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Head of judges' body backs call for 17 more High Court judges

The president of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) has backed Ms Justice Mary Irvine's call for the appointment of 17 more High Court judges to deal with the Covid-19 backlog.

Published 3 August 2021

Government has seen no evidence to connect barrister pay cuts with recruitment issues

The government has claimed it has not yet seen any evidence that cuts in barristers' pay are linked to recruitment and retention issues.

Published 3 August 2021

Buying, selling or merging practices – what you need to do

Considering selling or retiring from practice? Or looking to grow your practice through entry, acquisition or merger? Now could be the opportune time to consider your options and ensure you have the right plans in place to achieve the best possible outcome.

Published 3 August 2021

BHSM welcomes Rachel Nangle to commercial real estate team

BHSM has announced the appointment of Rachel Nangle as a solicitor in the firm's commercial real estate department.

Published 3 August 2021

Dr Brian Hunt: President’s concerns about legislative process are not new

Dr Brian Hunt, partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn, responds to the President's comments about the volume of legislation coming through the Oireachtas.

Published 3 August 2021

Ban on ticket touting comes into effect

The reselling of event tickets above face value has been banned under legislation which came into effect over the weekend.

Published 3 August 2021

Penal policy report to be published in the autumn

The initial findings of a government review of prison and penal policy will be published this autumn.

Published 3 August 2021

Profits rise to £614m at DLA Piper

DLA Piper's revenue for its offices outside of the US remained at just over £1 billion over 2020/21 while profits rose to £614m.

Published 3 August 2021

EU citizens seeking settled status being detained and threatened

European citizens are being detained and threatened with deportation, despite having applied for settled status – contrary to the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Published 3 August 2021

Amazon slapped with €746m fine over alleged GDPR breaches

Online retail giant Amazon has been slapped with a record €746 million fine by a data protection watchdog for alleged breaches of the GDPR.

Published 3 August 2021

And finally... bake-off

A woman has admitted providing cannabis brownies to her friends – who then panicked and called an ambulance.

Published 3 August 2021

High Court: Judge condemns “unregulated charlatans” taking advantage of vulnerable defendants in possession proceedings

The High Court has granted an order for the possession of a house after the defendants had failed to make payments on the mortgage since 2017.

Published 30 July 2021

President raises concerns over influx of legislation

Concerns have been raised by President Michael D Higgins about the volume of legislation sent to his office just before the Oireachtas recess.

Published 30 July 2021

Convicted rapist jailed for campaign of harassment and death threats against barristers and rape victim

A convicted rapist has been sentenced to 16 further years in prison for a campaign of harassment and death threats directed at his victim and lawyers involved in his original trial – with the judge calling his actions an “unprecedented and deliberate” abuse of process.

Published 30 July 2021

Financial ombudsman publishes digest of decisions highlighting impact of Covid-19 on businesses

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) has published his sixth Digest of Decisions featuring summaries of 21 decisions made during 2020/21 and highlighting the impact of the pandemic on businesses.

Published 30 July 2021