A new methodology had led the Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine to issue a closure order from November 2017 over a particular section of sea off the west coast. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine questions concerning an appeal by two fishermen over the way the fishin(...)

The couple and the woman’s child sought judicial review but the High Court’s Mr Justice Richard Humphreys ruled in 2018, inter alia, a marriage of convenience is a nullity at law for all purposes and no rights could arise from it.

A ministerial finding of a marriage of convenience can be relied on in later immigration proceedings but it does not make the marriage a “legal nullit(...)

Substitute consent allows developers ‘in exceptional circumstances’ to make a retrospectve application for a project that should have had an environmental impact assessment carried out before planning but did not. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has declared “substitute consent”, a form of retention permission in Irish planning law, inconsistent with the Environmental Impact (...)

A man from the Democratic Republic of Congo has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a decision he has no legal right to remain in Ireland. His partne(...)

A file image showing Celyn Eadon arriving at Swinford District Court where he was charged with the murder of his mother Noreen Kelly Eadon in 2011. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A man has won his Supreme Court appeal over his conviction for the murder of his mother in a “frenzied knife attack”. The DPP will now decide whethe(...)

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2m judgment granted against him arising from guarantees over unpaid loans to his building company.

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2 million judgment granted against him a(...)

Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2 million judgment granted against him a(...)

Jerry Beades, who lost an appeal against summary judgment by Ulster Bank for €3.5m in debt. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The Supreme Court has ruled Ulster Bank is entitled to €3.5 million summary judgment against businessman Jerry Beades over unpaid loans. A three-judg(...)

Dunnes Stores had argued the plastic bags in relation to which assessments were made were not subject to the levy

Dunnes Stores has lost its Supreme Court appeal concerning the validity of laws under which the Revenue Commissioners later raised tax assessments of (...)

The Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said it was ‘surely not too much to ask’ for the legislation to be clear on whether or not is applies retrospectively. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has ruled, by a four to one majority, that a 2014 law aimed at cutting the numbers jailed for unpaid fines has retrospective effect.(...)

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