Case archive

High Court: Student awarded €92K in damages for injuries caused by collision

A 20-year-old woman who was injured when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in a collision has been awarded €92,115 in damages for pain and suffering to date and into the future.

High Court in Ireland — 17 June 2019

High Court: Man wins appeal against Circuit Court finding that uncle's will was invalid

A man who was left a 55-acre farm in his uncle’s only will, which was made a few days before his death, has won an appeal against the finding of the Circuit Court that the will was invalid.

High Court in Ireland — 14 June 2019

High Court: Woman who fractured her elbow on 'white knuckle' boat ride loses claim against travel agent

A woman who suffered a fractured elbow in the course of a “White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride” which she booked through a travel agent prior to going on a cruise in the West Indies, has lost her claim for damages in respect of her injuries.

High Court in Ireland — 13 June 2019

High Court: Investigation into the 1973 murder of Daniel Carson 'flawed and inadequate'

An inquest into the death of Daniel Carson, a young Catholic who was murdered as he left work near the lower Shankill in 1973, has found that the investigation into his death was “flawed and inadequate”.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 12 June 2019

Newspapers fail in appeal against libel actions as serious harm test is satisfied

News publishers who appealed over articles defamatory of a man in respect of his behaviour towards his former wife have had their appeal dismissed by justices in the Supreme Court on the basis the “serious harm” test was satisfied.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 12 June 2019

High Court: Woman awarded damages in 'shambolic' claim in lieu of specific performance

A woman who brought a claim against a builder who refused to complete a contract for the sale of land which she had already started to build on has been awarded over €77,000 in damages.

High Court in Ireland — 11 June 2019

High Court: Woman awarded €85,000 in general damages for 10mph crash

A woman whose car was rear-ended at traffic lights has been awarded €85,000 in general damages for pain and suffering caused by the accident.

High Court in Ireland — 10 June 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who stole €300 from 81-year-old woman in targeted robbery loses appeal against sentence

A 24-year-old man who followed an 81-year-old woman from a shop and stole her purse has lost an appeal against his sentence of three years with the final 18 months suspended.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 7 June 2019

Supreme Court: Man who lost medical negligence case loses appeal against unusually high medical expert fees

A man who complained that the medical expert fees included in the bill of costs of the hospital and consultant in his medical negligence claim were so unusually high as to indicate a conflict of interest has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 6 June 2019

Supreme Court: Vulture fund cannot rely on deposit of land certificates for lien over registered lands

A man who deposited land certificates with Ulster Bank as security for his indebtedness has won an appeal against the finding that a vulture fund, which bought the loan asset and related security, had the benefit of a lien by deposit over his lands.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 June 2019

Supreme Court: Facebook loses appeal against decision to refer data protection case to CJEU

Facebook has lost an appeal against the decision to refer a complaint about EU-US data transfer to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 4 June 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Three men found not guilty of murdering man in Carrickfergus

Three men who were charged with the murder of a man in Carrickfergus have been found not guilty of all charges against them.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 31 May 2019

Supreme Court: Public Accounts Committee acted unlawfully in Kerins hearing

A woman has been granted a declaration that the Public Accounts Committee acted unlawfully in conducting a public hearing in a manner significantly outside its terms of reference, which also departed significantly from the terms of her invitation to attend the hearing.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 30 May 2019

Supreme Court: Offence of failing to disclose information not incompatible with the Constitution

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision of the High Court which declared that section 9(1)(b) of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 offended the constitutional right to remain silent.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 29 May 2019

Supreme Court: 26-year-old man’s arrest for deportation was unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that the arrest of a 26-year-old man, who had applied for residency on the basis of his father’s marriage to an EU national, was unlawful and that he was not detained in accordance with the law.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 28 May 2019