Case archive



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

Workplace Relations Commission: University must finalise detailed promotions scheme 'as a matter of urgency'

A university lecturer has had her request for the re-run of an allegedly unfair and biased promotions scheme refused by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 27 September 2019

Labour Court: Lecturer awarded €10,000 for sexual harassment and harassment based on her gender

A lecturer who was subject to sexual harassment by students in her class has been awarded €10,000 in the Labour Court.

Labour Court in Ireland — 26 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Job applicant loses discrimination cases brought against law firms

A woman who applied for trainee solicitor posts in Dublin has lost her complaints against firms which she said had discriminated against her on grounds of gender, age and civil status.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 25 September 2019

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

High Court: Ex-wife of deceased man retains a legal and beneficial interest in investment property

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

High Court: Provincial of Oblate Fathers granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

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

High Court: Adoption Authority granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

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

High Court: Monaghan councillor loses challenge to ethics investigation

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

High Court: Development company's claim for damages dismissed as an abuse of process

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

High Court: Three challenges to Brexit strategy found 'non-justiciable'

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