The High Court has granted an injunction against a quarry operating near the Leannan River Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Background
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The owner of a fishing vessel has lost his appeal in an action taken against the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The Court of Appeal agreed with the High Court that the proceedings should have been taken by way of judicial review.
NI: Court of Appeal: Hearing to obtain search warrants against journalists fell ‘woefully short’ of required standard
The conduct of ex parte hearings where the PSNI obtained warrants in respect of the investigation into the theft of documents from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland relating to the 1994 Loughinisland massacre fell “woefully short” of a fair hearing, the Court of Appeal has held.
The Supreme Court has found that the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) was guilty of negligence in relation to the extensive flood damage to University College Cork (UCC) in 2009. Three judgments – one main, one concurring, and one dissenting – were delivered.
The High Court has made orders restraining the use of the famous claddagh rings trademark pending the determination of proceedings. In related hearings heard alongside the injunction application, the court made a series of rulings related to the company that makes and sells and the famous Claddagh r
The High Court has granted the pre-trial application of Galway Clinic, a private hospital, to dismiss proceedings related to a 2017 majority decision by its board to build a new €17 million medical facility which did not proceed to construction. The proceedings were taken in the High Court by B
The High Court has ruled that the Seanad can only meet after all 60 members have been elected or nominated. The Seanad is comprised of 49 elected members and eleven members have been nominated by a new Taoiseach. The new president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, sat with Ms Justice Niamh
The Court of Appeal has partially allowed an appeal, with regard to sentence, of a man who sexually abused two of his sisters. Background
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal taken by a garda criticised by the Disclosures Tribunal. The appeal was brought from the judgment of the High Court primarily on the issue of objective bias.
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that comments made by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in his public statement about the Loughinisland massacre “overstepped the mark” by amounting to findings that members of the police force had committed criminal offences. The
Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, assistant professor in law at DCU, outlined the interaction between the intersex community and the law in an online event hosted by OUTLaw, a network created to promote and drive the inclusion of LGBT+ people across the Irish legal community. Yesterday's event, titled
The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). In the course of his duties he suffered two assaults by prisoners, which resulted in him suffering a serious back injury, which has required three operations.
‘European law? I was told there’s no future in that’: Lawyers share experiences of building a career in EU law
Lawyers have shared their perspectives and experiences of building a career in EU law in an online event hosted by the Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) and the Young Bar Committee of The Bar of Ireland. Yesterday's joint webinar heard from Anne Riley, who recently retired as head of global anti
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. The court held that she is not entitled to dama
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. The judgment concerned the interpretation and application of Directive 2004/38/EC On the Right of Citizens of the Un