Case archive



High Court: Man held in lawful custody despite detour to family court

The High Court has held that a man was held in lawful custody despite a detour to another court.

High Court in Ireland — 23 October 2020

Supreme Court: Udarás Úchtála cannot lawfully refuse adoption

The Supreme Court has held that Udarás Úchtála, the Adoption Authority, cannot lawfully refuse to register the separate Mexican adoptions of two young children in the Register of Intercountry Adoptions (the Register).

Supreme Court in Ireland — 22 October 2020

High Court: Solicitor guilty of professional misconduct in relation to barrister’s fees

The High Court, on appeal from the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal, has held that a solicitor was guilty of professional misconduct for failing to use his best endeavours to recover a barrister’s fees in a large number of cases.

High Court in Ireland — 21 October 2020

High Court: Historic sex abuse allegation decision quashed

The High Court has quashed a decision by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (CFA), reaching a “provisional conclusion” that a man had engaged in sexual acts with a child in its review of historic sex abuse allegations.

High Court in Ireland — 20 October 2020

Supreme Court: No right to enter State, and High Court judge criticised

In an international protection appeal, the Supreme Court has held that there is no express right to enter the State for the purposes of making an application, save where the person is at its frontiers.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 19 October 2020

Supreme Court: Current citizenship revocation regime unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has held that the current statutory procedure for the revocation of naturalised citizenship is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 16 October 2020

High Court: Court gives reasons to join AG and not send CJEU Reference

The High Court, in a reasoned judgment following on from an earlier order, set out reasons for the joining of the Attorney General in judicial review proceedings, and for not sending an Art.267 Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

High Court in Ireland — 15 October 2020

High Court: Adoption application granted without natural father's input

The High Court has granted an adoption order without the input of the natural father in circumstances where he did not have a relationship with the child, and where he had not responded to the adoption proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 12 October 2020

High Court: Surrender of Ian Bailey to France over 1996 murder refused

The High Court has refused the surrender of Ian Bailey pursuant to a French EAW.

High Court in Ireland — 14 October 2020

Court of Appeal: Bula Mines co-founder must pay costs

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the co-founder of Bula Mine, who failed in his bankruptcy appeal, must pay costs.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 13 October 2020

High Court: Collector-General entitled to VAT judgment

The Collector-General of the Revenue Commissioners has been successful in a case for the recovery of €1.7 million in VAT due and owing against a man who sought discovery of the documentation on which Revenue was relying.

High Court in Ireland — 9 October 2020

High Court: Fitness to Practise report quashed

A psychiatric nurse, identified only as T, has successfully challenged a Fitness to Practise report. The matter has been remitted to the Committee.

High Court in Ireland — 8 October 2020

High Court: Downstreaming JR application dismissed

Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with Lord Justice Treacy and Mr Justice Huddleston as the Divisional Court of the High Court of Justice of Northern Ireland, has dismissed an application for judicial review arising out of the ‘downstream monitoring’ of police interviews.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 7 October 2020

High Court: Ward not entitled to costs order against HSE

The High Court has held that a ward is not entitled to a costs order against the Health Service Executive (HSE).

High Court in Ireland — 6 October 2020

High Court: Ryanair loses Covid-19 guidelines challenge

Ryanair DAC has lost judicial review proceedings challenging the legality of the Government of Ireland’s coronavirus travel advice.

High Court in Ireland — 5 October 2020