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High Court

High Court

Deals with the most serious civil and criminal cases, it also has the power to determine whether a law is constitutional or not. It acts as an appeals court to the Circuit Courts in civil matters, it also can review decisions made by certain tribunals. This court consists of a president and 36 ordinary judges.

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# high-court - Friday 4 November, 2011

From Business ETC Ryanair welcomes High Court decision Ryanair

Ryanair welcomes High Court decision

The company had been brought to court by Ticket Generator, which sells tickets for Stansted and Heathrow Express trains at Dublin airport.

# high-court - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Questions over future of WikiLeaks as Assange awaits extradition ruling Assange

Questions over future of WikiLeaks as Assange awaits extradition ruling

Julian Assange is awaiting the British High Court’s ruling on Sweden’s request to extradite him over sexual assault allegations.

# high-court - Friday 21 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Displaced Priory Hall children will be bussed to old schools Priory Hall

Displaced Priory Hall children will be bussed to old schools

Funding has been provided for a school bus to bring the children from their temporary accommodation.

# high-court - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Priory Hall developers told to hand over passports Priory Hall

Priory Hall developers told to hand over passports

The developers said they did not have the resources to cover the cost of alternative accommodation for residents of Priory Hall – who are being evacuated from their homes over grave fire safety concerns.

# high-court - Monday 17 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dale Farm Travellers denied leave to appeal halting site eviction Dale Farm

Dale Farm Travellers denied leave to appeal halting site eviction

The residents of Dale Farm admit their legal battles have run out – but say they will still physically resist their eviction.

# high-court - Friday 14 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Judges to lose the wigs from today Wig Out

Judges to lose the wigs from today

Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.

# high-court - Thursday 13 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter hits out at media coverage of judges’ appointments Courts

Alan Shatter hits out at media coverage of judges’ appointments

The justice minister said negative stories risk discouraging people from taking important public-sector positions.

# high-court - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dale Farm travellers lose court challenge against eviction Dale Farm

Dale Farm travellers lose court challenge against eviction

The High Court in London rules that Basildon council has the right to evict travellers from the Dale Farm halting side.

# high-court - Monday 10 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie TD Wallace ordered to repay €19m in bank loans Courts

TD Wallace ordered to repay €19m in bank loans

ACC Bank wins a summary judgment against Mick Wallace over personal guarantees he gave for five business loans.

# high-court - Friday 7 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants Courts

State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants

The Union of Students in Ireland is seeking a judicial review into changes of the third-level grants system.

# high-court - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Court told Quinn Insurance will need €738m from State fund Courts

Court told Quinn Insurance will need €738m from State fund

Administrators for Quinn Insurance tell the High Court that the company will need €738m to remain a viable concern.

# high-court - Friday 23 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Need for discussions between hospitals and Jehovah’s Witness patients Blood Transfusion

Need for discussions between hospitals and Jehovah’s Witness patients

An Irish court has granted an order allowing The Coombe Hospital to give a blood transfusion to a baby despite the objections of her parents, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

# high-court - Monday 12 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Government publishes wording of Abbeylara referendum Referendum

Government publishes wording of Abbeylara referendum

The government has only published a draft version today – but the Bill needs passing in ten days if the ballot is to be held in time.

# high-court - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie 9 killed, and 45 wounded, after New Delhi court blast India

9 killed, and 45 wounded, after New Delhi court blast

A suitcase bomb detonates in a crowded waiting area outside the local High Court,

# high-court - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges’ pay Judicial Pay

Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges’ pay

Bryan MacMahon, formerly of the High Court, will chair the Referendum Commission overseeing next month’s referendum.

# high-court - Monday 22 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Court grants order blocking sacking of Brown Thomas worker Courts

Court grants order blocking sacking of Brown Thomas worker

A member of staff wins a High Court order stopping Brown Thomas from terminating her employment.

# high-court - Friday 29 July, 2011

From Business ETC Poll: Should there be mandatory Sunday premium pay? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory Sunday premium pay?

It has been announced that Joint Labour Committees will no longer be able to force employers to pay Sunday premiums to certain sectors of workers…

# high-court - Thursday 28 July, 2011

From Business ETC Seven Joint Labour Committees to be abolished JLCs

Seven Joint Labour Committees to be abolished

Only 6 out of the 13 current JLCs will survive – and while they “recognise” the “special position” of Sunday working, they can no longer set premium rates for it.

# high-court - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

From Business ETC High Court grants permission to force through taxpayer’s IL&P injection Courts

High Court grants permission to force through taxpayer’s IL&P injection

The Minister for Finance is granted a court order to inject €4bn of public funds into Irish Life & Permanent.

