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Settlements by litigation 'significantly higher', according to Central Bank report

The Central Bank of Ireland has published its first Employers’ Liability, Public Liability and Commercial Property Insurance Report providing key statistics on commercial insurance in Ireland.

Published 16 July 2021

Barrister complains that judge is 'rubbishing' their arguments

A barrister has complained that the presiding judge in the trial of four men accused of abducting businessman Kevin Lunney is "rubbishing" an important part of the defence case and was "dismissive and contemptuous" in his tone.

Published 16 July 2021

Extradition cases tripled in four months

Extradition cases for suspects in Ireland wanted for prosecution abroad have more than tripled since Ireland joined an EU-wide police information sharing system.

Published 16 July 2021

Journalist challenges PSNI in tribunal over Troubles-era secrecy

An investigative journalist has taken the PSNI to a tribunal over its refusal to release a secret review of Special Branch strategy compiled at the height of the Troubles.

Published 16 July 2021

Patricia Daly: Explaining the HSE's complaints procedure

Pat Daly breaks down the HSE's complaints procedure in the context of increasing confusion and reluctance among families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 16 July 2021

Latest report shows continued improvement for Northern Ireland's labour market

New employment figures show a "positive momentum" for employment levels in Northern Ireland, an employment law expert has said.

Published 16 July 2021

EU launches legal action against Hungary and Poland over LGBT+ rights violations

The European Commission has launched infringement procedures against Hungary and Poland for alleged violations of the fundamental rights of LGBT+ people.

Published 16 July 2021

Poland’s disciplinary rules for judges break EU law

Poland’s way of disciplining judges falls foul of EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has said.

Published 16 July 2021

CJEU rules hijab can be banned at work

A new ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) would allow employers to ban the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such as headscarves.

Published 16 July 2021

CMA finds drug companies overcharged NHS

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has imposed fines totalling over £260 million for competition law breaches in relation to the supply of hydrocortisone tablets.

Published 16 July 2021

Rights watch

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

Published 16 July 2021

And finally… Godfather part 4

The bond between the Sicilian mafia and American crime families is as strong as ever, it has emerged.

Published 16 July 2021

High Court: Injunction refused in €40m property dispute regarding alleged shareholder oppression

The High Court has refused to grant an interlocutory injunction to restrain a company from selling valuable Dublin properties until shareholder oppression proceedings were fully resolved.

Published 15 July 2021

Two solicitors nominated for appointment as District Court judges

Two solicitors have been nominated for appointment as ordinary judges of the District Court.

Published 15 July 2021

Immigration lawyers form representative body

Solicitors working in asylum and immigration law have come together to form the Irish Immigration Lawyers Association (IILA).

Published 15 July 2021