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THE HIGH COURT 2006 No. 3785P Between DIGITAL RIGHTS IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And 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 Defendants NOTICE OF MOTION TAKE NOTICE that on the 19TH day of FEBRUARY 2007, at the hour of 10.30 a.m. in the forenoon or at the first available opportunity thereafter Counsel on behalf of the Plaintiff herein will apply to […]

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Management companies in apartment complexes

Management companies in apartment complexes 1. There are good reasons for the existence of management companies in apartment complexes. The need exists for some legal entity to manage and control the “common areasâ€?, those portions of a development that are not part of any apartment. Normally each apartment owner has a share in the management company or is a member. These are usually companies limited by Guarantee. The management company will insure the apartment complex (including the apartments) and will […]

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Corrib Gas Pipeline – 5th December 2006

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (5th December 2006) 1. The Judgement on the privilege issue motion was delivered today by Judge Smyth. 2. He ruled that the Plaintiff had not lost its legal […]

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Corrib Gas case – 22nd November 2006

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (22nd November 2006) 1. The hearing of the privilege issue motion concluded before Judge Smyth. 2. He reserved his judgement and nominated the 5th December 2006 for delivery […]

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Corrib Gas case – 21st November 2006

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (21st November 2006) 1. The privilege issue Motion came on for hearing in court 11 in the Four Courts on 21st November 2006. 2. The hearing will continue […]

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Corrib Gas case – 15th November 2006

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (15th November 2006) 1. The privilege issue Motion is listed for hearing before Judge Smyth in the Four Courts on 21st November 2006.

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The Corrib Gas case – 10th November 2006

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (10th November 2006) 1. The privilege issue Motion came on for hearing before Judge McMenamin in court 3 in the Four Courts on 10th November 2006. 2. The […]

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The Corrib Gas case (9th November 2006)

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (9th November 2006) 1. The Plaintiff issued a Motion seeking the leave of the Court to serve a Notice of Discontinuance on the defendants. The return date for […]

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Corrib Gas Case: Shell E&P Ireland Limited seek to discontinue

McGarr Solicitors act in High Court proceedings for Brendan Philbin and Brid McGarry, (the 2nd and 5th Defendants) in the Corrib Gas Pipeline case. Shell E & P Ireland Ltd issued proceedings against, inter alia, our clients seeking a permanent injunction and damages to assert the claim of Shell to be entitled to place a high pressure natural gas pipeline on the clients’ lands in County Mayo. In the course of the proceedings Shell applied to the High court for […]

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Infrequently Asked Questions

1. Are Pleadings public documents? Answer: No, in the sense that the public do not have a right of access to Pleadings. 2. Do the parties in the litigation have a right to make Pleadings public? Answer: Yes, subject to the necessity for care. Firstly, Pleadings contain allegations or assertions. Court proceedings are presumed to culminate in the production of evidence by a party to support the allegations contained within the Pleadings. The publication of claims of wrongdoing in a […]

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