Case archive



Ryanair denied request to cross-examine deponents of affidavits in defamation case

The High Court has denied a company's request to cross-examine the deponents of affidavits in a defamation case.

2 June 2016

Historical sex-abuse plaintiffs’ request to re-open case against State denied

The High Court has refused five individuals’ request to revoke an agreement they made with the State to discontinue proceedings against it with regards to historical sex-abuse suffered in schools.

1 June 2016

Luxembourg: Muslim headscarf ban in the workplace may be admissible

A ban on wearing headscarves in companies may be admissible if it is based on a general company rule which prohibits political, philosophical and religious symbols from being worn visibly in the workplace to ensure religious and ideological neutrality, in the opinion of an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

1 June 2016

Attorney General’s application to appeal decision of Charity Tribunal granted

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Chancery Division has granted the Attorney General leave to appeal a decision of the Charity Tribunal on a number of points of law.

31 May 2016

Russian journalists convicted of ‘insult’ had article 10 rights violated

A Russian journalist and an editor convicted of “insult” for publishing a news story complaining about an allegedly corrupt mayor had their article 10 right to freedom of expression violated, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

31 May 2016

Court of Appeal rejects company’s challenge of contract between Education Minister and Bus Éireann

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a company who sought to challenge a contract for the supply of school transport as breaching EU Law, finding that the contract did not fall within the meaning of the appropriate Directive.

30 May 2016

Company and its directors fined over £40,000 for unlawful deposit of waste

The Crown Court for Northern Ireland has fined a company and two of its directors £40,000 and £1,000 each respectively for the unlawful deposit of waste.

27 May 2016

High Court declares suspended sentencing regime unconstitutional

The High Court declared that section 99 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 is unconstitutional in a judgment delivered last month and published in full yesterday.

26 May 2016

Application for judicial review of possession of family home refused

The High Court has refused a couple's application for judicial review for an order of certiorari in respect of an order for possession of property.

25 May 2016

High Court makes declaration against former directors of freight company

The joint liquidators of a company succeeded in seeking a declaration that three individuals shall not act as directors or secretaries or be concerned in the promotion or formation of any company unless that company meets the requirements of s.150(3) of the Companies Act 1990 (s.819(3) of the Companies Act 2014).

24 May 2016

High Court rules on Irish Aviation Authority’s assertion of legal privilege in defamation case

The High Court has found that the Irish Aviation Authority correctly asserted legal privilege in relation to 39 documents listed in a defamation case, with five exceptions, which were ordered to be disclosed to the plaintiff.

23 May 2016

High Court grants injunction requiring An Post to provide details of reasons for dismissing employee

The High Court has granted an employment injunction, finding that An Post had not sufficiently notified a man of the reasons for his dismissal.

20 May 2016

High Court dismisses investor who lost €2m in property syndicate’s FSO appeal

The High Court has dismissed Mr Charles Verschoyle-Greene’s appeal against a decision of the Financial Services Ombudsman, in which the FSO dismissed his complaint about the way the Bank of Ireland sold him a property investment.

19 May 2016

UKSC allows appeal for maintenance of interim injunction in celebrity threesome case

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously granted a celebrity permission to appeal the discharge of an interim injunction regarding his sexual encounters and, by a majority, has allowed the appeal.

19 May 2016

Supreme Court finds UK life sentencing unconstitutional, but grants European Arrest Warrant

The Supreme Court has upheld a decision to surrender a man who had been sentenced in the UK to life imprisonment in 1984 for the murder of his neighbour back to the UK, finding that while the UK system with regards to life sentences would be unconstitutional in Ireland, it did not justify Ireland refusing to comply with European Arrest Warrants (EAW).

18 May 2016