D.G. v Minister for Justice and Equality Ireland and the Attorney General
 IESCDET 31
THE SUPREME COURT
Leave to appeal – Constitutional threshold – Extension of time – Applicant seeking leave to appeal – Whether the point which arose met the constitutional threshold
The general principles applied by this Court in determining whether to grant or refuse leave to appeal having regard to the criteria incorporated into the Constitution as a result of the 33rd Amendment have now been considered in a large number of determinations and are fully addressed in both a determination issued by a panel consisting of all of the members of this Court in and in a unanimous judgment of a full Court delivered by O'Donnell J. in . The additional criteria required to be met in order that a so-called “leapfrog appeal” direct from the High Court to this Court can be permitted were addressed by a full panel of the Court in . It follows that it is unnecessary to revisit the new constitutional architecture for the purposes of this determination.
Furthermore the application for leave filed and the respondent's notice are published along with this determination (subject only to any redaction required by law) and it is therefore unnecessary to set out the position of the parties.
In that context it should be noted that the respondent does not oppose the grant of leave.
In this case the respondents (‘the State’) do not oppose the...
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