Mr Justice Michael Peart: retirement. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The Government has approved the appointment of seven new judges to the Court of Appeal. Six of the judges are to be appointed immediately and the sev(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook at an event to unveil the iPhone 11. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The European Commission’s case that Apple received €13 billion of illegal tax aid from Ireland is “fundamentally flawed”, “confused and inconsistent”,(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Union’s second-highest court, the General Court in Luxembourg, is set to hear arguments on Monday and Tuesday from legal teams represent(...)

The European Commission found in 2016 that the State had granted state aid to Apple worth up to €13 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

The State has to date paid more than €4.5 million in legal fees relating to its battle with the European Commission over its €13 billion ruling on sta(...)

Journalist Sam Smyth, one of the “INM 19”, arrives at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, yesterday wryly mused that he would have to “pour a quart into a pint pot”, he was complaini(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

The seven-judge court’s decision on the appeal, which opens on February 21st, may affect the wording of this summer’s referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment

A team of six barristers – five women and one man – will represent the State in this month’s Supreme Court appeal potentially involving the courts’ (...)

 A spokesman for the Department of Finance said:  “As it is and will continue to be an important issue for the State, it will continue to be appropriately resourced.” Photograph: Reuters

The costs involved in fighting the case for Ireland to take up to €15 billion in tax from Apple have now risen above €4.6 million. Legal bills, (...)

An Irish researcher based at the University of Limerick will lead a project to cut the carbon footprint of the production of carbon fibre materials by(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence on December 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien sat in the witness box of Court 29 on Thursday and cast himself as Citizen Denis, champion of the people’s rights. But it was the actua(...)

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