Case archive



Court of Appeal: Rural development partnership loses appeal challenging award of €1.2m public contract

A rural development partnership in Connemara, which was unsuccessful in its bid for a €1.2 mill ...

Court of Appeal — 26 July 2018

High Court: Application to appeal North-South interconnector judgment fails

Applicants who were unsuccessful in their challenge to the planning approval for 300 pylons from Tyr ...

19 January 2018

High Court: Student who developed PTSD after being hit by a car awarded over €250k

A woman who was hit by a car when she was crossing the street in Dublin in 2011 has been awarded &eu ...

High Court — 25 July 2018

High Court: Challenges to the abortion referendum result are refused leave

Two applicants who sought to challenge the result of the abortion referendum have had their applicat ...

High Court — 24 July 2018

Supreme Court: Trial judge intervened in prosecutorial role of the DPP by ordering stay

The Director of Public Prosecutions has been granted an order lifting a stay on historical rape char ...

Supreme Court — 23 July 2018

High Court: Woman can continue with personal injury claim against companies involved in Dublin development

An engineering firm and architect involved in the development of an apartment complex in Stepaside, ...

High Court — 20 July 2018

Court of Appeal: Writer alleging negligence against former solicitor has appeal dismissed

A writer who alleged that his former solicitor was negligent when acting on his behalf in a dispute ...

Court of Appeal — 19 July 2018

Supreme Court: Permission granted by An Bord Pleanála to develop wind farm in Clare failed to provide sufficient reasoning

An Bord Pleanála have been unsuccessful in appealing an order of certiorari granted by the High Cou ...

18 July 2018

Court of Appeal: 22-year-old man who raped his 74-year-old neighbour loses appeal against sentence

A man who broke into his neighbour’s home in Sneem, Co Kerry, and violently raped her has lost an ...

17 July 2018

Supreme Court: 'Pragmatic approach' to couple's inter-country adoption favoured by majority

The Supreme Court has, by a 3:2 majority, held that the adoption of two children by their aunt in ...

16 July 2018

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping girl in the 1970s has convictions quashed

A man who was convicted of rape and indecent assault of a girl in the 1970s has had his convictions ...

13 July 2018

Supreme Court: 'Offer of amends' defence for defamation did not remove right to have jury assess damages

The Supreme Court has held that plaintiffs in defamation proceedings, who have accepted an “offer ...

11 July 2018

HMRC succeeds in VAT appeal to Supreme Court

fees. On 8 January 2009, it submitted a revised claim (iv) in which it asserted a right to claim ov ...

11 July 2018

High Court: Service of personal injury proceedings on Rihanna deemed good

A woman who commenced personal injury proceedings against singer Rihanna has been granted an order d ...

10 July 2018

High Court: Department of Education must reconsider provision of transport for Irish-medium school

An Irish-medium secondary school has been successful in its application for judicial review in the H ...

9 July 2018