Philip O’Leary, managing partner of Cork law firm FitzGerald Legal & Advisory, has been appointed as a board member to the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB), funded by Ireland’s five main retail banks with the aim of rebuilding trust in the sector.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
A woman serving life for murder has had her conviction quashed after the Court of Appeal found her jury should have been allowed consider whether she had been provoked by her late partner before killing him.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Dr Margot Bolster, the Assistant State Pathologist, gave evidence that the cause of death was mechanical asphyxia, associated positional asphyxia and hypoxia or lack of oxygen due to being trapped inside the chute.
Tue, 20 Feb, 2018
A retired priest jailed for indecently assaulting a schoolboy in the 1970s has had his conviction quashed over a trial judge's decision not to warn the jury about the dangers of convicting in the absence of corroboration.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
A woman jailed for stealing more than €270,000 from a firm of solicitors she worked for has lost an appeal against sentence, with the Court of Appeal viewing her 18-month jail term as “lenient”.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
A High Court judge probably should not have warned key witness Marie Farrell about perjury in front of the jury hearing Ian Bailey’s damages case but it was a “harmless error”, the State has told the Court of Appeal.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
A High Court judge “unfairly disparaged” Marie Farrell, a key witness for Ian Bailey, during Mr Bailey’s civil case for damages against the Garda commissioner and State, the Court of Appeal has been told.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
The Court of Appeal will rule at a later date, on an appeal by Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas, against a High Court ruling allowing a pre-trial hearing which could lead to large parts, and perhaps all, of her action for damages being struck out.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
Michael Lowry has said his legal team is already preparing an appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the independent TD’s challenge to the Moriarty Tribunal’s decision to only award him one third of his legal costs.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
An appeal by the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) against a High Court ruling that it must pay out on outstanding claims following the collapse of the Setanta Insurance Company two years ago has opened before the Court of Appeal.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
The judge who presided over Ian Bailey’s failed action for damages against the State over the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has refused an application by Mr Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas to refrain from deciding further matters in her action.
Thu, 05 Nov, 2015