Mother and children win significant appeal in bid for refugee status

A Pakistani woman and her three children who came here from the UK after leaving her allegedly violent husband have won a significant legal challenge over a referral ...

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Farmer jailed until next week pending decision on contempt of undertaking not to interfere with land's sale

A farmer has been jailed until next week pending a final decision by the president of the High Court on what sanction should be applied for contempt of his undertakings ...

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High Court dismisses Saolta Group CEO's injunction preventing HSE from removing him from role

An application by the CEO of a group that runs several public hospitals for an injunction preventing the HSE from removing him from his role has been dismissed by ...

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Man does not accept seized and slaughtered horse had been wandering on road, court hears

A man whose horse was destroyed by a county council over unpaid impounding fees did not accept the animal was found wandering on a public road, the High Court has ...

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Woman must return children wrongly removed from husband's country, judge rules

The woman had claimed return would affect her mental health, leave her financially destitute and she would be unable to access legal aid for family law proceedings. ...

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Businessman obtains orders in bid to find out who is behind smear campaign against him

Philip Rattle of August Equity LLP has obtained a High Court order aimed at establishing who is behind a social media account he claims is being used to smear his ...

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Priest who faces drug charges can travel from US to give evidence in mother's will case

New York-based Fr Michael O'Leary, who is facing drug charges in the US, is not prevented from travelling to Ireland to give evidence in a dispute involving him ...

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High Court grants Mount Juliet residents leave to challenge removal of 'mini-Augusta' putting course

The Mount Juliet Estates Residents Group in Kilkenny claims the removal of a putting course modelled as a mini-Augusta in Georgia, USA, should not have taken place ...

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Anorexic patients distressed by coercive feeding order procedures, High Court hears

An eating disorders specialist has expressed serious concern to the president of the High Court that doctors have to go to court to get orders to coercively feed ...

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High Court allows two Garda inspectors to challenge disciplinary findings

Two garda inspectors are challenging disciplinary sanctions against them after they were found to be in neglect of duty in relation to the investigation into claims ...

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Neighbours of 91-year-old in wheelchair agree to remove cement barrier

Neighbours of a 91-year-old widow have agreed before the High Court to remove a cement barrier which she claimed prevented her from leaving her south Dublin home.

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High Court President hears woman will need supports into the future after alleged 'horror story' of sexual abuse

A vulnerable young woman at the centre of a "horror story" of alleged sexual abuse by more than 12 males before she was taken into care aged 10 has told the president ...

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Eir claim against ComReg admitted to fast-track commercial court list

An appeal by Eir against several decisions by the Commissioner for Communications Regulation (ComReg) concerning the firm's obligations to provide certain essential ...

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Doctor who told patient he wanted to kiss her suspended from medical register for six months

A doctor has been suspended from the medical register here for six months for professional misconduct following a finding he told a female patient he wanted to kiss ...

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Woman suing over alleged cervical cancer diagnosis delay claims information concealed for over two years

A Cork woman who is suing the HSE and two laboratories claiming there was a delay in her cervical cancer diagnosis is to be given key documents relating to reviews ...

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Claim against former Anglo Irish Bank executive to proceed in 2020

A legal action against former Anglo Irish Bank executive Thomas Browne has been listed for hearing in the Commercial Court for April next year.

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Challenge against Dublin office redevelopment admitted to fast-track commercial court

A legal challenge by 23 South Dublin residents against a decision to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of a building near their homes has been admitted ...

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Girl, 12, settles over death of her father who died of heart attack after being thrown out of bar

The daughter of a man who died of a heart attack after being thrown out of a late night bar has settled her High Court action over his death for €30,000.

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Judge welcomes 'remarkable' recovery of man who was 'at death's door' with anorexia

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he hoped the young man’s progress will “give hope” to all those dealing with anorexia, especially serious anorexia.

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Former soldier should have never been prescribed anti-malaria drug, court hears

Anthony Moore claims his mental and physical health has suffered greatly a result of taking of Mefloquine Hydrochloride or Lariam

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Widow, 91, unable to leave home after neighbours put up concrete barrier, court told

A 91-year-old widow who uses a wheelchair is unable to leave her South Dublin home after the owners of neighbouring property erected a 9-12 inch high concrete barrier ...

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Vulnerable young woman is unable to keep herself safe, court told

The woman, aged in her early 20s, has a family history of mental health concerns and domestic violence.

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Planning permission for 197 residential units in Co Galway overturned in High Court

The High Court has overturned a Bord Pleanála "fast track" strategic housing approval for a 197 residential unit development in Bearna, Co Galway.

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Solicitor accepts he failed to 'twig' client had mentioned two previous accidents

A solicitor has accepted responsibility for failing to "twig" a client had informed him of two previous accidents following a consultation about suing in relation ...

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Boy with autism settles test case against NMH over circumstances of birth for €7.25m

A 13-year old boy who had sued over the circumstances of his birth at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin has settled his High Court case for €7.25million. ...

