A judicial review hearing over the Environment Minister’s decision to approve the £77m Casement Park redevelopment ended on 13th October. The complexity of the case is highlighted by the fact that the High Court heard 13 days of legal submissions. Mr Justice Horner has reserved judgment to allow time to study all of the arguments before delivering his verdict.
Mooreland and Owenvarragh Residents’ Association (MORA), who issued the proceedings, oppose the redevelopment as they argue that it will dwarf
In a case covered in a previous Update, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ordered a new hearing in the Industrial Tribunal finding last year that Martin Shiel was unfairly dismissed.
The Industrial Tribunal had awarded Mr Shiel £37,500 for unfair dismissal and a further £7,500 for unlawful harassment on the grounds of his sexual orientation. While the finding of harassment was not appealed, Stena Line appealed the unfair dismissal aspect and on 8th October the Court of Appeal
Stephen Gough, aka the Naked Rambler, has lost his case before the European Court of Human Rights. Mr Gough claimed that his repeated convictions and imprisonments for offences associated with being nude in public violated his rights under Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
Mr Gough, from Eastleigh Hampshire, has walked naked throughout the UK. His numerous convictions include breach of the peace and contempt of court (for refusing to dress for his court appearances). Consequently, between