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Ireland to become first EU country to ban plastic microbeads

Ireland is set to become the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under legislation introduced to the Dáil.

Published 21 June 2019

David Lavery CB confirmed as new Law Society Chief Executive

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, David Lavery CB.

Published 21 June 2019

Former barrister who stole €235,000 from businessman to be sentenced in November

A former barrister who stole €235,000 from a businessman by pretending he had bought him a warehouse in Co Kildare will be sentenced in November at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 21 June 2019

Supreme Court judge sounds warning over dwindling resources ahead of retirement

A Supreme Court judge has warned that dearth of judges and other resources mean there is a risk the courts will be unable to administer justice, The Irish Times reports.

Published 21 June 2019

Maria McNally adds to Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s expertise in mediation

Cleaver Fulton Rankin associate Solicitor Maria McNally has completed her training with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) to become a qualified mediator. The IPLS Mediation Course provides training in Civil and Commercial Mediation. As advocates of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ms McNally will add to the Dispute Resolution team’s expertise at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Published 21 June 2019

Andrew Kirke: Uncle Sam and the red dragon

After increasingly positive noises around a potential trade deal between the USA and China (even the exchange of “beautiful letters” between presidents), recent weeks have seen both sides double down, levying increased tariffs in what many are now describing as a renewed trade war, writes Andrew Kirke.

Published 21 June 2019

Blog: Seek and Destroy - Hosting providers’ obligations to track down illegal content may be extended by European Court

Tina English and Lee O'Donovan look at a recent opinion from the European Court on the scope of 'takedown orders' imposed on host providers.

Published 21 June 2019

In pictures: JJ Rice Solicitors team run GT5K

Via JJ Rice Solicitors: Congratulations to our team who ran in @GrantThorntonNI 5k at @BELFASTCITY_AIR last night!

Published 21 June 2019

FCA fines Bank of Scotland £45.5m for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS Reading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Bank of Scotland (BOS) £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based impaired assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Published 21 June 2019

Pakistan to establish over 1,000 courts to tackle violence against women

Pakistan is to establish more than 1,000 courts devoted to tackling violence against women, the country's most senior judge has announced.

Published 21 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A death on Ireland’s Eye

On the 6th of September 1852, William Bourke Kirwan took a boat to Ireland’s Eye, an island off the coast of Dublin, with his wife of twelve years, Sara Maria Louisa Kirwan. William was a professional artist and the couple regularly spent the day on the island where William would sketch, and Sara would bathe. On the day in question, the couple took a boat to the island at around ten o’clock and arranged for the boat to come back and collect them at eight o’clock. At around four o’clock, another couple offered the Kirwan’s a lift back to Howth, however they declined and were the only people left on the island until the boat came back for them.

Published 21 June 2019

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 21 June 2019

And finally... tanked up

A man was apprehended by police in the Polish town of Pajeczna after he was caught drunk driving – a Soviet tank.

Published 21 June 2019

High Court: Woman who was refused refugee status loses application for judicial review

A woman who claimed to have a well-founded fear of persecution on the ground of her religion if returned to Nigeria has lost her application for judicial review of the decision that she should not be declared a refugee. Upholding, inter alia, the finding that there was adequate state protection available to the woman against the religious cult she claimed would kill her, Mr Justice David Keane found no error in the decision to refuse refugee status.  

Published 20 June 2019

Ana Kriegel murder: Family of Boy B 'forced into hiding' following illegal publication of photos

The family of one of the boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriegel has been "forced into hiding" following the publication of photographs online identifying him, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Published 20 June 2019