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# High Court

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# 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.
# High Court
Hearing of outstanding issues between Delaney and ODCE may not take place for months
The Judge today expressed the court’s strong desire to bring the matter to a conclusion.
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# Commission
Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors
A High Court ruling that found the Commission of Investigation acted unlawfully by denying fair procedure to survivors prompted calls for a review.
# High Court
High Court challenge alleges Irish anti-drug legislation is against EU free movement of goods
The action has been brought by the owner of a shop which allegedly sells products containing traces of a cannabis related chemical.
Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation
Absence of clear oversight and supports leave children and caring relatives in precarious position.
# Courts
High Court dismisses RTÉ's attempt to get Labour politician's claim for damages struck out
The High Court dismissed the state broadcaster’s application to strike out a damages claim brought against it by Labour politician Joe Costello.
# Philomena Lee
'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
“It’s been such a battle but we’ve been totally vindicated, that’s the most important thing. This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice.”
Today's settlement has been described as a "significant victory" for Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, Órla Ryan reports
The State has admitted the women are identifiable in the Commission's report and should have been given a right to reply
"We’ve been totally vindicated ... This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice," Harney said
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
# High Court
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
The women want certain elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.
# High Court
Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial
The BBC denies defamation.
# Courts
Former vet wanted to face charges of sexual activity with animals is to be extradited to UK
Oliver Lown is facing 12 offences, including making indecent images of children.
# High Court
Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man
Counsel for the applicant said the refusal to reopen the matter was unreasonable and unlawful.
# Philomena Lee
Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.
# High Court
Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.
# Courts
Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave
Daire Hickey, who co-founded the tech conference, is alleging his rights as a minority shareholder were oppressed by Cosgrave.
# Courts
Ex-prisoners challenge decision to exclude them from slopping out compensation scheme
Both men’s applications for inclusion in the state scheme were refused as the claims fell outside the time limit allowed.
# mother-and-baby homes
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
Ruling in Mother and Baby Home cases could have “very dramatic consequences” on how future commissions operate, High Court told.
# Apology
Former MEP Dana's brother agrees settlement in defamation cases
Both newspapers have apologised to John Brown and agreed to pay damages and his legal costs.
# Commission
Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report
The cases are being brought by high-profile survivors Philomena Lee and Mary Harney.
# High Court
Freddie Thompson takes legal action over his Limerick Prison detention
Thompson has claimed he has not been informed why he was moved or if he has been put there as a disciplinary sanction.
# Ráth Chairn
Plans for 30 homes in Meath Gaeltacht quashed over concerns about use of Irish language
Conradh na Gaeilge said the ruling is an important victory that will inspire the whole Gaeltacht community.
# High Court
New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says
Some legal experts have said that new legislation is not required, rather a different interpretation of the current law.
# An Bord Pleanála
€400m O'Devaney Gardens facing fresh delay after High Court review lodged
Developers of the scheme are challenging a condition attached to the planning permission.
# Defence Forces
Soldiers accused of assaulting fellow recruit challenge refusal to allow them to graduate
The three trainee soldiers deny any wrongdoing in respect of the other recruit.
# High Court
High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers
The Minister for Health decided in June not to establish an investigation into Covid-19 deaths in care homes.
# High Court
High Court pretrial hearing against Conor McGregor adjourned to March 2022
The hearing was in relation to a motion by a young woman to obtain documents as part of the preparation of her case.
# Michael Joseph O'Rahilly
Dublin City Council begins legal action over demolition of The O’Rahilly house
The court was told the case against Derryroe Ltd and the co-defendants was the “unauthorised demolition” of The O’Rahilly House.
# High Court
John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.
HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots
The proceedings, being brought by Eve Cleary’s parents and siblings, claims medical negligence.
# High Court
Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.
# Cork harbour
Community Group welcomes High Court ruling on Incinerator planning
The planning application for the Indaver facility in Ringaskiddy, Cork will now be re-examined.
# Taxing matters
US drugmaker Perrigo settles €1.6 billion Irish tax bill for under €300 million
The firm was hit with a revised tax bill by the Revenue in 2018 over a transaction with rival pharma company Biogen.
# High Court
Group challenges minister's decision preventing it from offering courses to overseas students
A High Court challenge has been brought by Holmes Institute Ireland Ltd against a decision by the Minister for Justice.
# sovereignty
Green TD Patrick Costello loses High Court challenge to CETA trade deal
Ms Justice Nuala Butler said the ratification of CETA was a political question and not a constitutional one.
# Allegations
High Court accepts request to notify Prince Andrew about accuser’s civil case
Virginia Giuffre’s legal team asked the court to take action under the Hague Service Convention.
# High Court
Court approves PIA allowing man to write off €1.38m in debt owed to financial fund
Ten properties are to be sold off and the proceeds will go towards reducing his debt to the financial fund.
# High Court
Donegal man appears in court for extradition to Northern Ireland on alleged terror charges
Casey is wanted in the North on a number of terrorism related offences.
# High Court
High Court challenge brought over alleged failure to place at-risk child in special care
The matter came before Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan at today’s vacation siting of the High Court.
# struck off
Teacher jailed for having sex with student formally struck off teaching register
The teacher was jailed for a year after admitting their guilt.