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Fitzgerald publishes landmark Domestic Violence Bill

Legislation to bring Ireland towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention on domestic violence has been published.

Published 3 February 2017

Prison overtime changes saved just €8m of predicted €279m

Changes to prison working rules have saved only €8 million compared to the predicted savings of €279 million, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 3 February 2017

Judgment reserved in Seamus Ludlow inquiry case

Judges are set to rule later on whether the Minister for Justice should be compelled to call two commissions of investigation into the 1976 murder of Seamus Ludlow.

Published 3 February 2017

Mason Hayes & Curran names new technology, media and communications partner

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Edel Hartog as a partner in the firm’s technology, media and communications team.

Published 2 February 2017

Supreme Court: John Gilligan loses challenge to freezing and disposal of assets

Convicted drug-dealer John Gilligan has been unsuccessful in challenging various orders made in relation to the disposal of his properties, which were adjudicated to have been acquired directly or indirectly with the proceeds of crime.

Published 2 February 2017

Private member's bill would establish sentencing council

A private member's bill to improve consistency in sentencing for criminal offences has been introduced to the Dáil.

Published 2 February 2017

Wipe criminal records at age 25, report will suggest

Young people's criminal records should be wiped when they reach the age of 25, the former chair of the Workplace Relations Commission has said.

Published 2 February 2017

Ireland following UK's footsteps on gay and bisexual pardons

A bill to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in Ireland of now abolished sexual offences cleared a major parliamentary hurdle in the Seanad yesterday.

Published 2 February 2017

Department dismisses calls to divest court funds from tobacco companies

The Department of Justice has shrugged off calls in the Seanad to divest the Courts Service of Ireland's tobacco-related stocks because of tobacco's adverse health effects.

Published 2 February 2017

Lords committee calls on EU Council to codify standard of proof for sanctions listings

The Council of the EU should codify the standard of proof it applies to sanctions listings as soon as possible, according to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee which published its report into the legality of EU sanctions today.

Published 2 February 2017

Eversheds Sutherland launches globally

The merger of Eversheds and US firm Sutherland into global firm Eversheds Sutherland has officially taken effect, creating a new firm with more than 2,300 lawyers in 61 offices across 29 countries.

Published 2 February 2017

Making a Murderer lawyer addresses barristers in Dublin

Star lawyer Dean A. Strang, who featured in Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, told of his experience of miscarriages of justice at a meeting of barristers in Dublin yesterday.

Published 2 February 2017

Tughans raises £7,000 for leading cancer charity

Staff at Belfast firm Tughans have raised £7,000 for Action Cancer, Northern Ireland's leading local cancer charity, over the past year.

Published 2 February 2017

High Court: Constitutional freedom of speech in parliament vetoes damages claim

The former chief executive of a registered charity in receipt of public funds has lost her case against members of the Public Accounts Committee of Dáil Éireann in the High Court.

Published 1 February 2017

Lawyers who challenged courthouse closures say issue hasn't been put to bed

Lawyers who brought a judicial review against former Justice Minister David Ford's plans to close six courthouses say they do not feel the issue has been put to bed.

Published 1 February 2017