Our client Martin Saunders has secured leave in his judicial review against the decision not allowing him to return to serve his sentence in Ireland.

In his action against the Minister, the Irish Prison Service and the State, he seeks orders and declarations including quashing the decision to refuse his transfer request and that his constitutional rights have been breached.

Mr Justice Charles Meenan, following a one-side only represented application, granted leave to bring proceedings and said the matter can return in January.