the Medical Council’s professional and disciplinary requirements, the court heard. File photograph: David Sleator

A doctor has been struck off the medical register by the president of the High Court after he was found guilty of misconduct by repeatedly ignoring re(...)

Report being prepared by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who is retiring in June, will change civil court rules “that haven’t been changed since the 1880s”. Photograph: Colin Keegan

A massive increase in the use of technology in the courts, including allowing online guilty pleas for less serious offences and streamed sittings that(...)

Bríd Smith said the four TDs have significant concerns as to how the Ceann Comhairle interpreted the requirement for a money message. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

An action by four Opposition TDs arising from a process under which the Ceann Comhairle decided a Bill aimed at reducing greehouse gas emissions requi(...)

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