Case archive

High Court: Retired police officer’s challenge to Loughinisland report dismissed

An application by two retired police officers challenging the Police Ombudsman’s report into the Loughinisland massacre has been dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 30 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Enforcement order on parents who lost custody of children was 'drained of validity' when documents were withheld

Parents who lost custody of three of their children pursuant to wardship and return orders made in England and enforced by orders of the High Court have successfully appealed against a later decision which held that their right to appeal was out of time.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 29 November 2018

High Court: Man who entered State illegally and made over €30,000 in false welfare claims loses challenge to removal and exclusion orders

A man who entered the state illegally in 2004, and made over €30,000 in false welfare claims prior to acquiring Romanian nationality in 2016, has had his application for judicial review refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 28 November 2018

High Court: Cyclist injured when entering road from pathway has personal injuries claim dismissed

A 68-year-old man who was knocked off his bicycle when he attempted to enter an access road from a pedestrian pathway has had his claim for personal injuries dismissed.

High Court in Ireland — 27 November 2018

Court of Appeal: Barrier to compensation under the ‘same household rule’ unlawfully discriminated against victim

A woman who had her application for criminal injury compensation refused due to the "same household rule" has succeeded in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 26 November 2018

High Court: Administrative law deficiencies justify ordering Minister to reconsider family reunification case

The Minister for Justice and Equality must reconsider a family reunification case after the High Court found six key administrative law deficiencies in the decision-making process.

High Court in Ireland — 23 November 2018

High Court: Immigration officer acted lawfully in perusing non-national’s phone at Dublin Airport

A man who was refused permission to land at Dublin Airport based on the finding by an immigration officer that he was coming to Ireland to enter a "marriage of convenience" has been refused all reliefs sought in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 22 November 2018

High Court: No legal deficiency in council determining that co-parenting father needed one-bedroom unit

A co-parenting father-of-three who was assessed by Dublin City Council as a single person household needing a one-bedroom unit has had his application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 21 November 2018

High Court: Systemic deficiencies in Poland do not of themselves amount to flagrant denial of justice for man sought under EAW

A man sought by Polish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) can be surrendered despite systemic and generalised deficiencies in the courts of Poland presenting a risk to the fundamental right to a fair trial being breached, the High Court has ruled.

High Court in Ireland — 20 November 2018

Court of Appeal: No evidence that counsel for receiver misled the court

A man who sought to set aside the judgment and order of the Court of Appeal, alleging that Senior Counsel for the receiver misled the Court in relation to the admission of new evidence granted in an earlier hearing, has had his application refused by the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 November 2018

High Court: Quarry firm granted permanent injunctions against landowner for interference

A firm that developed a quarry on lands in County Laois on the basis of an exclusive licence with the landowner has been granted permanent injunctions restraining the owner from interfering with their business.

High Court in Ireland — 15 November 2018

High Court: Tenant of repossessed property given opportunity to reformulate claim

A woman who has rented a property in Dublin for over 13 years has been given an opportunity to reformulate her claim against the State and vulture fund Promontoria, which took charge over the property in September 2015.

High Court in Ireland — 14 November 2018

High Court: Greyhound owner fails to quash finding that a prohibited substance was present in his animals

A greyhound owner who brought an application for judicial review of a decision taken by the Control Appeal Committee of the Irish Greyhound Board has had his application dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 13 November 2018

High Court: Son who was promised 90 acres of land successfully challenges mother’s will

A man who left school at the age of 15 to work on the family farm, and who was promised a 90 acre plot by both his father and mother before their deaths, has successfully challenged his mother's will in which he was left just three acres after a family rift involving his in-laws.

High Court in Ireland — 12 November 2018

Supreme Court: Reverse burden of proof undermined allegedly corrupt councillor's presumption of innocence

A former councillor who received €80,000 in allegedly corrupt payments from a developer has had his convictions quashed by a 4:1 majority in the Supreme Court.

High Court in Ireland — 9 November 2018