Patrick Kelly v Minister for Agriculture and Others Posted In: Case Law
Case Reference 24 E.L.R. 117
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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 punts to euro.
His challenge led to the Court considering the following issues:
(a) The fairness of
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