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# ecj - Thursday 6 August, 2020

European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal

Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.

# ecj - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

# ecj - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules

They ‘failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law,’ the ECJ held.

# ecj - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm

The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.

# ecj - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Starbucks wins appeal in EU court over €30 million European Commission tax fine

Ireland is also battling a similar fine levied against tech giant Apple over its Irish-based operations.

# ecj - Thursday 14 February, 2019

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

# ecj - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling

The case now returns to the English High Court for a final decision.

# ecj - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# ecj - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

# ecj - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.

# ecj - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

# ecj - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

European court sides with the government over bank recapitalisation

The court found there is a greater public interest in protecting financial systems.

# ecj - Friday 6 May, 2016

Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'

Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.

# ecj - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead

A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.

# ecj - Friday 11 September, 2015

Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling

This will impact on employees without a fixed place of work.

# ecj - Friday 10 April, 2015

'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

# ecj - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it

A legal opinion has been issued to say that Ireland is breaching the EU Working Time Directive.

# ecj - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.

# ecj - Thursday 7 August, 2014

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.

# ecj - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

# ecj - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn't good for the Irish store

It’s a dispute over a woman’s top and shirt.

# ecj - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.

# ecj - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss

The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”

# ecj - Monday 27 May, 2013

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman

Paul Kenny’s report illustrates a significant increase in the number of difficulties experienced by the public.

# ecj - Thursday 11 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass

The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.

# ecj - Thursday 14 March, 2013

ECJ rules Spain's eviction laws breach EU directive

The Spanish government has promised its law will now be “corrected” to comply with the ruling.

# ecj - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers

The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.

# ecj - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

EU court makes latest ruling in Budweiser v Budweiser saga

Here’s our crash course on the marathon legal disputes between Anheuser-Busch and a Czech brewery over the name ‘Bud’.

# ecj - Friday 18 January, 2013

Three-balled sex toy rejected by European judges

Yep, that’s an actual headline.

# ecj - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules

The ECJ also fines Ireland another €1.5 million for breach of European rules on environmental impact assessments.

# ecj - Saturday 8 December, 2012

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines

The EU’s top court will rule later this month on whether Ireland’s new septic tank inspections are enough to avoid a fine.

# ecj - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss

The independent TD said that if the court decides he’s liable for a six figure sum he does not have the cash in hand to pay.

# ecj - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful ESM

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund is lawful.

# ecj - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

# ecj - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling ESM

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling

The EU’s permanent bailout fund still has to clear the hurdle of the German Constitutional Court which is expected to issue a ruling in September.

# ecj - Thursday 26 July, 2012

ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarity after a legal challenge from TD Thomas Pringle.

# ecj - Monday 9 July, 2012

Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court

However, a legal issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

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