Case archive



High Court: €50,000 awarded to GAA player who injured his knee slipping on hole in footpath

An accomplished GAA and rugby player who injured his knee when his foot went into a small hole beside a chamber owned by Eircom has been awarded €51,936 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 20 December 2018

Supreme Court: Apple Data Centre objectors not restricted to grounds pursued in the High Court.

Two Athenry residents who object to the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for development of an Apple data centre and associated grid connection have been permitted to argue both for the position adopted in the High Court that there is an obligation to carry out a full EIA on the entire masterplan, and also to argue for any lesser obligation as a fall-back position.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 6 December 2018

Newry Crown Court: Former CEO of charity receives suspended sentence for fraud

The former CEO of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after he pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 19 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Burglar who caused over €20,000 damage to a garage has sentence increased

A 21-year-old man who had 33 previous convictions when he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for two burglaries has had his sentence increased after the Director of Public Prosecutions argued that the sentences should be reviewed on grounds of undue leniency.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 18 December 2018

Belfast Crown Court: Jackson and Olding have application for costs dismissed

Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted on counts of rape earlier this year, have had their applications for costs of their defence dismissed in Belfast Crown Court.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 17 December 2018

High Court: Receivers motion for possession of woman’s holiday house is refused

A receiver has had his motion claiming possession of a woman’s holiday house in Killarney refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 14 December 2018

UK Supreme Court: Consent clause in Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ is ultra vires

Section 17 of the Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the devolved legislature's competence, justices in the UK Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 13 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Mother loses appeal against interim care order made without hearing all evidence

A mother who sought to appeal the decision of the High Court that an interim care order made in respect of her baby without hearing all of the evidence was not a fundamental denial of justice has had her case dismissed in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 13 December 2018

High Court: Brothers who alleged ‘masonic conspiracy’ in denial of default clause found liable to former partner

Brothers who alleged "conspiracy, fraud and Masonic influence" in challenging the terms of a settlement agreement and their liability to pay a former partner over €650,000 on foot of the agreement perfected in the High Court in 2008 have been found liable to their former partner for the sum owed.

High Court in Ireland — 12 December 2018

Court of Appeal: Former school bus driver loses appeal against convictions for indecently assaulting a child

A former school bus driver and youth club leader who was convicted of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child has lost an appeal against his conviction in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 11 December 2018

High Court: Pharmacy group accused of duplicate medicine claiming loses challenge to HSE decision

A pharmacy group which sought to enter into a CPC Agreement with the Health Service Executive in respect of a new pharmacy in Dublin has had its application for judicial review refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 10 December 2018

High Court: Legislation providing for retention of communications data is inconsistent with EU law

Stating that "the chilling effect on privacy and the rights of free expression and association by actual, feared and mandatory surveillance cannot be underestimated", Mr Justice Tony O’Connor has found that sections of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 are inconsistent with EU law.

High Court in Ireland — 7 December 2018

High Court: Sales assistant who fell from ladder has personal injuries claim against Dunnes Stores dismissed

A woman who brought a personal injury claim against Dunnes Stores, where she worked as a sales assistant when she fell from the second step of a ladder in 2014, has had her claim dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 5 December 2018

Supreme Court: Decision not to run accomplice point was that of the accused and warning was not necessary

A convicted murderer who argued that the judge in his trial should have given an accomplice warning to the jury in relation to evidence from one of the key prosecution witnesses has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 4 December 2018

Supreme Court: Convicted rapist entitled to €10,000 compensation in respect of pension benefit withheld while imprisoned

A man who was convicted on several counts of serious offences including rape is entitled to receive €10,000 compensation after the statutory provision which allowed his state pension to be withheld was declared unconstitutional.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 3 December 2018