According to reports the Court delivered five judgements in the case of Delaney v PIAB, The Judicial Council Ireland and The Attorney General.

Mr Justice Charleton gave a summary as follows.

The majority of the Court considered the guidelines to be legally binding.

Three of the Justices defined the standard that the Guidelines can only be departed from where unreasonable.

The majority reached the view that Section 7 (2) (g) of the Judicial Council Act 2019 was unconstitutional, but that the guidelines were subsequently correctly implemented by virtue of the enactment of Part 9 of the Family leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 which sought to amend the Judicial Council Act 2019 and Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003. As such the guidelines passed on the 6th March 2021 were in force as a matter of law and had been given legal effect.

More analysis to follow.