Gary Boyle v An Post [2015] IEHC 589

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 589
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Workplace Investigation; Disciplinary Proceedings; Fair Procedure

Gary Boyle v An Post, a case in which the Plaintiff sought to use the common law remedy of injunctive relief following his termination of employment due to alleged “re-posting of mail” rather than the Employment appeals tribunal. 


Mr Boyle was a postman in the Dublin area. He was dismissed by An Post for alleged ‘re-posting’ of mail. An Post had reason to believe that instead of delivering post assigned to him, Mr Boyle re-posted it in a letter-box close to his home. Mr. Boyle denied the allegation. An Post viewed these alleged actions as so serious as to merit termination.

Mr Boyle went through an investigation and disciplinary process with An Post. An Post dismissed Mr. Boyle

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This article is correct at 13/10/2015

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