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# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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.

# european-court-of-justice - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# european-court-of-justice - Friday 8 May, 2020

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme

The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.

# european-court-of-justice - Monday 24 February, 2020

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

# european-court-of-justice - Monday 10 December, 2018

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Poll: Do you think Britain will reverse the Brexit process?

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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Poll: Should the UK parliament reverse Brexit?

A top EU legal mind has said that the UK has the power to reverse Brexit before the Withdrawal Agreement is finalised.

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

# european-court-of-justice - Saturday 22 September, 2018

EU extraditions to Britain should continue until Brexit happens, court rules

A man arrested in Ireland on suspicion of rape, murder and arson said that it wasn’t clear his rights would be protected.

# european-court-of-justice - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

EU sides with Ireland in landmark denial of extradition of man due to problems with the Polish courts

In March the High Court ruled that Artur Celmer could not be extradited due to his not being able to get a fair trial in his own country.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case

The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media

It stems from a decision made by Justice Aileen Donnelly this week.

# european-court-of-justice - Monday 12 March, 2018

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy

The High Court referred an extradition case to the European Court of Justice.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Bridge is not a sport': Club trying to claim tax relief denied by top EU court

The English Bridge Union had sought VAT relief on tournament entry fees.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 22 June, 2017

May says EU citizens living in the UK can stay - but without Brussels' oversight

The British Prime Minister called it a “fair and serious” offer.

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# european-court-of-justice - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

A non-EU parent has a right to residency if their child is an EU citizen

An EU court ruled on the case of a Venezuelan woman who entered the Netherlands as a visitor and had a child with a Dutch national.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dublin protest against EU ruling on hijabs in the workplace

Irish Muslim women feel that the ruling will directly affect their ability to find employment.

# european-court-of-justice - Saturday 19 November, 2016

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.

# european-court-of-justice - Monday 4 July, 2016

European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay

David Parris has taken Trinity College to the European Court of Justice over its refusal to transfer his pension to his partner of 30 years in the event of his death.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

# european-court-of-justice - Friday 12 June, 2015

Get ready for an explosion of knock-off Kit Kat chocolates

Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the design has been knocked back.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

# european-court-of-justice - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Integration tests are ok, says EU

This came in relation to a case in the Netherlands involving a New Zealand and a United States national.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers

The workers took on the case when they were laid off from the company in 2009.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

France has a plan to save the endangered Great Hamster of Alsace

The hamster has been protected legally since 1993 but their numbers have dropped to as low as 161 in 2007.

# european-court-of-justice - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Ryanair loses EU court battle over sale of Alitalia planes

The Dublin-based carrier had argued the sale shouldn’t be allowed as the Italian airline received unlawful state aid.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 25 April, 2013

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EU's top court says Ireland must pay Waterford Crystal pensions

Ten workers win a major case at the European Court of Justice, which says Ireland is responsible for stepping in.

# european-court-of-justice - Thursday 11 April, 2013

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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.

# european-court-of-justice - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Ireland wins at EU's top court over legality of its VAT laws

The European Court of Justice rejects a challenge from the European Commission over the structure of Irish VAT laws.

# european-court-of-justice - Friday 29 March, 2013

Lindt loses bid to win legal protection over 'bunny' wrapping

Germany’s highest court says the Swiss chocolatier can’t stop other companies from selling chocolate bunnies in foil wrapping.

# european-court-of-justice - 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.

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