Case archive

High Court: Periodic payment order legislation 'a dead letter' in its current form

The new statutory scheme providing for periodic payment orders (PPO) for plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries has been described as “a dead letter” in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 22 November 2019

Labour Court: Butcher accused of sexual harassment has award for unfair dismissal increased to €35k

A man who was unfairly dismissed and awarded €24,000 has had his award of compensation increased to €35,000 in an appeal brought by his former employer.

Labour Court in Ireland — 21 November 2019

High Court: Pedestrian fails to establish negligence of a driver who knocked him down on 100km/h road

A pedestrian who was struck by a driver on an N road in Longford has had his personal injuries claim against the driver dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 20 November 2019

Court of Appeal: Damages awarded to Jordan family reduced on appeal

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has won an appeal against a £7,500 damages award over delays in progressing the inquest of the death of Pearse Jordan.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 18 November 2019

Supreme Court: Former Mountjoy prisoner awarded €7,500 for breach of personal rights

A former “protection prisoner” who was held in a cell with other prisoners without sanitation or running water for up to 23 hours a day has been awarded €7,500 in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 15 November 2019

High Court: TDs granted leave to proceed with 'money message' case

Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs have been granted leave to apply for judicial review of a decision of the Ceann Comhairle, which will be dealt with in an expedited hearing before the end of the year.

High Court in Ireland — 14 November 2019

Man living with severely disabled partner wins Supreme Court case against paying 'bedroom tax'

A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called "bedroom tax" breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 14 November 2019

Supreme Court: Systemic deficiencies in the independence of Poland’s judiciary not sufficient to refuse man’s surrender

A man who objected to his surrender to Poland on the basis of systemic breaches to the rule of law which would impact his fair trial rights has had his appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 13 November 2019

High Court: Man facing extradition fails to establish Article 3 ECHR breach

A man facing extradition to Poland under a European Arrest Warrant has had arguments based on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights rejected in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 12 November 2019

High Court: Former Ryanair pilot granted application for documents to defend defamation action

A pilot who is being sued for making defamatory statements online has been granted an order requiring Ryanair to provide an unredacted investigation report which had been almost completely redacted when first provided.

High Court in Ireland — 11 November 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Evidence of coercive control 'overwhelming' in case of man who killed his mother

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his mother must serve eight years' imprisonment before being considered for release on licence.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 8 November 2019

High Court: Prosecution of woman accused of providing Botox treatments without prescription can continue

The prosecution of a registered nurse who allegedly provided Botox treatments without a prescription can proceed after the High Court ruled that evidence central to the case against her is admissible.

High Court in Ireland — 7 November 2019

Court of Appeal: Executive Office can set up ex gratia redress scheme for historical abuse victims

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has found that the Executive Office can exercise the prerogative power to set up an ex gratia redress scheme for the victims of historical institutional abuse, and that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland should consider giving a direction to the Executive Office under section 26 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 5 November 2019

High Court: Galway County Council must pay €2,000 to the owner of a horse it illegally destroyed

Galway County Council has been ordered to pay €2,000 in damages to the owner of a horse which it destroyed in April 2018.

High Court in Ireland — 4 November 2019

Supreme Court: Judge erred in reversing non-party costs order

The Supreme Court has said that the Court of Appeal erred in reversing a non-party costs order made against the principal shareholder of a company who was found to be solely responsible for directing and overseeing a fraudulent claim issued by his insolvent company.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 1 November 2019