File picture of the Supreme Court. The court, by a majority ruling of four to one, has decided that champerty, or litigation financing, is not legal in this jurisdiction. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has invited the Oireachtas to consider the citizen’s constitutional right of access to the courts in the context of the Persona case(...)

Persona, once a consortium of Irish and foreign entities, is now owned by Irish businessmen Tony Boyle (pictured) and Michael McGinley.

The decision of the High Court last week to allow Denis O’Brien’s application to be joined as a defendant to the case being taken against the S(...)

Michael Lowry: was minister for communications at the time the licence was awarded. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former minister for communications Michael Lowry may seek to be joined with the State as a defendant in the case in which Persona, the entity that cam(...)

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.

An application by billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien to be joined as a defendant to a multimillion euro legal action arising from the award of the (...)

An application by businessman Denis O’Brien to be added as a defendant to a multi-million euro legal action against the State will be heard in the Hig(...)

Denis O’Brien: bid to be joined to Persona case to be heard next month

An application by billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien to be added as a defendant to a multimillion euro legal action against the State will be heard(...)

Denis O’Brien says he wants to defend the Persona case alongside the State, even though the consortium is not seeking to sue him, because the group is claiming the licence was awarded to his company as a result of deceit and dishonesty. Photograph: David Sleator

Denis O’Brien’s bid to be joined as a defendant to a multimillion-euro legal action against the State is likely to be adjourned when it comes before t(...)