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Solicitor  Gillian O’Connor with Deirdre and Adrian Molloy outside the High Court on Wednesday after Oran Molloy settled his birth injury case for € 30 million. Photograph: Collins Courts

The HSE’s agreement to a record €30 million birth injury settlement for a teenage boy with cerebral palsy is likely to spark demand for higher settlem(...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott, who manages the Central Criminal Court list, has expressed concern about the lack of judges available to him to run trials.

An announcement by government of additional judges for the High Court is expected within the next two weeks as frustration in legal circles mounts ove(...)

An X-ray image of a fractured wrist. The guidelines on personal injury awards were welcomed by the insurance industry, although some campaigners for lower awards maintained they did not go far enough. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Senior judges are facing a major dilemma caused by a rising number of constitutional challenges to judge-approved guidelines slashing damages awards f(...)

The guidelines are expected to impact most on High Court personal injuries litigation, where awards and legal costs are highest, but the fact they set clear brackets for specific injuries should lead to more settlements and less litigation in all courts. Photograph: Getty Images

“When lawyers say the cuts are ‘savage’, and business and insurance reform campaigners say they don’t go far enough, the cuts might be just about righ(...)

A vote on whether to accept the new guidelines for personal injuries awards in the courts is now expected to take place next Saturday among all judges. Photograph: iStock

A committee of senior judges has declined to make any changes to proposed guidelines for personal injuries awards in the courts, despite concerns rais(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with then attorney general Séamus Woulfe at an event in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The decision of Chief Justice Frank Clarke on Monday to publish some of his correspondence with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe over the Golfgate controversy(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The content of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s interview on September 8th by retired chief justice Susan Denham, has emerged as the key issue in the crisis(...)

The Government will now have to devise a new climate plan after the ruling.

The Supreme Court has overturned the Government’s “excessively vague and aspirational” plan to combat climate change. A seven- judge court ruled the(...)

Senators will argue on Wednesday that there is no constitutional impediment to the summoning of a Seanad  with 49, rather than 60, members. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If Green Party members end up rejecting the programme for government, there are two immediate possibilities this weekend: either a government is cobbl(...)

 The Supreme Court is sitting in  the dining hall at the King’s Inns on Constitution Hill Dublin 7.  Photograph:  Collins Courts

A seven-judge Supreme Court will give judgment on a later date on an appeal concerning the adequacy of a national plan to reduce rising greenhouse gas(...)

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