News



Eamon Harrington: The rise in mediation and remote mediations during Covid-19 restrictions

Eamon Harrington, dispute resolution partner at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, looks at how Covid-19 and Lockdown 3.0 is having an impact on the court system and on mediations to resolve disputes.

Published 25 January 2021

Man held up judge and lawyer in terrifiying siege

A man held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb during a “terrifying” siege in a Dublin court, his sentence hearing has been told.

Published 25 January 2021

Four in ten Irish businesses did not update cookie policies last year

Four in ten Irish businesses made no changes to their cookie policies last year following new guidance from the Data Protection Commission, according to a new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Published 25 January 2021

And finally… pre-nups

Young couples are increasingly asking lawyers to write social media clauses into their pre-nuptial agreements.

Published 25 January 2021

Court of Appeal: €56,000 damages award overturned for woman scalded by hot water from shattered jug

The Court of Appeal has overturned a personal injuries award for a woman who was scalded by hot water after trying to make tea in a glass jug from Dunnes Stores. In the High Court, the plaintiff was awarded €56,000 after the trial judge held that the jug should have had a label to warn users not to place very hot water in the jug.

Published 22 January 2021

JRAP O'Meara appoints partner and names new managing partner

Cork-based JRAP O’Meara Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Jerry Canty as a partner, as well as the appointment of Darren O'Keeffe as the firm's next managing partner.

Published 22 January 2021

Róisín Fitzpatrick appointed tax and legal partner at Deloitte

Solicitor Róisín Fitzpatrick has been appointed as a tax and legal partner at Deloitte Ireland.

Published 22 January 2021

OSM Partners names three new associates

Dublin firm OSM Partners has announced the appointment of three new associates across its personal insolvency, commercial litigation and property teams.

Published 22 January 2021

Man jailed for ten-and-a-half years in first coercive control case

A man convicted of coercive control and other offences following the first trial for offences under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years.

Published 22 January 2021

First legacy inquest under five-year plan concludes shooting was 'unjustified'

The British Army was "unjustified" in shooting an unarmed and innocent Co Tyrone farmer in cold blood in 1974, the first legacy inquest held under the Lord Chief Justice's five-year plan has concluded.

Published 22 January 2021

Plans for graduated speeding penalties scrapped

Plans to introduce graduated speeding penalties have been scrapped by the new government.

Published 22 January 2021

Richard Grogan: Dismissing an employee who is on sick leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the increasingly prominent issue of dismissing an employee who is sick or ill.

Published 22 January 2021

Family lawyers pay tribute to social worker who died from Covid-19

Family lawyers have paid tribute to Fermanagh social worker Nuala McLaughlin, who died from Covid-19 late last year.

Published 22 January 2021

Whisky firm threatens hate group with legal action over logo

An extremist hate group in the US has been threatened with legal action for using a logo that resembles the Johnnie Walker whisky “Striding Man” image.

Published 22 January 2021

Edward Orr

Dungannon solicitor Edward Orr has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced.

Published 22 January 2021