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# High Court

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# Kevin Sheehy
Justice minister to oppose mother's challenge against son's killer being transferred to UK prison
The mother of murdered boxer Kevin Sheehy is challenging Logan Jackson’s efforts to be transferred to the UK.
# High Court
David Hall challenges appointment of inspector to probe affairs of collapsed charity ICHH
Hall, the former chairman of ICHH, claims that the investigation is flawed because of the strained personal history he has with one of the two persons.
# Refugees
UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.
# Kevin Sheehy
Mother of murdered boxing champion challenges decision to transfer son's killer to UK prison
Logan Jackson was found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of murdering Kevin Sheehy in December 2021.
# Courts
High Court challenges brought against planning permission for 1,000 homes in Dublin
The actions relate to planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for residential units in Leopardstown and Walkinstown.
# High Court
High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional
The case concerns a challenge brought by a serving prisoner.
# court garda
State examines fallout from High Court ruling banning garda court presenters
The Court heard from Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger said that the use of court presenters was beyond the permitted powers of gardaí.
# Courts
Senior Kinahan Group member Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh served papers in bid to seize Dublin property
The court heard that the Criminal Assets Bureau is still trying to serve papers on Daniel Kinahan, who remains in Dubai.
# High Court
Court action against Sean Quinn adjourned after businessman fails to turn up
Companies which were originally set up by Quinn wanted an injunction restraining him from trespassing on their lands.
# High Court
Salvation Army secures injunction requiring alleged trespassers to vacate Dublin building
The charity had been renovating the property to accommodate refugees from war-torn Ukraine.
# Rihanna
Pretrial motions in a Dublin woman's action against Rihanna have been resolved, court told
The woman claims she was caused mental distress and emotional suffering because of what she says was a false and malicious email sent in 2013.
# Covid-19
UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.
# Courts
Language school secures temporary injunction preventing landlords from changing locks of premises
The court heard that the director of the college fears the landlords will change the locks in a dispute over the payment of rent.
# High Court
MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace launch legal actions against RTÉ
Both actions were filed yesterday in the High Court.
# High Court
Ed Sheeran wins High Court copyright battle over Shape Of You hit
The singer and co-writers John McDaid and Steven McCutcheon were accused of ripping off Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue’s 2015 song Oh Why.
# High Court
Court challenge brought against HSE for refusal to allow boy to access support services outside family area
The HSE did not allow the boy’s family to access key supports from outside his home area.
# Diarmuid Rossa Phelan
Murder accused barrister is not 'Roman Abramovich', lawyers tell bail appeal
The appeal by the senior counsel and law lecturer Diarmuid Rossa Phelan was adjourned until Thursday.
# Courts
Prominent barrister on murder charge appeals High Court decision to refuse bail
Diarmuid Rossa Phelan (53), of Kiltalown Lane, Tallaght, Co Dublin is accused of the murder of Keith Conlon (36).
# Derry
Judge quashes decision not to proceed with Soldier F Bloody Sunday prosecution
Bloody Sunday families had challenged a number of decisions not to prosecute taken by the PPS.
# peat extraction
High Court orders peat company to halt unauthorised extraction in Midlands
Environmental Protection Agency brought injunction proceedings against Harte Peat Ltd.
# Courts
Barrister accused of murdering Keith Conlon has no intention of leaving the country, court told
Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy will deliver a decision on Monday on the accused’s application to be granted bail.
# Courts
High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe
Dr Johnny Ryan claims the Data Protection Commission has delayed investigating his 2018 complaint regarding the two companies.
# Google Ireland Ltd
Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'
Google Ireland Ltd issued an apology to Lee Anderson at a High Court hearing in London today.
# Courts
High Court challenge brought over order preventing off-duty soldiers attending protests
An order issued in 2018 said attendance in uniform or civilian clothing at such events “is not compatible with military service”.
# covid fine
EU citizen allowed challenge fine he received while travelling during Covid restrictions
The man brought the challenge to the high court after being fined €2,000 for travelling abroad.
# Court
High Court dismisses bid to halt disciplinary process against Garda over alleged sharing of explicit material
The judge also lifted the stay on the disciplinary investigation from continuing.
# High Court
Environmental group granted leave to challenge government's agri-food strategy
Friends of the Irish Environment said it believes the plan “undermines our international and national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”.
# Courts
High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said
There was an “implicit criticism” of the government and Áras an Uachtaráin in the comments, senior officials noted.
# stardust inquest
Judge wants Stardust inquest challenge heard as soon as possible
Eamon Butterly claims that the new inquest into the disaster could wrongfully make him a target for a verdict of unlawful killing.
# Fingal County Council
Jimmy Guerin takes court challenge over alleged removal of Council meeting record
The Independent Councillor claims that the removal of comments he made during the meeting breaches his right to freedom of expression.
# Courts
Court strikes out action against deceased doctor's estate over alleged misread cervical samples
The judged ruled the court action must be struck out as the couple’s claims were brought outside the statutory two year period allowed
# High Court
Rebekah Vardy’s ‘nasty’ text was not about Coleen Rooney, court told
Rooney accuses Vardy of leaking stories about her private life.
# Extradition
Man accused of rape in Ireland 21 years ago loses UK High Court extradition fight
Lawyers representing the Irish state had said the man’s appeal should be dismissed.
# Duke of York
Judge seeks UK High Court help with evidence about Prince Andrew from ex-assistant
The judge requested Robert Olney be asked about Andrew’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
# Court
High Court orders extradition of on-the-run conwoman Farah Damji to the United Kingdom
Damji (55) fled to Ireland in February 2020 during her trial in the UK.
# Courts
Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.
# public worship
Court says Declan Ganley entitled to 50% of costs for failed challenge of restrictions on mass
The costs are estimated to be a six-figure sum.
# Courts
Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated
Papers were filed by solicitors for McGinley in the High Court yesterday.
# Ulster says No
Judge refuses judicial review request made by loyalist Jamie Bryson over bonfire
The judge said there was no justifiable practical purpose for hearing a judicial review.
# peat extraction
Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.