The Four Courts, Dublin. Senior judges including the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, have been unusually vocal in their opposition to the legislation. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Senior members of the judiciary wrote to a European anti-corruption organisation complaining they were not properly consulted by the Government about (...)

Waste collector Jim Ferry claimed the illegal dumping by him at Rossbracken, Co Donegal, was “a desperate act” when he discovered a problem with the weighing of bins collected.

Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry has admitted dumping tens of thousands of tons of waste illegally and has apologised to Donegal County Council for h(...)

Joanna Jordan is seeking to bring a petition challenging the result of the abortion referendum. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the result of the abortion referendum will be ruled on later by the president (...)

Joanna Jordan is  pictured leaving the Four Courts where she is seeking to challenge the result of last month’s abortion referendum. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Minister for Health Simon Harris was not entitled to commit public monies to making contraception freely available as part of “a narrative for voting (...)

Musician Charles Byrne  leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after his  High Court action. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Government ministers do not have to meet standards of “legal accuracy” when campaigning in referendums and only an extreme situation might entitle the(...)

A man was secretly recorded threatening  his elderly mother, who has advanced dementia, and calling her names, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man was secretly recorded telling his elderly mother, who has advanced dementia, that he would “f***ing kick you hard” and describing her as “brain (...)

Ballaghaderreen solicitor Declan O’Callaghan has reimbursed “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

A solicitor who paid himself what an independent solicitor described as “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate has reimburse(...)

The boy was made a ward of court after his case over alleged negligence in the circumstances of his birth at the National Maternity Hospital in July 2010 settled last year. The case settled on the basis of an agreed liability finding of 70/30 in favour of the child.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

A severely disabled child with cerebral palsy has secured some €2.5m total payments so far under a settlement of proceedings over his birth at the Nat(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  casts his vote in the abortion referendum at Scoil Thomas, Castlenock,  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man seeking leave to challenge the result of the abortion referendum is to apply for orders requiring the State to provide him with the original and(...)

The man, aged in his sixties, objects to the HSE’s application to have him made a ward of court, which would mean the court decides what is in his best interests.

The president of the High Court will rule later whether a man with severe life long epilepsy who has been in a nursing home since early this year has (...)

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