Case archive



Supreme Court: Apple Data Centre objectors not restricted to grounds pursued in the High Court.

Two Athenry residents who object to the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for d ...

Supreme Court — 6 December 2018

Supreme Court: Decision not to run accomplice point was that of the accused and warning was not necessary

A convicted murderer who argued that the judge in his trial should have given an accomplice warning ...

Supreme Court — 4 December 2018

Supreme Court: Convicted rapist entitled to €10,000 compensation in respect of pension benefit withheld while imprisoned

A man who was convicted on several counts of serious offences including rape is entitled to receive ...

Supreme Court — 3 December 2018

Supreme Court: Trial judge did not misdirect jury in prison officer’s trial for drug possession

The Director of Public Prosecutions has successfully appealed the finding that a trial judge misdire ...

Supreme Court — 5 November 2018

Supreme Court: Minister for Education was not employer of teacher in grant-aided school

A woman who taught in a grant-aided pre-school in Galway for over 20 years, but was not admitted to ...

Supreme Court — 2 November 2018

Supreme Court: District Court judge misconstrued Cullen principles in finding drink-driving arrests unlawful

Three men who were handcuffed when they were arrested on suspicion of separate drink-driving offence ...

Supreme Court — 25 October 2018

Supreme Court: Judge infringed fair procedures in determining issue not specifically pleaded

The question of vires has been remitted to the High Court for re-argument in judicial review proceed ...

Supreme Court — 22 October 2018

Supreme Court: Managing director does not have right to represent company in Court

The managing director and principal shareholder of a fishing company has been unsuccessful in challe ...

Supreme Court — 19 October 2018

Supreme Court: Risk to rights not substantiated in man's challenge to European Arrest Warrant

A man whose surrender is sought by the United Kingdom on foot of a European Arrest Warrant has not s ...

Supreme Court — 11 October 2018

Supreme Court: Directors of construction company have appeal against 2011 summary judgment dismissed

The directors of a construction company who, along with their wives, signed guarantees in respect of ...

Supreme Court — 5 October 2018

Supreme Court: Oireachtas needs to address lack of regulation for complex commercial litigation

The Supreme Court has called for the Oireachtas to address the increasing problem of access to justi ...

Supreme Court — 1 August 2018

Supreme Court: Convicted murderer loses appeal challenging the admissibility of witness testimony

A man who was convicted of murder, primarily on the basis of evidence provided by another man involv ...

Supreme Court — 31 July 2018

Supreme Court: Developer personally liable for costs in proceedings brought by his companies 

A developer, who is the director or shareholder in a number of companies which brought proceedings a ...

Supreme Court — 30 July 2018

Supreme Court: Trial judge intervened in prosecutorial role of the DPP by ordering stay

The Director of Public Prosecutions has been granted an order lifting a stay on historical rape char ...

Supreme Court — 23 July 2018