Posts from January 2020

The Court of Appeal has overturned an award of €158,864 damages to a woman who tripped and fell while crossing a courtyard area adjacent to her workplace in Co Sligo. 
Giving the three-judge decision on Thursday, Mr Justice Brian McGovern said there was “no credible evidence” to support the liability finding of the trial judge. 
Siblings say he lacks capacity to make decisions about finances including substantial inheritance 
An intellectually disabled man prevented by court order from entering into a civil legal marriage has initiated a significant challenge aimed at having the High Court’s entire wardship jurisdiction struck down as unconstitutional. 
Court concerned over failure of Minister’s side to address ‘simple’ question over future applications 
A woman who held onto her part-time job after becoming homeless, has won her appeal over the State’s failure to pay her Jobseeker’s Allowance for several months. The court heard the issue arose because she did not show she was “currently residing” in the relevant social welfare catchment area. 
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