Mountjoy Prison. A pensioner is seeking damages for the time he spent in the prison. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A pensioner who won High Court orders for his release after being jailed over a failure to pay court-ordered instalments on a €5,000 judgment debt has(...)

Convicted murderer Dumbrell (42) is serving a life sentence imposed almost six years ago for the murder of Christopher Cawley. Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted murderer Warren Dumbrell has brought a High Court challenge over the conditions of his detention in a segregation unit in the Midlands Priso(...)

Prisoners on D1 wing also had to eat their meals in the cell which was akin to eating in ‘a not very nice toilet’.

The first of several test cases to decide if the State is liable for damages to more than 800 prisoners over “slopping out” has opened at the High Cou(...)

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court is continuing to experience fallout from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sent(...)

Staff working in Cloverhill say the number of mentally ill people being sent there by the courts is unprecedented. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two prisoners have brought legal challenges saying they must be freed following the High Court’s striking down earlier this week of the law allowing t(...)

Management of Regency Hotel claim bookings cancelled and business severely affected after shooting in February. Photograph: Chaney Collins

The Regency Hotel, where David Byrne was killed in February, has been suffering heavy financial losses since the shooting, the High Court has heard. (...)

A garda outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin  following the fatal shooting of David Byrne (34). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Regency Hotel, where David Byrne was killed in February, has been suffering heavy financial losses since the shooting, the High Court has heard. (...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry whose counsel told the High Court there had been a “sinister corrupting of the democratic process”. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A Fine Gael official has denied there was any “sinister corrupting” of the democratic process in relation to the party’s selection convention for Slig(...)

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own failed appeal against sentence

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own fa(...)

 A water meter at a house in Rathfarnham in Dublin. A water charges objector claims his constitutional right to protest has been breached by a District Court order requiring him to stay away from all Irish Water meter installers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A water charges objector claims his constitutional right to protest has been breached by a District Court order requiring him to stay away from all Ir(...)

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