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Divorce law to be brought into effect from Sunday

Legislation to reduce the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce will be commenced on Sunday.

Published 29 November 2019

Agencies north and south to share practice on 'trauma-informed approach' to offending

Criminal justice stakeholders from north and south of the border will meet in Belfast today to share practice on how to reduce re-offending by adopting a "trauma-informed approach".

Published 29 November 2019

Court rejects 'unusual' argument that man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering ex-girlfriend

The Court of Appeal has rejected an “unusual” argument that a man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering an ex-girlfriend, but added that the issue may need to be explored in the future.

Published 29 November 2019

Tomi Reichental awarded The Bar of Ireland human rights award

The Bar of Ireland has presented its annual human rights award to Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in recognition of his work promoting tolerance and in educating young people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation.

Published 29 November 2019

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter

A jury has found Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield not guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 football fans in the 1989 stadium disaster.

Published 29 November 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Ned Kelly (Part II)

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880. Part I was published last Friday.

Published 29 November 2019

And finally... putting Descartes before the hearse

A university is facing criminal action for selling bodies and body parts donated for research purposes over the course of a decade.

Published 29 November 2019

Court of Appeal: Brothers who targeted the elderly in burglary spree lose appeal against sentence

Brothers who committed several aggravated burglaries around Northern Ireland have lost an appeal against the severity of their sentences.

Published 28 November 2019

Ms Justice Mary Irvine to chair first meeting of new personal injuries committee next week

A meeting of the seven "members designate" of the Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee will be convened early next week by Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the Supreme Court, Ireland's top judge has announced.

Published 28 November 2019

Ms Justice Baker set for elevation to Supreme Court in trio of nominations

Ms Justice Mary Baker has been nominated for elevation to the Supreme Court in a trio of nominations agreed by the Cabinet yesterday.

Published 28 November 2019

DLA Piper expands in Dublin and launches graduate and paralegal programmes

DLA Piper is moving its Dublin base to a 10,000 square-foot office on St Stephen's Green to accommodate a growing headcount, the global law firm has announced.

Published 28 November 2019

Hate crime motivation 'becomes invisible' at stages of Irish criminal justice process

Judicial discretion in sentencing does not effectively deal with hate crime because the hate motivation "is prone to becoming invisible at various stages of the criminal justice process", Ireland's human rights watchdog has warned.

Published 28 November 2019

Dr Mary Tumelty appointed to Health and Social Care Professionals Council

Law lecturer Dr Mary Tumelty has been appointed to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council within multi-profession health regulator CORU.

Published 28 November 2019

New learning and skills centre at Hydebank Wood officially opened

A newly-refurbished learning and skills centre at Hydebank Wood College has been officially opened.

Published 28 November 2019

Patrice O'Keeffe: Supreme Court decision clarifies law on capacity for healthcare providers

Patrice O’Keeffe, partner in healthcare and medical law at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, examines the Supreme Court's decision in AC v HSE.

Published 28 November 2019