The Court of Appeal has upheld the order of the High Court that the evidence of a loan servicer was inadmissible hearsay. The proceedings concerned the admissibility of the evidence adduced by Promontoria in its application for summary judgment against Gerry Burns and Anne Burns, and whether it was
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal taken by the Recorded Artists Actors Performers Ltd (RAAP) in proceedings taken against a record companies organisation, Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Ltd, over calculation of music license fees. Background
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a Cork solicitor who was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after he threatened to destroy files for the non-payment of fees which were not actually owed to him. Background
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was refused international protection and who was subject to a deportation order. Delivering the judgment, Mr Justice William McKechnie added that he disagreed with the High Court judge's views on statutory interpretation.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the stockbrokers J & E Davy must provide Waterford Credit Union with reports of an Irish Stock Exchange investigation. Chief Justice Frank Clarke overturned the Court of Appeal judgment which held that J & E Davy would not have to provide these reports.
The Health Service Executive, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, and Medlab Pathology Limited have lost a Supreme Court appeal against a High Court judgment in favour of Ruth Morrissey arising from the misreading of her cervical smear tests. Mrs Morrissey was not told until 2018 that a review carried o
An application brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions seeking the review of sentences for defilement of a child and assault causing harm on grounds of undue leniency pursuant to s.2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Background
A convicted murderer has failed in an appeal based on the use of bad character evidence in his trial. Darren Murphy was charged with the murder of Olivia Dunlea at her home in Passage West, Cork on 17 February 2013. He pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter. The plea was not accept
Writing for Irish Legal News, barrister Andrew McKeown explores the provisions of the Irish Government's emergency coronavirus bill. The Government has published a Bill “to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the manifest and grave risk to human life and pub