High Court

A High Court challenge has been brought against the HSE aimed at securing home support for a 9-year-old girl with complex and severe medical conditions.

The child, who is non-verbal, has serious and at times violent behavioural issues, is not toilet trained, has a severe intellectual disability and requires full-time care.

She cannot be identified for legal reasons.

At the High Court on Monday, her counsel Fecihin McDonagh SC said that an application was made to the HSE that the girl be provided with a Home Support package in May 2018.

In the area where the child and her family reside such support packages ….read more

A Northern Irish man is facing multiple counts of manslaughter after UK authorities alleged that he delivered the trailer, in which 39 migrants were found dead last week, to a Belgian port before its onward journey to Britain.

Eamon Harrison (22) from Mayobridge, Co Down, was arrested following the endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant and appeared before Mr Justice Donald Binchy in the High Court this morning (FRI).

The court heard that Mr Harrison was arrested in the holdings cells of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 2, this morning at 10.15am.

Sergeant Jim Kirwan gave evidence of his ….read more

(Pictured: Owner Mr Edward McDonagh. Credit: Collins)

The High Court has awarded €2,000 to a man whose horse was destroyed by a county council over unpaid impounding fees.

The award was made in favour of Edward McDonagh, who was the owner of the stallion, “Chief of Colours” against Galway County Council by Mr Justice Garrett Simons on Friday.

The council claimed the horse was wandering on Headford Road, Galway, on February 11, 2018, when it was seized.

It was destroyed on April 13th 2018 after Mr McDonagh, who rejected the council’s claim that the horse was found wandering the road, refused to pay a ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Ben Gilroy. Credit: Collins)

A High Court judge has warned activist Ben Gilroy that he could find himself “behind bars” if he attempts to arrest any employees or agents of a mortgage company.

Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds told Mr Gilroy that could end up being charged with assault and/or false imprisonment if he attempts to follow through with statements he made on videos posted on social media about Start and its employees and legal representatives.

In the posts, Mr Gilroy claims that Start is involved in a fraud, and says that he intends to arrest people working for or associated with ….read more

The High Court has made certain discovery orders in the long-running action over the awarding of the country’s second mobile phone licence in 1996 to Esat Digifone.

The orders were granted by Mr Justice Senan Allen in the proceedings brought by Comcast International Holdings Inc, Ganley International Ltd, GCI Ltd and businessman Declan Ganley, who have brought an action over the awarding of the second mobile phone licence; a competition in which their Cellstar consortium was an unsuccessful bidder.

The proceedings are against the Minister for Public Enterprise, the State, businessman Denis O’Brien, and former FG minister and now Independent TD for ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Ben Gilroy. Credit: Collins)

Start Mortgages has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy from arresting any of its employees or agents.

On Thursday afternoon, Start Mortgages DAC secured orders preventing Mr Gilroy, who contested this year’s European Parliament Elections, from arresting, restraining or assaulting any of Start’s current or former officers, agents, lawyers or employees.

Start also secured an order restraining the defendant from publishing or posting online any information relating to the home addresses or property of any of Start’s current of former employees, officers, and lawyers.

The injunctions apply to any other person who ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Shane Byrne. Credit: Collins)

Oxigen Environmental does not want to enter into mediation with former rugby star Shane Byrne and his brother over claims about how a waste disposal company’s affairs were conducted, the High Court has heard.

Earlier this month, Oxigen secured interim injunctions against Mr Byrne and his brother William, arising from the conduct of the affairs of AWD Waste Solutions Ltd.

Oxigen’s concerns about the conduct of the affairs of AWD include claims that books and records of the company were removed and destroyed, that monies may be missing, and claims about payments being made in cash.

Oxigen’s ….read more

Disciplinary findings against a garda alleged to have made a racist remark to a teenager detained for allegedly calling gardaí “f***ing pigs” and shouting “there’s a smell of bacon” have been quashed.

Garda Noel Gibbons, who had strongly denied making a racist remark, had brought High Court proceedings arising out of the finding of an internal Garda investigation that he breached garda discipline and should be fined €200.

He was also informed that the final decision arising out of the disciplinary findings rested with the Garda Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc).

The Garda, who is stationed in Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin, brought High ….read more

Progress is being made in the mediation of a long-running dispute between members of a family whose firm sells and makes jewellery, including the world-famous Claddagh rings, the High Court has heard.

The row involves brothers Andrew and Philip Fried, who are shareholders of Claddagh Jewellers Ltd, which operates stores in Galway and Dublin as well as selling its products online.

The matter was briefly mentioned before Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds on Tuesday. Brian Conroy BL, for Andrew Fried, said that following a mediation conducted by retired Judge Paul Gilligan the parties had agreed a “resolution in principle”.

However, there were still ….read more

(Pictured: Pamela Flood and Ronan Ryan. Credit: Collins)

The High Court has ruled that a financial fund must pay the costs of restauranteur Ronan Ryan’s successful legal action over the repossession of the home he shares with his wife Pamela Flood in Clontarf.

Earlier this month Mr Ryan won his appeal was against a decision by the Circuit Court in August allowing Tanager DAC to execute a possession order in respect of the house on Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf.

Mr Ryan successfully argued that the fund was not entitled to possession because he had obtained a protective certificate, which gave him a period ….read more

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