Pierce Dillon v Board of Management of Catholic University School [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 674
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Judicial Review; Written Warning

This case concerned a challenge against the finding of the respondent that the applicant had engaged in inappropriate behaviour towards a student. The applicant sought an order quashing both this finding and the final written warning that he had received on the 21st April 2015. The Court held that no judicial review should be available in this instance on the following grounds:

- mootness as the written warning had been removed from his personnel file as 12 months has since expired;

- de minimis as the law does not concern itself with small issues such as name calling (as in this instance); and

- it would be an unnecessary use of public resources. 

 Accordingly the applicant's

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This article is correct at 13/12/2016

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