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Court of Appeal: Burglar who caused over €20,000 damage to a garage has sentence increased

A 21-year-old man who had 33 previous convictions when he was sentenced to three years imprisonment ...

Published 18 December 2018

Law Society condemns 'violent vigilantes' following attack on security guards in Roscommon

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a harsh condemnation of "the violent actions of vigilantes" ...

Published 18 December 2018

Philip Lee hosts drinks reception to celebrate London launch

Dublin-based Philip Lee has hosted a drinks reception in London to mark the official opening of th ...

Published 18 December 2018

Flanagan to set out implementation plan for police reform commission's recommendations

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will today set out the Government's four-year implementation pla ...

Published 18 December 2018

Norville Connolly takes up key post at Afghan anti-corruption NGO

Northern Ireland solicitor Norville Connolly has taken up a new post in Afghanistan as deputy exec ...

Published 18 December 2018

Lawyers argue right not to testify against spouse should extend beyond 1992 definition of 'nuclear family'

Lawyers have argued before the Court of Appeal that the constitutional right not to testify against ...

Published 18 December 2018

Concealed pregnancies expert calls for re-examination of 1861 law

An expert on concealed pregnancies has called for the re-examination of a law criminalising women ...

Published 18 December 2018

Poland: Supreme Court judges reinstated pending final judgment from EU courts

Poland has reinstated the 27 Supreme Court judges who were forced to retire under controversial judi ...

Published 18 December 2018

Lords to overhaul disciplinary processes after Lord Lester allegations

The House of Lords is set to overhaul its disciplinary processes next year to better support compl ...

Published 18 December 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Irish Women’s Franchise League and the Irish Citizen

In November 1908, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins, along with their husbands Francis ...

Published 18 December 2018

And finally... grotty grotto

Furious parents branded a Christmas grotto Santa Claus a "disgrace" after he ripped off his beard an ...

Published 18 December 2018

Belfast Crown Court: Jackson and Olding have application for costs dismissed

Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted on counts of rape earlier this yea ...

Published 17 December 2018

Law Society and Bar Council shifted Personal Injuries Commission away from legislative caps

The Law Society of Ireland and The Bar of Ireland persuaded the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) ...

Published 17 December 2018

Penal reform group urges new prison service head to maintain 'momentum for prison reform'

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has called on the incoming director-general of the Irish Priso ...

Published 17 December 2018

Flanagan backs wholesale removal of divorce time limit from Constitution

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he would support removing reference to the time period ...

Published 17 December 2018