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Laws to limit young people's access to pornography to be considered

Laws to limit young people's access to pornography will be considered by the Government in the wake of the Ana Kriegel murder trial.

Published 20 June 2019

Adoption Bill put on hold as Zappone reconsiders approach

Legislation that would give adoptees access to their birth records has been put on hold to allow further consultation, The Irish Times reports.

Published 20 June 2019

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly sworn in to Court of Appeal

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly has been elevated to the Court of Appeal and will replace Ms Justice Mary Irvine, who has joined the Supreme Court.

Published 20 June 2019

Andrew Kirke: Unlucky 13 – does the copyright directive spell the end for memes?

Andrew Kirke considers the controversial Copyright Directive, designed to control how copyrighted content is shared on online platforms.

Published 20 June 2019

Flanagan's Judicial Council Bill amendments provide for Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee

Amendments to the Judicial Council Bill brought forward by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan have been published by the Oireachtas. The amendments provide for a Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee to be established by the Judicial Council.

Published 20 June 2019

EU leaders urged to fight disinformation plague

EU leaders have been urged to prioritise the fight against disinformation as the European Council meets for its June summit.

Published 20 June 2019

Politicians bring claim against Met over Brexit referendum campaign expenses

Concerned parliamentarians are taking the first steps in a legal action against London's Metropolitan Police over alleged electoral offences committed during the June 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 June 2019

England: Student becomes first person to be convicted over possession of 3D-printed gun

A film student has become the first person in the UK to be convicted over the creation of a 3D-printed gun, The Times reports.

Published 20 June 2019

Australia: Voluntary euthanasia for the seriously ill becomes legal in Victoria

Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in the Australian state of Victoria, Reuters reports.

Published 20 June 2019

And finally... honour thy father

A police department has apologised after encouraging people to turn in the father of their kids if they have outstanding warrants – on Father's Day.

Published 20 June 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to make an order for surrender of man to Poland under European Arrest Warrant

The High Court has refused to grant an order for the surrender of a man to Poland pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant issued in 2018.

Published 19 June 2019

Philip Lee appoints Tom Conway as real estate and planning partner

Commercial law specialist firm Philip Lee has announced the appointment of Tom Conway as partner within its real estate and planning department.

Published 19 June 2019

Belfast firm Orr & Co Solicitors merges into Diamond Heron

Belfast firm Orr & Co Solicitors has merged into Diamond Heron Solicitors.

Published 19 June 2019

New perjury offence will 'act as a deterrent' to fraudsters

A new statutory perjury offence will "act as a deterrent" to potential fraudsters, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 19 June 2019

Further action needed on handling domestic violence and abuse cases

Further action must be taken to improve how cases of domestic violence and abuse are handled in Northern Ireland's criminal justice system, according to a key watchdog.

Published 19 June 2019