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European report raises 'critical concerns' about artificial intelligence

Human beings should always know if they are directly interacting with another human or an artificial intelligence (AI), a report highlighting a series of "critical concerns" about future AI systems, has warned.

Published 15 April 2019

ECtHR rules again that UK's prisoner voting ban is unlawful

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled again that the UK's blanket ban preventing serving prisoners from voting represents a violation of article 3 of protocol No. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) – the right to free elections.

Published 15 April 2019

And finally... kinder surprise

A fertility doctor illegally used his own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests have revealed.

Published 15 April 2019

Supreme Court: Man serving seven years for manslaughter loses appeal against sentence

A man who was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Published 12 April 2019

Divorce referendum bill clears final legislative hurdle

Legislation providing for a referendum on divorce to be held next month has cleared both houses of the Oireachtas without opposition.

Published 12 April 2019

Re-entry visa system to be abolished next month

Ireland's re-entry visa system will be abolished with effect from next month, the Government announced today.

Published 12 April 2019

High Court judge warns litigants of consequence of bad advice from lay people

A High Court judge has warned persons involved in litigation of the consequences of taking bad advice form non-legally qualified persons.

Published 12 April 2019

Law professor to join Belfast rally for citizenship rights

Professor Colin Harvey, an expert in human rights at QUB School of Law, has been announced as a speaker at a Belfast rally in support of a woman's campaign to be treated as an Irish citizen.

Published 12 April 2019

Former trainee solicitor jailed for assaults on now ex-girlfriend

A former trainee solicitor who admitted assaulting his now ex-girlfriend over a six month period has been jailed for four years.

Published 12 April 2019

A&L Goodbody takes home two China Business Law Journal awards

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has won two China Business Law Journal awards for its complex and high-profile work throughout 2018.

Published 12 April 2019

Laura Banks of Francis Hanna & Co shortlisted for award

Solicitor Laura Banks of Belfast-based firm Francis Hanna & Co has been shortlisted as a finalist in the "Employee of the Year" category at the Belfast Business Awards 2019.

Published 12 April 2019

New laws impose 10-year jail term on Britons travelling to terror hotspots

New laws that have come into effect today mean that British citizens taking up residence in foreign terror zones could be jailed for up to 10 years.

Published 12 April 2019

German woman who only came to England for the ballet fails in divorce attempt

A German woman has been told by a judge she will not be able to divorce her husband in England as she only visited London to attend the ballet and see an aristocrat friend, The Times reports.

Published 12 April 2019

UKSC to determine whether holiday company is liable for sexual assault inflicted by its employee

An appeal hearing is scheduled for 1 May in the case of X (Appellant) v Kuoni Travel Ltd (Respondent), UKSC 2018/0102.

Published 12 April 2019

Arrest of Julian Assange 'sets dangerous predecent'

The arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange "sets a dangerous precedent", his lawyer has said.

Published 12 April 2019