Minister for Justice Helen McEntee informed the Justice Committee of the change to the personal injuries guidelines in a letter sent on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New rules to set out the level of damages the courts can award for personal injuries will be introduced three months earlier than planned, according t(...)

The woman, who has a personality and medical disorder and other difficulties, has been assessed as not having a psychiatric disorder under the Mental Health Act. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A ruling on an application to lift detention orders for a traumatised young woman, whose expressed desire to kill her mother and harm women is taken v(...)

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme involved women who developed cervical cancer, after which an audit of their earlier tests was carried out and revealed discordant results. Photograph: Getty

Two of the three judges, including the chair, who were to sit on the three-person CervicalCheck Tribunal, will not now be taking up their positions, i(...)

A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was ‘grossly excessive’, the Court of Appeal has ruled. File photograph: Getty Images

A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was “grossly excessive” and should be halved, th(...)