Case archive

High Court: Former law lecturer jailed for sex offences was not afforded fair procedures in prison disciplinary hearing

A former law lecturer who is serving ten years' imprisonment in Arbour Hill Prison for sexual offences has successfully argued that there was a want of fair procedures in a disciplinary hearing which resulted in his phone and visitation privileges being denied for 30 days.

High Court in Ireland — 11 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who bit off a large portion of his victim’s ear loses appeal against sentence

A man who was sentenced to five years' imprisonment has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 April 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to grant Isaac Wunder order sought by Commissioner of An Garda Síochána

In a long-running dispute involving a former member of An Garda Síochána who complained of bullying and sexual harassment in 2009, Mr Justice Senan Allen has granted an order declaring that the former Garda cannot re-litigate claims already dealt with in the superior court but has refused much broader orders sought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

High Court in Ireland — 9 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farmer with multiple sclerosis awarded €31,000 in unfair dismissal case

A farmer with multiple sclerosis who was told not to come back to work until he provided his employer with a letter confirming his fitness to drive has been awarded €31,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 8 April 2019

High Court: Information Commissioner must reconsider decision requiring UCC to disclose records sought by RTÉ

The Information Commissioner must reconsider its decision requiring UCC to disclose records of a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to RTÉ, after the High Court found the decision exhibited a number of errors of law.

High Court in Ireland — 5 April 2019

Woman taken to court over Facebook post succeeds in appeal to UK Supreme Court

A woman sued for defamation by her ex-husband over her claim on Facebook that he “tried to strangle me” has had her appeal unanimously allowed by the UK Supreme Court on the basis an ordinary reader of the post would have interpreted it as meaning the ex-husband had grasped the woman by the throat and applied force to her neck – not that he had attempted to kill her.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 4 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man sentenced to five years for conspiracy to import and possession of cocaine loses appeal against conviction

A man who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for conspiracy to import and possession with intent to supply cocaine has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 4 April 2019

High Court: Failed counterclaim in tenancy dispute alleged transfer of €30,000 before Euro became legal tender

The counterclaim for an order to compel a landlord to sell his tenant a half acre site on his land has been rejected by the High Court in circumstances where part of the alleged agreement in 1999 involved a cheque for €30,000, when the Euro only became legal tender in 2002.

High Court in Ireland — 3 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who refused to comply with licence conditions loses appeal against recall to custody

A man who was recalled to prison when he ignored G4S staff who arrived at his home to fit electronic monitoring equipment on the night of his release has lost an appeal against his recall.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 2 April 2019

High Court: Jolene Bunting loses appeal against suspension from Belfast City Council

Councillor Jolene Bunting has lost an appeal against the decision to suspend her from Belfast City Council pending the outcome of an investigation into complaints made about her hostility towards the Islamic faith, and a sectarian meme which she posted on social media.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 1 April 2019

Supreme Court: High Court’s conclusion that €300,000 was a personal loan must be set aside

The former director of a liquidated company has successfully appealed the finding that a €300,000 loan made by a man who became a shadow director of the company was a personal loan to him, rather than an investment in the company.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 29 March 2019

High Court: Defences relied on by builder challenging application for specific performance of contract for sale rejected

A builder who challenged an application for specific performance of the sale of his home pursuant to a contract he signed in 2014, has had all defences relied on rejected in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 28 March 2019

High Court: Application to strike solicitor off the roll 'disproportionate and inappropriate'

A solicitor who admitted to numerous findings of professional misconduct has been suspended from the roll of solicitors until April 2020, and will be subject to conditions on his practicing certificate for seven years thereafter, after Mr Justice Peter Kelly found that the sanction sought by the Law Society of Ireland was disproportionate and inappropriate.

High Court in Ireland — 27 March 2019

High Court: Woman awarded €63K for negligent post-operative care

A woman who suffered a blow to the head when she collapsed in the en-suite of her hospital room, has been awarded €63,112 in damages after the High Court found the post-operative care she was given was negligent.

High Court in Ireland — 26 March 2019

Court of Appeal: Mother of man who died in custody loses case against decision to reinstate PSNI officer

The mother of a 28-year-old man who died in a police cell at Lisburn PSNI station has lost an appeal against the decision to dismiss her application for judicial review.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 25 March 2019