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Balseskin Direct Provision Centre on St Margaret’s Road in Dublin 11

Movement Of Asylum Seekers in Ireland tweetz:

There is a mom with newborn in desperate need of a buggie, a baby cot and clothes for an 8 week old baby boy in Balseskin Direct Provision Centre. Please send us a message if you can help and we’ll connect you with the mom.

Anyone?

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the High Court last month

Yesterday, Susan Mitchell, in the Sunday Business Post, reported that the State Claims Agency is to appeal the recent High Court judgment in favour of terminally ill mum Ruth Morrissey who has cervical cancer.

Last night, a statement released by Ms Morrissey’s solicitor Cian O’Carroll, on behalf of her and her husband Paul, said the first Ms Morrissey came to know about this pending appeal was the Sunday Business Post report.

Ruth and Paul Morrissey were awarded €2.1million damages last month over the misreading of  smear tests and the failure to tell her about it.

Ms Morrissey claimed that if her smear tests in 2009 and 2012 had been correctly reported, she could have been successfully treated and not developed terminal cancer.

The State Claims Agency has said it is appealing the judgment and focussed on “a number of important legal points that may have significant implications for the State” but not the award of €2.1million to the couple.

Mr O’Carroll told Newstalk this morning that Ms Morrissey is “terribly upset” about the appeal.

State set to appeal landmark Morrissey CervicalCheck case (Susan Mitchell, Sunday Business Post)

Previously: ‘I Didn’t Think I’d Be In This Position’

UPDATE:

Limerick mother-of-two Vicky Phelan, who settled a case against Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc, Austin, Texas, for €2.5million last year, has tweeted her thoughts on news of the appeal.

Ms Phelan, who refused to sign a gagging order about her case, was diagnosed with terminal cancer following a cervical smear test error.

Following her case, it later emerged that more than 200 women diagnosed with cancer were not informed of an audit which revised their earlier, negative smear tests.

Ms Phelan tweeted:

Previously: Vicky Phelan on Broadsheet

Previously: Meanwhile, In The High Court

Denis O’Brien

Colm Keena, in The Irish Times, reports:

Businessman Denis O’Brien has lodged an appeal in the case he took against the Dáil, the Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges and the State over comments made in the parliament about his financial affairs.

Papers lodged with the courts indicate he is taking his case to the Court of Appeal. However, it is understood he will also seek to have his case go directly to the Supreme Court on the basis that it involves important constitutional issues.

As part of his appeal he will be seeking to overturn the High Court’s ruling that he pay the legal costs of the seven-day hearing.

There you go now.

Previously: It’s Been A Privilege

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Denis O’Brien to appeal court ruling over Dáil comments (Colm Keena, The Irish Times)

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Tickets for the Rio Olympic Games

You may recall how it was announced, on August 24th, that retired judge Mr Justice Carroll Moran would lead an inquiry into the reselling of tickets for the Rio Olympics that were originally part of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s allocation of tickets.

It was also said a report on the matter would be presented to the Minister for Sport Shane Ross within 12 weeks of the inquiry’s commencement.

Further to this…

The Moran Inquiry invites submissions from members of the public concerning their experience in applying for tickets at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

This Inquiry has been established by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Minister for State with responsibility for Tourism and Sport to investigate the distribution and sale of tickets at these Olympic Games.

Persons wishing to make a written submission should do so on or before the 30th November 2016 by post or electronically to the addresses set out below.

Any such submissions should be accompanied by all emails, correspondence and other relevant documents. The text of the Terms of Reference of the Moran Inquiry can be found here

The postal address is: Moran Inquiry c/o The Property Registration Authority, The Four Courts, Dublin 7. D07 T652. The email address is info@moraninquiry.ie

H/T: Gavan Reilly

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Former justice minister Alan Shatter

RTE reports:

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has won his legal challenge to the findings of the 2014 Guerin Report examining the handling of claims made by a garda whistleblower.

Mr Shatter appealed against the High Court’s dismissal of his challenge.

The Court of Appeal found in Mr Shatter’s favour this morning.

Mr Shatter claimed Senior Counsel Sean Guerin should have interviewed him before reaching adverse conclusions against him or should have allowed him to respond to draft conclusions.

…In his ruling, President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Sean Ryan said, in his view, Mr Guerin was obliged to observe the rules of natural justice and of letting the other side be heard.

He said there was a breach of Mr Shatter’s rights because of the defective procedure that was adopted.

The matter will come back before the Court of Appeal later this month to decide what orders or declarations the court should make.

Shatter wins appeal over Guerin Report findings (RTE)

Previously: ‘The Truth Has Been Established’

This Just In

Justice Denied

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

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Denis O’Brien

Another day.

Another law suit.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has lost an appeal against a 2011 High Court decision dismissing his claim the Moriarty Tribunal had incorrectly restricted cross-examination of a key witness at its public hearings.

A five-judge Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal in which he claimed there was a breach of fair procedures by sole tribunal member, Mr Justice Michael Moriarty, to limit both the amount of time and the extent of the questions his lawyers could ask Danish telecommunications expert, Professor Michael Andersen.

… Mr O’Brien had argued a declaration that fair procedures were not applied during part of the tribunal, which centred on payments to politicians Michael Lowry and Charles Haughey, would have an effect on the public view of the tribunal’s report.

If he got such a declaration from the Supreme Court, he could also consider moving to quash certain parts of the report and this could also have consequences for the issue of the tribunal’s costs, he claimed.

The tribunal had opposed the appeal arguing the matter is now moot as its report has been published and there has been no challenge by Mr O’Brien to its contents.

Denis O’Brien loses appeal against decision on Moriarty witness (Irish Times)

Previously: Connecting The DOBs

#Moriarty: A Phone Book. In More Ways Than One

Rollingnews

UPDATE:

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Graham Dwyer

RTÉ reports:

“Graham Dwyer has lodged an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. The 42-year-old architect was sentenced to life in prison last month for murdering Ms O’Hara on 22 August 2012.”

Meanwhile…

Dwyer lodges appeal against murder conviction (RTE)

Previously: Guilty