Case archive

High Court: Brothers who alleged ‘masonic conspiracy’ in denial of default clause found liable to former partner

Brothers who alleged "conspiracy, fraud and Masonic influence" in challenging the terms of a settlement agreement and their liability to pay a former partner over €650,000 on foot of the agreement perfected in the High Court in 2008 have been found liable to their former partner for the sum owed.

High Court in Ireland — 12 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Former school bus driver loses appeal against convictions for indecently assaulting a child

A former school bus driver and youth club leader who was convicted of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child has lost an appeal against his conviction in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 11 December 2018

High Court: Pharmacy group accused of duplicate medicine claiming loses challenge to HSE decision

A pharmacy group which sought to enter into a CPC Agreement with the Health Service Executive in respect of a new pharmacy in Dublin has had its application for judicial review refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 10 December 2018

High Court: Legislation providing for retention of communications data is inconsistent with EU law

Stating that "the chilling effect on privacy and the rights of free expression and association by actual, feared and mandatory surveillance cannot be underestimated", Mr Justice Tony O’Connor has found that sections of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 are inconsistent with EU law.

High Court in Ireland — 7 December 2018

High Court: Sales assistant who fell from ladder has personal injuries claim against Dunnes Stores dismissed

A woman who brought a personal injury claim against Dunnes Stores, where she worked as a sales assistant when she fell from the second step of a ladder in 2014, has had her claim dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 5 December 2018

Supreme Court: Decision not to run accomplice point was that of the accused and warning was not necessary

A convicted murderer who argued that the judge in his trial should have given an accomplice warning to the jury in relation to evidence from one of the key prosecution witnesses has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 4 December 2018

Supreme Court: Convicted rapist entitled to €10,000 compensation in respect of pension benefit withheld while imprisoned

A man who was convicted on several counts of serious offences including rape is entitled to receive €10,000 compensation after the statutory provision which allowed his state pension to be withheld was declared unconstitutional.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 3 December 2018

High Court: Retired police officer’s challenge to Loughinisland report dismissed

An application by two retired police officers challenging the Police Ombudsman’s report into the Loughinisland massacre has been dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 30 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Enforcement order on parents who lost custody of children was 'drained of validity' when documents were withheld

Parents who lost custody of three of their children pursuant to wardship and return orders made in England and enforced by orders of the High Court have successfully appealed against a later decision which held that their right to appeal was out of time.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 29 November 2018

High Court: Man who entered State illegally and made over €30,000 in false welfare claims loses challenge to removal and exclusion orders

A man who entered the state illegally in 2004, and made over €30,000 in false welfare claims prior to acquiring Romanian nationality in 2016, has had his application for judicial review refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 28 November 2018

High Court: Cyclist injured when entering road from pathway has personal injuries claim dismissed

A 68-year-old man who was knocked off his bicycle when he attempted to enter an access road from a pedestrian pathway has had his claim for personal injuries dismissed.

High Court in Ireland — 27 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Barrier to compensation under the ‘same household rule’ unlawfully discriminated against victim

A woman who had her application for criminal injury compensation refused due to the "same household rule" has succeeded in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 26 November 2018

High Court: Administrative law deficiencies justify ordering Minister to reconsider family reunification case

The Minister for Justice and Equality must reconsider a family reunification case after the High Court found six key administrative law deficiencies in the decision-making process.

High Court in Ireland — 23 November 2018

High Court: Immigration officer acted lawfully in perusing non-national’s phone at Dublin Airport

A man who was refused permission to land at Dublin Airport based on the finding by an immigration officer that he was coming to Ireland to enter a "marriage of convenience" has been refused all reliefs sought in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 22 November 2018

High Court: No legal deficiency in council determining that co-parenting father needed one-bedroom unit

A co-parenting father-of-three who was assessed by Dublin City Council as a single person household needing a one-bedroom unit has had his application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 21 November 2018