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# ecj - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 2:17 PM 25,957 Views 0 Comments

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
# ECJ

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

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 41,631 Views 42 Comments

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
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

Jul 16th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,722 Views 0 Comments

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
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 19,147 Views 84 Comments

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
# Settlements
# Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

Nov 12th 2019, 1:34 PM 11,886 Views 35 Comments

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
# Derrybrien
# Derrybrien

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

Nov 12th 2019, 10:55 AM 27,999 Views 53 Comments

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
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

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

Sep 24th 2019, 2:51 PM 8,531 Views 6 Comments

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
# INTO
# INTO

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

Feb 14th 2019, 2:02 PM 18,303 Views 107 Comments

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
# Prep
# Prep

HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling

Jul 25th 2018, 8:28 PM 10,180 Views 12 Comments

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
# Trade Unions
# Trade Unions

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

Sep 14th 2017, 5:50 PM 26,544 Views 29 Comments

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
# European Court Of Justice
# European Court Of Justice

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

Aug 23rd 2017, 9:38 AM 13,547 Views 98 Comments

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
# Religion
# Religion

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

Mar 14th 2017, 10:53 AM 15,813 Views 147 Comments

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
# ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

Nov 19th 2016, 10:00 AM 21,768 Views 53 Comments

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
# Irish Life
# Irish Life

European court sides with the government over bank recapitalisation

Nov 8th 2016, 1:52 PM 10,694 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Let's Go Menthol
# Let's Go Menthol

Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'

May 6th 2016, 6:15 AM 30,899 Views 52 Comments

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
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

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

Dec 23rd 2015, 5:00 PM 35,842 Views 151 Comments

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
# Serious Change
# Serious Change

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

Sep 11th 2015, 10:08 AM 73,210 Views 43 Comments

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
# Madness
# Madness

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

Apr 10th 2015, 12:48 PM 12,419 Views 18 Comments

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
# Junior Docs
# Junior Docs

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

Mar 19th 2015, 2:13 PM 15,695 Views 21 Comments

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"
# Benefits
# Benefits

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

Nov 12th 2014, 7:34 AM 17,376 Views 133 Comments

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
# Group Effort
# Group Effort

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Aug 7th 2014, 8:46 AM 9,791 Views 21 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

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

Jul 10th 2014, 3:03 PM 9,368 Views 35 Comments

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
# Who Wore It Better?
# Who Wore It Better?

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

Jun 19th 2014, 11:06 AM 26,868 Views 20 Comments

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
# Europe Vs Facebook
# Europe Vs Facebook

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

Jun 18th 2014, 10:25 PM 10,451 Views 4 Comments

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
# Collision
# Collision

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

May 15th 2014, 11:49 AM 5,409 Views 25 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman

May 27th 2013, 9:27 PM 5,807 Views 7 Comments

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

# ecj - Thursday 11 April, 2013

ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass
# Planning
# Planning

ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass

Apr 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 12,979 Views 66 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

ECJ rules Spain's eviction laws breach EU directive

Mar 14th 2013, 8:17 PM 6,263 Views 34 Comments

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
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers

Jan 31st 2013, 11:09 AM 7,944 Views 31 Comments

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
# Best Bud-dies
# Best Bud-dies

EU court makes latest ruling in Budweiser v Budweiser saga

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 13,667 Views 51 Comments

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
# Juris Prudence
# Juris Prudence

Three-balled sex toy rejected by European judges

Jan 18th 2013, 2:36 PM 34,565 Views 61 Comments

Yep, that’s an actual headline.

# ecj - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 19th 2012, 3:16 PM 9,199 Views 56 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines

Dec 8th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,863 Views 13 Comments

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
# Pringle
# Pringle

Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss

Nov 28th 2012, 3:48 PM 5,969 Views 22 Comments

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
# ESM

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful

Nov 27th 2012, 9:00 AM 7,105 Views 29 Comments

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
# Farmers
# Farmers

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 4,261 Views 7 Comments

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
# ESM

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling

Aug 1st 2012, 8:07 AM 2,000 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bailout Funds
# Bailout Funds

ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal

Jul 26th 2012, 9:17 PM 5,004 Views 24 Comments

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
# Constitutional
# Constitutional

Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court

Jul 9th 2012, 6:19 PM 3,956 Views 66 Comments

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

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