Case archive

High Court: Businessmen entitled to defend vulture fund’s claim for €9.4m loan

Three businessmen who were granted a €9.4 million loan from EBS Building Society in 2009 have successfully argued that they are entitled to defend Promontoria’s claim for the €9.7 million now owed.

High Court in Ireland — 10 January 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man who was bullied at work awarded €26,000

A man who was subjected to bullying by a senior member of staff has been awarded €26,000 in compensation in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 9 January 2019

High Court: Foster mother who was not chosen as adoptive parent has application for judicial review dismissed

A woman who was the foster mother of a baby with serious health issues has had her application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 8 January 2019

Supreme Court: Man whose suspended sentence was reactivated is entitled to rely on finding of unconstitutionality in Moore

A man whose suspended sentence for driving offences was reactivated after he was convicted of dangerous driving causing death and serious bodily harm has successfully argued that he is entitled to the benefit of the declaration of unconstitutionality in Moore.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 7 January 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Cousins who shot man in the head with a shotgun given minimum term of 20 years imprisonment

Two men who were found guilty of the murder of a man in South Belfast have been given minimum terms of 20 years imprisonment, and another man has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years for assisting them by hiding the shotgun in his bedroom.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 4 January 2019

Court of Appeal: Adhesive supplier liable for damage suffered by kitchen door manufacturer

An adhesive company has failed to appeal a finding of liability against it in a claim for damages brought by a kitchen door manufacturer based in Cookstown.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 3 January 2019

Supreme Court: Son of 93-year-old woman loses application to have her released into his care

The son of a 93-year-old woman, who has been made a ward of court and is residing in a nursing home on the basis of medical advice, has had his application for her release into his care refused in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 21 December 2018

High Court: €50,000 awarded to GAA player who injured his knee slipping on hole in footpath

An accomplished GAA and rugby player who injured his knee when his foot went into a small hole beside a chamber owned by Eircom has been awarded €51,936 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 20 December 2018

Supreme Court: Apple Data Centre objectors not restricted to grounds pursued in the High Court.

Two Athenry residents who object to the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for development of an Apple data centre and associated grid connection have been permitted to argue both for the position adopted in the High Court that there is an obligation to carry out a full EIA on the entire masterplan, and also to argue for any lesser obligation as a fall-back position.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 6 December 2018

Newry Crown Court: Former CEO of charity receives suspended sentence for fraud

The former CEO of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after he pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 19 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Burglar who caused over €20,000 damage to a garage has sentence increased

A 21-year-old man who had 33 previous convictions when he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for two burglaries has had his sentence increased after the Director of Public Prosecutions argued that the sentences should be reviewed on grounds of undue leniency.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 18 December 2018

Belfast Crown Court: Jackson and Olding have application for costs dismissed

Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted on counts of rape earlier this year, have had their applications for costs of their defence dismissed in Belfast Crown Court.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 17 December 2018

High Court: Receivers motion for possession of woman’s holiday house is refused

A receiver has had his motion claiming possession of a woman’s holiday house in Killarney refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 14 December 2018

UK Supreme Court: Consent clause in Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ is ultra vires

Section 17 of the Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the devolved legislature's competence, justices in the UK Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 13 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Mother loses appeal against interim care order made without hearing all evidence

A mother who sought to appeal the decision of the High Court that an interim care order made in respect of her baby without hearing all of the evidence was not a fundamental denial of justice has had her case dismissed in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 13 December 2018