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.(...)

The court heard that according to agreed facts for the appeal, Oliver  O’Sullivan (25) became infected with MRSA on September 20th 2005 during an operation at   Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.

A hospital has lost, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court appeal aimed at preventing a man suing it for damages over allegedly contracting a se(...)

In his Supreme Court judgment on Monday, Mr Justice O’Donnell said Kevin Tracey was entitled to have a separate hearing, the possibility of getting legal assistance and, if appropriate, legal aid before any possible punishment  for contempt. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A five judge Supreme Court has unanimously granted a man’s appeal over being jailed for a week for contempt by a District Court judge. The judgments (...)

Mr Justice McKechnie noted Mr Coleman had not appealed against the findings of the tribunal.

A solicitor who was struck off the roll of solicitors eight years ago over findings of professional misconduct was not given a fair hearing of the str(...)

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A prisoner who claimed another prisoner, a former garda, asked to be assaulted in an effort to be transferred to an open prison has lost his appeal ov(...)

Mr Justice William McKechnie  said issues arising from the appeal appeared to require ‘legislative reassessment’ of sections of the European Arrest Warrant 2003. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Lithuanian man whose extradition was frustrated after he twice refused to board a commercial flight due to take him back to Lithuania has won his Su(...)

The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has said legislation needs to be urgently enacted to address mounting difficulties with securing access to justice in the civil cour(...)

A file image of businessman Dermot Desmond. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has ruled that businessman Dermot Desmond cannot proceed with a legal action aimed at overturning court decisions rejecting his comp(...)

The Supreme Court has found the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) does not have jurisdiction to recognise the foreign adoption of a woman’s niece a(...)

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