Case archive



Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping his stepdaughter loses application to appeal

A man who was convicted of raping his stepdaughter when she was a teenager has lost an application to appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 28 January 2020

Labour Court: Man awarded €20,000 for unfair dismissal from call centre

A man who was dismissed from his position at a call centre in Cork has been awarded €20,000 in the Labour Court.

Labour Court in Ireland — 27 January 2020

Workplace Relations Commission: Former supermarket manager awarded €19,000 for unfair dismissal

A man who was employed as the manager of a supermarket has been awarded €19,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that his employer showed no regard for the principles of fair procedures and natural justice in dismissing him after years of service.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 24 January 2020

High Court: Pharmaceutical company was out of time to challenge generic’s marketing authorisation

A pharmaceutical company seeking to challenge the decision to grant marketing authorisation to a generic product nearly thirty years after its originator product entered the market, has had its judicial review proceedings dismissed in their entirety.

High Court in Ireland — 23 January 2020

High Court: Application for costs on 'solicitor and client' basis refused

A group of companies seeking costs on the “solicitor and client” basis have had their application refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 22 January 2020

High Court: Man loses claim against motorist who accused him of deliberately causing accident

A man who brought personal injuries proceedings against a motorist who drove into the back of his vehicle has lost a claim for aggravated damages which he said were necessary to show the Court’s disapproval for the conduct of the defence.

High Court in Ireland — 21 January 2020

High Court: Surrender of man convicted in absentia cannot be ordered unless it is 'unequivocally established' trial date was known

An application for the surrender of a man sought by Romania under a European Arrest Warrant has been refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 20 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Two of eight people charged with causing the death of Christopher Meli given custodial sentences

Two of eight people who pleaded guilty to offences linked to the death of a 20-year-old man in 2015 have been given custodial sentences in Belfast Crown Court.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 17 January 2020

High Court: Judgment mortgage registered against debtor did not affect interest of joint tenant

The registration of a judgment against a debtor’s interest in lands did not affect the interest of his father who was a joint tenant, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 16 January 2020

High Court: Terms of recognisance in breach of Criminal Procedure Act did not deprive District Court of jurisdiction

The fact that the remand period in a recognisance exceeded 30 days, in breach of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, did not deprive the District Court of substantive jurisdiction, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 15 January 2020

High Court: Girl granted order rejecting €21K damages assessment made by PIAB

A girl who initially accepted a €21,000 damages assessment from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident has been granted an order rejecting this assessment and a declaration that the PIAB can authorise legal proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 14 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Murderer must serve a minimum of 16 years and six months

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a retired teacher in Crumlin in 2018 must serve a minimum sentence of 16 years and six months before being considered for release on licence.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 24 December 2019

Supreme Court: Man loses appeal against conviction for raping his niece in the 1970s

A man who was found guilty on charges of rape and indecent assault in 2016, for offences which occurred in the 1970s, has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 23 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Direct Provision company loses appeal against order to provide €150k security for litigation costs

A company established for the purpose of running a Direct Provision centre has lost an appeal against an order to provide security for costs in its action against a hotel owner in Wexford.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 20 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Former Killybegs harbour master loses appeal in challenge to his dismissal

The former harbour master at Killybegs has lost his appeal challenging the Government’s decision to dismiss him from his post in 2009.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 December 2019