Case archive



High Court: Galway Clinic succeeds in application to dismiss proceedings over board decision

The High Court has granted the pre-trial application of Galway Clinic, a private hospital, to dismiss proceedings related to a 2017 majority decision by its board to build a new €17 million medical facility which did not proceed to construction.

High Court in Ireland — 3 July 2020

High Court: Seanad cannot sit without Taoiseach’s nominees

The High Court has ruled that the Seanad can only meet after all 60 members have been elected or nominated. The Seanad is comprised of 49 elected members and eleven members have been nominated by a new Taoiseach.

High Court in Ireland — 30 June 2020

Court of Appeal: Sentence appeal allowed on indecent assault case

The Court of Appeal has partially allowed an appeal, with regard to sentence, of a man who sexually abused two of his sisters.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 26 June 2020

Court of Appeal: Garda’s Disclosures Tribunal appeal rejected

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal taken by a garda criticised by the Disclosures Tribunal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 24 June 2020

Court of Appeal: Ombudsman overstepped mark but public statement upheld

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that comments made by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in his public statement about the Loughinisland massacre “overstepped the mark” by amounting to findings that members of the police force had committed criminal offences.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 19 June 2020

High Court: Disability employment claim remitted to the Labour Court

The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS).

High Court in Ireland — 16 June 2020

Supreme Court: Central Mental Hospital's clinical director failed in statutory duty

The Supreme Court has granted declaratory reliefs to a woman who claimed that her constitutional and ECHR rights were breached when the clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital declined to facilitate variations to the conditions of her release.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 9 June 2020

Supreme Court: Minister’s appeal on Citizens Directive Regulations upheld

The Supreme Court has held that the High Court erred in granting certiorari of the Minister for Justice’s refusal of an application for liberty to enter and remain in the State.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 June 2020

High Court: Juvenile prosecutorial delay application denied

The High Court has denied an application to restrain the further prosecution of criminal charges pending against an applicant, in circumstances where he was a minor at the time of the alleged offences, on the basis of prosecutorial delay.

High Court in Ireland — 2 June 2020

High Court: Application for order compelling further and better particulars in JR refused

The High Court has refused an application to compel the furnishing of further and better particulars.

High Court in Ireland — 29 May 2020

High Court: State non-parties must make discovery in defamation case

The High Court has ordered that State non-parties must make discovery of documents to a defendant in a defamation suit.

High Court in Ireland — 26 May 2020

High Court: Hague Convention return of a child refused

The High Court has refused the return of a child pursuant to Hague Convention on the grounds that it would place the child in an intolerable situation.

High Court in Ireland — 22 May 2020

High Court: Solicitors' insurers may pursue proceedings despite strike out order following settlement

The High Court has held that Solicitors Mutual Defence Fund Limited is entitled to re-enter proceedings for judgment of €4.9 million it alleges are outstanding pursuant to a 2011 settlement with Bloxham Stockbrokers.

High Court in Ireland — 19 May 2020

Supreme Court: Judges dismiss appeal of man held in CMH who sought conditional release

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder who was subsequently transferred to the Central Mental Hospital (CMH).

Supreme Court in Ireland — 15 May 2020

High Court: Three brothers refused bail for witness intimidation risk

The High Court has denied bail to three brothers after finding that there is a risk that they would interfere with a witness if released.

High Court in Ireland — 12 May 2020