Occupational therapists have criticised changes to an assessment of need for children under disability legislation, just as a High Court judgement will compel the HSE to deliver outstanding assessments within six weeks for two families who challenged the former system.
A homeless mother who successfully fought an attempt to take her newborn baby into care is entitled to her legal costs after her lawyers had to work for her for free because the State's legal aid system had reached its quota in the month she applied.
A girl with “significant” special needs born in Ireland after her Nigerian mother claimed she fled here due to fears her unborn child might suffer female genital mutilation or human sacrifice has overturned the rejection of her refugee status.
Businessman Owen O'Callaghan is one of a group of individuals and firms that today secured leave from the High Court to challenge the Mahon Tribunal's refusal to furnish them with any draft findings that relate to them contained in the tribunal of inquiry's report.
SENIOR Allied Irish Bank manager Michael O’Farrell told the Mahon Tribunal yesterday he had no recollection of Cork-based developer Owen O’Callaghan announcing at a board meeting that he had it from “the horse’s mouth” a rival shopping centre would get no tax breaks.
THE widow of TD Liam Lawlor is to ask the High Court to determine what effect his death has had on legal proceedings in which the Mahon planning tribunal is seeking orders relating to the couple’s home and lands in Lucan, Co Dublin, to satisfy debts of €575,000 in legal costs.
POCKETING a bulky envelope given by an English businessman before a Manchester United match in May 1994, former Fianna Fáil chief fundraiser Des Richardson discovered next day it contained $10,000 (€6,750) cash, the Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday.