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Patrick Fahy & Co welcomes newly-qualified solicitor Fiona Quinn

Patrick Fahy & Co Solicitors has welcomed Fiona Quinn as a solicitor following the completion of her apprenticeship training with the firm.

Published 21 January 2020

Consultation launched on same-sex religious marriage

The UK government has launched a consultation on the introduction of same-sex religious marriage in Northern Ireland.

Published 21 January 2020

Titanic wreck to be protected under historic UK-US treaty

The wreck of the RMS Titanic will be better protected under an historic international agreement between the UK and the US.

Published 21 January 2020

Dr Eoin O'Dell: The legal perils of hot coffee

Dr Eoin O'Dell, associate professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, examines a situation that has cropped up from the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Published 21 January 2020

Finucane gives evidence to inquest on hanged client

Belfast solicitor and recently-elected MP John Finucane has given evidence to an inquest about how he found his client John Brady hanging in his cell over a decade ago.

Published 21 January 2020

'Highly respected' Lord Reed profiled by Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has profiled Lord Reed, the new President of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 January 2020

New €1m initiative to help social enterprises create employment for ex-offenders

A new €1 million initiative has been launched to help social enterprises develop greater employment opportunities for people with a criminal past.

Published 21 January 2020

England: Women with past prostitution convictions bid to scrap soliciting law

Three women who won a landmark case against having to disclose past convictions for prostitution-related offences are returning to court today in a bid to overturn the criminalisation of soliciting.

Published 21 January 2020

And finally... Costanza's law

A judge cited hit TV sitcom Seinfeld as he allowed an appeal from a man convicted in absentia after missing a rescheduled court hearing.

Published 21 January 2020

High Court: Surrender of man convicted in absentia cannot be ordered unless it is 'unequivocally established' trial date was known

An application for the surrender of a man sought by Romania under a European Arrest Warrant has been refused in the High Court.

Published 20 January 2020

Kennedys appoints insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan as partner

Global law firm Kennedys has announced the appointment of insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan as a partner in Dublin.

Published 20 January 2020

Crowley Millar Solicitors promotes Emma Cafferky to partner

Dublin-based Crowley Millar Solicitors has announced the appointment of Emma Cafferky as a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial team.

Published 20 January 2020

Cleaver Fulton Rankin appoints three new directors

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of three new directors across its private client, employment and immigration, and banking and finance teams.

Published 20 January 2020

Coroners now allowed to apply to High Court for directions on points of law

Coroners may now apply to the High Court for directions on a point of law in a move designed to help "clarify and develop" Ireland's coronial law.

Published 20 January 2020

Blasphemy officially abolished as a criminal offence

The criminal offence of blasphemy has been officially abolished following a referendum decision nearly a year and a half ago.

Published 20 January 2020