Case archive



Supreme Court: Central Mental Hospital's clinical director failed in statutory duty

The Supreme Court has granted declaratory reliefs to a woman who claimed that her constitutional and ECHR rights were breached when the clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital declined to facilitate variations to the conditions of her release.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 9 June 2020

Supreme Court: Minister’s appeal on Citizens Directive Regulations upheld

The Supreme Court has held that the High Court erred in granting certiorari of the Minister for Justice’s refusal of an application for liberty to enter and remain in the State.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 June 2020

High Court: Juvenile prosecutorial delay application denied

The High Court has denied an application to restrain the further prosecution of criminal charges pending against an applicant, in circumstances where he was a minor at the time of the alleged offences, on the basis of prosecutorial delay.

High Court in Ireland — 2 June 2020

High Court: Application for order compelling further and better particulars in JR refused

The High Court has refused an application to compel the furnishing of further and better particulars.

High Court in Ireland — 29 May 2020

High Court: State non-parties must make discovery in defamation case

The High Court has ordered that State non-parties must make discovery of documents to a defendant in a defamation suit.

High Court in Ireland — 26 May 2020

High Court: Hague Convention return of a child refused

The High Court has refused the return of a child pursuant to Hague Convention on the grounds that it would place the child in an intolerable situation.

High Court in Ireland — 22 May 2020

High Court: Solicitors' insurers may pursue proceedings despite strike out order following settlement

The High Court has held that Solicitors Mutual Defence Fund Limited is entitled to re-enter proceedings for judgment of €4.9 million it alleges are outstanding pursuant to a 2011 settlement with Bloxham Stockbrokers.

High Court in Ireland — 19 May 2020

Supreme Court: Judges dismiss appeal of man held in CMH who sought conditional release

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder who was subsequently transferred to the Central Mental Hospital (CMH).

Supreme Court in Ireland — 15 May 2020

High Court: Three brothers refused bail for witness intimidation risk

The High Court has denied bail to three brothers after finding that there is a risk that they would interfere with a witness if released.

High Court in Ireland — 12 May 2020

Court of Appeal: Dunnes Stores personal injuries appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by Dunnes Stores Limited Company over a July 2019 judgment in which Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan awarded the sum of €102,000 and costs to a respondent in respect of injuries sustained in a fall in a Co Cork store.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 11 May 2020

Supreme Court: Claim of juvenile remission’s unconstitutionality rejected

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a minor who argued that he should be entitled to be considered for enhanced remission in the same way as adult prisoners are under the Prison Rules.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 May 2020

Court of Appeal: 'Constitutional value of flexibility' not maintained by publication of border poll policy

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has dismissed an appeal related to the issue of a border poll on a united Ireland.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 30 April 2020

Supreme Court: Miscarriage of justice application rejected as court ruling not newly discovered fact

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application to appeal of a man sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder and robbery in 1996.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 28 April 2020

High Court: Constitutional challenge to the WRC’s procedures dismissed

The High Court has dismissed an action challenging the constitutionality of the procedures of the Workplace Relations Commission.

High Court in Ireland — 23 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Ryanair’s defamation appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Ryanair’s appeal in a defamation action taken against three pilots.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 21 April 2020