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Family of Ibrahim Halawa consider lawsuit against Egypt

The family of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa are preparing a lawsuit against Egypt over delays to his trial in Cairo, The Irish News reports.

Published 1 September 2017

Woman awarded nearly £12,000 in discrimination case

A woman who brought a case against her former employer under the Disability Discrimination Act with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been awarded £11,840.

Published 1 September 2017

ByrneWallace to sponsor software awards for second year

ByrneWallace has announced it will sponsor the Annual Irish Software Awards - now in its 25th year - for the second year in a row.

Published 1 September 2017

Rape accused given permission to leave Ireland to work in music festivals

A man awaiting trial on rape charges has been given permission to travel to the UK to attend two music festivals, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 1 September 2017

England: Parking firm meets its match after fining QC

A parking firm that took a barrister to court over a £85 fine has been ordered to pay £1,550 in costs after a judge dismissed the case.

Published 1 September 2017

NI High Court: Strasbourg does not recognise a 'right' to same sex marriage

An application for judicial review by two same-sex couples was dismissed on the basis that the Strasbourg Court does not recognise a right to same-sex marriage, with Justice O’Hara stating that he was bound by the Ullah principle.

Published 31 August 2017

Irish Government's legal bill 'to go up after Brexit'

The Irish Government's annual legal costs will increase after Brexit because the UK will no longer influence negotiations on its behalf or help to transpose EU legislation into common law.

Published 31 August 2017

Data protection watchdog asks for answers on legal basis for public services card

The Department of Social Protection has been challenged by the data protection watchdog to set out the legal basis for the public services card (PSC).

Published 31 August 2017

Political crisis 'does not excuse legacy inquest delays'

Northern Ireland's political crisis does not excuse delays to legacy inquests, a lawyer representing the family of a man shot in 1972 has said.

Published 31 August 2017

Belfast solicitors challenge barristers to football match

Inspired to promote positive mental health, members of the Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) have challenged their barrister colleagues to a charity football match in aid of charity Inspire.

Published 31 August 2017

M&A sector strong in first six months of 2017

The first six months of 2017 have proven to be a dynamic period for Ireland's merger and acquisitions (M&A) market, according to a mid-year report from William Fry and Mergermarket.

Published 31 August 2017

England: Courts ordered not to ban media following foster case

The courts have been told they cannot ban journalists after the media were prevented from entering a building where a judge was a hearing a foster case, The Times reports.

Published 31 August 2017

Civil society groups launch alliance to scrutinise Brexit bill

An alliance of charities, NGOs and trade unions have joined an alliance to scrutinise the Great Repeal Bill ahead of its second reading next week.

Published 31 August 2017

State papers show MP's plea for animal control legislation in 1980s

An MP appealed to the UK government to extend the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 to Northern Ireland in the 1980s after learning a constituent owned big cats.

Published 31 August 2017

High Court: Challenge to North-South 400 kilovolt Interconnector rejected

The pressure group set up to contest the grant of planning approval for 300 pylons from Tyrone to Meath have had their challenge dismissed in the High Court.

Published 30 August 2017