Case archive



NI Court of Appeal: Civil servant did not have power to grant planning permission for incinerator

The Department of Infrastructure has lost an appeal against the ruling that a senior civil servant ...

6 July 2018

Court of Appeal: €100k negligence claim against Tallaght Hospital upheld

A man who was awarded nearly €100k as a result of negligence in Tallaght Hospital has had his cl ...

5 July 2018

Court of Appeal: Cork University Hospital acted unlawfully in preventing 93-year-old woman from being released

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Cork University Hospital (CUH) did not have the power to prevent ...

4 July 2018

UK Supreme Court clarifies use of closed material procedure

The UK Supreme Court has clarified the use of closed material procedure under section 6 of the Justi ...

4 July 2018

Supreme Court: Woman seeking judicial review of Child and Family Agency access arrangements has appeal dismissed

A woman who was granted five hours of family access per year by the Child and Family Agency has had ...

3 July 2018

​Belfast County Court: Letting agent must return £36 administration fee to tenant

A letting agent that charged a tenant £36 for “online services” provided when the tenant was ap ...

2 July 2018

Court of Appeal: Current law enables legally valid humanist weddings in Northern Ireland

The Court of Appeal has found that the current law enables legally valid humanist weddings to be per ...

29 June 2018

​Supreme Court: Man sought by the US on Silk Road charges loses extradition appeal

An Irish man sought by the US on narcotics, computer hacking, and money laundering charges connected ...

28 June 2018

​Court of Appeal: Man convicted of raping woman after breaking into her home has appeal dismissed

A man who was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment after being convicted of raping a woman in 2014, ...

27 June 2018

Heterosexual couple succeed in civil partnership appeal as UK Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility

A different-sex couple who object to marriage on the basis they believe it is patriarchal and who so ...

27 June 2018

​High Court: Challenge to award of Garda towing contract not out of time

A company that submitted a tender for a towing contract with An Garda Síochána can proceed with an ...

26 June 2018

ECJ: UK discriminated against transgender woman denied pension at 60

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK discriminated against a transgender woman ...

26 June 2018

​High Court: Fingal county council successfully appeal gym’s challenge to €49k rates bill

in separate proceedings with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) in 2013, and indicating t ...

25 June 2018

​High Court: Judge refuses to revisit issue of asset transfers in summary judgment granted to AIB Mortgage Bank

AIB Mortgage Bank have lost their application to the High Court in which they sought Ms Justice Bake ...

22 June 2018

Rape conviction quashed after judge banned questions about girl's use of contraceptive pill

A man convicted of raping a 15-year-old family friend has successfully appealed his conviction over ...

22 June 2018