Former special rapporteur on child protection Geoffrey Shannon was among the 12 solicitors to be granted ‘patents of precedence’ by the Government. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The former president of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly, and the former special rapporteur on child protection, Geoffrey Shannon, are among the lates(...)

Stuart Gilhooly, a former president of the Law Society: ‘On no Monday do I expect premiums to come down, no less this one.’

There is “not a hope” that insurance premiums will start coming down quickly following the introduction into force of new guidelines on personal injur(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny gestures on the touchline during the  World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The setback suffered by Stephen Kenny and his Irish team against Luxembourg on Saturday night at an empty Aviva stadium is set to be discussed by the (...)

A meeting of the council involving up to 160 judges to discuss the proposals   was adjourned to Saturday next in the face of judicial unease, it is understood. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A number of senior higher court judges have circulated memos to colleagues arguing against proposed guidelines that would lead to reductions in person(...)

Maria Bailey told a Sunday newspaper she wanted to ‘draw a line in the sand’ on the issue, insisting that she had been hurt in the incident and left with €7,000 worth of medical bills. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s now-dropped personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel caused “reputational h(...)

This week’s raids were in response to 20 suspect claims involving so-called “slips and trips” compensation, many of which were processed by repeat claimants using fake identities. File photograph: Getty

The Law Society has said it has never received a single complaint against a solicitor being knowingly involved in fraudulent personal injury claims. (...)

‘There is a claims culture. It’s all stacked against the insured, against the retailer.’

John Caulwell owns a busy Spar shop at 8 Upper O’Connell Street in Dublin. His difficulties with insurance costs began five years ago when someone sli(...)

A retired boxer walks into an osteopath’s clinic with persistent sinus infection and a repeat prescription for seemingly ineffective antibiotics. Afte(...)

Cian McCarthy from Midleton, Co Cork pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded damages on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A case in which a man was awarded €750,000 damages after being assaulted outside a shop will not set a major precedent, a personal injury specialist h(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said it is unlikely the burglar would have any success in his claim as the occupier of a property has no duty of care towards a trespasser.

The chairman of the Personal Injuries Commission, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said it is “horrific” that a shop keeper was asked to pay a €600 proc(...)

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