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And finally... doggone

A man arrested after a high-speed car chase allegedly told officers he was teaching his dog how to drive.

Published 1 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Judges reject solicitor’s appeal following finding of professional misconduct

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a Cork solicitor who was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after he threatened to destroy files for the non-payment of fees which were not actually owed to him.

Published 31 March 2020

Eight new CervicalCheck lawsuits filed since Morrissey judgment

More than half a dozen new lawsuits have been filed in connection with the CervicalCheck scandal since the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Morrissey case earlier this month.

Published 31 March 2020

Solicitors advised to witness will signing through windows

Solicitors have been advised that they can witness the signing of wills through windows and car windshields during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

Fraud, gun and drug offences up sharply in 2019

Gardaí recorded sharp increases in fraud, gun and drug offences in 2019, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Published 31 March 2020

Asylum appeals before 19 April postponed due to pandemic

The International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) has postponed all hearings currently scheduled up to and including 19 April 2020.

Published 31 March 2020

Senior judge sees 'no reason why non-jury trials cannot proceed' in spite of pandemic

A senior judge has said there is no reason why non-jury trials cannot proceed in the Special Criminal Court when many other upcoming court cases have been placed in doubt over the coronavirus crisis.

Published 31 March 2020

New website tracks use of online courts amid coronavirus pandemic

A new website has been launched to track the use of alternatives to traditional court hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

Cleaver Fulton Rankin shortlisted for talent management award

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been shortlisted for an award in recognition of its talent management.

Published 31 March 2020

New abortion pills rules in England 'should be extended to Northern Ireland'

New measures allowing women in England to take abortion pills at home during the coronavirus pandemic should be extended to Northern Ireland, campaigners have said.

Published 31 March 2020

Council of Europe launches free online training course on ECHR

The Council of Europe has launched an updated version of its free online “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights”, a five-hour interactive training course aimed at legal professionals, public authorities, civil society and students.

Published 31 March 2020

New book about Kevin Boyle promoted in 'virtual book tour'

A new book about Northern Ireland human rights lawyer Kevin Boyle is being promoted online in a "virtual book tour" because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

And finally... locked down

A thief raiding a parked car was foiled after the vehicle's owner used a remote key to trap him until police arrived.

Published 31 March 2020

New arrangements set out for criminal, family law and civil law business

The latest guidance from the Courts Service of Ireland in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, issued on Sunday night, is reproduced in full below.

Published 30 March 2020

Law Society calls for change to statute of limitations law

The Law Society of Ireland has called for legislation to ensure that the possible closure of court offices does not affect proceedings being issued urgently to comply with the statute of limitations.

Published 30 March 2020