Irish Charities Compliance Update

Increased charity regulations in Ireland have been introduced. It is now more important than ever for companies with charitable status to stay up to date with new obligations and ensure they are compliant. The following three regulations should be met as soon as possible: 

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Judge calls for spitting on police to be prosecuted as ABH/GBH

Spitting on a police officer during the coronavirus pandemic should be prosecuted as actual bodily harm or grievous bodily harm, a judge has said.

Published 3 April 2020

Maynooth University promotes Delia Ferri to law professor

Maynooth University has announced the promotion of Delia Ferri to professor in the Department of Law.

Published 3 April 2020

Policing Board to oversee police use of coronavirus legislation

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has said it will "oversee" the police use of emergency coronavirus legislation following the first meeting of the newly-constituted Board yesterday.

Published 3 April 2020

Joanne Ryan: Remote swearing of affidavits – changes ahead?

Joanne Ryan, associate at William Fry, looks at whether remote swearing is permitted in Ireland in light of the coronavirus pandemic and what can be done to address the issue of swearing affidavits while adhering to social distancing. 

Published 3 April 2020

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing asylum seekers

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing to comply with mandatory quotas for relocating asylum seekers, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 3 April 2020

Nuclear weapons law expert suggests furloughing Trident

A legal expert on nuclear weapons has joined calls for the UK government to rethink keeping Trident submarines at sea during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 3 April 2020

And finally... Deutsche marks

A law student who lost marks for wearing jeans and a casual top to an exam has won a court battle to revise her grade.

Published 3 April 2020

Lawyers join call for Government to protect asylum seekers from coronavirus

Lawyers and legal academics have joined hundreds of immigration and health experts in calling on the Government to take further action to protect asylum seekers during the pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Ireland raises rule of law concerns among coronavirus responses

A joint statement issued by Ireland and 13 other European countries has raised concern about "the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Stewart Title Business Continuity Programme

As concern regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, Stewart Title is closely monitoring developments including the recommendations made by healthcare authorities and the UK government, in order to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees while ensuring our continued ability to serve our clients.

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