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The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under a section of the Firearms Act.

The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: said a proposal to provide the woman with a dedicated key worker for eight hours weekly is not a solution.

The High Court has given the HSE until Friday to devise a better care plan for a vulnerable young woman than a “completely substandard” arrangement wh(...)

The judge ordered that the Nigerian passports, allegedly retained by solicitor Ashimedua Okonkwo since late 2017, be returned “forthwith”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A solicitor’s retention of the passports of a Nigerian woman and her teenage daughter, currently in emergency accommodation, in a dispute over €1,500 (...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January that it is entitled to appeal the referral and also disputed several of the High Court’s findings. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

The Supreme Court will rule by June 6th on Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commis(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice O’Donnell said, while this area was ‘particularly emotive’, it was important to separate the narrow legal issues which arise

The Supreme Court, by a three-to-two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution f(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A declaration by the Supreme Court that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) acted unlawfully towards former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins would have a (...)

Colette and Brenda Quinn, daughters of Sean Quinn, are part of a dispute between Mr Quinns’ five children and the IBRC, concerning loans of €2.34bn

The hearing of the long-running dispute between Sean Quinn’s five children and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) concerning loans of €2.34 bill(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien had claimed statements made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th, 2015, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Denis O’Brien’s appeal over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs. Any interfe(...)

Gardaí did not carry out a new investigation when a woman made a complaint as an adult in 2010 over  alleged child abuse, the High Court has heard.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gardaí did not carry out a new investigation when a woman, who is suing her father for allegedly sexually abusing her as a child and facilitating neig(...)

The woman does not meet the criteria for involuntary detention under the Mental Health Act

A “very vulnerable” young woman who is not mentally ill but has complex disorders and chaotic behaviour must remain detained in an acute psychiatric u(...)

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