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Supreme Court: Hospital loses appeal against finding that limitation period began when medical report was furnished

A hospital has lost an appeal against the finding that the two-year limitation period for issuing personal injury proceedings began when the plaintiff received a doctor’s medical report based on hospital records – not when he was informed in the weeks after his surgery that he had contracted MRSA.

Published 24 May 2019

Lord Justice Deeny to retire from the bench

Sir Donnell Deeny, Lord Justice of Appeal, is set to retire from the bench this autumn.

Published 24 May 2019

Book on Irish data protection law published to coincide with GDPR anniversary

A new book on Irish data protection law, written by barrister Laura L. Keogh, has been published today to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 24 May 2019

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are minors ruled unlawful

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled.

Published 24 May 2019

England: Judge issues WhatsApp warning after man unknowingly downloaded illegal images

A judge issued a stark warning about the messaging app WhatsApp after granting a conditional discharge to a man who unknowingly downloaded extreme pornography.

Published 24 May 2019

JMK Solicitors raise over £3,000 in Belfast Marathon

Three teams from JMK Solicitors raised a combined £3,400 for local charities by taking part in the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast Marathon.

Published 24 May 2019

#InPictures: Leman Solicitors take part in Phoenix Park relay race

Staff at Leman Solicitors took part in the Staff Relay with PwC at Phoenix Park yesterday.

Published 24 May 2019

Rush to judgement – actor wins record-breaking defamation payout

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded Australia's largest ever defamation payout to a single person.

Published 24 May 2019

US: Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $44m settlement with accusers

The disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein, 67, has reached a tentative settlement deal with the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct.

Published 24 May 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The hanging judge who ran out of rope

John Toler, the first Earl of Norbury, earned his reputation as “the hanging judge” during his time as a particularly callous judge in Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Published 24 May 2019

Rights watch

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

Published 24 May 2019

And finally... hard times

A village mayor has proposed offering free Viagra to young couples to help repopulate local schools.

Published 24 May 2019

Court of Appeal: Award of €310,000 for defamatory articles published in the Sunday World is upheld

The Sunday World has lost an appeal against the finding that two articles it published about a former GAA footballer were seriously defamatory and warranted an award of €310,000 in damages.

Published 23 May 2019

ECtHR: Irish man refused access to solicitor during questioning did not experience rights violation

An Irish man whose access to a solicitor was restricted during questioning by gardaí on suspicion of murder did not suffer a violation of his right to a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 23 May 2019

Data Protection Commission launches inquiry into Google's processing of personal data

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland's processing of personal data.

Published 23 May 2019