Students have right to be educated at home, Supreme Court told

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on October 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Homeschooled students have a constitutional right to be educated at home without ‘unwarranted interference’ by the State and their exclusion from the Leaving Cert 2020 calculated grades scheme breached that right, the Supreme Court has been told. Paul O’Higgins SC, for two homeschooled students, was making submissions opposing an appeal by the Minster for Education …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, BreakingNews.ie, 13 October]

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Supreme Court to hear Minister’s appeal over homeschooled students’ calculated grades

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a further appeal by the Minister for Education over findings that the constitutional rights of two homeschooled students were breached by their exclusion from the 2020 Leaving Certificate calculated grades process …” (more)

[EchoLive, 28 June]

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Supreme Court orders rehearing of UCC and ESB litigation over Cork flooding

Posted in Legal issues on March 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has directed a rehearing in the High Court of aspects of the marathon litigation between University College Cork and the ESB concerning liability for extensive flood damage to buildings on the college campus in 2009. Some 400 other cases taken against the ESB over the flooding are likely to remain on hold pending the rehearing …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 25 March]

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ESB urges court to find UCC has some liability for flood damage to buildings

Posted in Legal issues on November 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The ESB has urged the Supreme Court to find University College Cork is liable, along with the ESB, for extensive flood damage to buildings on its campus in 2009. Neil Steen SC, for ESB, disputed arguments made on Monday by Paul Sreenan SC, for UCC, that the college should be found to have no liability in relation to the flood damage …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 23 November]

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UCC and Cork residents welcome Supreme Court ruling on 2009 floods

Posted in Legal issues on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Barry Keane, one of the many residents along Cork City’s Mardyke whose homes were flooded in 2009, welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling as ‘a great result for people whose homes were so dreadfully damaged’ …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 9 July]

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Supreme Court finds ESB was negligent concerning flood damage at UCC campus

Posted in Legal issues on July 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has ruled the ESB was guilty of negligence concerning extensive flood damage to buildings on the campus of University College Cork (UCC) after floods affected Cork city in 2009. UCC’s action over the damage is among about 400 sets of proceedings initiated against the ESB arising from the flooding …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by UCC over flooding at campus in 2009

Posted in Legal issues on October 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by University College Cork over findings the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is not liable for extensive flood damage to campus buildings after floods affected Cork city in 2009. UCC’s action is among about 400 sets of proceedings initiated against the ESB arising from the flooding …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 25 October]

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UCC insurer considers appeal against flood damage ruling

Posted in Legal issues on April 26th, 2018 by steve

“University College Cork’s insurer Aviva is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court against a court ruling which held that the Electricity Supply Board is not liable for extensive flood damage to college buildings during the 2009 Cork flood. Last month, in what was a significant ruling, the three-judge Court of Appeal overturned a 2015 High Court finding that the ESB was 60% liable in respect of flooding and warnings …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 26 April]

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UCC faces multi-million legal costs over failed court case

Posted in Legal issues on March 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is facing a legal costs bill running to millions of euros after the Court of Appeal granted the ESB full costs of the legal battle over flooding on the college campus. A stay on the costs order applies while UCC, which brought the case on behalf of its insurer Aviva, decides whether to seek permission from the Supreme Court for an appeal over the ruling on liability for the flood damage …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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Cases of non-EEA students who wish to remain in Ireland to be heard

Posted in Legal issues on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice with significant implications for many non-European Economic Area people who stayed after coming to Ireland as students before 2011 and wish to continue living and working here. In a published determination, a three judge Supreme Court said it was ‘self-evident’ the issues raised are of general public importance …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 23 June]

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Accountancy exam paper dispute referred to EU court

Posted in Legal issues on April 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper counts as personal data …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 April]

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