Case archive

High Court: Man who was refused permission to reside and work in the state loses application for costs

A man who began judicial review proceedings, seeking an order of mandamus compelling the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a decision on his application for permission to reside and work in the State, has lost his application for costs in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 13 September 2018

High Court: Applicant refused costs for moot judicial review proceedings

An application for costs related to judicial review proceedings which were rendered moot before they could be heard has been refused in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 12 September 2018

High Court: Article 40 inquiry into lawfulness of detention was not reasonable

A woman whose Article 40 Inquiry into the lawfulness of her detention was rendered moot has lost her application for costs. The woman and her family had been residing in the State under derived residence rights due to her husband’s EU citizenship but had failed to comply with the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 and their permission to reside was revoked. As such, the woman and her 22-year-old daughter were detained upon returning to the State.

High Court in Ireland — 11 September 2018

Court of Appeal: Man who groomed 14-year-old girl loses appeal against conviction

A 41-year-old man from Belfast who groomed a 14-year-old girl in 2012 has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 10 September 2018

Court of Appeal: Man who raped nieces loses appeal against severity of sentence

A fifty-year-old man who pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting is nieces when he lived at their grandmother’s house between 2001 and 2010 has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 6 September 2018

High Court: Inspectors appointed to investigate Independent News and Media

Inspectors have been appointed by the High Court to investigate allegations made by the Director of Corporate Enforcement against Independent News and Media PLC.

High Court in Ireland — 5 September 2018

High Court: Irish Life loses application to dismiss former employee’s claim for damages

Irish Life have been unsuccessful in their application to dismiss a claim for damages brought by a former employee whose pension was considered an asset in UK bankruptcy proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 4 September 2018

High Court: Specific diagnosis of back injury not necessary for personal injury claim

A prison officer who sustained a herniated disc in his back in the course of restraining and lifting a prisoner in January 2013, has had his claim dismissed on the grounds that it was statute barred. Granting the State defendants an application to dismiss the claim which was issued by way of plenary summons in March 2016, Mr Justice Donald Binchy held that the prison officer had the requisite knowledge to bring a claim no later than October 2013 when he had difficulty walking. Justice Binchy rejected the argument that the prison officer and his GP thought his pain was due to exacerbation of a pre-existing injury until an MRI revealed a new injury in November 2014.

High Court in Ireland — 3 September 2018

Court of Appeal: Company that employed cleaning supervisor at Limerick hospital failed to provide safe place of work

A woman who was employed as a cleaning supervisor at a hospital in Limerick has had her claim for personal injuries remitted to the High Court for a determination on causation and damages, after the Court of Appeal found that her employer was negligent in failing to provide a safe place of work.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 31 August 2018

Court of Appeal: Teacher disciplined for calling pupil offensive name has case remitted to High Court

A teacher whose application for judicial review was dismissed in limine in the High Court, has had his case remitted to the High Court for a fresh determination. Finding that the High Court judge was incorrect to hold that the matter was moot due to the expiration of the sanction imposed, the Court of Appeal also held that the imposition of a sanction which had professional and reputational implications for the teacher could not be described as de minimis.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 30 August 2018

High Court: Man who broke wrist at Cork City Fire Station awarded €62k

A man who fractured his wrist when he tried to break his fall caused by an uncovered drain at Cork City Fire Station in July 2013 has been awarded €62,482.50 in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 29 August 2018

Court of Appeal: Anti-abortion campaigner's appeal 'a frustration of the democratic process'

A woman who campaigned for a No vote in the abortion referendum has had her appeal to challenge the outcome of the referendum dismissed in the Court of Appeal.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 28 August 2018

Court of Appeal: Gardaí did not have reasonable grounds to forcibly enter woman’s home without warrant

A woman’s claim for damages trespass and personal injuries, and violation of constitutional rights arising out of the Gardaí’s forcible entry into her home without a warrant in August 2012, has been remitted to the High Court for an assessment of damages.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 27 August 2018

Court of Appeal: Priest who raped and sexually abused 12-year-old boy loses appeal against his conviction

A priest who raped and sexually abused a boy throughout 2005 and 2006 has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 August 2018

High Court: Further information necessary for determination on Polish extradition case

Following a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union that the High Court was justified in refraining to give effect to a European arrest warrant issued in Poland due to fears about fair trial rights, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly has held that it is necessary to request further information from Poland to enable her to assess the risk presented to the man sought of a breach of his fundamental right to a fair trial.

High Court in Ireland — 9 August 2018