A woman jailed for contempt of court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin house has denied that she wants a ‘free ride’ by remaining in the property. Image: iStock.

A woman jailed for contempt of court orders directing her to leave a €1 million south Dublin house has denied that she wants a “free ride” by remainin(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a rally in 2016 calling for the end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Under the Social Welfare Act, the mother of an Irish-citizen child living in direct provision cannot receive child benefit until she gets residence ri(...)

The child’s  mother sought child benefit in October 2015 but was refused until she got residency status in January 2016.

The Court of Appeal has found that provisions of the Social Welfare Act which prevented child benefit payments to an Irish citizen child living in dir(...)

Shane Ross  has frequently held up appointments because he wants to see new laws governing judicial appointments introduced. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is likely to propose appointments of new judges to the Court of Appeal in the coming weeks, following a highly u(...)

George Birmingham said he hoped judges would soon be appointed so the number of cases  taken out and rescheduled would be reduced.

The new President of the Court of Appeal has warned waiting times of at least 20 months for appeal hearings will get worse and more hearing dates for (...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan noted the English council had said it did not intend to return the children irrespective of the outcome of the appeal. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has been asked to grant an injunction preventing an English county council proceeding with adoption of a baby removed from Ireland(...)

Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A mother and her disabled daughter have appealed over the rejection of their challenge to a council’s refusal to provide them with a house closer to a(...)

A section of law under which 93 people are detained, including 15 in the Central Mental Hospital (above), has been declared unconstitutional Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A section of the mental health law under which 93 people are currently involuntarily detained, including 15 in the Central Mental Hospital, has been d(...)

The idea of suspending for a period a decision that one of our laws is unconstitutional is an innovation introduced by the Supreme Court last year, when it ruled on a case involving the right of asylum seekers to take up employment. File photograph: Getty Images

The Court of Appeal has decided the Mental Health Act 2001 is unconstitutional, but has suspended the finding for a period of six months to prevent it(...)

The court was told 78 patients were currently the subject of the long-term detention orders at issue while a further 15 patients in the Central Mental Hospital, above, would also be affected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has found a key provision of the Mental Health Act 2001 governing the long-term detention of up to 100 people in psychiatric insti(...)

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