Data Protection Prosecution with Sentence of 2 years For Sale of Personal Information Welcomed

Assistant Data Protection Commissioner, Tony Delaney, has recently welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at Letterkenny Circuit Court and which were taken by An Garda Síochána against a former civil servant. In this case the defendant was accused of a number of charges of receiving corrupt payments between [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:31+00:00January 31st, 2018|data protection, latest news, Litigation, Privacy, private investigator|Comments Off on Data Protection Prosecution with Sentence of 2 years For Sale of Personal Information Welcomed

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – Application for Injunctive Relief

The recent case of Dan Philpott v Marymount University Hospital and Hospice Limited 2015/364 (Circuit Court) (unreported) delivered on June 12th 2005 is the first reported case under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. Background The applicant in this case commenced employment on 6th May 2014 on a five year fixed [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:28+00:00August 24th, 2015|Circuit Court, Protected Disclosures Act 2014, Unfair Dismissal|Comments Off on Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – Application for Injunctive Relief

Stokes v Christian Brothers High School – No Appeal to Supreme Court Under Section 28 of the Equal Status Act 2000

The Supreme Court recently handed down their judgement on 24th February 2015 in the case of Mary Stokes (on Behalf of John Stokes a Minor) and the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel (Appeal Number 184/2012). The Equality Authority were Amicus Curiae in the proceedings. Background Justice Hardiman noted that [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:57+00:00March 9th, 2015|Appeal, Circuit Court, Discrimination, Equal status Act 2000, Equality Tribunal, High Court|Comments Off on Stokes v Christian Brothers High School – No Appeal to Supreme Court Under Section 28 of the Equal Status Act 2000

Increase District Court and Circuit Court Jurisdiction from 3rd February 2014

The new monetary jurisdictions in the district and Circuit Court will come into effect on 3rd February 2014. The new District Court jurisdiction in civil proceedings will increase from €6384 to €15,000 The new Circuit Court jurisdiction in civil proceedings will increase from 38.092 to €75,000 except in personal injury [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:26:23+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Circuit Court, District Court, latest news, Litigation, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Increase District Court and Circuit Court Jurisdiction from 3rd February 2014

Data Protection Acts – High Court rules on limitation of damages under Section 7

The case of Collins v FBD Insurance 2012 52 CA delivered by Justice Feeney on 14th day of March 2013, concerned an appeal by the defendant from a Circuit Court order where the Court determined that the plaintiff was entitled to the sum of €15,000 damages together with costs. Background and [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:23+00:00April 15th, 2013|Circuit Court, data protection, High Court, Investigation, latest news, Litigation, private investigator|Comments Off on Data Protection Acts – High Court rules on limitation of damages under Section 7

Publication of Courts Bill 2013 – Proposed Changes to “In Camera Rule” and Monetary Jusrisdictions

The Government published the Courts Bill 2013 yesterday 19th March 2013. A full text of the Bill is available on this link. The purpose of the Courts Bill 2013 is two-fold The Bill proposes to relax the "In camera rule" by (whilst retaining the privacy provisions in respect of the operation [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 20th, 2013|Circuit Court, Courts Bill 2013, District Court, latest news, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Publication of Courts Bill 2013 – Proposed Changes to “In Camera Rule” and Monetary Jusrisdictions

Health and Safety – DPP v Nolan Transport Wexford Circuit Court

As reported in our blog post of last week, Nolan Transport was recently fined €1 million euro by Wexford Circuit Court in February of this year in what is reported by the Health and Safety Review to be the largest health and safety fine imposed by an Irish Court when viewed relative to the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 5th, 2013|Accident at Work, Health and Safety Authority, Health and Safety Law, Investigation, Negligence, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Health and Safety – DPP v Nolan Transport Wexford Circuit Court

Health and Safety – €1 million fine imposed on Company by Wexford Circuit Court

It was reported earlier this week that Nolan Transport had been fined €1 million by the Circuit Court in Wexford in respect of an accident in July 2007 which resulted in the death of two people and several others injured. It was reported by the Health and Safety Law Review [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 1st, 2013|Accident at Work, Circuit Court, Health and Safety Law, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Health and Safety – €1 million fine imposed on Company by Wexford Circuit Court