Byrne v Minister for Defence Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIEHC 453
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
The Applicant filed an application for Judicial Review seeking a number of reliefs following not being considered (or informed of the formation of a promotion board) for a promotion from the rank of Captain to Commandant while on maternity leave. The Applicant left the army as a direct result. On 25th July 2016, the Court made a number of orders including;
1. A Declaration that the Applicant was eligible for promotion from Captain to Commandant.
2. A Declaration that the Respondents were in breach of Article 2(2)(c), Articles 14(2) to Article 15 of the Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 5th July 2006, on the implementation of the principle
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