Case archive



High Court: Minister who wrongly applied EU regulation must reconsider residence card application

A man who claimed that he was a dependant of his brother, who is a naturalised citizen of the UK, has been granted an order of certiorari quashing the decision refusing him a residence card.

High Court in Ireland — 26 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Man sentenced to five years' imprisonment for cultivating cannabis in his attic loses appeal

A man who was convicted of cultivating over one hundred cannabis plants in the attic of his home in Tipperary has lost an appeal against the severity of the five-year sentence imposed upon him by Clonmel Circuit Court.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 25 July 2019

ECtHR: UK authorities fulfilled duty to investigate 2003 killing of six military policemen in Iraq

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that UK authorities fulfilled their duty to carry out an effective investigation into the killing of six military policemen in Iraq in 2003.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 25 July 2019

High Court: Environmental activists granted injunction restraining the implementation of legislation

An environmental activist network has been granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the implementation of secondary legislation introduced in January 2019 pending the outcome of judicial review proceedings contending that the legislation is invalid.

High Court in Ireland — 24 July 2019

High Court: Environmental activist refused leave to challenge Dublin planning decision

An environmental activist who sought to bring proceedings challenging the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission sought by Dublin City Council has had his application for leave refused because he did not have standing.

High Court in Ireland — 23 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping his 14-year-old niece loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of raping his 14-year-old niece when they were living in the same house in 2012 and 2013 has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 22 July 2019

Supreme Court: Man granted leave to appeal ruling that he should have exhausted statutory remedies prior to seeking judicial review

A man with multiple sclerosis whose application for disability allowance was refused on the basis that he was not resident in the State has been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 19 July 2019

High Court: Minister does not have discretion to allow six-week absence period in citizenship cases

A man whose application for citizenship was rejected because he spent 100 days outside the State in the year prior to his application has lost an application for judicial review of the decision in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 18 July 2019

Supreme Court: Disclosure of documents in personal injury claim not disproportionate

The Supreme Court has overturned a finding that a significant proportion of discovery sought by a man in personal injury proceedings against the Minister for Defence was premature.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 17 July 2019

High Court: State has constitutional duty to make reasonable efforts to assign an Irish-speaking judge

A man who sought to have his trial for criminal damage conducted in Irish, and to have this facilitated by an Irish-speaking judge, has been granted an order of certiorari quashing a District Court judge’s refusal to grant his application for an Irish-speaking judge to be assigned to his case.

High Court in Ireland — 16 July 2019

High Court: Judicial review proceedings brought by man removed from State dismissed as an abuse of process

A man who brought judicial review proceedings challenging the decision to affirm a removal order made against him and an exclusion period of ten years has had his proceedings dismissed as an abuse of process.

High Court in Ireland — 15 July 2019

High Court: Decision to grant planning permission for large-scale Blackrock development overturned

The decision to grant planning permission for a large-scale housing development in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has been set aside in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 12 July 2019

High Court: Man left with €190,000 liability in fraudulent conveyance loses case against Law Society

A man who took out a €190,000 mortgage to purchase property which he mistakenly believed to be in the ownership of a solicitor in 2008 has had his application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 11 July 2019

Court of Appeal: John Downey loses appeal against order for his surrender to Northern Ireland

A man accused of offences relating to a car bomb in 1972 which killed two members of the UDR has lost an appeal against an order for his surrender on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 July 2019

High Court: School loses appeal against finding that teacher was unfairly dismissed

A school has lost its appeal against the finding that a teacher who signed a “fixed term” contract two years after she began teaching in the school was unfairly dismissed when her contract was terminated.

High Court in Ireland — 9 July 2019