Mon, 31 Aug, 2020
The Supreme Court has overturned a significant finding that a social welfare law which prevented payment of child benefit to an Irish citizen child in direct provision solely because of her mother’s immigration status is unconstitutional.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
The Supreme Court, by a three to two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution for alleged offences of gross indecency against a male pupil between 1978-80 when the boy was aged between 15 and 17 years.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
The EU’s top court has ruled that the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has legal powers to make a finding that Irish legislation on a maximum age limit for new gardaí may not be compatible with EU law.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2018
The UK’s Supreme Court has made a compelling case for deciding in favour of a Belfast bakery in the ‘gay cake’ row, overturning a lower-court ruling that the decision not to bake a cake — iced with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ — was discriminatory.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018
A challenge by a Romanian man who argued his drink driving prosecution could not proceed because he was not supplied with a breath alcohol statement in Irish as well as in English has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Wed, 20 Dec, 2017
The Supreme Court has allocated a date next March to hear former Rehab CEO Anglea Kerins’ appeal against the rejection of her damages case over the Dail Public Accounts Committee’s conduct of hearings concerning public monies paid to the Rehab group.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a former school teacher concerning the constitutionality of his proposed prosecution on charges of gross indecency against a male pupil over a two year period from 1978-80, allegedly beginning when the boy was aged almost 16.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
All the parties involved in the Supreme Court battle over Brexit have formally given their backing to the 11 justices hearing the historic case, it was announced at the start of the hearing.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016