Syon v. Hewitt, et al.

The defendants were prosecuted for trying to sell tobacco products to a minor who had volunteered in a test purchase organized by the Health Board. The judge in the district court  asked the High Court to advise as to whether entrapment would constitute a sufficient defense for defendants and, if so, whether the facts of the case raised this defense. The High Court concluded that the Health Board had the authority to organize such tests and that the tobacco control legislation had the objective of protecting children.


Syon v. Hewitt, et al., [2006] IEHC 376, High Court (2006).

  • Ireland
  • Nov 10, 2006
  • High Court


Plaintiff Caitriona Syon (A Ministry of Health appointee)

Defendant Yolanda Hewitt

Legislation Cited

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product