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Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 20 2012

An injunction is effectively an order restraining a party to which it is directed from taking a particular act or requiring it to take a particular course of action


Newspaper fined 40,000 for contempt of court after repeating libel
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 9 2011

Independent Star Ltd, publishers of the Star On Sunday newspaper which was found to have defamed convicted child porn user Barry Watters, has been fined 40,000 for contempt of court


Reduction of damages where potential defendant not sued
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 24 2014

In the case of Hickey v McGowan and Cosgrove, the plaintiff had his award of damages reduced by 10 from 350,000 to 315,000 where he


Derivative actions and exceptions to Foss v Harbottle
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 4 2012

As a general rule, Irish law does not permit a shareholder to bring an action on behalf of the company in which it holds shares and treats the company itself as the proper plaintiff


Jurisdiction clauses in insurance policies High Court decision in Lartigue Enterprises Ltd v Three Lions Underwriting Ltd
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • September 20 2012

The insurers asked the Court to decline jurisdiction to hear the case in favour of an English court in circumstances where the slip stated that coverage disputes would be governed by the law of England and Wales and conferred jurisdiction on the English courts


Akzo Nobel case - privilege does not apply to in house lawyers in EU competition law investigations European Court of Justice decision
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 11 2010

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that internal communications between in-house lawyers and their fellow company employees are not privileged in relation to European Commission (Commission) competition law cases


New court rules: delay in SI 255 implementation
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 7 2017

On October 1 2016 two new statutory instruments (SI 2542016 and SI 2552016), which make wide-ranging reforms to the procedural rules applicable to


"Francovich" damages awarded against Ireland for breach of European Law
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 9 2015

In December 2014, the Irish High Court awarded damages of over 100,000 against Ireland and the Attorney General to an individual due to


Compensation awards on the increase for false accusations of shoplifting
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 28 2014

The level of compensation awarded in Circuit Court defamation actions arising from incorrect allegations of shoplifting has risen in recent months. At


Top Five Employment Law Trends for 2017
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 20 2017

In the latest Episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Bryan Dunne and Niall Pelly look at their predictions for the Top five