Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, full bench of Supreme Court rules in historic judgment
Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, a full bench of the UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a historic judgment.
UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 24 September 2019
High Court: Environmental activists successfully challenge the validity of peat extraction legislation
An environmental activist network has been granted an order setting aside secondary legislation which amended the regulation of large-scale peat extraction.
High Court in Ireland — 24 September 2019
Court of Appeal: PSNI loses appeal against finding there is a 'legitimate expectation' of a Hooded Men inquiry
The Chief Constable of the PSNI has lost an appeal against the High Court’s ruling which quashed a decision not to take further steps to investigate the question of identifying and prosecuting individuals in relation to the treatment in custody of the "Hooded Men" in 1971.
Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 23 September 2019
The High Court has found that a woman who had a joint mortgage with her late ex-husband for an investment property retains a legal and beneficial interest in the property in circumstances where the mortgage was discharged, without her knowledge, with a loan from another bank.
High Court in Ireland — 20 September 2019
The Provincial of the Oblate Fathers of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing personal injury proceedings brought against him, in which a man who alleged he had suffered sexual abuse by an Oblate priest in the 1950s sought to hold him vicariously liable for the priests actions.
High Court in Ireland — 19 September 2019
The Adoption Authority of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing proceedings brought by a woman whose child was adopted in 1980. The woman was 16 at the time and submitted that the circumstances surrounding the adoption of her daughter entailed a breach of her rights.
High Court in Ireland — 18 September 2019
A member of Monaghan County Council who was recorded by RTÉ asking for a fee to influence an application for planning permission has failed to stop an investigation into his conduct being carried out by the Standards in Public Office Commission.
High Court in Ireland — 17 September 2019
A development company that instituted proceedings against the surety under a building contract has had its claim dismissed as an abuse of process.
High Court in Ireland — 16 September 2019
The High Court in Belfast has dismissed three conjoined applications challenging the UK Government’s Brexit strategy, which the applicants argued would result in a no-deal Brexit and a hard border in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.
High Court in Northern Ireland — 13 September 2019
Court of Appeal: Rapist is refused application to appeal conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements
A man who was convicted of raping a 91-year-old woman in 2001 has had his application to appeal his conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 refused.
Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 12 September 2019
A woman who was made redundant two weeks after she informed her employer of her pregnancy, has been awarded €55,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.
Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 11 September 2019
Workplace Relations Commission: Local authority must place a long-serving employee on a higher salary and pay €4,000
A local authority that failed to increase the salary of one of its employees with 17 years’ service has been told to place the employee on the highest salary scale for his position.
Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 10 September 2019
An airline has been ordered to repay training costs which were deducted from a pilot’s wages when he resigned from the company within three years of being trained on a new aircraft.
Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 9 September 2019
The Court of Appeal in Belfast has found that the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal erred in its interpretation of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 when it found that ramps were qualifying facilities for the purpose of being granted rates relief under the legislation.
Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 6 September 2019
A former police officer who was convicted of a number of sexual offences involving children has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment and two years on licence, after the Court of Appeal in Belfast found his suspended sentence to be unduly lenient.
Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 5 September 2019