High Court

(Pictured: Declan Duffy. Credit: Collins)

A High Court judge has said he hopes Declan “Whacker” Duffy will be allowed to return to Ireland to serve out a life sentence for the murder of a British army sergeant in Derby in 1992.

While ordering the former republican paramilitary’s extradition to the UK, Mr Justice Paul Burns said that he sympathises with Duffy after reading an affidavit relating to the health of one of his family members. Mr Duffy had sought to be allowed to remain in Ireland on humanitarian grounds despite a High Court decision to extradite him to the UK to finish ….read more

(Pictured: Ms Justice Mary Rose Gearty. Credit: Collins)

The owner of the printing business Reads has secured a High Court injunction preserving what it says is the main access route to its premises from Dublin’s Nassau street.

In her judgement on Monday, Ms Justice Mary Rose Gearty said that O’Flaherty’s (Nassau St) Limited, which trades as Reads, was entitled to an order against Setanta Centre Unlimited Company, which is the owner of an office building on Dublin’s Nassau Street.

The judge also noted that in his opening submissions to the court, counsel for O’Flaherty’s had quoted from a case called AIB vs ….read more

The High Court has ruled that a man who suffered injury after being stuck head-on by a car driven by his former son-in-law is entitled to €35,500 compensation.

The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland, a body set up to compensate victims of uninsured and untraced driving, had appealed Galway Circuit Court’s decision that Mr Gerard Mongan was entitled to damages after being struck by a car driven by Mr Martin Mongan.

The incident occurred following an argument outside the plaintiff’s home at Renmore in Galway on June 16th, 2013.

As a result of his injuries Gerard Mongan sued in the Circuit Court ….read more

The President of the High Court has made orders allowing the HSE detain and admit to a hospital for medical treatment a man whose life is at risk from wallowing in his own faeces and urine.

The court heard that the man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffers from mental health conditions and has spent several years as a patient in psychiatric facilities.

He is prone to violent outbursts and considered a risk to his family, women and vulnerable people, the court also heard.

He has been diagnosed as being emotionally unstable and having Factitious Disorder. He has also told ….read more

(Pictured: Ms Gemma O’Doherty & Mr John Waters. Credit: Collins)

John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty are to appeal the High Court’s refusal to grant them permission to challenge laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The High Court today heard of their intention to appeal Mr Justice Charles Meenan’s decision during arguments as to who should pay the legals costs of their action against the State and the Minister for Health, and where the Dail the Seanad and the Ceann Comhairle were notice parties.

When making submissions to the court on the issues of costs, both Ms O’Doherty and ….read more

(File Picture: Mr Jerry Beades. Credit: Collins)

Four men have been arrested and brought before the High Court by Gardai for being in contempt of orders to vacate properties that have been repossessed by a financial company.

All four were released after they gave sworn undertakings before Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds not to return to the properties and arrangements were made for the return of their personal belongings.

The properties at Fairview Avenue in Dublin 3 were acquired in 2002 by businessman Mr Jerry Beades and have been the subject of lengthy legal proceedings.

Earlier this year Everyday Finance DAC, which acquired ….read more

An application by the owner of the printing business Reads for an injunction against the landlord of its city-centre premises in a row over access to the property has opened before the High Court.

O’Flaherty’s (Nassau St) Limited, which trades as Reads, seeks orders against Setanta Centre Unlimited Company, the owner of an office building on Dublin’s Nassau Street.

The applicant operates an outlet within a campus known as the Setanta Campus which is just to the South of, but visible and accessible from, Nassau Street.

The defendant is redeveloping the building over the next two years at a cost of ….read more

Several test actions brought by pub owners over whether their policies with FBD Insurance cover the disruption in trade caused by Covid-19 have been admitted to the fast track Commercial Court list.

Mr Justice David Barniville was told the there could be as many as 1,000 pubs and bars all over the country affected by the dispute, which arose after the refusal by the insurer to provide them with cover.

The pub owners claim that under their policies of insurance taken out with FBD, they are entitled to have their consequential losses covered by what they claim is an insurable risk.

They claim ….read more

A Limerick man has been extradited to the United States to face allegations of trafficking endangered rhino horns after an early morning arrest by 20 armed gardaí, the High Court has heard.

John Slattery (30), who changed his name to John Flynn by deed poll, of Old Barrack View, Fairhill, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, is accused of three offences of wildlife trafficking in the US.

At today’s High Court sitting, Mr Justice Paul Burns heard that Mr Slattery had been arrested in the early hours of the morning before the court hearing, even though was he still on bail, and that he ….read more

The High Court has reserved judgement in proceedings brought by a financial fund that provides social housing against the previous owner of an apartment whom it claims is trespassing on the property.

Davy Platform ICAV, an asset management umbrella fund established to provide social housing to local authorities, is seeking an injunction against Mr Gerard O’Sullivan, who it is alleged is the former owner of the apartment located at Rosebank Place, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

It claims Mr O’Sullivan, who denies any wrongdoing and says he is the owner of the property, has without lawful permission re-entered the two bedroomed property and is ….read more

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