Case archive



Man loses appeal against extradition for conspiracy charges

A man has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court against an order for his surrender to the United Kin ...

27 November 2015

Court refuses to declare sections of Fire Arms Act unconstitutional

The High Court has refused to grant a declaration sought by an applicant who had challenged s.27C(4 ...

26 November 2015

Environmental Impact Assessment required for peat and biomass power plant

The High Court has found that an environmental impact assessment is required into the environmental ...

25 November 2015

Dunnes planning permission challenge an abuse of process

The High Court in Dublin has found that Dunnes Stores’ application for the judicial review of a r ...

24 November 2015

Man not legal “father” under Guardianship of Infants Act

The Court of Appeal has found that the High Court incorrectly granted itself jurisdiction under the ...

23 November 2015

Donegal dangerous driving sentence “unduly lenient”

The Court of Appeal has found that the initial sentence given to a Donegal man in respect of the mo ...

19 November 2015

Authorisation of ‘drink driving’ checkpoints at multiple locations held legal

The High Court has ruled that the establishment of fourteen drink driving checkpoints was valid, fol ...

18 November 2015

Wicklow County Council ordered to disclose documentation in legal battle with Sinn Féin politician

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of a number of documents relating to an ongoing dispute be ...

17 November 2015

Lack of CCTV footage does not render trial unfair

The Director of Public Prosecutions has won an appeal to proceed with the trial of Valeriu Sirbu, d ...

16 November 2015

Transfer of family farm from father to son not done under duress

The High Court has found the transfer of a family farm from a late father to his now-deceased son w ...

13 November 2015

German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they r ...

13 November 2015

IDA acted ultra vires in compulsory land purchase, Supreme Court finds

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an Irish farmer who objected to the compulsory purchase of ...

12 November 2015

Taxi drivers lose High Court challenge against liberalisation of licensing regulations

Three men who sued local authorities and a minister on the basis that the value of their taxi plates ...

11 November 2015

Murderer loses appeal against conviction, life imprisonment upheld

A man found guilty of murdering Dubliner David White by repeated stabbing has lost his appeal agains ...

10 November 2015

Women's cases against Commissioner of An Garda Síochána and others will proceed, Supreme Court judges rule

The cases of two women concerning claims of negligence with regards to the way in which alleged rap ...

9 November 2015