High Court: Surrender of man convicted in absentia cannot be ordered unless it is 'unequivocally established' trial date was known
An application for the surrender of a man sought by Romania under a European Arrest Warrant has been refused in the High Court.
High Court in Ireland — 20 January 2020
Belfast Crown Court: Two of eight people charged with causing the death of Christopher Meli given custodial sentences
Two of eight people who pleaded guilty to offences linked to the death of a 20-year-old man in 2015 have been given custodial sentences in Belfast Crown Court.
Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 17 January 2020
The registration of a judgment against a debtor’s interest in lands did not affect the interest of his father who was a joint tenant, the High Court has ruled.
High Court in Ireland — 16 January 2020
High Court: Terms of recognisance in breach of Criminal Procedure Act did not deprive District Court of jurisdiction
The fact that the remand period in a recognisance exceeded 30 days, in breach of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, did not deprive the District Court of substantive jurisdiction, the High Court has ruled.
High Court in Ireland — 15 January 2020
A girl who initially accepted a €21,000 damages assessment from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident has been granted an order rejecting this assessment and a declaration that the PIAB can authorise legal proceedings.
High Court in Ireland — 14 January 2020
A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a retired teacher in Crumlin in 2018 must serve a minimum sentence of 16 years and six months before being considered for release on licence.
Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 24 December 2019
A man who was found guilty on charges of rape and indecent assault in 2016, for offences which occurred in the 1970s, has lost an appeal against his conviction.
Supreme Court in Ireland — 23 December 2019
Court of Appeal: Direct Provision company loses appeal against order to provide €150k security for litigation costs
A company established for the purpose of running a Direct Provision centre has lost an appeal against an order to provide security for costs in its action against a hotel owner in Wexford.
Court of Appeal in Ireland — 20 December 2019
The former harbour master at Killybegs has lost his appeal challenging the Government’s decision to dismiss him from his post in 2009.
Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 December 2019
A cyclist who suffered a broken foot when a motorist drove over his foot at a junction has been awarded €20,640 in the High Court.
High Court in Ireland — 18 December 2019
Four part-time judges have succeeded against the Ministry of Justice in an appeal to the Supreme Court over their rights to a pension.
UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 18 December 2019
Planning permission for eleven wind turbines in Cork, granted by An Bord Pleanála, has been quashed in the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court in Ireland — 17 December 2019
A man who was ordered to get off the Luas despite having a valid ticket has been awarded €500 in the High Court.
High Court in Ireland — 16 December 2019
In a matrimonial rape case involving a pattern of abuse, threats to kill, and a violent attack with a hammer after the rape, the Supreme Court has set out the sentencing principles which must be observed when dealing with a pattern of violent and abusive behaviour.
Supreme Court in Ireland — 9 December 2019
A woman who worked as a school principal in a small national school for twenty years has been granted an order of certiorari, quashing the decision of the Board of Management to dismiss her.
High Court in Ireland — 6 December 2019