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Direct Provision system to transfer to new Department of Children

Responsibility for the Direct Provision system, which will be abolished by the end of the Government's term, is to transfer to the Department of Children, The Irish Times reports.

Published 29 June 2020

Hooded Man granted permission to challenge Troubles pension 'impasse'

Brian Turley has been granted leave by Mr Justice McAlinden to challenge the current impasse over the ‘Troubles Pension’ scheme.

Published 29 June 2020

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania after 12-year fight

After a legal battle lasting nearly 12 years, the High Court will order the extradition of Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, to Lithuania where he is wanted on international weapons trafficking charges.

Published 29 June 2020

Tusla fined €40,000 in second GDPR breach

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has been fined €40,000 by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) after it sent a letter containing allegations of abuse to a third party who then uploaded it to social media.

Published 29 June 2020

Democracy under threat from ‘pandemic of misinformation’ online

The UK government should act immediately to deal with a "pandemic of misinformation" that poses an existential threat to our democracy and way of life, according to a report of the Lords' Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies.

Published 29 June 2020

McKees opens new 'signing station' on Boucher Road

McKees has announced the opening of a new pop-up signing station on the Boucher Road in Belfast.

Published 29 June 2020

Eliminating racial discrimination in Ireland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission reflects on racism in Ireland on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Race Equality Directive coming into force.

Published 29 June 2020

And finally... the other Boris

The prime minister of Bulgaria, Boïko Borissov, has been fined for entering a church without a mask.

Published 29 June 2020

Upgrade to PIAB Solicitors' Portal

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) has just completed an upgrade to the PIAB Solicitors’ Portal which brings benefits to users.

Published 29 June 2020

Court of Appeal: Sentence appeal allowed on indecent assault case

The Court of Appeal has partially allowed an appeal, with regard to sentence, of a man who sexually abused two of his sisters.

Published 26 June 2020

Judges and lawyers rally in defence of High Court judge

Ireland's judiciary and legal professions have rallied in defence of a High Court judge who was singled out for criticism by a TD after striking down a law setting minimum pay and conditions for workers in certain sectors.

Published 26 June 2020

Lawyers urged to consider settling 320 personal injury cases 'in limbo'

Lawyers have been urged by Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the new president of the High Court, to consider settling 320 personal injury cases which have been left "in limbo" since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 26 June 2020

Record high number of proceeds of crime cases brought to court last year

The number of proceeds of crime cases brought to the Irish courts by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) reached an all-time high last year, according to new figures.

Published 26 June 2020

JMK Solicitors offer four-day week after two-year study

Working hours at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been reduced by a fifth, with no loss in pay, as part of an ongoing project to improve "work-life balance".

Published 26 June 2020

Cleaner dismissed on grounds of age and ill health wins case with support from FLAC

A 64-year-old cleaner has won an age and disability discrimination case in the Workplace Relations Commission with support from legal rights group FLAC.

Published 26 June 2020