Case archive



Court of Appeal: Ban on same-sex marriage discriminated against same-sex couples

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage amounted to unjustified discrimination against same-sex couples, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 7 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Licence fees appeal by musicians' body allowed

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.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 6 April 2020

UK Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

UK Supreme Court in United Kingdom — 3 April 2020

Supreme Court: Appeal of man found in contempt of court dismissed

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was found guilty of contempt. 

Supreme Court in Ireland — 3 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Judges reject solicitor’s appeal following finding of professional misconduct

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.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 31 March 2020

Court of Appeal: Man who secured subsidiary protection entitled to join Defence Forces

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a Pakistani national who was prevented from joining the Defence Forces in Ireland.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 27 March 2020

Supreme Court: International protection appeal dismissed as judges disagree on statutory interpretation

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was refused international protection and who was subject to a deportation order.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 26 March 2020

Supreme Court: Stockbrokers must provide credit union with reports of ISE investigation

The Supreme Court has ruled that the stockbrokers J & E Davy must provide Waterford Credit Union with reports of an Irish Stock Exchange investigation.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 25 March 2020

Court of Appeal: Winding-up order of Irish company involved in English court proceedings annulled

The Court of Appeal has annulled a winding-up order of an Irish-registered investment company involved in court proceedings in England.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 24 March 2020

High Court: Employee who claimed he was disciplined for protected disclosures loses appeal

The High Court has refused an appeal from a determination of the Labour Court taken by an employee who claimed that he was being disciplined for having made protection disclosures.

High Court in Ireland — 23 March 2020

Supreme Court: HSE and labs’ appeal dismissed in Ruth Morrissey cervical smear case

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.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 20 March 2020

Court of Appeal: 'Lenient' sentences for defilement and assault causing harm upheld

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.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 March 2020

Court of Appeal: Murderer fails in appeal over 'bad character evidence'

A convicted murderer has failed in an appeal based on the use of bad character evidence in his trial.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 18 March 2020

High Court: Only planning decision-maker under Planning and Development Act 2000 can apply for stay

The High Court has denied two interlocutory applications taken by Kilkenny County Council.

High Court in Ireland — 16 March 2020

High Court: Judicial review application to quash planning permission for wind farm rejected

A couple who live near a proposed wind farm in Co Galway have lost a legal bid to overturn planning permission for the development in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 13 March 2020