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Making a Murderer lawyer to launch Bar's Innocence Scholarships

Star lawyer Dean A. Strang, who featured in Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, is in Dublin today to launch The Bar of Ireland’s 2017 Innocence Scholarships.

Published 1 February 2017

Irish Legal News partners with Courts News Ireland

Irish Legal News has entered into a media partnering arrangement with Courts News Ireland that will deliver more valuable content for our growing readership.

Published 1 February 2017

Gay and bisexual men given posthumous pardons

Gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences in Northern Ireland have been posthumously pardoned.

Published 1 February 2017

PSNI misconstrued their legal powers to stop parades after failing to halt 'flags protests'

A resident of Short Strand has succeeded in their appeal against the Chief Constable of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) after Justices in the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the PSNI misconstrued their legal powers to stop parades passing through or adjacent to the Short Strand area when they failed to halt parades during the “flags protests”.

Published 1 February 2017

New welfare helpline offers free legal advice

The Welfare Reform Advice Services Consortium, made up of Citizens Advice, Advice NI and Law Centre (NI), has been set up to provide help and support to anyone affected by changes to the welfare system in Northern Ireland.

Published 1 February 2017

CrowdJustice launches in US with Yemeni brothers' executive order case

A legal bid to restore the immigration status of two Yemeni brothers who arrived in the US after a controversial executive order banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries has become the first US case on CrowdJustice.

Published 1 February 2017

ByrneWallace named a top M&A legal adviser

ByrneWallace has been ranked as one of Ireland's top merger and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers in the Experian MarketIQ UK and Republic of Ireland M&A Review 2016.

Published 1 February 2017

Good moove

The sheriff's men raided a Kilkenny farm on Monday and rounded up a farmer's herd of cattle — rustling up a victory for the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB).

Published 1 February 2017

Thomas “Slab” Murphy’s challenge to his 18-month sentence dismissed by the Court of Appeal

Thomas “Slab” Murphy has been unsuccessful in challenging his conviction for failing to make Income Tax returns, with the Court of Appeal dismissing all 53 of his grounds of appeal in its lengthy judgment.

Published 31 January 2017

DLA Piper considers Dublin expansion in wake of Brexit

Plans to open a DLA Piper office in Dublin are at a “fairly advanced” stage, according to one of the global firm's senior partners.

Published 31 January 2017

Private member's bill bids to tackle media ownership

A private member's bill to tackle the concentration of media ownership in Ireland will be laid before the Dáil today.

Published 31 January 2017

Refugee reunification restrictions to be key subject of conference

Government restrictions on families of refugees in Ireland eligible for reunification with their loved ones, and the threats facing unaccompanied migrant children, will be discussed at a conference in Dublin tomorrow.

Published 31 January 2017

Life sentence prisoners released in 2016 served 22 years on average

Life sentence prisoners released in 2016 served an average of 22 years in custody, up from 17 and a half in 2015, The Irish Times reports.

Published 31 January 2017

Matheson partner Helen Kelly named top antitrust lawyer

Matheson partner Helen Kelly, head of the firm's EU, competition and regulatory law group, has been named one of the world's top 100 lawyers by Global Competition Review.

Published 31 January 2017

US Attorney General sacked after wavering over 'Muslim ban'

US Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been sacked by US President Donald Trump after refusing to defend a controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Published 31 January 2017