Man granted UK Supreme Court hearing in bid to prevent police access to Boston College tapes

A former member of the IRA has been granted a UK Supreme Court hearing in an attempt to prevent police from gaining access to interviews given as part of a project known as the Boston College tapes.

Published 24 June 2019

Speeding convictions decline sharply as drink-driving rises

Speeding convictions are declining sharply while the number of people convicted for driving while using a mobile phone is also falling, according to new figures.

Published 24 June 2019

Human rights commission's report highlights housing discrimination

Housing discrimination has been highlighted in a report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in its Annual Report.

Published 24 June 2019

Mary Robinson to address lawyers on climate change

Former President Mary Robinson is to address lawyers on the topic of climate change next month.

Published 24 June 2019

Prison overcrowding returns as sentences rise

Prisons are becoming overcrowded again as more people are being jailed by the courts and for longer terms, The Irish Times reports.

Published 24 June 2019

Flanagan names experts joining familicide and domestic homicide reviews

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced the names of the two experts who will join an independent research study on familicide and domestic homicide reviews led by Norah Gibbons.

Published 24 June 2019

Ryanair told to review review fees or risk litigation

Ryanair could be taken to court by passengers over its "disproportionate" fees of up to £115 that it charges to deal with spelling mistakes on bookings or to print out boarding passes, an aviation watchdog has said.

Published 24 June 2019

Sir Brian Leveson hits out at presumption against short sentences as Scotland aims for 12 months

An outgoing senior judge has said the UK government would be wrong to abolish prison sentences of less than six months.

Published 24 June 2019

US Supreme Court quashes conviction of death row man over racial bias

The US Supreme Court has quashed the conviction of a black Mississippi man in his sixth trial for a quadruple murder in 1996 after finding a prosecutor blocked potential black jurors, Reuters reports.

Published 24 June 2019

LEAP scoops ‘Service Provider to the Legal Profession’ award at Irish Law Awards 2019

LEAP, the leading provider of legal practice management software, is proud to have won the award for ‘Service Provider to the Legal Profession’ at the Irish Law Awards held recently in Dublin.John Espley, CEO LEAP UK & Ireland, said: “Receiving the award is the culmination of a very successful year for LEAP in Ireland. Irish SME law firms have been incredibly receptive to LEAP’s cloud software solution. We have found Irish lawyers to be very forward-thinking and entrepreneurial and they fully understand the benefits that cloud technology can bring to make their firms more efficient.”

Published 24 June 2019