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Pro Bono Choir raises £8,000 for charities at summer concert

The Pro Bono Choir, made up of solicitors, barristers and judges, raised £8,000 for charities Flourish NI and Helping Hand at its annual summer concert.

Published 20 August 2019

And finally... love triangle

A prominent lawyer has admitted his career is over after pleading guilty to bigamy and forgery of divorce documents.

Published 20 August 2019

Doubt cast on whether Public Services Card can be fixed through legislation

Lawyers and opposition politicians have cast doubt on whether the flaws in the Public Services Card (PSC) scheme can be fixed through legislation.

Published 19 August 2019

Irish emigrants returning home with non-EEA partners to benefit from new preclearance scheme

Irish emigrants planning to move back to the State with their non-EEA partners will benefit from a new streamlined preclearance process launched today.

Published 19 August 2019

Government considering 'right to disconnect' laws à la France

The Government is considering the case for a French-style "right to disconnect" law to ensure workers do not feel obliged to check work-related emails outside of office hours.

Published 19 August 2019

Bill to require a third of housing developments to be reserved for first-time buyers

A bill to require nearly a third of all housing developments to be set aside for first-time buyers is set to be introduced by Fianna Fáil next month.

Published 19 August 2019

Hate crimes reported to prosecutors up six per cent

The number of suspected hate crimes referred to prosecutors in Northern Ireland increased by six per cent in the past year, according to new figures.

Published 19 August 2019

Michael Lavery QC obituary

An obituary of Northern Ireland barrister Michael Lavery QC, who passed away in April, has been published by The Irish Times.

Published 19 August 2019

No-deal Brexit warning for tens of thousands of Irish motorists using UK licenses

Tens of thousands of Irish motorists are driving with UK licenses in spite of a warning that they could become invalid after a no-deal Brexit.

Published 19 August 2019

Officials call for investigation into disparate conviction rates for drink driving

Road safety officials have called for an investigation into wildly disparate conviction rates for drink driving offences in different Irish counties.

Published 19 August 2019

Irish Association of Law Teachers issues call for papers ahead of 2019 conference

The Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT) has issued a call for papers for its 2019 annual conference.

Published 19 August 2019

Hundreds of Department of Justice staff moved into new positions

Hundreds of Department of Justice staff are being moved into new positions over the next five weeks as part of a period of "unprecedented change", according to reports.

Published 19 August 2019

And finally... bum's rush

Beach authorities have revised public nudity rules to allow the display of "buttocks" after a concerned resident complained about lifeguard uniforms.

Published 19 August 2019

Coroner’s Court: Soldier who shot and killed 19-year-old in Derry in 1972 was not justified in opening fire

Sitting as a Coroner in the inquest on the death of a 19-year-old man in Derry in 1972, Judge Patrick Kinney has found that the soldier who shot and killed Seamus Bradley was not justified in opening fire and that the investigation into his death was flawed and inadequate.

Published 16 August 2019

Watchdog finds no legal basis for use of Public Services Card across public services

There is no legal basis for requiring the Public Services Card (PSC) to access many public services which now require it, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has ruled.

Published 16 August 2019