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FLAC hits out at slow progress on mortgage arrears promises

There has been “bewilderingly little progress” in tackling the problem of mortgage arrears despite Irish government promises in May, according to Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC).

Published 16 November 2015

Dublin usurping London's 'libel capital' reputation

Dublin is reportedly usurping London's reputation as the libel capital of the world following the implementation of the UK's Defamation Act 2013.

Published 16 November 2015

Ireland's DNA database to become operational on Friday

Ireland's national DNA database will become operational on Friday in a bid to tackle crime and assist An Garda Síochána in investigations.

Published 16 November 2015

Lawyer dies in Paris attacks

A young French lawyer was among those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

Published 16 November 2015

Irish Top Gear producer launches racial discrimination claim

Irish Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon is suing Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC for  "racial discrimination" stemming from an anti-Irish slur allegedly made by Clarkson before he split the producer's lip.

Published 16 November 2015

Law professors to discuss EU copyright review

Two law professors from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are set to discuss the wider implications of EU copyright review at a free discussion event next Tuesday.

Published 16 November 2015

Transfer of family farm from father to son not done under duress

The High Court has found the transfer of a family farm from a late father to his now-deceased son was not committed under duress or undue influence.

Published 13 November 2015

Private sector salary rise poses challenge to public legal services

Public legal services in Ireland are under "serious threat" of losing specialist knowledge because new solicitors are being offered higher salaries in the private sector.

Published 13 November 2015

Dublin lawyer wins €140k damages after mistaken identity report

A lawyer who was wrongly identified in an evening news report as a solicitor who was accused of fraud has been awarded €140,000 in damages by the High Court.

Published 13 November 2015

UN human rights expert meets with key NI officials in ten-day trip

UN human rights expert Pablo de Greiff has met with key officials in Northern Ireland as part of a ten-day trip to address the legacy of the Troubles.

Published 13 November 2015

Judge dismisses 21 cases of failure to present driving license to court

A District Court judge has dismissed 21 cases relating to failure to produce a driving license in court because the defendants had not been directed to present their licenses, The Irish Times reports.

Published 13 November 2015

German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they revoked the suspension of a sentence previously imposed on him has won his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 13 November 2015

German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they revoked the suspension of a sentence previously imposed on him has won his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 13 November 2015

Antrim woman in court action over delayed abortion guidance

A woman from Co Antrim is taking Northern Ireland's Department of Health to court over delays in publishing finalised guidance on abortion.

Published 13 November 2015