The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has said legislation needs to be urgently enacted to address mounting difficulties with securing access to justice in the civil cour(...)

Mr Sheehan claimed Breccia “took advantage” by buying loans obtained by him to purchase shares in the Blackrock Clinic for the purpose of now trying to acquire his shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Court of Appeal has ruled that two shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic are entitled to redeem their loans taken out to invest in the facilit(...)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice over findings concerning his obligations to consider the marital family rights of Irish citizens and their non-EEA spouses. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice over significant findings concerning his obligations to consider the marital (...)

 Michael Fingleton, former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, attending the Central Bank Inquiry, Black Hall Place, in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton has lost his appeal arguing he cannot lawfully be subject to a Central Ban(...)

Denis O’Brien pictured at an event in  UCD in April, 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s appeal against the dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State, over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about h(...)

ESB: Under a new unbundling system, the ESB retains ownership of transmission and distribution systems but is no longer responsible for their operation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ESB has won its Supreme Court appeal over a significant finding that a procedure, under which the board served a notice to enter private lands to (...)

Ian Bailey launching his book of poetry in the Hot Press tent at Electric Picnic last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ian Bailey has lost his appeal over orders requiring him to pay the substantial legal costs, estimated at between €2 million and €5 million, of his f(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Court of Appeal has overturned its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action for damages over the conduct of the Garda in(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke is presiding over the appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a “seminal” difference between a child and an unborn, the Supreme Court has heard. Mary O’Toole SC, for the State, argued that voters did n(...)

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(...)

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