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High Court: Man held in lawful custody despite detour to family court

The High Court has held that a man was held in lawful custody despite a detour to another court.

Published 23 October 2020

Judge hopes for resumption of civil jury trials in New Year

A High Court judge has said he hopes to have civil jury trials up and running in the New Year.

Published 23 October 2020

Low justice budget highlighed in new report

Of the 48 countries covered in a new justice report, Ireland had the lowest judicial system budget as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).

Published 23 October 2020

Terminally ill woman receives award for ‘distress and humiliation’ caused by terminal illness rules

The High Court in Northern Ireland has awarded a woman £5,000 for the "upset, distress, annoyance, inconvenience, worry and humiliation" caused as a result of unlawful discrimination.

Published 23 October 2020

Legacy inquest appeal for information on death of Leo Norney

An appeal has been issued for information on the death of Leo Norney on 13 September 1975.

Published 23 October 2020

Law Society provides online training for solicitors in north east

On Friday 9 October, 98 solicitors from Monaghan, Cavan and Louth attended the annual North East CPD 2020, which took place online for the first time in the event’s history.

Published 23 October 2020

Government outlines replacement food protection scheme

New rules to protect traditional British foods including Stilton cheese, Melton Mowbray pork pies and Scotch whisky have been outlined by the UK government.

Published 23 October 2020

Opposition in Belarus awarded EU's Sakharov Prize

The European Union's 2020 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought has been awarded to the opposition in Belarus and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for facing up to the Lukashenko regime.

Published 23 October 2020

And finally… blue on blue

An undercover police officer was beaten up by his colleagues after they mistook him for a protestor.

Published 23 October 2020

Supreme Court: Udarás Úchtála cannot lawfully refuse adoption

The Supreme Court has held that Udarás Úchtála, the Adoption Authority, cannot lawfully refuse to register the separate Mexican adoptions of two young children in the Register of Intercountry Adoptions (the Register).

Published 22 October 2020

Mother and baby homes law to be re-examined

Children's Minister Roderic O’Gorman has committed to a "re-examination" of the controversial mother and baby homes legislation after saying it is “impossible to ignore” the thousands of letters that he has received on the issue.

Published 22 October 2020

Major report urges end of direct provision by 'mid-2023'

The widely-criticised direct provision system for asylum seekers in Ireland should be brought to an end by 2023, a major report has recommended.

Published 22 October 2020

Women blocked from abortion care a year on from law change

The failings of Northern Ireland’s Department of Health are causing abortion provision to breakdown and are putting women in a vulnerable and dangerous position, Amnesty International and Informing Choices NI (ICNI) have said on the anniversary of abortion becoming decriminalised in Northern Ireland.

Published 22 October 2020

IHREC becomes Ireland’s National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been designated as Ireland’s independent national rapporteur on human trafficking, for the purposes of EU anti-human trafficking legislation.

Published 22 October 2020

Clare Bailey lays 'oven-ready' Climate Change Bill

Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has laid a new Climate Change Bill, submitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 22 October 2020