# high-court - Monday 25 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Legal loophole could strike out many repossession orders Repossession

Legal loophole could strike out many repossession orders

Some mortgage holders who have fallen into arrears may not have to face the prospect of losing their home following the identification of a loophole by the advocacy group New Beginning.

# high-court - Saturday 23 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Could two Mayo publicans have exposed a gaping hole in Ireland’s legal system? Courts

Could two Mayo publicans have exposed a gaping hole in Ireland’s legal system?

Two Claremorris publicans escaped punishment for having punters on their premises after hours. But how?

# high-court - Monday 18 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

From TheJournal.ie Students launch High Court challenge against ‘savage’ cuts to grants Courts

Students launch High Court challenge against ‘savage’ cuts to grants

The Union of Students in Ireland says students could not have expected grants to be slashed by up to 60 per cent.

# high-court - Thursday 14 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Drugs are up, divorce is down – the Irish courts in numbers Courts

Drugs are up, divorce is down – the Irish courts in numbers

The Courts Service report for 2010 reveals that there has been an increase in drugs offences at the Circuit Criminal Court, an increase in child custody and access applications, and a decrease in separation and divorce.

# high-court - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie High Court refuses Cosgrave access to documents High Court

High Court refuses Cosgrave access to documents

Former TD Liam Cosgrave is charged with receiving corrupt payments.

From TheJournal.ie Assange extradition hearing begins today Court

Assange extradition hearing begins today

The 40-year-old Wikileaks editor in chief faces extradition to Sweden for questioning about sexual assault and rape allegations.

# high-court - Thursday 7 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Joy and dismay follows ruling on setting pay for low-wage restaurant workers Wages This post contains videos

Joy and dismay follows ruling on setting pay for low-wage restaurant workers

Food industry groups have welcome the ruling which deems Joint Labour Committees rules on wages to be unconstitutional. They say it will lead to job creation.

# high-court - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie €400,000 in damages for woman abused by dancing teacher Courts

€400,000 in damages for woman abused by dancing teacher

Landmark ruling makes it first case to succeed on grounds of post-traumatic stress disorder.

# high-court - Friday 1 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Woman receives multi-million euro settlement after car crash Crash

Woman receives multi-million euro settlement after car crash

Valerie Bourke needs 24-hour care after her car was hit by an articulated truck in 2006.

# high-court - Thursday 16 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Juror who communicated with accused via Facebook jailed for eight months Facebook Juror

Juror who communicated with accused via Facebook jailed for eight months

Contempt of court caused the collapse of a multi-million pound drug trial in the UK.

# high-court - Sunday 12 June, 2011

From Business ETC Telly Wars: TV3 sues RTÉ for €10 million over transmission fees Television

Telly Wars: TV3 sues RTÉ for €10 million over transmission fees

TV3 claims that it was charged more than TG4 paid to be broadcast on the RTÉ-owned national transmission network.

# high-court - Thursday 9 June, 2011

From Business ETC Court grants order for Irish Life business to be sold Irish Life

Court grants order for Irish Life business to be sold

The High Court grants an order to the Minister for Finance directing Irish Life & Permanent to sell its life assurance business.

# high-court - Monday 6 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello RIP

Taoiseach pays tribute to former High Court president Declan Costello

Costello passed away in Dublin following a long illness. He is credited with developing Fine Gael’s ‘Towards a Just Society’ policy in the 1960s.

# high-court - Friday 3 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Tesco worker will bring supermarket giant to court over disputed half-million lotto ticket Lotto Row

Tesco worker will bring supermarket giant to court over disputed half-million lotto ticket

Andrea O’Reilly is claiming the lotto ticket but Tesco wants to donate the money to charity and a High Court battle is now set to take place.

# high-court - Friday 27 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Verdict expected in Rosanna Davison defamation case against Ryanair Rosanna Vs Ryanair

Verdict expected in Rosanna Davison defamation case against Ryanair

The former Miss World claims that the airline defamed her in a press release following comments she made about its charity calendar in 2008.

# high-court - Monday 23 May, 2011

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer

The Sun and other newspapers will return to the High Court, after a Scottish paper publishes the identity of the footballer.

From TheJournal.ie Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer Privacy

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer

The Sun and other newspapers will return to the High Court, after a Scottish paper publishes the identity of the footballer.

# high-court - Sunday 22 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Anglo may have known it faced bankruptcy from 2004, says High Court chief Anglo

Anglo may have known it faced bankruptcy from 2004, says High Court chief

The Master of the High Court has suggested that Anglo was aware of the solvency issues it faced for several years before the economic collapse.

# high-court - Friday 20 May, 2011

Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches

The unnamed Premier League footballer behind an injunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas files action against Twitter.