The court in Ireland has ruled that the regulations failed to lawfully transpose Article 3(2)(b) into Irish law by failing to provide a legislative definition of the term Durable partner.
The court also found that the plaintiff was deprived of an Effective remedy as the Irish review system did not provide that to him.
Very interesting and far reaching judgement.
It is legally sound, but I suspect the minister may seek to challenge it.
http://courts.ie/Judgments.nsf/09859e7a ... enDocument