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Editorial: Dignity and duplicity on London Bridge

The appalling murders of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in a terrorist attack have shocked millions. Two young graduates had their lives snuffed out while volunteering to help the less fortunate rehabilitate themselves.

Published 2 December 2019

Cork-based CDS Law & Tax expands into Kerry through merger with MJS Legal

Cork professional services firm CDS Law & Tax has announced its expansion into neighbouring Kerry through a merger with Tralee practice MJS Legal.

Published 2 December 2019

Rowan White elected president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland

Rowan White has been elected president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, succeeding Suzanne Rice.

Published 2 December 2019

Lack of legal aid depriving people from ethnic minorities of their rights, FLAC tells UN

The lack of legal aid for racial discrimination and harassment claims in Ireland is depriving people from ethnic minority backgrounds of their rights, FLAC will tell UN experts today.

Published 2 December 2019

Jon Boutcher appointed to lead independent police team investigating collusion

Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher has been appointed to lead an independent police team investigating alleged collusion between the security forces and the so-called "Glenanne gang".

Published 2 December 2019

British judges could sit on 'special constitutional court' in united Ireland, former top judge says

British judges could be invited to sit on a "special constitutional court" in a united Ireland, a former Chief Justice of Ireland has said.

Published 2 December 2019

Research report explores public confidence in criminal justice system

Research by two Maynooth University academics into how public confidence in the criminal justice system is measured and influenced in different countries has been published by the Department of Justice.

Published 2 December 2019

Gift vouchers must be valid for at least five years under new law

A new law requiring a minimum expiry date of five years for gift vouchers has come into effect from today.

Published 2 December 2019

Gender recognition process to be simplified for teenagers

The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government.

Published 2 December 2019

#InPictures: Ms Justice Laffoy joins employment lawyers at annual dinner

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy was welcomed as the guest of honour at the Employment Law Association of Ireland's (ELAI) annual dinner.

Published 2 December 2019

England: High Court to hear challenge over government refusal to hold judge-led inquiry into torture and rendition

The High Court of England and Wales will hear a judicial review challenge over the UK government’s refusal to hold a fully independent, judge-led inquiry into British involvement in rendition and torture, a judge has ruled.

Published 2 December 2019

And finally... wavy gravy

Cannabis-infused gravy has proved a massive hit in the US at Thanksgiving.

Published 2 December 2019

High Court: Developer loses challenge to An Board Pleanála’s decision to refuse planning permission

A company seeking to develop a wind farm in Cork has lost an application for judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission based on the “cumulative impact on landscape and visual amenity”.

Published 29 November 2019

Ciaran Maguire elected chair of Belfast Solicitors' Association

Ciaran Maguire of McIvor Farrell Solicitors has been elected as chair of the Belfast Solicitors' Association (BSA), succeeding Enda Lavery of MTB.

Published 29 November 2019

Record number of English solicitors admitted to Irish roll in anticipation of Brexit

An all-time record number of solicitors in England and Wales were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland this year, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 29 November 2019