Case archive

Belfast Crown Court: Man, 29, sentenced to 12 years for murder of 55-year-old friend

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for the murder of a 55-year-old man who he described as being “kind to everyone” and someone who would “give you his last penny if he had it”.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 18 October 2019

District judge deemed 'worker' for purposes of whistleblower legislation

A district judge who raised concerns about budget cuts qualifies as a worker for the purposes of legislation protecting whistleblowers, justices in the Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 17 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Issue of liability must be reheard in case of man awarded over €100k for slipping on his porch

The issue of liability in a personal injuries case against Sligo County Council has been directed for rehearing in the High Court.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 17 October 2019

High Court: Cork County Council refused application to direct property arbitrator to state a case on jurisdiction

The High Court has refused an application made by Cork County Council in which it sought an order to direct a property arbitrator to state a case regarding his jurisdiction.

High Court in Ireland — 16 October 2019

High Court: Council granted permanent injunction against couple trespassing on abandoned housing estate

Clare County Council has been granted a permanent injunction restraining a couple and their family from trespassing on a housing estate where they had previously held a tenancy.

High Court in Ireland — 14 October 2019

High Court: Minister for Health loses application to split trial over proposed new pharmacy rules

The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.

High Court in Ireland — 11 October 2019

High Court: Coolmore Stud granted order striking out frivolous and vexatious defamation claim

Coolmore Stud has been granted an order striking out a defamation claim brought by a former employee who wrote a book about the famous thoroughbred farm after he retired in 2015.

High Court in Ireland — 10 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Bank manager who complained of 'men's club' at organisation awarded €7,500

A line manager at a bank has been awarded €7,500 in compensation for the organisation’s failure to properly address a formal grievance she raised about being undermined in her ability to manage a new employee.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 9 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Psychiatrist awarded €4,000 for being penalised after making a protected disclosure

A consultant psychiatrist has been awarded €4,000 after it was found that he was penalised for making a protected disclosure about the clinical performance of a colleague.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 8 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man loses discrimination case against a gym with room for 'ladies use only'

A man who brought a case to the Workplace Relations Commission seeking redress for discrimination on the grounds of gender has had his complaint dismissed.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 7 October 2019

CJEU: Availability of sufficient resources can include income from unlawful employment

An EU citizen minor has “sufficient resources” not to become an unreasonable burden on the social assistance system of the host member state even if their resources are derived from income obtained from unlawful employment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

CJEU in Europe — 4 October 2019

High Court: Abortion law in Northern Ireland is incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights

A woman who had to travel to England for a termination after being told that her unborn child had a fatal foetal abnormality has been successful in her challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion law.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 3 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man with severe speech impediment awarded €15,000 in disability discrimination complaint

A man who was terminated without notice after working with a machinery manufacturing company for nearly a year has been awarded €15,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 2 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farm manager who accused employer of fraud loses unfair dismissals case

A farm manager who was employed by a food company for over ten years before he was summarily dismissed has had his complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 dismissed.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 1 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Three challenges to Brexit strategy dismissed

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the three applicants whose conjoined applications for judicial review were dismissed in the High Court earlier this month.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 30 September 2019