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Patrick Kelly v Minister for Agriculture and Others [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2013] 24 E.L.R. 117
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Challenge to disciplinary procedure/ dismissal – obligation to provide witness statements during investigation

1. Background

The plaintiff was dismissed from the position of Harbour Master at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre. He challenged various procedural aspects of the manner in which the investigation into the following allegations was conducted:

(i) that he operated a private company providing marine services; 

(ii) the imposition of compulsory pilotage by him; 

(iii) the provision by him of pilotage for reward; 

(iv) that he had kept large amounts of personal cash on the department's premises; 

(v) the illegal disposal of a fishing vessel; 

(vi) requiring staff to convert

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