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 (...)

The High Court will on June 26th hear three legal challenges to the abortion referendum result. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the High Court has fixed June 26th for hearing three separate applications for permission to challenge the result of the referendum o(...)

The ODCE wants inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach at INM. Photograph: Frank Miller

The president of the High Court has fixed July 10th to hear the State corporate watchdog’s application to have inspectors appointed to investigate an (...)

The matter will  return next Monday before the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three separate applications have been initiated seeking permission to bring petitions challenging the result of the referendum to repeal the Eighth am(...)

The papers the Central Bank is seeking include the ODCE’s concerns that INM’s former chairman, Leslie Buckley, may have shared “inside information” with its biggest shareholder, Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent News & Media (INM) is considering its next step after the High Court dismissed its attempt to prevent the Office of the Director of Co(...)

Separately, INM has launched a legal action against its former chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The High Court will rule on Friday on the challenge by Independent News & Media aimed at preventing the State’s corporate watchdog proceeding with(...)

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