Case archive



Workplace Relations Commission: Woman with 17 years’ service awarded nearly €7,000 for unfair dismissal

A woman who worked as a financial controller for an engineering firm for over 17 years when she was unfairly dismissed has been awarded €6,680 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 4 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Driver who was unfairly dismissed is awarded over €9,000

A man who worked as a driver for a plumbing firm for over ten years before being dismissed on grounds of misconduct has been awarded €9,331 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 3 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former employee of gin distillery start-up awarded nearly €10,000

The former business development manager of a gin distillery start-up has been awarded €9,533 for constructive dismissal and non-payment of wages.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 2 September 2019

Coroner’s Court: Soldier who shot and killed 19-year-old in Derry in 1972 was not justified in opening fire

Sitting as a Coroner in the inquest on the death of a 19-year-old man in Derry in 1972, Judge Patrick Kinney has found that the soldier who shot and killed Seamus Bradley was not justified in opening fire and that the investigation into his death was flawed and inadequate.

County Court in Northern Ireland — 16 August 2019

High Court: Man found to have contracted ‘marriage of convenience’ loses challenge to residence card refusal

A man who was found to have entered into a ‘marriage of convenience’ to obtain a residence card has lost an application for judicial review of the decision to revoke his permission to remain in the State.

High Court in Ireland — 15 August 2019

Applications challenging Brexit rejected in Belfast High Court

In the High Court in Belfast, Justice Maguire dismissed two judicial review challenges in Northern Ireland to the way the Government intends to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to trigger withdrawal from the EU.

1 November 2016

Workplace Relations Commission: Female prison officer awarded €20,000 for gender discrimination

A female prison officer with 25 years' service with the Irish Prison Service has been awarded €20,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 14 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man whose employment was terminated after dispute over paternity pay awarded €8,000

A man whose employment was terminated after a dispute arose over paternity leave has been awarded nearly €8,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 13 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman sexually harassed at work awarded €40,000

A woman who was sexually harassed at work for over six months after she returned from maternity leave has been awarded €40,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 12 August 2019

High Court: Man who slipped on stone steps at National Museum awarded €67,000

A man who suffered an injury to his knee requiring surgery after he slipped on the stone staircase at the National Museum of Ireland has been awarded €67,000 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 9 August 2019

High Court: Garda awarded €90,000 compensation for facial injuries suffered in car crash

A garda who was involved in a "traumatic" road traffic collision in Mullingar, in which large pieces of wood entered through the body of the car while his young children were in the back seat,  has been awarded €90,000 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 8 August 2019

High Court: Man who accumulated 47 convictions in under two years loses challenge to removal order

A man who accumulated a total of 47 convictions between October 2015 and March 2017 has lost his challenge against the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a removal order and a five-year exclusion order against him.

High Court in Ireland — 7 August 2019

Supreme Court: Interlocutory injunction should have been granted to pharma company in patent infringement case

The Supreme Court has held that a pharmaceutical company should have been granted an interlocutory injunction restraining a generic competitor from infringing its (now expired) Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for a combined treatment for cholesterol.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 2 August 2019

Supreme Court: Labour Court must reconsider disability discrimination case

The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “tasks” and “duties” when interpreting the legislation.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 1 August 2019

Court of Appeal: BT loses appeal against finding that it was liable for disability discrimination

BT has lost an appeal against the finding that it was liable for disability discrimination for failing to make reasonable adjustments in its recruitment process for a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 31 July 2019