Case archive



High Court: Ryanair ordered to pay costs of unsuccessful coronavirus challenge

The High Court has ordered that Ryanair must pay the State’s fees in its unsuccessful challenge of the legality of the Government of Ireland’s coronavirus travel advice.

High Court in Ireland — 5 January 2021

Court of Appeal: Defendants must provide particulars of 'bald denial' in personal injuries action

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the defendants in a personal injuries action must provide further information to the plaintiff about a “bald denial” in their defence.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 24 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Company represented by director's leave for JR of planning appeal denied

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has dismissed a company's application for judicial review of a decision to allow an appeal against an enforcement notice targeting a quarry.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 23 December 2020

High Court: Soldier B’s JR application over prosecution for 1972 murder dismissed

In a “rolled-up” judicial review hearing, the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, having granted leave, dismissed an application challenging the Director of Public Prosecution’s decision to prosecute a former soldier for the murder and wounding with intent of two men in 1972.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 22 December 2020

High Court: Examiner appointed over low-cost airline Norwegian Air with only six planes in use

The High Court has granted an application by Norwegian Air to appoint an examiner over six companies in the Norwegian Group. The court noted that the struggling company had met serious challenges in recent times, with the airline only having six planes in use due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court said that “radical measures” had been implemented in 2019 and 2020 but “still more is required”.

High Court in Ireland — 21 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Equitable damages award overturned after plaintiff relied on forged documents

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court award for equitable damages in circumstances where the plaintiffs relied on “obviously home-made” documents to support their claim.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 18 December 2020

Supreme Court: Woman suing CMH clinical director awarded costs and granted declaration

The Supreme Court has awarded costs and granted a declaration to a woman who claimed that her constitutional and ECHR rights were breached when the clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital declined to facilitate variations to the conditions of her release.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 17 December 2020

High Court: Minister’s 'remarkable' submissions rejected, mentally ill man entitled to consideration of transfer

The High Court had ruled that a German man suffering from schizophrenia who is detained in Ireland is entitled to be considered for transfer to a secure hospital in Germany.

High Court in Ireland — 16 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Prison Service’s calculation of remission time correct

The Court of Appeal has rejected a man’s argument that he was imprisoned for 24 hours longer than permitted.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 15 December 2020

ECtHR: No breach of human rights for symphysiotomy victims in Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the applications of three symphysiotomy victims in Ireland as being “manifestly ill-founded”.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 14 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Refusal of costs over one-day-late documents overturned

The Court of Appeal has vacated an Order of the High Court refusing an award of costs in an immigration case where certain documents were delivered one day after a deadline had expired.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 December 2020

High Court: Arguments non-member of company can avail of relief under s.212 rejected

The High Court has rejected claims that a person, who is not a registered member of a company, can avail of relief under the Companies Act 2014 s.212.

High Court in Ireland — 9 December 2020

High Court: Trial court’s denial of withdrawal of guilty plea judicial review rejected

The High Court has dismissed judicial review proceedings which sought to challenge a decision of the Circuit Criminal Court to refuse to permit the applicant to change his plea in criminal proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 8 December 2020

High Court: Liquidator ordered to repay more than €860k in overcharged fees

The High Court has ruled that a liquidator overcharged a company by more than €860,000 for services in a members’ voluntary liquidation and ordered him to repay the money.

High Court in Ireland — 4 December 2020

ECtHR: Judge appointed in tainted process violated defendant's rights

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that the fact that the Minister for Justice in Iceland selected a judge for appointment, in favour of candidates shortlisted by an independent evaluation panel, without providing sufficient reasons, meant that the judicial appointment was tainted by undue Executive discretion.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 3 December 2020