Court report



Extradition request to be 'terminated' after Russia fails to respond to concerns about prisons and trial rights

A failure by Russian authorities to respond to the High Court’s concerns about prison conditions and fair trial rights in Russia has resulted in the immediate “termination” of an extradition request.

Published 2 April 2020

Senior judge sees 'no reason why non-jury trials cannot proceed' in spite of pandemic

A senior judge has said there is no reason why non-jury trials cannot proceed in the Special Criminal Court when many other upcoming court cases have been placed in doubt over the coronavirus crisis.

Published 31 March 2020

DPP attends court to observe coronavirus measures

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, paid a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday to observe the operation of the courts during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

Tributes paid to Mr Justice McGovern on his final day on the bench

The president of the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General and leading members of the legal profession have paid tribute to Mr Justice Brian McGovern on his retirement from the bench.

Published 13 March 2020

Human rights lawyer's action against Google over alleged hacking adjourned generally

A High Court action by a German human rights lawyer against Google over what he claims are several attempts by parties based in the Middle East to hack his private email account has been adjourned generally.

Published 6 March 2020

Two 'slopping out' actions mentioned before the High Court

Two cases brought by former prisoners over having to 'slop out' have been mentioned before the High Court.

Published 26 February 2020

Courts 'should not shy away' from starting at maximum sentence in high-end assaults

The courts should not shy away from starting at five years' imprisonment when it comes to sentencing individuals for “high-end” cases of assault causing harm, according to the Court of Appeal.

Published 21 February 2020

Judgment reserved in bid for fresh investigation into man's 1976 murder

The Court of Appeal has reserved its judgment on the latest legal bid by the family of Séamus Ludlow to compel the State to reinvestigate his 1976 murder by "loyalist extremists".

Published 19 February 2020

Lawyer settles damages claim over road traffic accident injuries

A damages action brought by a lawyer and academic over serious injuries he sustained following a car crash in Co Tipperary over a decade ago has been resolved.

Published 17 February 2020

Independent TD challenges delay to Tipperary vote

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has brought High Court proceedings aimed at allowing the vote in the Tipperary constituency in this Saturday's general election to go ahead.

Published 5 February 2020

Couple who are first in Ireland to be convicted of female genital mutilation sentenced to jail

A married couple convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter in the first case of its kind in the nation's history have been jailed.

Published 27 January 2020

Row between medical negligence solicitors returns to court

A dispute arising out of the departure of well-known solicitors from a prominent law firm in 2018 has returned before the High Court.

Published 24 January 2020

Man sues banks over failure to forward maintenance payments to ex for 12 years

A man claims he was defamed by two financial institutions over their alleged lengthy failure to forward maintenance payments in respect of his son to his former partner.

Published 22 January 2020

Court rejects 'unusual' argument that man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering ex-girlfriend

The Court of Appeal has rejected an “unusual” argument that a man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering an ex-girlfriend, but added that the issue may need to be explored in the future.

Published 29 November 2019

Court gagging order on child rapist and victim cannot be altered

A High Court judge has said he cannot change a order he made preventing the publication of the names of a convicted child rapist and his victim.

Published 14 November 2019