Why the Bar Council is not joining today’s protest by criminal barristers
Criminal barristers will once again down tools in a protest over stagnant fees today. Despite this week's unprecedented announcement in support of strike action in the autumn, representative body the Bar Council is not fully on board with all the practitioners' demands.
“A blackballing diktat”: Defamation claims and the “collateral damage” of McKillen’s royal fallout
Ronnie Delany's defamation claims against the exclusive Maybourne Hotels group and its Qatari royal owners sits in a wider tangled web involving developer Paddy McKillen and his billion pound dispute with the Al Thanis.
“Market implosion, falling valuations”: Wirecard, the Dublin fintech, and the legal fallout from a €9m takeover
When Wirecard went bust, a Dublin-based fintech was born, founded on the distressed assets of the German payments processor. Now the VC-backed NomuPay is being sued for millions by a New Zealand company for alleged breach of contract.
Loss, upheaval and uncertain times: Inside the Cosgrave Group
For 40 years, the Cosgrave brothers worked collaboratively to build a real estate and business empire. Unlike many of their peers they walked out the front door of Nama in 2020. But shifting markets, refinancing and the deaths of brothers Joe and Peter have brought new tensions to the group.
Bord Gais theatre and iPut take court action over Crosbie’s retail kiosks
A judicial review has been lodged against Dublin City Council's decision to grant permission to change two metal structures in Grand Canal Square into a florist and coffee dock. The proposed kiosks were submitted by Fastwell, a firm owned by Rita Crosbie, wife of developer Harry Crosbie.
The tender spot: A €23m legal row raises the spectre of the low-ball bid
When a BAM-led team scooped a multi-million euro tender to refit public lighting, their rivals claimed the winning bid contained "grossly abnormal figures" and should have been disqualified. The court case goes to the heart of this controversial aspect of procurement.