Case archive

High Court: Dispute over Cabinet confidentiality of emissions discussions referred to CJEU

The High Court has decided to refer a point of EU law to the CJEU regarding an access to information claim brought by the information activist group Right To Know CLG (RTK) against the Taoiseach.

High Court in Ireland — 26 April 2021

High Court: Insurance coverage for Covid-19 losses is not available for Clarence Hotel under AXA policy

The High Court has ruled that a hotel is not covered for losses from the Covid-19 pandemic under a policy of insurance.

High Court in Ireland — 23 April 2021

Court of Appeal: €56,000 award for damaged finger overturned after plaintiff failed to prove the case as pleaded

The Court of Appeal has overturned a €56,000 award for a damaged finger on the basis that the plaintiff failed to prove the case that was pleaded and presented to the trial judge.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 22 April 2021

High Court: Employment dispute dismissed for want of prosecution after 18 years

The High Court has dismissed a plaintiff’s claim against his former employer due to want of prosecution.

High Court in Ireland — 21 April 2021

Court of Appeal: €7,500 award for false imprisonment upheld against gardaí

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána against an award of damages for false imprisonment, rejecting arguments that damages for unlawful detention could not be awarded where the plaintiff would have been lawfully detained if correct procedures were followed.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 20 April 2021

Court of Appeal: €80,000 award for psychiatric damage overturned for ESB worker who avoided electrocution

The Court of Appeal has overturned an €80,000 award in damages for psychiatric injury for an electrician who avoided being electrocuted when trying to repair a street light.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 April 2021

Supreme Court: Final orders made in landmark WRC decision

The Supreme Court has confirmed the final orders in the recent landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of the Workplace Relations Commission procedures.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 16 April 2021

High Court: Deceased victim of Bloody Sunday violence awarded £250,000 in personal injury case

The High Court of Northern Ireland has awarded more than £250,000 to the estate of a deceased victim of military brutality on Bloody Sunday. The victim, Ms Margaret Deery, was shot through her thigh with a high-calibre bullet, resulting in massive damage to her leg and serious medical complications.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 15 April 2021

High Court: Doctor temporarily suspended after refusing to administer vaccines or refer patients for Covid testing

The High Court has granted the temporary suspension of a doctor from practice due to his actions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The doctor allegedly failed to refer his patients for Covid-19 testing and claimed that he would not administer the vaccine to his patients. Further, the doctor refused to comply with HSE public health guidelines.

High Court in Ireland — 14 April 2021

High Court: Decision to refuse school transport for autistic boy quashed due to inadequate reasoning

The High Court has quashed a decision of the School Transport Appeals Board, which determined that free transport should not be provided to an autistic boy to attend school. In allowing the application for judicial review, the court held that the Appeals Board failed to provide adequate reasons for the decision to prevent the boy from availing of the scheme for those with special educational needs.

High Court in Ireland — 13 April 2021

Supreme Court: Challenge to constitutionality of WRC rejected in landmark judgment

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in a significant ruling relating to the administration of justice in the State.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 12 April 2021

UK Supreme Court: Sale and leaseback of care home did not trigger VAT exemption claw-back

The Supreme Court has held that the sale and leaseback of a Scottish care home did not dispose of the seller’s entire interest in the property for the purposes of VAT legislation.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 1 April 2021

UK Supreme Court: Asda warehouse workers can be valid equal pay comparator for shop workers

The UK Supreme Court has determined that the predominantly female retail employees of a major supermarket are able to use the employment contracts of predominantly male depot employees as a valid comparison in their equal pay claim.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 29 March 2021

Court of Appeal: Appeal dismissed for man who challenged the valuation of drugs in his possession by gardaí

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 for being in possession of drugs with a value of more than €13,000.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 26 March 2021

Supreme Court: Court outlines proper approach to appeals where incompetent legal representation is alleged

The Supreme Court has outlined the proper approach to appeals in cases where a party claims to have received incompetent legal representation.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 25 March 2021