The judge awarded Helen Richardson general damages of €1,750 in addition to his order for the fitting of a new kitchen for her.

A judge, who described as a complete shambles an €8,000 kitchen a woman had installed in her home, has told a Co Dublin company to replace it and pay (...)

The process will closely follow the process used to appoint Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr Justice Frank Clarke in 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

The process to appoint new presidents of the Circuit and District Courts has been initiated by the Government. It will be modelled on proposed refor(...)

Judge Rosemary Horgan, president of the District Court, and Judge Raymond Groarke, president of the Circuit Court, are due to step down in 2019 as their seven-year terms come to an end. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should “demystify a system cloaked in opacity” and use a transparent process for filling two judicial posts due to become vacant next y(...)

Simon Sweeney was driving his family along the M9 motorway in Co Kilkenny when the incident happened. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three brothers who were injured when a wheel came off an SUV on a motorway have been awarded €85,000 damages between them. Barrister John Nolan told (...)

Darren Carroll suffered an ‘extensive horizontal laceration across his right knee joint’ when he was injured during soccer training.

A middle-aged soccer player, who gashed his knee while training on an all-weather pitch, has settled a €38,000 damages claim against his club, Darndal(...)

Medical reports revealed that David Tyrrell had suffered a deformity which was obvious at conversational distance. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A schoolboy who suffered a severe crush injury to the tip of his left ring finger has accepted a €35,000 damages settlement against his school. Ivan (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “Vested interests rarely if ever welcome reform in their own area.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has rejected criticism by senior members of the judiciary to the proposed new appointments system, claiming they wan(...)

The usual channel of communication between the Four Courts and Merrion Street is the Association of Judges of Ireland

The first striking thing about the letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar from the heads of the five courts is that it exists in the first place. Sent in la(...)

The letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was signed by former chief justice Susan Denham, as well as the presidents of the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Courts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior judges told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in an “unprecedented” letter that controversial reforms championed by Minister for Transp(...)

Sabina Bilyte, the mother of Nojus Baltrimus,  leaves Dublin’s Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

An 11-year-old boy who caught his leg on a screw in a water tank during a game of hide-and-seek in public gardens has been awarded €44,000 damages aga(...)

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