THE HIGH COURT
2006 No. 3785P
DIGITAL RIGHTS IRELAND LIMITED
THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND LAW REFORM, THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE GARDA SIOCHANA, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
1. Three Motions are (or were) before the High Court. One, that of the Irish Human Rights Commission, was promptly decided by the judge in favour of the IHRC. The IHRC is now a “party” to the proceedings as “amicus curiae”.
2. The State challenged the locus standi of the Plaintiff to brings its proceedings. The IHRC has supported the right of the Plaintiff to bring its proceedings. The Defendants are denying that right but have made concessions in the hearings.
3. The State claims that the Plaintiff should furnish security for costs.
4. The Plaintiff’s current application is for a reference by the High Court to the European Court of Justice for a ruling from the ECJ on the validity of Directive 2006/24/EC.
5. The hearing of the Motions has continued before Judge McKechnie in the High Court and is now adjourned to 11th July 2008 at 10.30 am.