Case archive



Workplace Relations Commission: Evangelical Christian loses religious discrimination case against UCD

An evangelical Christian who alleged that he had been discriminated against by University College Dublin due to his religious beliefs has lost his complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 31 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of offences related to €4.1m drugs seizure has sentence increased to 10 years

A man who was “caught red-handed” at the scene of a largescale drugs distribution unit where over €4.1 million worth of cannabis and diamorphine was seized by gardaí, has had his sentence increased to 10 years in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 29 October 2019

High Court: Vulture fund fails to persuade court that it should depart from normal costs rule

A vulture fund must pay the costs of a debtor who was successful in overturning an order for possession in respect of his home in Clontarf.

High Court in Ireland — 28 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man has five-year custodial sentence for one-punch assault reduced to two years

A man who was given a five-year custodial sentence for assault causing serious harm has had his sentence reduced on appeal to just over two years in custody.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 25 October 2019

High Court: Hospital directed to proceed with intensive chemotherapy for a five-year-old boy with cancer

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, has determined that a hospital can proceed with intensive curative intent treatment recommended by the consultant oncologist in charge of treating a five-year-old boy with very high-risk neuroblastoma.

High Court in Ireland — 24 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who complained of 'establishment bias' fails to bring action against DPP and district judge

A man who complained of “widespread establishment bias” against him has lost an appeal against the refusal to grant him leave to bring judicial review proceedings against the Director of Public Prosecutions and a District Court judge.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 23 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of burglary and impersonating a Garda loses appeal against sentence

A man who was given a custodial sentence of three-and-a-half years for burglarising an elderly man's home, during which he said “it’s alright Sir, I’m a Garda”, has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 22 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping his wife has sentence increased

A man who was found guilty of raping his wife has had his custodial sentence increased from three years to five-and-a-half years' imprisonment in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 21 October 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Man, 29, sentenced to 12 years for murder of 55-year-old friend

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for the murder of a 55-year-old man who he described as being “kind to everyone” and someone who would “give you his last penny if he had it”.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 18 October 2019

District judge deemed 'worker' for purposes of whistleblower legislation

A district judge who raised concerns about budget cuts qualifies as a worker for the purposes of legislation protecting whistleblowers, justices in the Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 17 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Issue of liability must be reheard in case of man awarded over €100k for slipping on his porch

The issue of liability in a personal injuries case against Sligo County Council has been directed for rehearing in the High Court.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 17 October 2019

High Court: Cork County Council refused application to direct property arbitrator to state a case on jurisdiction

The High Court has refused an application made by Cork County Council in which it sought an order to direct a property arbitrator to state a case regarding his jurisdiction.

High Court in Ireland — 16 October 2019

High Court: Council granted permanent injunction against couple trespassing on abandoned housing estate

Clare County Council has been granted a permanent injunction restraining a couple and their family from trespassing on a housing estate where they had previously held a tenancy.

High Court in Ireland — 14 October 2019

High Court: Minister for Health loses application to split trial over proposed new pharmacy rules

The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.

High Court in Ireland — 11 October 2019

High Court: Coolmore Stud granted order striking out frivolous and vexatious defamation claim

Coolmore Stud has been granted an order striking out a defamation claim brought by a former employee who wrote a book about the famous thoroughbred farm after he retired in 2015.

High Court in Ireland — 10 October 2019