Case archive

Court of Appeal: Damages awarded to Jordan family reduced on appeal

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has won an appeal against a £7,500 damages award over delays in progressing the inquest of the death of Pearse Jordan.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 18 November 2019

Supreme Court: Former Mountjoy prisoner awarded €7,500 for breach of personal rights

A former “protection prisoner” who was held in a cell with other prisoners without sanitation or running water for up to 23 hours a day has been awarded €7,500 in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 15 November 2019

High Court: TDs granted leave to proceed with 'money message' case

Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs have been granted leave to apply for judicial review of a decision of the Ceann Comhairle, which will be dealt with in an expedited hearing before the end of the year.

High Court in Ireland — 14 November 2019

Man living with severely disabled partner wins Supreme Court case against paying 'bedroom tax'

A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called "bedroom tax" breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 14 November 2019

Supreme Court: Systemic deficiencies in the independence of Poland’s judiciary not sufficient to refuse man’s surrender

A man who objected to his surrender to Poland on the basis of systemic breaches to the rule of law which would impact his fair trial rights has had his appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 13 November 2019

High Court: Man facing extradition fails to establish Article 3 ECHR breach

A man facing extradition to Poland under a European Arrest Warrant has had arguments based on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights rejected in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 12 November 2019

High Court: Former Ryanair pilot granted application for documents to defend defamation action

A pilot who is being sued for making defamatory statements online has been granted an order requiring Ryanair to provide an unredacted investigation report which had been almost completely redacted when first provided.

High Court in Ireland — 11 November 2019

Belfast Crown Court: Evidence of coercive control 'overwhelming' in case of man who killed his mother

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his mother must serve eight years' imprisonment before being considered for release on licence.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 8 November 2019

High Court: Prosecution of woman accused of providing Botox treatments without prescription can continue

The prosecution of a registered nurse who allegedly provided Botox treatments without a prescription can proceed after the High Court ruled that evidence central to the case against her is admissible.

High Court in Ireland — 7 November 2019

Court of Appeal: Executive Office can set up ex gratia redress scheme for historical abuse victims

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has found that the Executive Office can exercise the prerogative power to set up an ex gratia redress scheme for the victims of historical institutional abuse, and that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland should consider giving a direction to the Executive Office under section 26 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 5 November 2019

High Court: Galway County Council must pay €2,000 to the owner of a horse it illegally destroyed

Galway County Council has been ordered to pay €2,000 in damages to the owner of a horse which it destroyed in April 2018.

High Court in Ireland — 4 November 2019

Supreme Court: Judge erred in reversing non-party costs order

The Supreme Court has said that the Court of Appeal erred in reversing a non-party costs order made against the principal shareholder of a company who was found to be solely responsible for directing and overseeing a fraudulent claim issued by his insolvent company.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 1 November 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Evangelical Christian loses religious discrimination case against UCD

An evangelical Christian who alleged that he had been discriminated against by University College Dublin due to his religious beliefs has lost his complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 31 October 2019

Court of Appeal: Man convicted of offences related to €4.1m drugs seizure has sentence increased to 10 years

A man who was “caught red-handed” at the scene of a largescale drugs distribution unit where over €4.1 million worth of cannabis and diamorphine was seized by gardaí, has had his sentence increased to 10 years in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 29 October 2019

High Court: Vulture fund fails to persuade court that it should depart from normal costs rule

A vulture fund must pay the costs of a debtor who was successful in overturning an order for possession in respect of his home in Clontarf.

High Court in Ireland — 28 October 2019