The State and Referendum Commission are entitled to their legal costs, estimated at more than €200,000, of successfully opposing two separate bids to challenge the abortion referendum result, the President of the High Court has ruled.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2018
The President of the High Court has approved arrangements governing access to documents to be used for an application by the State’s corporate watchdog for appointment of inspectors to Independent News and Media plc.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
An intellectually disabled young man detained in hospital since November due to concerns about the serious effects of his persistent failure to take necessary medication is to be discharged into the community with supports.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018
A High Court judge has imposed litigation restrictions on a woman and her non-professional advisor over their involvement in multiple actions that amounted to "an abuse of process upon an abuse of process" concerning a Midlands farm.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
A young woman with mental health issues who has spent two years on an acute psychiatric hospital ward is fit for discharge into supported accommodation in the community, but there is no place for her, the High Court has heard.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
A teenage girl with severe anorexia who is still being tube-fed 10 months after being moved to a specialist eating disorder unit in the UK has written directly to the President of the High Court appealing to be let return home to Ireland for a visit.
Mon, 09 Oct, 2017
The health minister must urgently devise an “administrative solution” to a problem confronting the commission investigating the treatment of the intellectually disabled woman known as Grace, lawyers for the commission have told the High Court.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
The Government is to press ahead with controversial reforms of the judicial appointments system despite an unprecedented warning from the country’s top judges that the move will have “serious implications for the administration of justice”.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
The Dáil Public Accounts Committee must pay two-thirds of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins’ costs of her failed case over its conduct of hearings, concerning public monies paid to the Rehab group, the High Court has ruled.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
The President of the High Court today said it was "really shameful" legislation has not yet been introduced for a system of periodic payments for the catastrophically injured who settle their medical negligence actions.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
The State is opposing an application by lawyers for the hooded men for their legal costs over a case they brought to the High Court in a bid to compel the Government to seek a revision from the European Court of Human Rights of its findings over their internment in the 1970s.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Michael McKevitt — who is serving a 20-year sentence for directing terrorism and membership of the Real IRA — is entitled to immediate release arising from recent legal rulings concerning remission rights, the High Court has been told.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2014
A woman rearing her family on a widow’s pension since her husband was killed in a workplace accident 14 years ago has failed in a bid to have a €795,000 damages award paid out to her under the State-backed Insurance Compensation Fund.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
The President of the High Court has said it should not be "impossible" for financial organisations to show "empathy and understanding" in situations such as where a man diagnosed with heart disease got no payment from his insurer, despite having critical illness cover for conditions including heart attack and stroke.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014
Lawyers for Ian Bailey have gone to the High Court in a bid to make the gardaí and State hand over documents which, they contend, support claims of malice against Mr Bailey in the Garda probe into the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
Society’s interest in disco-uraging suicide does not justify the State’s blanket ban on assisted suicide in the case of a terminally ill woman who wants to die at a time of her choosing but is unable to take her own life, the High Court was told yesterday.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012
The High Court has today dismissed a challenge brought by two community group to the HSE's planned closure of an in-patient psychiatric unit at South Tipperary General Hospital, with the patients being transferred to Kilkenny.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012