Gillian O'Hanlon BL

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a hotelier convicted of rape who claimed that his legal team did not perform in accordance with his instructions, depriving him of a trial in due course of law.  Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice George Birmingham commented t

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The High Court has determined that a strict liability tax offence concerning the sale of tobacco is not unconstitutional, despite removing the discretion of the trial judge to apply s.1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act 1907. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justice Oisín Quinn c

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The High Court has affirmed a decision of the Circuit Court to grant a planning injunction sought by the neighbour of the first respondent. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justice Michael Twomey stated: “While there will be hardship to Mr Hogan... when a planning injunction is sough

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The High Court has dismissed an appeal from the refusal of the Circuit Court to join the plaintiff’s sister as a co-plaintiff to his “proper provision” proceedings. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Ms Justice Siobhan Phelan that the six-month time limit to institute proceedi

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The Supreme Court has determined that the use of a polygraph machine during psychological assessment in the wardship context was not oppressive, and that the trial judge was wrong to exclude evidence of confessions made by the respondent at interview. Delivering judgment for the Supreme Court, Mr Ju

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from orders granting summary judgment in which the appellant belatedly attempted to rely upon the O’Malley judgment. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Donald Binchy determined that whilst the appellant was entitled to apply to i

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The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from the refusal of the High Court to grant reliefs sought by party with inadequate proofs. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Senan Allen commented that in circumstances where the property sought to be charged was co-owned by the defend

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