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Court of Appeal: Man who secured subsidiary protection entitled to join Defence Forces

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a Pakistani national who was prevented from joining the Defence Forces in Ireland.

Published 27 March 2020

Gwendolen Morgan appointed as registrar to Workplace Relations Commission

Solicitor Gwendolen Morgan has been appointed as registrar to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Published 27 March 2020

Evictions ban legislation extended to 'rent-a-room' arrangements and Travellers

Draft legislation to ban evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has been amended to widen its provisions to include "rent-a-room" arrangements and Traveller sites.

Published 27 March 2020

Ireland 'ahead of curve' on prisoner numbers but must go further to tackle coronavirus

Ireland has been "ahead of the curve" on reducing prisoner numbers during the coronavirus pandemic but must go further, penal reform campaigners have warned.

Published 27 March 2020

Report calls for law change to allow Northern Ireland people to choose citizenship

British citizenship laws should be rewritten to allow people born in Northern Ireland to choose whether to be treated as a British citizen or as an Irish citizen, a new report has recommended.

Published 27 March 2020

Blog: Oireachtas can pass laws in public interest without Taoiseach Seanad nominees

Professor Oran Doyle and Dr Tom Hickey interrogate whether the Oireachtas can legislate without the appointment of a new Taoiseach.

Published 27 March 2020

Mary Hough: ‘Dunne’ principles remain the appropriate legal test for medical negligence in Ireland

Mary Hough, partner and head of healthcare at Hayes solicitors, explores the Supreme Court ruling reaffirming that the ‘Dunne’ principles remain the appropriate legal test for establishing liability in medical negligence litigation in Ireland.

Published 27 March 2020

DPP attends court to observe coronavirus measures

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, paid a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday to observe the operation of the courts during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

England: ‘Coronavirus coughs’ at key workers will be charged as assault

People claiming to have COVID-19 who deliberately cough at others could be imprisoned for up to 12 months, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned.

Published 27 March 2020

Rights watch

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

Published 27 March 2020

LEAP announces fully remote implementation

LEAP, the legal practice management software provider, has announced that it is offering fully remote implementation to law firms across the UK and Ireland to help expedite their transition from a server-based set-up to the cloud and enable staff to get up and running working from home as soon and as effectively as possible.

Published 27 March 2020

And finally... booted

An accused who told a Scottish judge she was "a f******g old boot" has been given an extra three months' jail to cool his heels.

Published 27 March 2020

Supreme Court: International protection appeal dismissed as judges disagree on statutory interpretation

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was refused international protection and who was subject to a deportation order.

Published 26 March 2020

Yvonne Czajkowski joins Ardmore Shipping as senior legal associate

Solicitor Yvonne Czajkowski has joined Ardmore Shipping as a senior legal associate as the Cork-based shipping company celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Published 26 March 2020

Richard Grogan: Employers should not use coronavirus wage subsidy scheme

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates argues that Irish employers should not take advantage of the new temporary wage subsidy scheme introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020