Mr Justice William McKechnie speaking at the Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Ireland  conference at the Law Society, 2012.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A senior and widely respected Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice William McKechnie, has retired on the eve of his 70th birthday after a legal career span(...)

The Four Courts. The Supreme Court has a rejected a legal challenge to the State’s system for resolving workplace disputes.

The Supreme Court has a rejected a legal challenge that threw a constitutional question mark over the State’s system for resolving workplace disputes.(...)

 Checking the results following the passing of the children’s referendum, at the count centre at Dublin Castle in November 2012. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Attorney General’s counsel has told the Supreme Court the 2012 children’s referendum may have resulted in a “lower” bar for State intervention in (...)

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(...)

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