Judicial Review Applications are a powerful and important instrument that provides citizens with the opportunity to hold public institutions to account and have their decisions reviewed once all other avenues to remedy the situation have been exhausted.
Such an application is usually brought where the policy is deemed unreasonable, irrational, unlawful and/or discriminatory.
At Mulholland LAW we represent clients who wish to challenge the decisions, policies and practices of Public Authorities and State Institutions.
Bunreacht na hÉireann was enacted in 1937 and is the fundamental legal document that sets out how our State should be governed through a series of Articles. The Constitution establishes the branches of government, it establishes the Courts and it also sets out how those institutions should be run. The Constitution also describes the fundamental rights of every Irish citizen which can be relied upon by way of a Judicial Review petition to the High Court.
Our Constitution recognises and declares that people living in Ireland have certain fundamental personal rights. These rights are natural human rights and are confirmed and protected by the Constitution:
- Equality before the law
- Right to life
- Personal liberty
- Freedom of expression
- Freedom of assembly
- The right to fair procedures
- Bodily integrity
- Trial by jury
- Religious liberty
- The right to privacy
- Freedom to travel
- Inviolability of a citizen’s dwelling
- Property rights
- The Rights of the family
At Mulholland LAW we have brought numerous motions before the High Court regarding the violation of our client’s rights ranging from Habeas Corpus applications querying the legality of citizens detention to State interference suits.
If you believe your basic rights have been violated contact Mulholland LAW today for an impartial confidential consultation.