Choosing the Correct Forum and Avoiding Duplication of Proceedings

Posted in : Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 13 February 2015
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Comyn Kelleher Tobin
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Today’s article looks at Ciaran Culkin v Sligo County Council, a case which highlights the importance of electing the correct forum in which to prosecute a Plaintiff’s claim and avoid duplication of proceedings.

Case Name And Reference: Ciaran Culkin –v- Sligo County Council [2015] IEHC 46, Judgment of Kearns P, 6th February 2015.

Court Or Tribunal: High Court

Jurisdiction/Subject Matter: Duplication of proceedings – Equality Tribunal complaint and Personal Injury proceedings. 


Mr Culkin worked as an engineer in Sligo County Council (“the Council”) for 39 years until he retired (and alleged constructive dismissal) in May 2009.

Mr Culkin started work with the Council in the

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