Case archive



High Court: Garda awarded €90,000 compensation for facial injuries suffered in car crash

A garda who was involved in a "traumatic" road traffic collision in Mullingar, in which large pieces of wood entered through the body of the car while his young children were in the back seat,  has been awarded €90,000 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 8 August 2019

High Court: Man who accumulated 47 convictions in under two years loses challenge to removal order

A man who accumulated a total of 47 convictions between October 2015 and March 2017 has lost his challenge against the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a removal order and a five-year exclusion order against him.

High Court in Ireland — 7 August 2019

Court of Appeal: Man jailed for sexually assaulting a woman in his parents’ house loses appeal against his conviction

A 31-year-old man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman he met on dating app Tinder, but acquitted of rape and making threats to kill, has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 6 August 2019

Supreme Court: Interlocutory injunction should have been granted to pharma company in patent infringement case

The Supreme Court has held that a pharmaceutical company should have been granted an interlocutory injunction restraining a generic competitor from infringing its (now expired) Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for a combined treatment for cholesterol.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 2 August 2019

Supreme Court: Labour Court must reconsider disability discrimination case

The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “tasks” and “duties” when interpreting the legislation.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 1 August 2019

Court of Appeal: BT loses appeal against finding that it was liable for disability discrimination

BT has lost an appeal against the finding that it was liable for disability discrimination for failing to make reasonable adjustments in its recruitment process for a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 31 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Man with 'higher than usual mitigation' has sentence for drugs charges reduced on appeal

A man who was found with drugs valued at nearly €270,000 during a search of his house has had his sentence decreased in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 30 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Company wrongly pursued for €10.2m VAT bill loses claim for damages

A company that was wrongly pursued for a €10.2 million VAT bill due to a “fundamental error” in the interpretation of the VAT Regulations of 1979 (as amended) has lost its appeal against the High Court's rejection of its claim for damages for malicious abuse of the civil process.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 29 July 2019

High Court: Minister who wrongly applied EU regulation must reconsider residence card application

A man who claimed that he was a dependant of his brother, who is a naturalised citizen of the UK, has been granted an order of certiorari quashing the decision refusing him a residence card.

High Court in Ireland — 26 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Man sentenced to five years' imprisonment for cultivating cannabis in his attic loses appeal

A man who was convicted of cultivating over one hundred cannabis plants in the attic of his home in Tipperary has lost an appeal against the severity of the five-year sentence imposed upon him by Clonmel Circuit Court.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 25 July 2019

ECtHR: UK authorities fulfilled duty to investigate 2003 killing of six military policemen in Iraq

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that UK authorities fulfilled their duty to carry out an effective investigation into the killing of six military policemen in Iraq in 2003.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 25 July 2019

High Court: Environmental activists granted injunction restraining the implementation of legislation

An environmental activist network has been granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the implementation of secondary legislation introduced in January 2019 pending the outcome of judicial review proceedings contending that the legislation is invalid.

High Court in Ireland — 24 July 2019

High Court: Environmental activist refused leave to challenge Dublin planning decision

An environmental activist who sought to bring proceedings challenging the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission sought by Dublin City Council has had his application for leave refused because he did not have standing.

High Court in Ireland — 23 July 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping his 14-year-old niece loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of raping his 14-year-old niece when they were living in the same house in 2012 and 2013 has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 22 July 2019

Supreme Court: Man granted leave to appeal ruling that he should have exhausted statutory remedies prior to seeking judicial review

A man with multiple sclerosis whose application for disability allowance was refused on the basis that he was not resident in the State has been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 19 July 2019