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Today’s News

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Ryanair is 'mischaracterising' Ireland's travel measures by calling them 'restrictions', court told

The State was responding in court to claims made by Ryanair about the measures.

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

Monday 14 September, 2020

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.


Friday 11 September, 2020

Pregnant woman granted permission to challenge State over planned deportation

The woman, from Angola, was not granted asylum by the State and a deportation order was made.

Monday 7 September, 2020

Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court

Alan O’Brien is the second of the four accused men to challenge the SCC’s jurisdiction to hear the trial.

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad

In 2017 an application was made to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the boy’s behalf for an Irish passport.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Examiner appointed to pharmacy group directed by former Dragons' Den star

The Cara pharmacy group’s directors are Ramona Nicholas and her husband Canice.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Monday 31 August, 2020

Insurer's bid to halt ombudsman investigation to be 'vigorously opposed', court told

The case was heard in the High Court today.

Friday 28 August, 2020

Offaly distillery challenges Revenue's refusal to grant tax relief on alcohol used to make hand sanitiser

The hand sanitiser was used at hospitals, and Revenue’s refusal meant the distillery was liable for €2.1 million.

Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Home-schooled student wins challenge against calculated grades system

Mayo student Elijah Burke brought the case against the Minister for Education in July.

Friday 14 August, 2020

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial DPP

Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that the DPP’s decision that he should not be tried before a jury represents a significant curtailment of his constitutional rights.

Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.


CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline

Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.

Thursday 6 August, 2020

Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence

The High Court previously found that the former school chaplain wrongfully abused her.

Friday 31 July, 2020

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures

Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council

Fiona Roche has taught at several post primary and primary schools since 2002 and registered with the council since 2006.

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE

Documents and a digital device containing 270,000 files were seized from the FAI’s offices last February.

Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Chilean woman detained in Dochas Centre for over a week after arriving in Ireland released

On her arrival at Dublin Airport on 2 July last she was detained by immigration officials.

Monday 13 July, 2020

High Court judge orders inquiry into detention of Chilean woman who arrived in Ireland this month

The woman claims she arrived in Ireland to take an online language course.

Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Landlord of Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street brings court challenge seeking €747,000 in rent arrears

The landlord, Johnny Ronan’s RGRE Grafton Ltd. is seeking possession of the property.

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Ex FAI boss John Delaney living and working abroad, court hears

The ODCE reached an agreement with Delaney over how the inspection of certain documents and emails seized from the association is to be conducted.

High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth

Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.

Monday 22 June, 2020

Businessman claims intimidation over alleged debt by operatives of Martin 'The Viper' Foley

John Kieran Brennan secured an interim injunction in the High Court.

Dublin City Council takes court action against receiver over failure on 'firetrap' properties

The council’s proceedings are against Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

High Court asked to determine if documents seized from FAI offices are legally privileged

The application was briefly mentioned before Justice Leonie Reynolds today.

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Couple 'very much in love' bring High Court action aimed at allowing them to marry

They strongly deny any suggestion of being involved in a marriage of convenience.

Friday 12 June, 2020

Nigerian tribal king takes High Court action against Irish-based blogger

He claims that in the posts he has been wrongly, and maliciously accused of committing serious offences.

Tuesday 9 June, 2020

HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information HSE

HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information

It is alleged that Neill Bradley had distributed confidential information he obtained from the HSE’s computer servers.

Thursday 4 June, 2020

Court rules Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay costs for Covid-19 legal challenge

The judge said that the costs should be limited to the two-day hearing of their application only.

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to appeal court's dismissal of legal action

The High Court refused to grant them permission to challenge laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday 25 May, 2020

Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover

Pub owners claim they are entitled to have consequential losses covered by what they say is an insurable risk.

Friday 15 May, 2020

High Court challenge brought against gardaí for seizure and refusal to return car

The vehicle was seized as part of an investigation into allegations of false imprisonment.

Special needs children and their mother launch High Court action to obtain disabled parking permit

The action arose after the mother of the children was refused a disabled parking permit.

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

High Court rejects legal challenge by Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to Covid-19 laws

The pair had claimed the emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by the Oireachtas is unconstitutional.

Monday 11 May, 2020

Irish arm of Oasis and Warehouse to be wound up leading to loss of almost 250 jobs

The two companies had operated 13 stores and 29 concession stands in Ireland.

Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Counsel for the State claims Waters and O'Doherty's High Court challenge is 'doomed to failure'

The case was before the courts today.

Tuesday 5 May, 2020

O'Doherty compares Covid-19 restrictions to living in 'Nazi Germany' at High Court hearing

There was once again a heavy garda presence outside the court.

Friday 1 May, 2020

Consultant psychiatrist sanctioned over crossing professional boundaries with patient

It was alleged they had gone out for meals together including a candlelit dinner at a French restaurant.

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