Action against Garda Síochána, State over reputation damage can proceed

Action against Garda Síochána, State over reputation damage can proceed via Action against Garda Síochána, State over reputation damage can proceed.

Negligence claims against gardaí concerning criminal investigations to proceed to trial Smyth vs Commissioner of An Garda Síochána (2014) IEHC 453 (High Court, Peart J, July 10th, 2014)

The High Court refuses to strike out negligence claims against the Garda for alleged negligence in criminal investigations in the 1980s and 1990s, on grounds that it was not inevitable that the claims would fail, where the plaintiffs claimed a special relationship with the Garda that gave rise to a duty of care.

Ciarán Joyce BL

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