Human rights commission to intervene in 'right to silence' case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave by the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case examining the right to silence when a person is questioned as part of a criminal investigation.

Published 19 February 2019

Council to seek legal advice on 'safe zones' around abortion facilities

Louth City Council is to seek legal advice on a proposed bye-law to prevent anti-abortion campaigners from targeting healthcare facilities offering abortion services.

Published 19 February 2019

#InPictures: Northern Ireland hosts representatives of Law Societies from the Four Jurisdictions

Representatives of the four solicitor professions in the UK and Ireland have met in Belfast to discuss issues affecting lawyers across their jurisdictions.

Published 19 February 2019

Limerick solicitors raised over €42,000 for charity in 2018

The Limerick Solicitors Bar Association (LSBA) raised over €42,000 for local and national charities last year.

Published 19 February 2019

Organisations recognised in Plain English Awards sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

The winners of the Plain English Awards for Ireland, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran, have been announced by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

Published 19 February 2019

England: Jail terms of less than six months to be banned

Jail terms of under six months are set to be banned in England and Wales under long-term plans announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke.

Published 19 February 2019

US: New York City to recognise hairstyle-based racial discrimination

New guidelines to be released this week will recognise racial discrimination against people on the basis of their hairstyle, the New York Times reports.

Published 19 February 2019

And finally... diamond in the rough

A Northern Ireland man has been jailed for stealing a diamond ring – by swallowing it.

Published 19 February 2019

Supreme Court to sit in Galway for first time

The Supreme Court is set to sit in Galway for the first time next month.

Published 18 February 2019

MPs call for domestic abuse law to be extended to Northern Ireland

A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the UK Government to extend new domestic abuse legislation to Northern Ireland.

Published 18 February 2019