Case archive

High Court: Labour Court erred by conflating the issue of wages 'properly payable' with the issue of whether there had been a deduction

The Labour Court must reconsider a case involving a Tesco employee who was not paid in accordance with the terms of his contract.

High Court in Ireland — 18 February 2020

High Court: Worker loses appeal against finding that communication was a grievance and not a protected disclosure

A man who argued that he was unfairly dismissed from his employment after making a “protected disclosure” has lost an appeal against the Labour Court’s finding that, in stating that his work was causing him pain, his communication was an expression of grievance and not a protected disclosure.

High Court in Ireland — 17 February 2020

High Court: Reversal of decision on jurisdiction breached the rules of natural justice

A District Court judge’s decision to decline jurisdiction in respect of an assault charge in circumstances where the same judge had accepted jurisdiction at a previous hearing was reached in breach of fair procedures.

High Court in Ireland — 14 February 2020

High Court: Owners of commercial premises in Cork awarded €45k for damage caused by former tenant

The owners of a commercial property in Cork city have been awarded €45,614 for damage caused by a former tenant who converted the ground floor of the property from an off-licence to a bar without their consent.

High Court in Ireland — 13 February 2020

Supreme Court: Woman loses appeal in case involving the repossession of her late mother's house

A woman who failed to notify the lender in a “lifetime loan” mortgage agreement of her mother’s death has lost an appeal against the decision to refuse an extension of time to challenge the order for possession granted to the lender.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 12 February 2020

High Court: Order for possession of property mortgaged under 'lifetime loan' not statute-barred

Proceedings seeking an order for possession of property mortgaged under a “lifetime loan”, which became payable upon death of the mortgagor, were not statute-barred as the proceedings were not subsisting at the date of death.

High Court in Ireland — 11 February 2020

Circuit Court: Courts Service loses appeal against finding that it breached pre-GDPR data protection legislation

The Courts Service has lost an appeal against the Data Protection Commissioner’s finding that it breached pre-GDPR legislation by publishing the name of a notice party who had been granted anonymity.

Circuit Court in Ireland — 10 February 2020

Court of Appeal: Ministry of Defence loses appeal against aggravated damages awarded to widow of Bloody Sunday victim

The Ministry of Defence has lost an appeal against the award of £15,000 compensatory damages and aggravated damages to the widow of Bernard McGuigan, who was shot dead on Bloody Sunday.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 7 February 2020

High Court: Man who was refused short-term tenancy loses appeal in discrimination complaint

A man who was refused a short-term tenancy for a residential property has had his appeal to the High Court dismissed.

High Court in Ireland — 6 February 2020

UK Supreme Court: NI Attorney General’s application to refer 'devolution issue' refused

The UK Supreme Court has refused to accept an application from the Attorney General for Northern Ireland to refer what he said was a “devolution issue” under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 5 February 2020

High Court: Woman successfully appeals order for possession of family home

A woman who claims that the mortgage on her family home was executed without her knowledge or consent has successfully appealed an order for possession granted to Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank.

High Court in Ireland — 4 February 2020

Court of Appeal: State successfully appeals €158k damages awarded to Revenue employee who tripped at work

The State has successfully appealed against a finding of liability in a trip and fall case which resulted in an award of over €158,000 in general and special damages.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 3 February 2020

High Court: Decision to overturn planning permission granted to Scientology-linked group is quashed

The decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to overturn planning permission granted to a Scientology-linked group for a drug rehab facility has been quashed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 31 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Three men sentenced in connection with 'single-punch' manslaughter case

A 22-year-old man has been given a six-year sentence for the “single-punch” manslaughter of a vulnerable man in Newcastle, County Down.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 30 January 2020

Supreme Court: Dunnes Stores premature in bringing proceedings against developer before expert's determination

Dunne Stores have lost an appeal against the grant of a stay halting proceedings issued against a developer until the dispute between the parties is determined by an independent expert pursuant to the Development Agreement.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 29 January 2020