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High Court: Bankruptcy adjudication confirmed after debtor refused to turn up to remote hearing

The High Court has dismissed a bankrupt’s application to show cause against his adjudication after he refused to attend a remote hearing despite being at his computer and sending emails to the court. The court also granted an application by the Official Assignee to extend the period of bankruptcy for five years after the debtor refused to attend a further hearing a week later.

Published 26 February 2021

Direct provision to be 'phased out' by 2024 under government plans

Plans to phase out the direct provision system of accommodation for asylum seekers by 2024 have been set out by the government in a white paper published this morning.

Published 26 February 2021

Data protection watchdog handled over 10,000 cases in 2020

Ireland's data protection watchdog handled over 10,000 cases last year, a nine per cent increase on the previous year.

Published 26 February 2021

Oireachtas rejects mandatory hotel quarantine for all inward travellers

The Oireachtas has rejected proposals to require all travellers entering Ireland to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, instead limiting the measures to a list which currently stands at 20 countries, mostly in Africa.

Published 26 February 2021

UK Supreme Court: Shamima Begum cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum, the woman who travelled to Syria as a child and aligned herself with ISIS, has failed in all her appeals to the UK Supreme Court and cannot return to the UK to argue her citizenship case.

Published 26 February 2021

Unionist files judicial review over operation of Northern Ireland Protocol

A unionist who believes the Northern Ireland Protocol has "weakened the Union" has launched a judicial review seeking a declaration that the operation of the protocol is unconstitutional and unlawful.

Published 26 February 2021

Leonora Malone: How a mistaken CRO filing can become a sensitive business issue

Leonora Malone, partner at Eugene F. Collins, highlights that the responsibility for filing accurate information to the CRO rests with the company and its officers.

Published 26 February 2021

Consultations launched on modern slavery transparency in supply chains

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched two consultation documents on measures to eradicate modern slavery from the supply chains of public and commercial sector organisations.

Published 26 February 2021

Spain: Bullfighter fails in attempt to copyright kill

A bullfighter has failed in an attempt to copyright his most famous kill.

Published 26 February 2021

And finally... the reign in Spain

Spain's disgraced former king Juan Carlos I has paid a €4 million tax bill in a bid to help end his exile.

Published 26 February 2021

High Court: Complaint upheld against Danske Bank for mis-selling mortgage to customers

The High Court has upheld a complaint against Danske Bank for mis-selling a mortgage to a couple.

Published 25 February 2021

Mr Justice White nominated to chair statutory Parole Board

High Court judge Mr Justice Michael White has been nominated as the inaugural chairperson of the statutory Parole Board, which is due to become fully operational by July.

Published 25 February 2021

Mr Justice McAlinden named president of Victims' Payments Board

Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden has been appointed as president of the Victims’ Payments Board, which will determine who is entitled to payments under the new Troubles pension scheme.

Published 25 February 2021

Government blurred line between law and guidance in Covid-19 response

The Irish government has "repeatedly blurred the boundary between legal requirements and public health guidance" in its response to the Covid-19 response, according to new research.

Published 25 February 2021

New chief state pathologist appointed after three-year hunt

A new chief state pathologist has been permanently appointed nearly three years after the position became vacant.

Published 25 February 2021