Road safety group Parc said ‘penalty points and fixed charges are a proven deterrent but if they cannot be effectively followed through in the courts, they waste Garda time and undermine public confidence in our legislature’.

The Minister for Transport has decided not to appeal a High Court ruling that found that an aspect of road traffic law was unconstitutional. The deci(...)

Mr Justice Birmingham said the court had been persuaded that the failure to further reduce the sentence below 12 months was an error.

A Wexford commerce student jailed for careless driving causing serious bodily harm to a woman walking her dogs on a country road has had her sentence (...)

Bula Mines co-founder and director Michael Wymes pictured at the High Court in 1999 during protracted litigation over the failure of the  mine. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

A co-founder of the collapsed Bula mine in Co Meath has lost an appeal to allow him challenge a decision adjudicating him bankrupt over the non-paymen(...)

The judge said Danske bank appointed a receiver over the assets of the company, including the premises known as Dagwelds Bar & Restaurant in Graigues, Co Kildare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A couple have lost their appeal over a finding Danske Bank was entitled to summary judgment for some €1.36 million against them under a company loan g(...)

Court of Appeal has rejected a pre-trial appeal by Protégé International Group (Cyprus) Ltd and Avalon International Management Inc over costs security for their High Court case.

Two companies involved in bottling and distributing international spirits brands must provide €1 million security for legal costs in their action alle(...)

Property developer Michael O’Flynn, pictured leaving the Four Courts last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by Patrick Cox and others against a ruling that they cannot get access to documents held by companies li(...)

Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision that an aspect of the fixed charge notice system is unc(...)

An initial fixed-charge notice for driving while holding a mobile phone can be settled with the payment of €60 within 28 days. If paid within 28-56 days, the charge is €90. After 56 days, a summons is issued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road traffic prosecutions are being “thrown out across the country”, a legal source said on Wednesday, because of a finding that part of the fixed-cha(...)

The European Court of Justice will, for the first time since Ireland joined the EU in 1973, hear a case conducted in Irish.

The European Court of Justice will, for the first time since Ireland joined the EU in 1973, hear a case conducted in Irish. The High Court’s Ms Justi(...)

 A solicitor said the only way to sort the matter out would be to serve fixed-penalty notices in such a way as delivery was fully recorded. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Prosecutions for road traffic offences where fixed-penalty notices were not paid and the defendants say that they did not receive the notice are expec(...)

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