Case archive

High Court: Systemic deficiencies in Poland do not of themselves amount to flagrant denial of justice for man sought under EAW

A man sought by Polish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) can be surrendered despite systemic and generalised deficiencies in the courts of Poland presenting a risk to the fundamental right to a fair trial being breached, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 20 November 2018

Court of Appeal: No evidence that counsel for receiver misled the court

A man who sought to set aside the judgment and order of the Court of Appeal, alleging that Senior Counsel for the receiver misled the Court in relation to the admission of new evidence granted in an earlier hearing, has had his application refused by the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 November 2018

High Court: Quarry firm granted permanent injunctions against landowner for interference

A firm that developed a quarry on lands in County Laois on the basis of an exclusive licence with the landowner has been granted permanent injunctions restraining the owner from interfering with their business.

High Court in Ireland — 15 November 2018

High Court: Tenant of repossessed property given opportunity to reformulate claim

A woman who has rented a property in Dublin for over 13 years has been given an opportunity to reformulate her claim against the State and vulture fund Promontoria, which took charge over the property in September 2015.

High Court in Ireland — 14 November 2018

High Court: Greyhound owner fails to quash finding that a prohibited substance was present in his animals

A greyhound owner who brought an application for judicial review of a decision taken by the Control Appeal Committee of the Irish Greyhound Board has had his application dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 13 November 2018

High Court: Son who was promised 90 acres of land successfully challenges mother’s will

A man who left school at the age of 15 to work on the family farm, and who was promised a 90 acre plot by both his father and mother before their deaths, has successfully challenged his mother's will in which he was left just three acres after a family rift involving his in-laws.

High Court in Ireland — 12 November 2018

Supreme Court: Reverse burden of proof undermined allegedly corrupt councillor's presumption of innocence

A former councillor who received €80,000 in allegedly corrupt payments from a developer has had his convictions quashed by a 4:1 majority in the Supreme Court.

High Court in Ireland — 9 November 2018

High Court: Doctor’s lack of basic knowledge should have been clear if interview process was ‘worth its salt’

A doctor who worked as a senior house officer (SHO) in obstetrics and gynaecology at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) has been suspended from the Register of Medical Practitioners due to a lack of basic medical knowledge and competence.

High Court in Ireland — 8 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Priest who sexually abused and raped 12-year-old has sentence reduced

A former parish priest who sexually abused and raped a 12-year-old boy has been successful in his appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 7 November 2018

High Court: Vulture fund granted €1.3m summary judgment against Dublin man

A vulture fund has been granted summary judgment against a man who secured loans from Anglo Irish Bank in 2008, which were bought by the fund from IBRC in 2014.

High Court in Ireland — 6 November 2018

Supreme Court: Trial judge did not misdirect jury in prison officer’s trial for drug possession

The Director of Public Prosecutions has successfully appealed the finding that a trial judge misdirected a jury in a prison officer’s trial for possession of €6,000 worth of drugs.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 November 2018

Supreme Court: Minister for Education was not employer of teacher in grant-aided school

A woman who taught in a grant-aided pre-school in Galway for over 20 years, but was not admitted to the Teachers Superannuation Scheme, has had her award of compensation overturned in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 2 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Part-time teacher entitled to compensation for being excluded from Superannuation Scheme

A part-time pre-school teacher has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after the Court of Appeal upheld Labour Court and High Court findings that the woman was an employee of the Minister for Education and Skills, and had been treated less favourably than full-time workers by not being admitted to the National Teachers Superannuation Scheme.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 28 February 2017

High Court: Rider thrown off horse awarded over €77k for personal injuries

A man who was thrown off a horse while he was working at a farm in Cork has been awarded €77,345 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 1 November 2018

Labour Court: Woman who was seven months pregnant at time of her dismissal was not unfairly dismissed

A woman who was seven months pregnant at the time of her dismissal from a job in which she worked for approximately 10 weeks, has lost her appeal to the Labour Court.

Labour Court in Ireland — 31 October 2018