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Corruption bill to be diluted on advice from Attorney General

The Government has been advised by the Attorney General to dilute its new anti-corruption laws, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 26 July 2016

Legal challenge to MSM blood ban dropped

A legal challenge to Ireland's lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men (MSM) has been dropped following a change in policy by Health Minister Simon Harris.

Published 26 July 2016

'Fitness to teach' hearings won't be excessively legalistic

Education Minister Richard Bruton has promised that new "fitness to practise" hearings by the Teaching Council will not be excessively legalistic, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 26 July 2016

Concerns expressed over recovery of overpaid benefits from pay packets

Concerns have been expressed over plans to start recovering overpaid benefits directly from workers' salaries later this year.

Published 26 July 2016

Former Labour Court chairman passes away

Finbarr Flood, an Irish businessman and former chairman of the Labour Court, has passed away at the age of 77.

Published 26 July 2016

Theresa May calls for 'practical solution' for Irish-UK border

The UK's Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is seeking a "practical solution" to issues around the border between Ireland and the UK.

Published 26 July 2016

Luxembourg: Communication on aid to banking sector valid

The Communication from the Commission on aid to the banking sector is valid, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. In particular, burden-sharing by shareholders and subordinated creditors as a prerequisite for the authorisation, by the Commission, of state aid to a bank with a shortfall is not contrary to EU law.

Published 26 July 2016

Scotland: Ukrainian anti-corruption prosecution targets Scottish limited partnership

Ukrainian prosecutors have alleged that a Lanarkshire-based firm was used to skim nearly $2 million from the Ukrainian government's sale of cannon shells to the United Arab Emirates.

Published 26 July 2016

Court of Appeal: Judicial review is an effective remedy in accordance with EU directive on refugee status

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform has succeeded in his appeal against a High Court decision (N.M. v. Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform IEHC 638), with the Court of Appeal declaring that the trial judge had erred in concluding that the remedy of judicial review was in itself an ineffective remedy.

Published 25 July 2016

Decision to allow former judge to return to work as barrister shakes profession

Barristers have expressed misgivings over the High Court's decision to allow a former judge to return to practising as a barrister.

Published 25 July 2016

David Ford and others threaten legal challenge over Brexit

Northern Ireland's former Justice Minister David Ford is among a group of politicians and human rights activists who have threatened a judicial review over Brexit.

Published 25 July 2016

Family law solicitor issues warning over court delays

Court delays in Ireland have brought the processes of divorce and separation almost to a halt, a family law solicitor has said.

Published 25 July 2016

Court complex update threatened by proposed park

A plan to reclassify land in Dublin’s city centre could hamper the development of the proposed family court complex on Hammond Lane.

Published 25 July 2016

Workers entitled to allowance where they cannot use outstanding paid annual leave as a result of sickness

When a worker puts an end to their employment relationship they are entitled to an allowance if they could not use up all or part of their right to paid annual leave, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Published 25 July 2016

Dublin immigration office introduces online appointment booking

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has introduced a new online booking system for immigration appointments at its Dublin Burgh Quay office.

Published 25 July 2016