Case archive



High Court: Application for costs on 'solicitor and client' basis refused

A group of companies seeking costs on the “solicitor and client” basis have had their application refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 22 January 2020

High Court: Man loses claim against motorist who accused him of deliberately causing accident

A man who brought personal injuries proceedings against a motorist who drove into the back of his vehicle has lost a claim for aggravated damages which he said were necessary to show the Court’s disapproval for the conduct of the defence.

High Court in Ireland — 21 January 2020

High Court: Surrender of man convicted in absentia cannot be ordered unless it is 'unequivocally established' trial date was known

An application for the surrender of a man sought by Romania under a European Arrest Warrant has been refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 20 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Two of eight people charged with causing the death of Christopher Meli given custodial sentences

Two of eight people who pleaded guilty to offences linked to the death of a 20-year-old man in 2015 have been given custodial sentences in Belfast Crown Court.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 17 January 2020

High Court: Judgment mortgage registered against debtor did not affect interest of joint tenant

The registration of a judgment against a debtor’s interest in lands did not affect the interest of his father who was a joint tenant, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 16 January 2020

High Court: Terms of recognisance in breach of Criminal Procedure Act did not deprive District Court of jurisdiction

The fact that the remand period in a recognisance exceeded 30 days, in breach of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, did not deprive the District Court of substantive jurisdiction, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 15 January 2020

High Court: Girl granted order rejecting €21K damages assessment made by PIAB

A girl who initially accepted a €21,000 damages assessment from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident has been granted an order rejecting this assessment and a declaration that the PIAB can authorise legal proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 14 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Murderer must serve a minimum of 16 years and six months

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a retired teacher in Crumlin in 2018 must serve a minimum sentence of 16 years and six months before being considered for release on licence.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 24 December 2019

Supreme Court: Man loses appeal against conviction for raping his niece in the 1970s

A man who was found guilty on charges of rape and indecent assault in 2016, for offences which occurred in the 1970s, has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 23 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Direct Provision company loses appeal against order to provide €150k security for litigation costs

A company established for the purpose of running a Direct Provision centre has lost an appeal against an order to provide security for costs in its action against a hotel owner in Wexford.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 20 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Former Killybegs harbour master loses appeal in challenge to his dismissal

The former harbour master at Killybegs has lost his appeal challenging the Government’s decision to dismiss him from his post in 2009.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 December 2019

High Court: Cyclist whose foot was broken in Dublin collision awarded €20,000

A cyclist who suffered a broken foot when a motorist drove over his foot at a junction has been awarded €20,640 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 18 December 2019

Part-time judges prevail in pension case at Supreme Court

Four part-time judges have succeeded against the Ministry of Justice in an appeal to the Supreme Court over their rights to a pension.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 18 December 2019

Supreme Court: Decision to grant planning permission for Cork wind farm quashed

Planning permission for eleven wind turbines in Cork, granted by An Bord Pleanála, has been quashed in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 17 December 2019

High Court: Man awarded €500 in defamation claim against Luas operators

A man who was ordered to get off the Luas despite having a valid ticket has been awarded €500 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 16 December 2019