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Supreme Court: Hospital can withhold life-sustaining treatment for critically-injured boy against wishes of parents

The Supreme Court has ruled that a hospital may withhold life-sustaining treatment for a catastrophically injured child against the wishes of his parents.

Published 26 January 2021

Ronan Daly Jermyn appoints banking and finance partner Brian Quinn

Ronan Daly Jermyn has announced the appointment of Brian Quinn as a partner in its banking and finance department.

Published 26 January 2021

New legal advice clinic offers support to children and young people in care

A new free legal advice clinic for children and young people in the care system has been launched by EPIC and Community Law & Mediation.

Published 26 January 2021

Progress in Irish prisons at risk of being reversed

The positive changes rapidly made in Ireland's prison service during the Covid-19 pandemic are at risk of being reversed, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has warned.

Published 26 January 2021

Man who held judge up with fake pistol and hoax bomb jailed for six years

A man who held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb in a Dublin court siege has been jailed for six years.

Published 26 January 2021

Seán O'Donnell: A child-oriented approach to data processing

Seán O'Donnell, partner at ByrneWallace, examines the 14 principles underpinning Ireland's regulator's approach to data processing.

Published 26 January 2021

Rights watchdog settles with Northern Ireland Office over election address disclosure

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has settled a case against the Northern Ireland Office over the requirement for local election candidates to disclose their home address.

Published 26 January 2021

England: Magistrates’ retirement age to be raised to 75

Magistrates will be allowed to work until they are 75 under new UK government plans.

Published 26 January 2021

US: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani faces $1.3bn lawsuit over election claims

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is facing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from a company he allegedly accused of playing a role in rigging the US presidential election against Donald Trump.

Published 26 January 2021

France: Landmark court case seeks compensation for Vietnamese victim of Agent Orange

A woman has brought a landmark court case in France against 14 multinationals who manufactured and sold "Agent Orange" for use in the Vietnam War.

Published 26 January 2021

And finally… blown out of proportion

A couple who famously pretended that their six-year-old son was trapped in a runaway weather balloon have been pardoned.

Published 26 January 2021

Court of Appeal: Defendant had no right to be questioned by gardaí in criminal cases

The Court of Appeal has overturned a Circuit Court decision to withdraw a case from a jury because the defendant was not questioned by gardaí about the alleged offences. The court said that the defendant had “no entitlement to be detained and questioned” by gardaí in order to present his story prior to trial.

Published 25 January 2021

Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors LLP announces triple promotion

Waterford firm Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors LLP has announced the promotion of David O’Connor, Daniel O’Connell and Eoin O’Herlihy to associate solicitor.

Published 25 January 2021

Supreme Court issues 'very significant' ruling on right of parents and children

The Supreme Court has issued a "very significant" ruling in a case focusing on the medical treatment of an 11-year-old boy who suffered life-changing neurological injuries, Ireland's human rights watchdog has said.

Published 25 January 2021

FLAC Traveller Legal Service wins maximum payout for woman discriminated against by hotel

The new FLAC Traveller Legal Service has won the maximum possible payout for a woman who was discriminated against by a hotel wedding venue.

Published 25 January 2021