The Department of Social Protection could be in breach of European law for retaining the historical data of 3.2m holders of the public service card (PSC) in an attempt to stop future welfare fraud.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
In January of 1994, RTÉ reporter Tommie Gorman was given a diagnosis that would change his life.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
The State's appeal against an important ruling in favour of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer will be heard in December.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
An environmental campaigner does not have any right under law to challenge a refusal for the College Green Civic Plaza plan in Dublin, the High Court has ruled.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
outlines the main compensations for EU air passengers whose flights are cancelled, delayed or impacted by other disruptions
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU to determine legal issues with potentially serious implications for the treatment of extradition requests from Germany and Lithuania.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
The European Commission is to bring Ireland back to the EU Court of Justice over issues connected to the Derrybrien windfarm, as well as seeking to impose almost €2m in fines.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
A data transfer case with potentially huge ramifications for EU trade with the US has been referred to Europe's highest court.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
Brexit negotiations will not proceed to haggling over a future UK-EU trading relationship by October as previously planned, the Slovenian prime minister has warned.
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest against widespread logging the government has ordered in the area.
Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May could have accidentally triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which allows member states to leave the EU, according to a legal challenge due to begin in the Irish High Court this month.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2017
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Apple has been ordered to pay back €13bn over its tax deal with the Republic of Ireland.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2016
UK consumers are preparing a £19bn (€22.5bn) class action lawsuit against MasterCard, almost two years after an EU court ruled the processing fees the company charged for cross-border transactions were unfair.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Coca-Cola’s latest bid to win EU trademark protection for a new version of its iconic bottle fell flat as judges said its curvaceous design wasn’t distinctive enough.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
The European Union is fuelling political disengagement by voters and driving the rise of extremist parties, Boris Johnson has warned.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
Residents’ permits for non- EU nationals living in Ireland must have biometric identifiers, the European Commission has ordered.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
The European Central Bank faces criticism over its denigration of employment and social rights during the ongoing austerity drive, says Europe Correspondent
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
Whistleblowers are still not protected in most EU institutions, more than a year after they were told they must introduce rules.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Mario Draghi can ‘do what it takes’ to save the eurozone, but must proceed with care while doing so.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
THE eurozone is like an elderly relative who takes suffers “turns” from time to time, and is rather poorly as a result, but somehow lives on to celebrate another Christmas.
Fri, 02 Jan, 2015
The Government is being taken to court for allowing yacht owners to avail of the same cheap fuel as fishing vessels.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Britain’s relations with the EU took another knock yesterday when its legal challenge to a limit on bankers’ bonuses was rejected by an adviser to the bloc’s top court.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
UK authorities are examining whether the country needs to apply an EU court ruling that could add hundreds of millions of pounds of taxes to banks and insurers.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
The European Union’s highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
Judge Iseult O’Malley, who has been dealing with a Permanent TSB shareholders’ challenge to the constitutionality of laws which permitted the bank’s €4bn recapitalisation by the State, is to seek a preliminary ruling on the law from the European Court of Justice.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Ireland is among the states making a submission to the European Court of Justice on the ECB’s outright monetary transactions programme, credited with halting the euro crisis but questioned by the German Constitutional Court.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
Fri, 16 May, 2014
The Court of Justice ruling raises questions over the future of online searches, says Maria Helen Murphy.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
When people start talking about their pension, you know that they are old, or else old before their time.
Tue, 31 Dec, 2013
Ireland could be brought before the European Court of Justice in relation to junior doctor working hours.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
The European Union’s highest court has dismissed an appeal from Fifa and Uefa and sided with member states that insist on keeping the World Cup and European football championships on free TV.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2013
The 90,000 householders yet to register their septic tank will be in the frontline of a new inspections regime announced yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013
The European Commission has launched an action plan for the online gambling market across the region and warned that if it does not achieve its objective, the EU will consider binding legislation.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2012
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt’s chocolate rabbits are devoid of any distinctive character and cannot be registered as a trademark in the EU, according to the Union’s top court.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
Ryanair today lost the latest round in its legal battle to avoid paying for hotels, meals and drinks for passengers disrupted by delayed flights during the Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
The European Commission is threatening to take Ireland and Greece to court over the hours worked by junior doctors.
Thu, 29 Sep, 2011
FRENCH judges may seek more time to decide on opening an inquiry into finance minister Christine Lagarde’s role in a 2008 arbitration payout, which could leave allegations of misconduct hanging over her bid to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Thu, 09 Jun, 2011
AN ESTIMATED 98% of all farm subsidy spending in Ireland in 2010 is being kept secret, according to the farmsubsidy.org team of journalists, transparency activists and computer programmers.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
The European Commission is asking Ireland to comply with a 2005 ruling by the EU's Court of Justice regarding waste disposal, it emerged today.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
NON-taxable persons and entities such as holding companies should not be included in VAT groupings, the European Commission says.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2010