Tom Kelleher v An Post [2013]

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 328
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Workplace investigation; Disciplinary proceedings; Fair procedure

The Plaintiff was the Postmaster in Newcastle West, County Limerick for 19 years. His wife and son, Ronan are employed in the post office also. The Plaintiff’s other son, Tommy (who was not an employee), was kidnapped and held for ransom in June 2011 while the Plaintiff and his wife were on holidays in Spain. 

The Plaintiff’s son, Ronan and the two remaining full time employees handed over €105,000 to the kidnappers. Tommy Kelleher was then released without harm. The employees did not take any step to contact the Gardaí or any other party until Tommy was safely released. The kidnapping

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This article is correct at 10/09/2013
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