Case archive



Court of Appeal: Licence holder was entitled to apply for occasional licence for a de-licensed function room in hotel

The licence holder for a hotel in Toomebridge was entitled to apply for an occasional licence for a function room which had been de-licensed for under-age events, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 7 May 2019

High Court: IBRC loses application for trial of preliminary issue in alleged negligence case

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has had its application for the trial of a preliminary issue of law refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 3 May 2019

Court of Appeal: District Judge erred in refusing to hear public interest immunity application

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that a District Judge in the Magistrates’ Courts was not correct in refusing to hear an application made by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) asserting public interest immunity of a document sought for disclosure.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 2 May 2019

Supreme Court: Former teacher can be prosecuted under ‘notorious’ section of Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

A former teacher awaiting prosecution for historic sexual offences against one of his pupils has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court in which he argued that his prosecution under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 was unconstitutional.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 1 May 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping his step-daughter loses appeal

A man who was sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment for raping and sexually abusing his step-daughter over a period of seven years has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 30 April 2019

Court of Appeal: District judge had no power to refuse jurisdiction after accused had pleaded guilty

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a District Judge of the Magistrates' Court did not have the power to refuse jurisdiction and commit an accused who had already pleaded guilty to the Crown Court.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 29 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former Trinity lecturer awarded €6,144 in unfair dismissal claim

A former lecturer at Trinity College Dublin who was made redundant at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year has been awarded €6,144 after it was found that he was unfairly dismissed.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 26 April 2019

High Court: Evidential presumption of validity applies to photocopy of breathalyser statement

In a matter which came before the High Court by way of consultative case stated, Mr Justice Garrett Simons found that the evidential presumption of validity under s. 20(1) of the Road Traffic Act 2010 applies to a photocopy of a breathalyser statement produced pursuant to s.13 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, and that the Director of Public Prosecutions was entitled to rely on the photocopied statement produced before the District Court.

High Court in Ireland — 25 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Men who had €8k seized before flight to Ibiza lose appeal to have cash returned

Two men who had over €8,000 seized by customs officials prior to their three-day trip to Ibiza have had their appeal dismissed in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 24 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man involved in violent removal of family from home has sentence increased

A man who was involved in the violent removal of a family from their home has had his sentence increased by one year by the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 23 April 2019

Supreme Court: Man serving seven years for manslaughter loses appeal against sentence

A man who was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 12 April 2019

High Court: Former law lecturer jailed for sex offences was not afforded fair procedures in prison disciplinary hearing

A former law lecturer who is serving ten years' imprisonment in Arbour Hill Prison for sexual offences has successfully argued that there was a want of fair procedures in a disciplinary hearing which resulted in his phone and visitation privileges being denied for 30 days.

High Court in Ireland — 11 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who bit off a large portion of his victim’s ear loses appeal against sentence

A man who was sentenced to five years' imprisonment has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 April 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to grant Isaac Wunder order sought by Commissioner of An Garda Síochána

In a long-running dispute involving a former member of An Garda Síochána who complained of bullying and sexual harassment in 2009, Mr Justice Senan Allen has granted an order declaring that the former Garda cannot re-litigate claims already dealt with in the superior court but has refused much broader orders sought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

High Court in Ireland — 9 April 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Farmer with multiple sclerosis awarded €31,000 in unfair dismissal case

A farmer with multiple sclerosis who was told not to come back to work until he provided his employer with a letter confirming his fitness to drive has been awarded €31,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 8 April 2019