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Legal experts call on EU to 'support and assist' process of Irish unity

The European Union should support and assist the process of Irish unity, according to a new report by legal academic Professor Colin Harvey and barrister Mark Bassett.

Published 11 October 2019

Implications of Brexit for asylum policy highlighted in new report

The implications of Brexit for asylum policy and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe have been highlighted in a new Lords committee report.

Published 11 October 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The 'Long' history of quackery

Social media is replete with various examples of quackery; from detox teas and bee-sting facials, to more sinister bleach therapies and cancer cures. Far from being a novel issue, quackery in Ireland has a long history, and many of us who have grown up in rural areas have heard stories of people who you’d visit for ‘the cure’.

Published 11 October 2019

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 11 October 2019

And finally... worth a try

Scotland's national rugby team is considering "legal options" to ensure its World Cup game against host Japan goes ahead in spite of a looming typhoon.

Published 11 October 2019

High Court: Coolmore Stud granted order striking out frivolous and vexatious defamation claim

Coolmore Stud has been granted an order striking out a defamation claim brought by a former employee who wrote a book about the famous thoroughbred farm after he retired in 2015.

Published 10 October 2019

Millar McCall Wylie appoints Michael Wilson as real estate associate

Belfast firm Millar McCall Wylie has announced the appointment of Michael Wilson as a real estate associate.

Published 10 October 2019

Legal aid funding boost not enough for 'meaningful review' of civil scheme

The €1 million funding boost for the Legal Aid Board is not enough to allow for a "meaningful review" of the civil legal aid scheme, legal rights group FLAC has warned.

Published 10 October 2019

Ireland's top in-house legal counsel for 2019 named in Legal 500 list

Ireland's top in-house legal counsel for 2019 have been named in a new list launched by The Legal 500 at the Dublin offices of Matheson.

Published 10 October 2019

Free employment law advice clinic for women launched in Dublin

A free employment law advice clinic for women has been set up by the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) in partnership with Community Law & Mediation (CLM).

Published 10 October 2019

Law error prevents motorists from arguing they haven't received fixed charge notice

An error in road traffic legislation prevents motorists from defending themselves on the basis that they did not receive a first fixed charge notice, a High Court judge has said.

Published 10 October 2019

Senator Ivana Bacik to be named Irish Women Lawyer of the Year

Senator Ivana Bacik, a qualified barrister and prominent legal academic, is set to be named as Irish Women Lawyer of the Year by the Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA).

Published 10 October 2019

Competition watchdog clears acquisition of local newspapers

Newspaper company Formpress Publishing, which owns 20 regional and local newspapers across Ireland, has been cleared to acquire The Midland Tribune and The Tullamore Tribune.

Published 10 October 2019

Mental health experts to address Law Society conference

Mental health experts will discuss the importance of mindfulness in improving general mental health and productivity at a conference organised by the Law Society's younger members committee later today.

Published 10 October 2019

Irish nuns who stopped receiving Portuguese pension have payments reinstated by Ombudsman

Three nuns who stopped receiving their Portuguese state pension after returning to Ireland have had the payments reinstated following an intervention by the Irish Ombudsman.

Published 10 October 2019