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# High Court

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May 2023
# High Court
Mother of teenager who died by suicide sues Gemma O'Doherty for using son's image for article
The image of 18-year-old Diego Gilsenan appeared in an article trying to link sudden deaths to Covid-19 vaccines.
# High Court
State claims High Court cannot hear case about 'unlawful secret' RAF deal to police Irish airspace
The case, taken by Senator Gerard Craughwell, is a constitutional challenge against what he claims is the ‘secret arrangement’.
# High Court
High Court says Enoch Burke's suspension was lawful and orders him to pay €15,000 in damages
It was found that the school was correct to suspend Burke in 2022 pending the outcome of a disciplinary proceedings against him.
# Courts
High Court dismisses tenant's appeal against RTB's decision in favour of landlord
The tenant argued that the RTB shouldn’t allow her tenancy to end after her landlord said she would not accept rent in the form of HAP.
# High Court
High Court bid to wind up Russian owned leasing companies adjourned to the end of May
If the application is successful and a liquidator appointed to the firms, it would be the largest winding up in the history of the Irish State.
# Complaint
Solicitor Ammi Burke files complaint against judge who heard High Court case
Justice Marguerite Bolger granted an application by the WRC and Burke’s former employer to dismiss the case due to Burke’s conduct in court.
# Fingal
Council gets temporary court order preventing recycling facility from accepting any more waste
The order requires the respondents to immediately cease accepting any further waste at the facility.
# insolvency
SIAC Construction: Appeals for builder to clarify future of 100 jobs as it enters High Court
The High Court heard today that there is insufficient cash to pay roughly 100 workers at two of SIAC Construction’s companies.
# Sand Dunes
Environmental group invite Trump to attend High Court case over fencing at Doonbeg resort
A group brought proceedings against sand trap fencing allegedly constructed by the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in West Clare during 2022.
# Court
Cases over posting photos of Ana Kriegél's murderers shouldn't be sent to lower court, State argues
The state has appealed a High Court ruling that quashed a District Court judge’s refusal to hear the cases.
# High Court
Darren Gilligan granted bail on condition he attends court for extradition hearing next month
The High Court previously heard that Detective Sergeant Adrian Murray arrested Gilligan in west Dublin on 12 April.
April 2023
# Courts
Eoghan Harris loses appeal against transfer of action against Aoife Moore
A judge dismissed Harris’ appeal against the Circuit Court’s decision to transfer his defamation action against Moore to the High Court.
# High Court
High Court rules failure to provide Afghan asylum seeker with accomodation was 'unlawful'
The Afghan teen was informed there was no accommodation available, and provided with a €28 voucher for Dunnes Stores to buy bedding.
# High Court
Germany seeks extradition of Irish man over 'stupid' incident at Berlin takeaway 30 years ago
Lawyers for the man have argued the amount of time that has passed would result in a breach of his human rights if he is surrendered.
# High Court
Garda Sergeant convicted of sexual assault challenges dismissal from the force
Sergeant Cathal Middleton claims his dismissial is flawed and in breach of fair procedures.
# Court
John Gilligan's son Darren appears before High Court for Spanish extradition request
Gilligan, who is the son of convicted drug dealer John Gilligan, is sought in relation to an offence of breaching Public Order and Safety.
# High Court
High Court judge refuses inquiry into legality of Simeon Burke's detention
The application was brought by Ammi Burke on behalf of Simeon Burke this morning
# High Court
Housing developer secures injunction stopping subcontractor removing kitchen units
A subcontractor has claimed that it was not paid for its services by the main contractor, which went into liquidation.
# Court
High Court rules doctors do not have to amputate man's leg against his wishes
The judge said that the case was “problematic” due to a lack of clarity regarding the man’s capacity to make any decision about his health.
March 2023
# Courts
'It’s necessary to call a spade a spade': Judge rejects complaints that he 'mocked' Enoch Burke
Burke read out a statement from outside of the Fourt Courts, he has not been inside the courtroom since Tuesday.
# High Court
Deputy principal says he was surprised by Enoch Burke's opposition to school request
John Galligan told the High Court that Burke had been a good teacher prior to May 2022.
# High Court
Former principal says she 'felt hunted' by Enoch Burke after 'request' on student's name
When the case resumed this morning at 9.30am, which is an earlier start than normal, neither Burke nor his family were present.
# High Court
Enoch Burke case begins without him after refusal to comply with court authority
A judge made the order after Burke refused to cease interrupting proceedings.
# insolvency
High Court approves €4.4m debt write-off for ex-Fianna Fáil councillor
Former Waterford councillor Thomas ‘Eddie’ Mulligan will will contribute a sum of just over €9,000 to his creditors and in fees.
# High Court
Eoghan Harris appeals defamation trial against Aoife Moore being transferred to High Court
Harris claims that Moore wrongly accused him of directly sending her sexualised messages on Twitter.
# breastcheck
Family receive apology from National Screening Service after mammogram errors miss cancer
Kay O’ Keeffe passed away in 2017 after a three-year long battle with cancer, but her cancer was already incurable by the time of her diagnosis.
# High Court
Garda representative group brings court action against Commissioner over rostering arrangements
The action has been brought by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke must pay Wilson's Hospital School for legal costs, High Court rules
The school will be at large to take what steps it wishes, including the sequestering of Burke’s assets, to enforce the fines from 23 March.
# High Court
University of Galway lecturer challenges suspension over 'false accusation' of sexual activity
The lecturer claims he was wrongfully suspended from his position last February.
# High Court
Family challenges court's finding that Cork hotel did not discriminate against them
The family claimed that despite having booked a three night stay they were denied access to the hotel.
# Courts
HSE and UHL apologise to woman who gave birth to stillborn baby 16 years ago
Rebecca Collins sued the health service for negligence in relation to the stillbirth of her daughter, Hannah.
# Courts
13-year-old boy settles claim for €15m over use of epilepsy drug in mother's pregnancy
A settlement was also approved for the boy’s younger brother.
February 2023
# High Court
School must compile a list of times Enoch Burke was in contempt of court order
Burke has been fined €700 a day for being in breach of a court order to stay away from Wilson’s Hospital School.
# Maurice Kiely
Dublin musician sues U2-linked entity over alleged misuse of a song he claims he wrote
Dublin musician Maurice Kiely claims that he wrote a song which is included on U2′s 2004 album ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.’
# High Court
Pair seek to halt trials for offences arising out of alleged sexual assault
The young men claim that their criminal trials should be halted on the grounds that there has been an ‘inexcusable delay’ in prosecuting them.
# Courts
25-year-old Cork woman settles birth injuries case for total of €35.2 million
The settlement is the largest ever in a personal injuries case in Ireland alleging injury at birth.
# High Court
Russian hacker group BLACKCAT demanded 'significant money' from MTU
The High Court was told the group threatened to publish confidential information about the students and staff of MTU.
# High Court
Enoch Burke and sister Ammi removed from High Court by gardaí
The judge later criticised the Burkes’ action and said the best way to deal with their disruption, which lasted for two hours, was for “the court to get on with our business”.
# Courts
Paul Murphy takes Sipo to High Court over decision not to investigate Varadkar over contract leak
Murphy’s initial application for judicial review was filed yesterday.
January 2023
# Enoch Burke
School seeks to amend court documents used as part of its ongoing action against Enoch Burke
Burke attended the school again this morning.