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Legal battle over 'gay cake' to go to European Court of Human Rights

The high-profile legal battle over a Belfast bakery's refusal to bake a cake with a message in support of same-sex marriage will continue at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers have announced.

Published 15 August 2019

William Fry: Irish M&A market 'strong' in spite of Brexit and global uncertainty

The total value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Ireland has risen by 24 per cent to €2.5 billion in the past year, according to new analysis from William Fry and Mergermarket.

Published 15 August 2019

Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures now available on BBC iPlayer

This year's Reith Lectures are now available on BBC iPlayer.

Published 15 August 2019

Attempt to take private prosecution bid against Boris Johnson to Supreme Court fails

The man attempting to privately prosecute Prime Minister Boris Johnson over allegations he lied during the 2016 EU referendum has failed in a bid to take the case to the UK Supreme Court.

Published 15 August 2019

Judges claim over €1 million in expenses in first half of the year

Judges claimed over €1 million in expenses in the first half of 2019, slightly less than in the same period last year, according to new Courts Service figures.

Published 15 August 2019

A&L Goodbody joins leading businesses at Ulster Business Top 100 launch

A&L Goodbody joined Northern Ireland's leading businesses at the launch of the Ulster Business Top 100 Companies 2019 this week.

Published 15 August 2019

And finally... method acting

Actor Steve Coogan, who plays the famous TV character Alan Partridge, convinced a court to spare him from a lengthy driving ban because of the impact it would have on his show.

Published 15 August 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Female prison officer awarded €20,000 for gender discrimination

A female prison officer with 25 years' service with the Irish Prison Service has been awarded €20,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission after it was found that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

Published 14 August 2019

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints Nick Metcalfe as corporate governance and compliance partner

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Nick Metcalfe as a partner in the firm's corporate governance & compliance team.

Published 14 August 2019

Bill Holohan to step down from Mediators' Institute and Irish Maritime Law Association

Cork solicitor Bill Holohan is stepping down from his positions in the Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) and the Irish Maritime Law Association (IMLA).

Published 14 August 2019

Johanna O'Leary to lead Garda anti-corruption unit

Chief Superintendent Johanna O'Leary has been appointed to lead a new An Garda Síochána unit aimed at stamping out corruption inside the police force.

Published 14 August 2019

House prices up 3.5 per cent year-on-year

House prices in Northern Ireland were 3.5 per cent up on the previous year in the second quarter of 2019, new statistics reveal.

Published 14 August 2019

Tusla files backlog was fault of 'organisational failure'

A backlog of hundreds of unidentified files in a Tusla office, including urgent cases involving convicted sex offenders, was the fault of "organisational failure", according to a damning report seen by The Irish Times.

Published 14 August 2019

Oxford University law journal to accept submissions from TCD students

The Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal is accepting submissions from undergraduate students at Trinity College Dublin for the first time under a partnership agreement with Trinity College Law Review.

Published 14 August 2019

Maria Curran: Safeguarding principal private residences

Fieldfisher solicitor Maria Curran and trainee Hugh O'Neill consider how protections for borrowers facing possession proceedings have been increased.

Published 14 August 2019