The Court of Appeal has upheld a miscarriage of justice finding in the case of a father who spent 16 years in prison before he was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of his infant son. Mr Justice George Birmingham, president of the three-judge court, said Yusuf Ali Abdi, 48, "shoul
A county sheriff in Co Monaghan has brought a High Court challenge against legislation requiring him to retire when he turns 70 next May. Castleblayney-based sheriff Seamus Mallon, who is a qualified solicitor, was appointed as a sheriff under the Courts Officers Act 1945 in 1987.
Three security companies have brought a High Court challenge aimed at setting aside a ministerial order that would see many working in the industry receive increased pay. The action is over the State's intention to bring in a new employment regulation order for the security industry, which was appro
A barrister has complained that the presiding judge in the trial of four men accused of abducting businessman Kevin Lunney is "rubbishing" an important part of the defence case and was "dismissive and contemptuous" in his tone. Michael O'Higgins SC was cross-examining fingerprint expert Detective Ga
The hearing to determine what losses four publicans who won test actions against FBD's failure to pay out on business disruption claims caused by Covid-19 are entitled to has opened before the High Court. The actions have been taken by Aberken, trading as Sinnott's Bar; Hyper Trust Ltd, trading as T
A convicted rapist has been found guilty of making death threats to the barristers who prosecuted him and harassing others involved in his 2013 trial, including his victim. Michael Murray, 50, had pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill Dominic McGinn SC and his colleague Tony McGillicuddy BL.
A woman who wants to bring family law proceedings against her allegedly violent former partner has settled her High Court challenge over the Legal Aid Board's refusal to fund her action. The mother-of-two, who is reliant on social welfare payments, had claimed that her application for legal aid was
A man who was attacked inside the public foyer of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday had to be taken to hospital for head injuries. Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating the incident, which took place next to the District Courts area on the ground floor lobby of th
The High Court has approved a personal insolvency arrangement (PIA) that will see a 54-year-old woman continue to make mortgage repayments on her family home until she is 90 years of age. Mr Justice Mark Sanfey approved the PIA in respect of Esther Kirwan from Moycarkey, Thurles, Co Tipperary, in wh
A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term next week. Herbert Kilcline, 60, told gardaí after the fraud came to light that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been
A Circuit Court judge has said he will start handing down indicative sentences which will be formally given at a later date due to ongoing industrial action by prison officers. A number of sentences due to be dealt with at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday morning had to be adjourned after pri
Legal history was made yesterday morning when the first criminal trial to take place in Croke Park opened before a jury.
FBD Insurance does not intend to appeal a landmark High Court ruling that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a judgment earlier this month, Mr Justice Denis McDonald said that the proper interpretation of FBD's
A former solicitor facing €1.2 million fraud charges will face trial in 2023. Michael Small, 54, is accused of multiple counts of theft, deception and accounting offences, alleged to have taken place over a two-year period while he was in practice as a solicitor in Limerick.
The High Court has ruled that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated by insurer FBD for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a landmark decision, the outcome of which affects claims made by some 1,000 Irish pubs and restaurants, Mr Justice Denis McDonald