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26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Developer takes legal action over vacant properties allegedly being used for music gigs and raves
The plaintiff claims part of its property is being used as a venue for events including music gigs, raves, Irish language classes, and a herbal workshop.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Meta challenges mooted ban on Facebook and Instagram from using personal data for targeted ads
The Data Protection Commission told Meta that it had seven days to cease processing data for use in advertising.
Three perfect itineraries for a Saturday in Dublin
With a little help from Transport for Ireland, you can spend an amazing Saturday exploring the beautiful sights of South Dublin.
Last month
November 2023
Dublin woman resolves High Court action against singer Rihanna
The woman claimed that Rihanna made allegations that damaged her business in an email, which the singer firmly denied.
Judge refuses to grant stay to freight company storing containers in breach of planning permission
Stateline Freight claimed a failure to grant it time to make alternative arrangements will have a major economic impact on importers and exporters using Dublin Port.
House owner claims that alleged trespassers are demanding €140,000 for the property
The occupants of the house have not vacated the property since the owner bought it at auction in 2019.
Judge directs CHI to provide all records of child who underwent 'botched' spinal surgery
The family requested an injunction be put in place to force CHI to provide all the relevant documentation.
QUIZ: Cow-abunga! How much of a dairy expert are you?
See if you qualify as a dairy expert.
Couple sue Pepper Finance over 'excessive' interest rate on mortgage sold on by bank
The court heard the result of this case may have implications for thousands of other mortgage holders.
October 2023
American woman who claims abuse videos of her appeared on porn websites seeks damages in Irish court
The woman claims that that she was drugged and raped by a man when she was a minor.
TikTok gets green light to challenge €345m fine from watchdog over children's privacy failure
TikTok claims the Data Protection Commissions decision to fine it was ‘disproportionate’.
Family of child who underwent 'botched' spinal surgery at Temple Street seek full medical records
Earlier this week, the family was provided with some, but not all of the material they sought from Children’s Health Ireland.
'Sure I only got a little piece of paper... It won't sink in until I'm actually in Paris'
Ireland’s first major international heavyweight medallist in 76 years, the 20-year-old Jack Marley, can make a dent at next summer’s Olympics.
Enoch Burke to remain in prison after refusing to stay away from school
The judge ruled that Burke remain incarcerated until he is prepared to purge his contempt.
Accountant given €5 million debt write-off in exchange for paying around €15,000
Two other cases before the High Court today involved €3.5 million in debts.
September 2023
Two Extinction Rebellion protesters who locked themselves to Dáil gates in 2019 spared jail
The duo argued that they used ‘non-violent direct action’ because of Government inaction on climate change.
Court of Appeal reduces €124,000 award made to man knocked off his bike by a bus
In its judgement today, the three-judge court agreed that the award should be cut.
TikTok launches High Court challenge against €345m DPC fine over processing of children’s data
The Data Protection Commission imposed the fine last month after it investigated TikTok’s privacy settings and features.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
X, previously known as Twitter, attempted to have a disciplinary hearing with the employee this afternoon.
Enoch Burke to be jailed again for contempt of court as he continues to show up at school
The school teacher was jailed in September 2022 for the same offence.
Fresh court application over Enoch Burke's alleged ongoing refusal to stay away from school
The judge adjourned the matter to Friday’s vacation sitting of the court.
August 2023
Supreme Court finds section of sexual offences law to be unconstitutional
The seven-judge court upheld a ruling made by the High Court last year.
Court dismisses claim DPC failed to fully investigate complaint over alleged Google data breach
The complaint was made by Dr Johnny Ryan, who is a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Court lifts order that prevented man with head injuries leaving hospital
Medical professionals treating the man had believed that he would be unable to properly look after himself if he left the hospital.
Building company claims in court it lost €500k after 'false' reviews posted on hoax websites
The High Court heard today that the company does not maintain a website.
High Court extends orders preventing man with head injuries from discharging himself from hospital
The hospital’s lawyers argued that the man currently lacks the capacity to discharge himself.
Court grants disclosure orders against head of Christian Brothers in actions by Jack Manning victims
The actions are being taken by Anthony Doherty and Donal Lynch.
Hospital secures High Court order preventing man with head injuries from discharging himself
The case returns before the court later this week.
Judge rules that dog must remain incarcerated before decision is made on putting him down
The judge said it was in “the public interest” the dog remain in professional custody as it was described as being highly dangerous.
Enoch Burke's remarks over use of transcript strongly rebuked by High Court judge
The judge described comments made by the teacher as “utterly without foundation” and being borderline “contempt”.
Court rules that Wexford primary school principal should be reinstated by tomorrow
The judge said that Aodhagan Ó Suird is to be re-engaged as head teacher of Gaelscoil Moshíológ over a decade after he was suspended and then fired from his role.
Court rules that Ukrainian girl brought to Ireland by her mother be returned to her native country
The girl’s father did not consent to her being taken out of Ukraine.
High Court challenge brought by NGOs against proposed Biogas plant in Galway
The NGOs claim that the proposed plant will be located in an environmentally sensitive area.
July 2023
Son of murdered INLA figures claims state failed to investigate their killings
McGlinchey claims requests to be updated on the murder probes have not been replied to in any meaningful way.
Gemma O'Doherty denies claim she breached court order from mother of teen who died by suicide
O’Doherty’s lawyers said she is the controller of one of three Twitter accounts alleged to have harassed the mother of a young man who died by suicide.
Surgeon seeks High Court order restraining HSE investigating allegations against him
The action has been brought Dr Pawan Rajpal, a colorectal surgeon at Cavan General Hospital for 25 years.
Wedding venue secures injunction against use of siren and airhorn in dispute with neighbour
The operators of Johnstown Estate in Co Meath said their business is being seriously disrupted.
Woman seeks disclosure order against Gemma O'Doherty following alleged breach of injunction
Edel Campbell claims that O’Doherty has wrongly used the image of her son Diego Gilsenan in an article linking unexplained deaths to the Covid-19 vaccination.
Enoch Burke's bid to halt appeal hearing over his dismissal to be contested
Burke claims one of the members of the appeal panel would be biased against him.
Enoch Burke secures temporary injunction halting appeal against his dismissal
His appeal against his school’s decision to dismiss him was due to be heard by an appeals board tomorrow morning.
Judge orders arrest of Revolutionary Housing League members occupying Dublin city building
The ‘attachment’ order was granted in favour of the Cabhrú Housing Association, which provides housing for older persons.