Case archive

High Court: Members of Public Accounts Committee let out of lay litigant's proceedings and early trial refused

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have been let out of proceedings taken by a lay litigant against the Committee and Dublin City Council, and the plaintiff’s application for an early trial pursuant to Order 50, rule 2 of the Rules of the Superior Courts has been refused by the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 2 March 2020

High Court: Man who ran into path of racehorses in the Curragh loses personal injuries claim

A man who sustained injuries when he collided with racehorses being worked in the Curragh has had his personal injuries claim dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 28 February 2020

Supreme Court: Original 10-year sentence for man who abused and raped his wife is reinstated

The Supreme Court has reinstated the original sentence of 10 years' imprisonment imposed in a matrimonial rape case which involved a pattern of abuse, threats to kill, and a violent attack with a hammer.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 27 February 2020

Court of Appeal: Failure to record basis for stop and search breached Article 8 ECHR

A man who was repeatedly stopped and searched under the Justice and Security (NI) Act 2007 has been granted a declaration that the PSNI, in failing to record the basis for searches carried out in 2013, acted in breach of the man’s right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 ECHR.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 26 February 2020

High Court: To justify return of woman to Nigeria because she could 'sustain herself' through prostitution egregiously offensive to human dignity

A woman who was refused international protection in the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, in a decision which stated that she “worked as a prostitute and managed to sustain herself”, has been granted an order of certiorari in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 25 February 2020

High Court: Vulture fund granted possession of four-bedroom house in Blackrock with 15 tenants

A vulture fund has been granted an injunction enabling them to take possession of a four-bedroom house in Blackrock, presumed to be rented by up to 15 people.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 24 February 2020

High Court: Family refused extension of time to challenge international protection decision

A family who were refused international protection and subsequently lost an appeal to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal failed to provide any explanation which would warrant the grant of an extension of time to bring judicial review proceedings in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 21 February 2020

UK Supreme Court: Jurisdiction for hearing Michael Stone judicial review appeal lies with Court of Appeal

The UK Supreme Court has found that it does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal directly from the High Court in judicial review proceedings brought by the sister of one of Michael Stone’s victims.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 20 February 2020

Workplace Relations Commission: Solicitor awarded €13,300 in constructive dismissal case

A solicitor who was constructively dismissed by the new owner of a firm she had worked in for over 10 years has been awarded €13,300 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 19 February 2020

High Court: Labour Court erred by conflating the issue of wages 'properly payable' with the issue of whether there had been a deduction

The Labour Court must reconsider a case involving a Tesco employee who was not paid in accordance with the terms of his contract.

High Court in Ireland — 18 February 2020

High Court: Worker loses appeal against finding that communication was a grievance and not a protected disclosure

A man who argued that he was unfairly dismissed from his employment after making a “protected disclosure” has lost an appeal against the Labour Court’s finding that, in stating that his work was causing him pain, his communication was an expression of grievance and not a protected disclosure.

High Court in Ireland — 17 February 2020

High Court: Reversal of decision on jurisdiction breached the rules of natural justice

A District Court judge’s decision to decline jurisdiction in respect of an assault charge in circumstances where the same judge had accepted jurisdiction at a previous hearing was reached in breach of fair procedures.

High Court in Ireland — 14 February 2020

High Court: Owners of commercial premises in Cork awarded €45k for damage caused by former tenant

The owners of a commercial property in Cork city have been awarded €45,614 for damage caused by a former tenant who converted the ground floor of the property from an off-licence to a bar without their consent.

High Court in Ireland — 13 February 2020

Supreme Court: Woman loses appeal in case involving the repossession of her late mother's house

A woman who failed to notify the lender in a “lifetime loan” mortgage agreement of her mother’s death has lost an appeal against the decision to refuse an extension of time to challenge the order for possession granted to the lender.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 12 February 2020

High Court: Order for possession of property mortgaged under 'lifetime loan' not statute-barred

Proceedings seeking an order for possession of property mortgaged under a “lifetime loan”, which became payable upon death of the mortgagor, were not statute-barred as the proceedings were not subsisting at the date of death.

High Court in Ireland — 11 February 2020