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Longford brothers face jail following claims buyers identified by receiver being intimidated

Two brothers are facing a possible return to jail next week over allegations of contempt of court orders not to interfere with a Revenue appointed receiver's efforts ...

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Charity secures court order preventing marriage of intellectually disabled couple

The order was sought in the context of intended wardship proceedings on foot of medical evidence the proposed bridegroom lacks the necessary capacity to consent ...

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Policy of not applying for care order for teen boy was unlawful, court rules

The "deliberate and intentional policy" of the Child and Family Agency (CFA) not to apply to the High Court for a special care order to put an at-risk teenage boy ...

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Murderer with improvised knife who said it was 'planted' in cell loses challenge

A murderer found with an improvised knife under his prison cell mattress has failed in a High Court challenge to his jail disciplinary hearing.

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Dance teacher who fractured elbow on 'White Knuckle' ride must pay all costs of failed case

A woman who sued and lost her High Court action after she fractured her elbow when she took a Caribbean cruise shore excursion called a White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill ...

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Vulnerable woman is unaware her home has been sold by court order, judge hears

A vulnerable woman aged in her sixties with schizophrenia who wants to return home to live remains unaware her home has been sold by court order, the High Court ...

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Social-housing row between Clare County Council and Traveller group opens in High Court

A dispute between Clare County Council and members of the Irish Traveller Community over a site earmarked for new social housing units has opened before the High ...

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Two children with complex needs to receive schooling in July as court actions settled

The applications were originally refused on the grounds that the children did not have the specific diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder or a severe or profound ...

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Row between Abu Dhabi man and Wicklow couple over breeding of falcons sent for mediation

A High Court action over the breeding of falcons has gone to mediation in a bid to resolve the dispute.

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Man challenges change to terms of competition for paramedic course places

A man has brought a High Court challenge over the decision to change the terms of a competition for places on a paramedic course in the Department of Defence.

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Court green lights legal action over failures to protect child from alleged sexual abuse by 12 men

The president of the High Court has authorised the taking of legal action against State agencies over their alleged “appalling” failures over years to ...

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Judge calls for mental assessment of man who sent 'disturbing' emails to woman who had been stalked for years

The President of the High Court has directed an independent medical doctor to assess a man alleged to have breached orders not to harass or communicate with a woman ...

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Man facing contempt claims over allegedly contacting vulnerable woman

The President of the High Court has directed a man be arrested and brought before the court to answer claims of contempt of orders restraining him contacting an ...

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High Court declines to make discovery order in favour of property developer Garrett Kelleher

The High Court has ruled that developer Garrett Kelleher is not entitled to certain categories of discovery in his action against a Nama company over the alleged ...

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Retiring Supreme Court judge calls for new appointment system to make up for shortfall in judges

A Supreme Court judge is warning that there is a "real risk" the courts will be unable to administer justice in line with the Constitution and European Convention ...

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Dartmouth Square residents challenge office development over inclusion of Metro line

Twenty-three residents of Dartmouth Square in Ranelagh, Dublin, claim "enabling works" for the city's proposed underground Metro - which will affect their properties ...

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Supermac's fail in bid for injunction over Limerick outlet

An application by Supermac’s for an injunction preventing one of its franchise holders from carrying out refurbishment works on a Limerick premises has been ...

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Woman who fractured elbow on 'White Knuckle Thrill Ride' loses court action

A woman who sued after she fractured her elbow when she took a cruise shore excursion called a White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride, involving 360-degree turns in ...

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Minister showed 'middle-aged' attitude in refusing man's residence application over relationship status, court hears

The Minister for Justice brought a "strikingly middle-income and perhaps even middle-aged dimension" to a decision to refuse a man a residence card on the basis ...

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Disabled man's case over alleged negligence at birth is dismissed over delay

The Court of Appeal has halted, for reasons of delay, a profoundly disabled man's case over alleged negligence in the circumstances of his birth at a Co Donegal ...

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Supreme Court judge warns lack of judges and other resources a 'real risk' to justice

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan said delays in having appeals heard by the Court of Appeal are "not acceptable" and are a result of an insufficient number of judges. ...

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Supermac's take couple to High Court in row over Limerick premises refurbishment

Supermac's has gone to court in a legal row over the refurbishment of a fast food restaurant in Limerick.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear further appeal by sex offender who made victims take pictures during abuse

John Adams made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he sexually abused them.

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Stockbrokers being sued by credit union do not have to hand over investigation reports

A stockbroking firm being sued by a credit union over the way €5.3m was invested will not have to hand over reports of an Irish Stock Exchange investigation, ...

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Ted Cunningham refused more time to appeal failed challenge to legality of €3.4m seizure from his home

Retired businessman Ted Cunningham has been refused an extension of time to appeal his failed High Court challenge in which he claimed the State unlawfully seized ...

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