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Irish Legal Heritage: Alice Milligan – 'she loved no other place but Ireland'

Alice Milligan was born in a village just outside Omagh in September 1866, one of thirteen children. Her parents were Methodists of modest means, and whose success in the Irish linen trade brought the family to Belfast in 1879. In Belfast, Alice was educated at Methodist College along with her surviving brothers and sisters, where she “demonstrated an amazing and versatile range of abilities by winning scholarships in mathematics, science, scripture, natural philosophy and music”, and where she “first began to publish poetry in the school magazine” (Catherine Morris, Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival (Four Courts Press 2012), 25).

Published 12 April 2019

Human rights watch

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

Published 12 April 2019

And finally... blew it

A police officer is facing an internal investigation after turning up to a breathalyser training class while drunk.

Published 12 April 2019

US students triumph at international competition hosted by Law Society of Ireland

Team USA triumphed in the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition, held this year at the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 12 April 2019

High Court: Former law lecturer jailed for sex offences was not afforded fair procedures in prison disciplinary hearing

A former law lecturer who is serving ten years' imprisonment in Arbour Hill Prison for sexual offences has successfully argued that there was a want of fair procedures in a disciplinary hearing which resulted in his phone and visitation privileges being denied for 30 days.

Published 11 April 2019

O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors promotes director Dionne Darragh and associate solicitor Christopher Bullock

O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors has announced the promotion of Dionne Darragh to director and Christopher Bullock to associate solicitor at the Belfast-based firm.

Published 11 April 2019

Penal reform group appoints Fíona Ní Chinnéide as executive director

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has announced the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as its new executive director.

Published 11 April 2019

Garda criticised by Policing Authority for 'repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering'

An Garda Síochána has come under sharp criticism from the Policing Authority in a new report which says the organisation is "repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering".

Published 11 April 2019

Comyn Kelleher Tobin becomes first Irish law firm to welcome LawCare

Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has become the first Irish law firm to invite legal mental health charity LawCare to speak to all of its employees about their services and how to ask for emotional support when needed.

Published 11 April 2019

Attorney General postpones London trip to hotel owned by Sultan of Brunei

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe SC has postponed his trip to London to attend a four-day meeting being held in a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Published 11 April 2019

A&L Goodbody announces support for emerging Northern Ireland artists

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced a new initiative to support local emerging artists in Northern Ireland through a "first-of-its-kind" partnership with Belfast Exposed.

Published 11 April 2019

England: MPs call for tighter regulation of bailiffs to protect debtors

MPs have called on the UK Government to regulate bailiffs in England and Wales to ensure people in debt are treated fairly.

Published 11 April 2019

Matheson partners up with inaugural Family Business Awards

Matheson has announced a new partnership with Ireland's inaugural Family Business Awards next month.

Published 11 April 2019

England: Footballer Ched Evans settles out of court with defence lawyers for £800,000

The footballer Ched Evans, whose conviction for rape was quashed three years ago, has settled out of court for an estimated £800,000 with his defence solicitors, The Times reports.

Published 11 April 2019

British government signals it could back Britons in Syria facing death penalty in Iraq

The UK Government has indicated its preferred destination for British nationals detained in north-east Syria, explicitly opposing their transfer to the Assad regime or the US facility at Guantanamo Bay, but confirming it is in “regular discussions” with the government of Iraq about how to “achieve justice”.

Published 11 April 2019