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High Court

High Court

Deals with the most serious civil and criminal cases, it also has the power to determine whether a law is constitutional or not. It acts as an appeals court to the Circuit Courts in civil matters, it also can review decisions made by certain tribunals. This court consists of a president and 36 ordinary judges.

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# high-court - Monday 18 November, 2013

Mothers granted leave to challenge law on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome

The two mothers have been granted leave to challenge the current rules on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome in the High Court next month.

Woman at centre of home birth row has baby boy

Aja Teehan gave birth to her son in the UK.

# high-court - Monday 11 November, 2013

Lissadell House owners win long-running legal battle over rights-of-way

The Supreme Court has overturned an earlier ruling, which found in favour of Sligo County Council

# high-court - Thursday 7 November, 2013

‘Entirely improper’ for mother to contact TD, says judge

The mother apologised for approaching the unidentified TD.

# high-court - Monday 4 November, 2013

Conversation between two judges on family law case had ‘no effect’ on ruling

In a ruling in July, Judge Henry Abbott said a fellow judge had approached him about a case that was before him.

# high-court - Friday 1 November, 2013

Direct Democracy’s Ben Gilroy appears in court over alleged trespassing

A court adjourned the case for three weeks earlier today.

# high-court - Thursday 31 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Happy Halloween! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# high-court - Monday 21 October, 2013

From Business ETC British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce Hinkley Point

British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce

EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

# high-court - Friday 18 October, 2013

Challenge to Children’s Referendum dismissed by High Court

A Dublin woman had taken a petition with an aim to quash the result in the November 2012 vote.

# high-court - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks

At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.

# high-court - Monday 16 September, 2013

High Court to hear challenge to direct provision system

A family of six is taking a case to the High Court arguing that the system for housing asylum seekers is unconstitutional.

# high-court - Friday 6 September, 2013

Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill

The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.

PSNI abandons appeal in former IRA hunger striker stop and search case

The solicitor for Bernard Fox and his partner said any person who was subject to a stop and search should now issue civil action against the Chief Constable.

# high-court - Friday 30 August, 2013

Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn arrested in Brazil

A warrant for his arrest was issued five years ago after the solicitor fled the country, leaving behind debts of over €80 million.

# high-court - Friday 16 August, 2013

Choice Ireland ‘disappointed’ at High Court ruling on home births

The pro-choice group has said the ruling is a setback for women’s rights in Ireland.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Column: The HSE has launched an assault on our birthing rights

Ahead of the High Court ruling this morning in the case of pregnant woman Aja Teehan, who has been told by the HSE that she is ineligible to have a home birth, campaigner Sinéad Redmond discusses the implications of the case.

From Business ETC Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal Horsemeat

Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.

# high-court - Thursday 15 August, 2013

High Court judge Mr Justice Kevin Feeney dies suddenly aged 61 RIP

High Court judge Mr Justice Kevin Feeney dies suddenly aged 61

He passed away while on holiday in Ballycotton, Co Cork.

# high-court - Friday 9 August, 2013

From Business ETC Music producer agrees not to use Riverdance name in forthcoming shows Riverdance

Music producer agrees not to use Riverdance name in forthcoming shows

A High Court hearing today saw orders granted preventing Michéal Carr from using the Riverdance name in forthcoming shows in Russia and other European countries.

# high-court - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Pregnant woman takes home birth case to High Court

Aja Teehan will hear today whether her judicial review case against the HSE is successful.

Over 43,000 homeowners in arrears could have properties repossessed

The property owners are at risk of legal action once banks’ ability to seek repossession is restored following the passing of new legislation, a new report states.

# high-court - Monday 29 July, 2013

Asylum seekers go to High Court over ‘unconstitutional’ direct provision

Judge Colm Mac Eochaidgh said there was a “need for urgency” for the case given the circumstances of the direct provision system.

Train driver charged with 79 counts of reckless homicide in Spain

The 52-year-old driver has been released on bail and forbidden from leaving Spain for six months.

# high-court - Monday 22 July, 2013

Government declines to comment on €2.47m judgment against Minister

Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry, and his wife consented to a judgment of €2.47 million being made against them in the Commercial Court today.

Pro-life group says some women are ‘coerced’ into having abortions

The Society for the Protection of the Unborn made the comment following a recent court case where a man wanted to stop his girlfriend travelling for a termination as he believed she was doing so under duress.

# high-court - Friday 19 July, 2013

Man withdraws court bid to stop girlfriend travelling for abortion “under duress”

The man said he had faith in an affidavit signed by the woman’s family.

# high-court - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Man seeks to stop girlfriend travelling abroad for abortion over ‘duress’ fears

The man says he believes his girlfriend is being forced by her family to travel abroad for an abortion against her will.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# high-court - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

# high-court - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Mattie McGrath calls for abortion vote to be suspended

The Independent TD tried to force the government to suspend the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill because a High Court injunction was sought.

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

# high-court - Monday 8 July, 2013

High Court refuses arrest warrant for Snowden

The judge said that the question of where the offence took place is not a minor detail and could have serious consequences.

# high-court - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Musician Jim Corr settles €1.4m debt with ACC Bank

The only male member of Irish family band The Corrs was due to be cross-examined by ACC Bank at the Commercial Court today.

# high-court - Friday 28 June, 2013

From Business ETC Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content Irish SOPA

Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# high-court - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From The Score Waterford United hoping to avoid High Court date after wind-up petition Bitter Dispute

Waterford United hoping to avoid High Court date after wind-up petition

It was reported earlier today that former United manager Stephen Henderson had filed the petition over outstanding wages.

# high-court - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# high-court - Thursday 6 June, 2013

State to appeal ruling in landmark ‘surrogate birth cert’ case

The High Court had allowed a biological mother to be included on her child’s birth cert, even though it was carried by a surrogate.

# high-court - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Tonight’s Evening Fix… now with added thumbs up (and down)

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Court says YouTube video of taxi evasion may be taken down from the internet

A High Court judge said today he was surprised that Google and Facebook had not done more to help take down the video.