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And finally... peeping cops

A police force has been criticised for using drones to catch topless or nude bathers at a secluded beach.

Published 21 July 2020

Committee calls for 'examinership-lite' option for small businesses

The law on examinership should be amended to introduce an "examinership-lite" option for small businesses struggling in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, an Oireachtas committee has said.

Published 20 July 2020

Professor Siobhán Mullally appointed as UN special rapporteur on human trafficking

Human rights expert Professor Siobhán Mullally has been appointed as the UN special rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children.

Published 20 July 2020

Backlog of criminal cases now totals half of yearly average

The backlog of criminal trials which has built up during the COVID-19 crisis totals roughly half of the number of cases typically heard in a year, according to reports.

Published 20 July 2020

Rights watchdog calls for action to protect disability rights during crises

Disabled people will continue to see their rights being undermined at times of crisis unless law, practice, and policy underpinning the rights of people with disabilities is made more resilient, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 20 July 2020

Lord Hutton obituary

An obituary of Lord Hutton, the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary who passed away last week, has been published by The Times.

Published 20 July 2020

Handwritten copy of Wolfe Tone's speech from the dock to be auctioned

A recently discovered handwritten copy of revolutionary and barrister Wolfe Tone's famous 1798 speech from the dock is set to be auctioned for up to €70,000 (around £63,400).

Published 20 July 2020

England: Sites of 10 'Nightingale courts' revealed

The UK government has named the 10 sites which will host so-called "Nightingale courts" to alleviate the pressure on courts and tribunals resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 July 2020

US: Ruth Bader Ginsburg to stay on despite cancer reoccurence

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most senior liberal judge on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has said she will not retire despite undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer.

Published 20 July 2020

And finally... sawn off

A man sawed his neighbour's garage in half following a dispute over the boundary line between the two properties.

Published 20 July 2020

US-style public defender system would be 'complete disaster' in Ireland

The mooted introduction of a US-style system of salaried public defenders in Ireland would be a "complete disaster", lawyers have said.

Published 17 July 2020

Ireland faces looming 'disclosure crisis' on par with England

Ireland faces a looming disclosure crisis on par with jurisdictions like England and Wales due to the growing volume of digital evidence and limited resources, a leading criminal barrister has warned.

Published 17 July 2020

Double appointment to board of Community Law & Mediation

Lawyers Éamonn Conlon and Conor Dignam SC have joined the board of directors of Community Law & Mediation (CLM).

Published 17 July 2020

Derry lawyer Karen O'Leary appointed to Legal Women editorial board

Derry solicitor Karen O'Leary has been appointed to the editorial board of Legal Women, a new quarterly magazine for women in the law.

Published 17 July 2020