High Court injunction

  • The High Court has granted Ryanair an injunction to stop this week's strikes by 180 Dublin-based pilots.

    It means members of the Irish Airline Pilots Association won't be able to stage their planned walkout tomorrow and on Friday.

    The order will remain in place until a full hearing on the matter goes ahead.

    Ryanair says all flights scheduled to take off from Irish airports over the next 2 days will now operate as normal.

    The airline has welcomed the High Court's ruling, and says it will come as a huge relief to thousands of Irish passengers.

    Ryanair is calling on Forsa, and the 180 Irish based pilots it represents, to return to mediation talks in order to resolve the dispute over pay and working conditions.



  • A High Court injunction has been dropped against six people who protested against a direct provision centre in Co Leitrim.

    In November, they were restrained from interfering with the fitting out of accommodation for asylum-seekers in Ballinamore.

    But the matter was struck out in the High Court today, after 'mutual agreement' was reached between both sides.

    Only eight or nine families are currently housed in apartments in Ballinamore, after initial plans for more than 100 asylum seekers were reduced.

  • Meat processors are in the High Court this afternoon, trying to secure a committal order to implement an injunction preventing beef farmers from blockading factories.

    Gardaí are at the scene of protests over beef prices at several meat plants, which are continuing despite the court ruling.

    The Irish Farmers Association says it's instructed its legal team to fully oppose the court application, to allow time to see if a resolution can be found.

    Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is urging protesters to reflect on the implications of the High Court injunction.