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# High Court

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
High Court told four gardaí 'singled out' for suspension while '122' other officers ignored
Four gardaí have been suspended since November 2020 as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe the alleged cancelling of traffic tickets.
This month
November 2023
12-year-old boy settles claim for €3.75 million over use of epilepsy drug in mother's pregnancy
The case will return before the courts in 2032, when the boy’s needs will be further assessed.
Judge refuses to grant stay to freight company storing containers in breach of planning permission
Stateline Freight claimed a failure to grant it time to make alternative arrangements will have a major economic impact on importers and exporters using Dublin Port.
Britain's Prince Harry wins latest round in legal battle with UK newspapers
The prince and six other high profile figures including pop star Elton John launched the legal action last year.
Couple sue Pepper Finance over 'excessive' interest rate on mortgage sold on by bank
The court heard the result of this case may have implications for thousands of other mortgage holders.
Maria Bailey receives apology from Irish Daily Mirror publisher over 2019 ‘swing-gate’ articles
The Mirror Group Newspapers said it accepts that allegations in two 2019 articles published in the Irish Daily Mirror ‘were false’.
UK travel agents win €2.3 million in High Court case against Ryanair over refunds
Three companies in the On the Beach Group had sued over refunds paid out after flights were cancelled or changed.
Last month
October 2023
Family of child who underwent 'botched' spinal surgery at Temple Street seek full medical records
Earlier this week, the family was provided with some, but not all of the material they sought from Children’s Health Ireland.
Donald Trump legal case against former MI6 officer’s company to start
The former president of the United States is suing over a data protection claim.
High Court orders trial in Senator Gerard Craughwell's RAF 'secret deal' case
If the State succeeds with its argument the senator’s case will fall.
McEntee appoints High Court judges to oversee use of surveillance and data retention by gardaí
As part of his role, Justice O’Connor may inform the Minister for Justice if he believes that a particular interception warrant should be cancelled, which the Minister will then action.
Enoch Burke to remain in prison after refusing to stay away from school
The judge ruled that Burke remain incarcerated until he is prepared to purge his contempt.
Accountant given €5 million debt write-off in exchange for paying around €15,000
Two other cases before the High Court today involved €3.5 million in debts.
This year
TikTok launches High Court challenge against €345m DPC fine over processing of children’s data
The Data Protection Commission imposed the fine last month after it investigated TikTok’s privacy settings and features.
Enoch Burke to be jailed again for contempt of court as he continues to show up at school
The school teacher was jailed in September 2022 for the same offence.
Taoiseach appeals to UK government to not enact Troubles Legacy Bill as govt mulls legal action
Speaking today, Varadkar said: ‘It’s not a small thing for one state to take a case against another state, but this is a serious situation.’
Fresh court application over Enoch Burke's alleged ongoing refusal to stay away from school
The judge adjourned the matter to Friday’s vacation sitting of the court.
PSNI chief constable says he won't resign following lengthy Policing Board meeting
It comes after a court quashed actions taken against two junior officers following a Troubles commemoration event at Sean Graham bookmakers in 2021.
Judge quashes disciplinary decisions against PSNI officers following Sean Graham memorial arrest
Mr Justice Scoffield said action was taken to allay any threat of Sinn Féin abandoning support for the PSNI.
Court dismisses claim DPC failed to fully investigate complaint over alleged Google data breach
The complaint was made by Dr Johnny Ryan, who is a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Drink-driver who killed charity cyclist and hid body in remote location jailed for 12 years
Alexander McKellar was sentenced today at the High Court in Glasgow over the death of Tony Parsons.
Court lifts order that prevented man with head injuries leaving hospital
Medical professionals treating the man had believed that he would be unable to properly look after himself if he left the hospital.
Building company claims in court it lost €500k after 'false' reviews posted on hoax websites
The High Court heard today that the company does not maintain a website.
Frozen food ban on Iceland stores lifted as extension granted on efforts to save the company
The news of the lifting of the ban was relayed during the latest court sitting around preserving the company’s stores in this country.
High Court extends orders preventing man with head injuries from discharging himself from hospital
The hospital’s lawyers argued that the man currently lacks the capacity to discharge himself.
Court grants disclosure orders against head of Christian Brothers in actions by Jack Manning victims
The actions are being taken by Anthony Doherty and Donal Lynch.
Enoch Burke's remarks over use of transcript strongly rebuked by High Court judge
The judge described comments made by the teacher as “utterly without foundation” and being borderline “contempt”.
Dublin Airport brings High Court challenge against order to reduce night time flights
An enforcement order was issued against the daa for allegedly breaching the terms of planning permission.
High Court challenge brought by NGOs against proposed Biogas plant in Galway
The NGOs claim that the proposed plant will be located in an environmentally sensitive area.
Son of murdered INLA figures claims state failed to investigate their killings
McGlinchey claims requests to be updated on the murder probes have not been replied to in any meaningful way.
Gemma O'Doherty denies claim she breached court order from mother of teen who died by suicide
O’Doherty’s lawyers said she is the controller of one of three Twitter accounts alleged to have harassed the mother of a young man who died by suicide.
Wedding venue secures injunction against use of siren and airhorn in dispute with neighbour
The operators of Johnstown Estate in Co Meath said their business is being seriously disrupted.
Woman seeks disclosure order against Gemma O'Doherty following alleged breach of injunction
Edel Campbell claims that O’Doherty has wrongly used the image of her son Diego Gilsenan in an article linking unexplained deaths to the Covid-19 vaccination.
High Court judge will consider case by four gardaí to end their suspensions next week
The gardaí have taken proceedings in the High Court alleging that their continued suspensions since November 2020 are unlawful.
Owner of Dr Quirkey's arcade seeks return of assets including a digger and a helicopter
The company claims that it believed that the assets were being stored at its own facilities in Co Tipperary.
John Gilligan's son Darren volunteers to authorities in Spain to face drug trafficking charge
The 47-year-old is wanted for three alleged offences in the region of Murcia in southern Spain.
Interim examiner appointed to Iceland's Irish franchise, days after major food recall
The company was ordered to withdraw all imported frozen food of animal origin from its stores last week.
Woman claims she's been target of online harassment after taking case against Gemma O'Doherty
The claim has been made by Edel Campbell.
Couple claim before court that Supermacs founder is trying to 'destroy' their business
The High Court action has been brought by John and Mary Lyons, who operate The Hungry Lyons fast-food restaurant.
Gardaí apologise to Pat Carey over leaks from 2015 investigation into unfounded allegations
There was a settlement which included a payment of “substantial damages” to the former Fianna Fáil minister.