A High Court challenge by the mother of murdered boxer Kevin Sheehy - aimed at preventing the transfer of her son's killer to a prison in the UK - has been adjourned for a week.

Lawyers for the Minister for Justice told the court it was not proposed to transfer Logan Jackson before the application is heard.

Tracey Tully, whose 20 year old son Kevin was killed at Hyde Road, Limerick, on 1 July 2019 wants permission to bring a High Court action to quash a decision allowing Logan Jackson to serve the remainder of a life sentence in a UK prison.

Champion boxer Kevin Sheey died after he suffered catastrophic head injuries after being repeatedly struck with a jeep driven by Jackson who is from Longford Road, Coventry, England.

He was sentenced to life in prison at the Central Criminal Court after he was convicted of Mr Sheehy's murder.

31-year-old Jackson later successfully applied for a transfer to a prison in the UK where he can serve out his sentence.

Yesterday Ms Tully applied to the High Court for leave to seek a judicial review of the decision.

When the case returned to court this afternoon lawyers for the Minister for Justice said the Minister was keen to have the matter proceed as soon as possible.

Senior Counsel Annemarie Lawlor said there was a concern that Mr Jackson had not been notified by the plaintiff of the proceedings and asked for an adjournment for one week.

She said it was the minister's view and hope that the case could be disposed of "in very early course."

Ms Lawlor said there was a concern that it should be made clear to Mr Jackson that he had a right to participate and make submissions to the hearing.

Arthur Griffin BL for Ms Tully said at this stage their case was against the Minister for Justice and they were not yet applying to to add Jackson as a notice party to the proceedings.

However Ms Justice Siobhan Phelan said the court could not be expected to entertain an application in the absence of the person affected by the proceedings.

She directed that Jackson be served notice in person and through his solicitors.

The case was adjourned but the full hearing of the application is not likely to take place until a later date.

Logan Jackson is from Coventry, England

Yesterday the court heard Ms Tully has brought the proceedings because she claims that if the transfer goes ahead, she fears she will not have any say, nor be able to make any submissions to the UK authorities when Jackson applies for parole.

She claims that the Minister's decision to allow the transfer to go ahead is unconstitutional and an "abdication of the Irish State's responsibility to determine when a person serving a life sentence may be paroled."

In her action she seeks declarations including that the proposed transfer breaches her rights under the 2017 Victim of Crime Act and was made outside of the Minister's powers under the 2019 Parole Act.

She further seeks a declaration that the decision to transfer Jackson is unconstitutional as it removed the jurisdiction for sentencing Jackson from the Irish state and handed it over to another state.

Counsel said his client, from Kennedy Park in Limerick, does not know exactly when the transfer is due to occur but believed it could take place very shortly.

Jackson is believed to be serving his sentence in Limerick Prison, the court heard.

Counsel said that if Jackson remained in an Irish prison, his client would have the right to make submissions in relation to any application made by the prisoner for parole.

If the transfer goes ahead, counsel said his client is unsure what rights she would have regarding any parole application made by Jackson to the British prison authorities.