Case archive



Court of Appeal: Dunnes Stores personal injuries appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by Dunnes Stores Limited Company over a July 2019 judgment in which Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan awarded the sum of €102,000 and costs to a respondent in respect of injuries sustained in a fall in a Co Cork store.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 11 May 2020

Supreme Court: Claim of juvenile remission’s unconstitutionality rejected

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a minor who argued that he should be entitled to be considered for enhanced remission in the same way as adult prisoners are under the Prison Rules.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 May 2020

Court of Appeal: 'Constitutional value of flexibility' not maintained by publication of border poll policy

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has dismissed an appeal related to the issue of a border poll on a united Ireland.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 30 April 2020

Supreme Court: Miscarriage of justice application rejected as court ruling not newly discovered fact

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application to appeal of a man sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder and robbery in 1996.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 28 April 2020

High Court: Constitutional challenge to the WRC’s procedures dismissed

The High Court has dismissed an action challenging the constitutionality of the procedures of the Workplace Relations Commission.

High Court in Ireland — 23 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Ryanair’s defamation appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Ryanair’s appeal in a defamation action taken against three pilots.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 21 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Ban on same-sex marriage discriminated against same-sex couples

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage amounted to unjustified discrimination against same-sex couples, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 7 April 2020

High Court: HSE and St James’ Hospital application to set aside renewal of PI summons denied

The High Court has ruled against the Health Service Executive and St James’ Hospital Board in their application to set aside the renewal of a Personal Injury Summons granted by Mr Justice Anthony Barr in May 2019.

High Court in Ireland — 16 April 2020

High Court: Solicitor denied extension of time to appeal tribunal findings nine years ago

The High Court has refused a solicitor, who was subject to disciplinary findings in 2010, an extension of time to appeal the findings made, following a nine-year delay.

High Court in Ireland — 14 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Promontoria's appeal on inadmissible hearsay dismissed

The Court of Appeal has upheld the order of the High Court that the evidence of a loan servicer was inadmissible hearsay.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 8 April 2020

Supreme Court: Man wins appeal over rearrest after almost five years at large

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal of a man who absconded from Shelton Abbey and lived “in plain sight” for five years before being apprehended and re-arrested by An Garda Síochána. 

Supreme Court in Ireland — 9 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Licence fees appeal by musicians' body allowed

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal taken by the Recorded Artists Actors Performers Ltd (RAAP) in proceedings taken against a record companies organisation, Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Ltd, over calculation of music license fees.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 6 April 2020

UK Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 3 April 2020

Supreme Court: Appeal of man found in contempt of court dismissed

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was found guilty of contempt. 

Supreme Court in Ireland — 3 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Judges reject solicitor’s appeal following finding of professional misconduct

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a Cork solicitor who was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after he threatened to destroy files for the non-payment of fees which were not actually owed to him.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 31 March 2020