Case archive



High Court: Provincial of Oblate Fathers granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

The Provincial of the Oblate Fathers of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing personal injury proceedings brought against him, in which a man who alleged he had suffered sexual abuse by an Oblate priest in the 1950s sought to hold him vicariously liable for the priests actions.

High Court in Ireland — 19 September 2019

High Court: Adoption Authority granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

The Adoption Authority of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing proceedings brought by a woman whose child was adopted in 1980. The woman was 16 at the time and submitted that the circumstances surrounding the adoption of her daughter entailed a breach of her rights.

High Court in Ireland — 18 September 2019

High Court: Monaghan councillor loses challenge to ethics investigation

A member of Monaghan County Council who was recorded by RTÉ asking for a fee to influence an application for planning permission has failed to stop an investigation into his conduct being carried out by the Standards in Public Office Commission.

High Court in Ireland — 17 September 2019

High Court: Development company's claim for damages dismissed as an abuse of process

A development company that instituted proceedings against the surety under a building contract has had its claim dismissed as an abuse of process.

High Court in Ireland — 16 September 2019

High Court: Three challenges to Brexit strategy found 'non-justiciable'

The High Court in Belfast has dismissed three conjoined applications challenging the UK Government’s Brexit strategy, which the applicants argued would result in a no-deal Brexit and a hard border in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 13 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Rapist is refused application to appeal conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements

A man who was convicted of raping a 91-year-old woman in 2001 has had his application to appeal his conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 refused.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 12 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman awarded €55,000 in pregnancy discrimination case

A woman who was made redundant two weeks after she informed her employer of her pregnancy, has been awarded €55,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 11 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Local authority must place a long-serving employee on a higher salary and pay €4,000

A local authority that failed to increase the salary of one of its employees with 17 years’ service has been told to place the employee on the highest salary scale for his position.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 10 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Airline ordered to repay training costs deducted from pilot’s wages

An airline has been ordered to repay training costs which were deducted from a pilot’s wages when he resigned from the company within three years of being trained on a new aircraft.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 9 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Ramps not 'qualifying facilities' for the purpose of rates relief

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has found that the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal erred in its interpretation of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 when it found that ramps were qualifying facilities for the purpose of being granted rates relief under the legislation.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 6 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Successive suspended sentences for 85-year-old sexual offender unduly lenient

A former police officer who was convicted of a number of sexual offences involving children has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment and two years on licence, after the Court of Appeal in Belfast found his suspended sentence to be unduly lenient.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 5 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Woman with 17 years’ service awarded nearly €7,000 for unfair dismissal

A woman who worked as a financial controller for an engineering firm for over 17 years when she was unfairly dismissed has been awarded €6,680 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 4 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Driver who was unfairly dismissed is awarded over €9,000

A man who worked as a driver for a plumbing firm for over ten years before being dismissed on grounds of misconduct has been awarded €9,331 in the Workplace Relations Commission.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 3 September 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Former employee of gin distillery start-up awarded nearly €10,000

The former business development manager of a gin distillery start-up has been awarded €9,533 for constructive dismissal and non-payment of wages.

Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland — 2 September 2019

Coroner’s Court: Soldier who shot and killed 19-year-old in Derry in 1972 was not justified in opening fire

Sitting as a Coroner in the inquest on the death of a 19-year-old man in Derry in 1972, Judge Patrick Kinney has found that the soldier who shot and killed Seamus Bradley was not justified in opening fire and that the investigation into his death was flawed and inadequate.

County Court in Northern Ireland — 16 August 2019