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# Judicial review

This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
High Court told four gardaí 'singled out' for suspension while '122' other officers ignored
Four gardaí have been suspended since November 2020 as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe the alleged cancelling of traffic tickets.
This year
Environment charity brings judicial review over stalled long-term climate strategy
The EU opened infringement proceedings against Ireland last year over its failure to produce a 30-year strategy for climate action.
Opinion: We could improve our planning law - instead the public is being excluded
The draft Planning and Development Bill 2022 is a solution in search of a problem, say Alison Hough and Gavin Elliott.
Last year
Q&A: New planning laws and the controversy over residents groups
A potential coalition clash is brewing, with a number of Green Party members uneasy with the proposed changes.
Opinion: 'Access to justice should be promoted - not restricted and threatened'
Environmental justice solicitor Rose Wall writes that politicians blaming judicial review for housing delays are overshadowing planning reform.
Construction industry lobbying to change law and reduce planning challenges
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process.
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process
Housing Minister was lobbied 88 times on housing, development and zoning issues since taking office
Industry representatives regularly meet and liaise with local authority officials, reports Cormac Fitzgerald
New court to deal with planning and environmental issues approved by Government
Justice Minister Helen McEntee received permission to establish the court from the Cabinet today.
Explainer: How 'deeply controversial' planning law changes could lead to 'years of litigation'
A proposed Bill with last-minute amendments impacting judicial reviews is being voted on by TDs tonight.
A proposed Bill with last-minute amendments impacting judicial reviews is being voted on tonight
These could cause 'serious legal issues', with one 'incompatible' with EU law, a solicitor told Noteworthy
Changes criticised by politicians and environmental NGOs but welcomed by construction industry
Boost for Casement Park redevelopment as residents' legal challenge is rejected
A judge has today ruled against the latest appeal.
Stardust manager seeks judicial review ahead of inquests into fire deaths of 48 people
Eamon Butterly had sought a ruling to preclude the possible verdict of unlawful killing.
All time
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.
Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul
The Government said it aims to introduce new legislation to reform the process by mid-2022.
Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.
Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November.
The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
Eight women are taking legal action against the State.
Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland
Last year, the 75-year-old penned songs alleging scientists were making up “crooked facts” to justify restrictions to “enslave” the population.
Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.
High Court rejects legal challenge by Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters to Covid-19 laws
The pair had claimed the emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by the Oireachtas is unconstitutional.
Counsel for the State claims Waters and O'Doherty's High Court challenge is 'doomed to failure'
The case was before the courts today.
O'Doherty compares Covid-19 restrictions to living in 'Nazi Germany' at High Court hearing
There was once again a heavy garda presence outside the court.
Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition
Opponents to the plant have said they are ready to initiate a judicial review in the High Court.
Owner of thoroughbred horse sues Galway County Council over alleged seizure and slaughter
Edward McDonagh seeks various orders and declarations against Galway County Council.
Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs
Right to Know are seeking access to more documents on what has been said about climate change at the Cabinet table.
Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD
Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.
Legal challenge to prevent Drew Harris becoming Garda Commissioner gets under way
Harris ‘lacks the independence’ to fulfill the State’s top policing role, it’s being claimed.
INM has lost its battle to block an application appointing High Court inspectors to the company
The ruling was made this morning.
Judgement reserved in INM's attempt at blocking application to appoint inspectors to investigate itself
The High Court had been hearing the second day of INM’s judicial review action against the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE).
INM: ODCE inspection should be blocked because it wasn't 'fair or just', says 'extreme damage' was done to share price
The High Court has been hearing day one of Independent News and Media’s judicial review of the application by the ODCE for High Court inspectors to be appointed to the company.
'We're delighted': Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project delayed as judicial review granted
The Protect Our Native Kelp Forest protest group has been campaigning against plans to harvest kelp in the waters of Bantry Bay.
Man facing drug charges takes Revenue to court to try and get his hire-purchase truck back
Aidan Conroy’s truck and trailer were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015.
A man who has incurable brain cancer is appealing to be released from prison
Jonathan Heaphy was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2016 for money laundering offences.
Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum
A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.
Sex worker's challenge to NI prostitution laws delayed after political intervention
The case has been postponed until next month.
Belfast court rejects call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
The call was made by the Finucane family.
Parents 'at a loss to understand' why their children were taken into care
A judge failed to tell them the reasons for his “momentous decision.”
Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow
The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.
Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat
The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.
British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce
EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.
Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court
One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.