Appeals against the €1m plus damages awards made to dozens of Portuguese workers who claimed they lived in terrible conditions when they were building a section of the N7 motorway have been struck out by the Court of Appeal.
The Superior Courts recognise that recent challenges to the interpretation of drink driving legislation contain many arguments that have the appearance of being "cynical", according to a senior judge.
The State Examinations Commission and the Minister for Education and Skills have succeeded in their limited appeals against parts of a High Court decision allowing student Rebecca Carter to take up a place at veterinary medicine at UCD.
Lawyers for a man found floating in the ocean next to 65 bales of cocaine have told the Court of Appeal that their client was a “bungling stevedore” in one of Ireland largest ever drugs hauls, rather than a “lieutenant”.
The Court of Appeal will rule later on an appeal by Kenmare Resources over a €10m libel award, the highest in the history of the State, to its former deputy chairman Donal Kinsella over a press release issued by the firm.
A mother and her disabled daughter have urged the Court of Appeal to overturn a High Court decision refusing to quash a local authority's refusal to provide them with house closer to a hospital the daughter attends for treatment.
The Minister for Health and Children's "intransigence" over document disclosure is delaying efforts to get on with the first of a number of cases in which a woman claims she developed a sleep disorder as a result of getting the swine flu vaccine, the High Court heard.
A debtor cannot seek a court review of a rejection of their proposed personal insolvency arrangement because the law requires any such review must be applied for by their Personal Insolvency Practitioner, the High Court has ruled.
A dispute over the entitlement of the wife of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick to an interest in "substantial" assets held in his sole name will be heard at the High Court next year.