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KRW Law secures six-figure libel settlement for Dana

Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has secured a second six-figure payout for Irish singer Dana after settling a libel case against the Sunday World.

Published 13 April 2021

Plan to ban political parties having social media managed abroad 'unworkable'

Plans to reform electoral laws to prevent political parties from having their social media accounts managed from outside of Ireland could be "unworkable", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has suggested.

Published 13 April 2021

Pre-legislative scrutiny of online safety bill to begin today

Proposed legislation to establish a "first-of-its-kind" online safety regulator will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by an Oireachtas committee starting today.

Published 13 April 2021

Leo Moore: Verifying the identity of a data subject

William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity.

Published 13 April 2021

UN human rights chief calls for war crimes bill to be revised

The UN's human rights chief has urged Westminster politicians to amend a controversial bill which would protect some British soldiers from prosecution for suspect war crimes overseas.

Published 13 April 2021

And finally... bon appetit

French police are cracking down on secret restaurants where wealthy diners have been eating and drinking in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

Published 13 April 2021

Supreme Court: Challenge to constitutionality of WRC rejected in landmark judgment

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in a significant ruling relating to the administration of justice in the State.

Published 12 April 2021

ODS Solicitors opens doors in Cork city centre

A new legal practice called ODS Solicitors has been launched in Cork by lawyers Annette Sheehan and Helene O'Donovan.

Published 12 April 2021

UK accession to Lugano Convention imminent

The UK is poised to win support from Brussels to join a European legal cooperation pact.

Published 12 April 2021

Children with disabilities being excluded from consultations on laws and policies

Children with disabilities are being excluded from consultations on laws, policies and programmes affecting them, a new report has found.

Published 12 April 2021

Consultation on statutory duty of candour opens

Proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour for healthcare organisations have gone out to consultation.

Published 12 April 2021

Bank of Ireland changes policies to allow asylum seekers to open accounts

Asylum seekers can now open a bank account with Bank of Ireland following an intervention by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Published 12 April 2021

Around 1,200 people become citizens through temporary process

Around 1,200 people have received Irish citizenship since a new temporary citizenship process was established 10 weeks ago.

Published 12 April 2021

Prison schools to reopen next week

Prison schools are set to reopen next week under the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in prisons.

Published 12 April 2021

Irwin Mitchell considering £500m stock market flotation

Irwin Mitchell is reportedly considering a stock market flotation which would make it the most valuable legal services company on the London Stock Exchange.

Published 12 April 2021