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Court of Appeal: Garda’s Disclosures Tribunal appeal rejected

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal taken by a garda criticised by the Disclosures Tribunal.

Published 24 June 2020

DLA Piper to reopen Dublin office next month

Global law firm DLA Piper will reportedly reopen its Dublin office early next month as public health restrictions are eased.

Published 24 June 2020

Flanagan backs review of laws underpinning Special Criminal Court

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has backed a review of legislation underpinning the prosecution of terrorism and organised crime offences in the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Published 24 June 2020

Physical prison visits to resume on phased basis next month

Physical prison visits will resume on a phased basis next month, nearly four months after their suspension during the COVID-19 crisis, the Irish Prison Service has announced.

Published 24 June 2020

'High degree of convergence needed' between UK-EU data protection standards

A "high degree of convergence" in data protection law between the UK and the EU is important for their future relationship, a new report published by the European Commission has said.

Published 24 June 2020

J R Sweeney LLP joins multinational law firm network

Dublin firm J R Sweeney LLP has joined the multinational law firm network LEInternational.

Published 24 June 2020

Europol: Right-wing extremism 'growing' in Ireland

Violent right-wing extremism is "growing" in Ireland, a major Europol report on terrorism in the EU has noted for the first time.

Published 24 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Predicting crime

Predictive policing is no longer just science fiction, as Benjamin Bestgen explains. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 24 June 2020

Our Legal Heritage: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?'

Graham Ogilvy enjoys a new presentation of the famous denouement of demagogue Joe McCarthy at the hands of Boston lawyer Joseph N Welch.

Published 24 June 2020

Australia: Inquiry into sexual harassment prompts overhaul of court policies

The findings of an inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment by a senior Australian judge have prompted urgent reviews into how the country's courts deal with sexual misconduct.

Published 24 June 2020

And finally... acting the goat

A bitter row between two neighbours over the paternity of five goats has ended up in court.

Published 24 June 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran promotes privacy lawyer Jevan Neilan to partner

Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced the promotion of Jevan Neilan to partner in the firm’s privacy and data security team.

Published 23 June 2020

Law Society urges solicitors to apply for High Court posts

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has written to solicitors to urge them to apply for two vacant positions on the High Court.

Published 23 June 2020

'Myth' that personal injury claimants are disadvantaged by discount rate

It is a "myth" that claimants in Northern Ireland are being disadvantaged by the current personal injury discount rate, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) has said.

Published 23 June 2020

Judicial review withdrawn after inspections of care homes resume

A judicial review brought in response to a decision to reduce the number of inspections in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic has been withdrawn following a U-turn by the Department of Health.

Published 23 June 2020