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Court of Appeal: EU national’s status as a “worker” to be considered by the CJEU

A man who sought to claim job-seeker’s allowance based on his employment as a casual labourer for two weeks in the State has had his appeal adjourned pending the outcome of the Court’s reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Published 27 July 2017

Decision to restrict legal aid for family law cases 'potentially unconstitutional'

Leading lawyers have criticised the Legal Aid Board following its announcement that referrals to the family law panel of the Private Practitioner District Court Panel will be restricted to priority matters only.

Published 27 July 2017

Pat Finucane's widow wins permission for Supreme Court appeal

The widow of solicitor Pat Finucane has been granted permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court over her failed legal bid to overturn the UK government’s refusal to hold an inquiry into his 1989 murder.

Published 27 July 2017

Northern Ireland 'can attract greater share' of international legal work

Northern Ireland's first-ever chair of the British Irish Commercial Bar Association (BICBA) has said more international legal work could be attracted to Northern Ireland.

Published 27 July 2017

Irish delegation in Geneva today for UN torture examination

Minister of state David Stanton is in Geneva from today to lead Ireland's delegation to an expert United Nations committee on torture.

Published 27 July 2017

Mr Justice Frank Clarke named as next Chief Justice

Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Supreme Court has been nominated by the Cabinet as the next Chief Justice of Ireland.

Published 27 July 2017

Undercover police officers to be probed over conversation with alleged drug dealer

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has opened an investigation into tactics used by undercover PSNI officers in attempting to recruit someone as an informant.

Published 27 July 2017

Luxembourg: EU Council may maintain an entry on terror list if there is ongoing risk

The Council of the European Union may maintain a person or an entity on the list if it concludes that there is an ongoing risk of that person or entity being involved in the terrorist activities which justified their initial listing, the Court of Justice has ruled after finding that the General Court should not have annulled Hamas’ retention on the European list of terrorist organisations.

Published 27 July 2017

UK: Environmental lawyers ridicule Gove’s air pollution ‘plan for more plans’

Environmental lawyers have criticised the UK government’s new plans on tackling air pollution as “underwhelming” and “a plan for more plans” after it decided not to implement clean air zones in the future.

Published 27 July 2017

England: Undercover cops infiltrated over 1,000 groups in four decades

Undercover police officers have infiltrated more than 1,000 political groups in England and Wales since 1968, the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) has found.

Published 27 July 2017

Court of Appeal overturns €75K in damages awarded to woman who trapped her finger in pub door

A woman who was awarded €75,000 after her finger was severed by a hydraulic door, has had her award overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Published 26 July 2017

McDowell Purcell appoints three new partners

McDowell Purcell has announced the appointment of three new partners to its offices in Dublin.

Published 26 July 2017

Flanagan 'delighted' with courts improvements

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he is "delighted" with the progress of improvements across Ireland's courts system.

Published 26 July 2017

UK Supreme Court: Employment tribunal fees 'unlawful' and must be quashed

An order requiring employment tribunal claimants to pay a fee in order to bring a claim has been declared unlawful under both domestic and EU law as it prevents access to justice, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Published 26 July 2017

Prosecution case against Ibrahim Halawa closes

The prosecution case against Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has come to a close, Government officials have confirmed.

Published 26 July 2017