Máire O’Reilly v Commissioner of An Garda Síochána [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 201IEHC 201
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Disciplinary Proceedings; Res Judicata; Refusal of Re-litigation of Claims

This case was brought by the Defendant to the High Court as they considered that the claims made by the Plaintiff were an abuse of the process and were in fact res judicata.

Garda Máire O’Reilly, (the Plaintiff) joined An Garda Síochána in 1994. In 2009, she made a formal complaint of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment against fifteen members of An Garda Síochána based at the Ballymote and Manorhamilton Garda Stations. Her complaint was investigated by a Chief Superintendent and submitted to the Assistant Commissioner, however it was not upheld. After a recommendation from the Board of Inquiry was released to the Garda Commissioner, the Plaintiff was ultimately dismissed from her

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This article is correct at 16/04/2019

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