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And finally... iron brew

A family-owned brewery has triumphed over the makers of TV blockbuster Game of Thrones in a trade mark dispute over its "Game of Stones" beer.

Published 11 April 2019

Court of Appeal: Man who bit off a large portion of his victim’s ear loses appeal against sentence

A man who was sentenced to five years' imprisonment has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence in the Court of Appeal.

Published 10 April 2019

Benville Robinson Solicitors appoints Eilish Bradshaw and Clare-Ann Temple to partner

Bray-based Benville Robinson Solicitors has announced the appointment of Eilish Bradshaw and Clare-Ann Temple as partners.

Published 10 April 2019

Plans to regulate private security enforcing court orders welcomed by civil rights group

Plans to regulate private security personnel employed to enforce court orders have been welcomed by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).

Published 10 April 2019

Human rights commission to intervene in Artur Celmer case concerning extradition to Poland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been granted liberty to exercise its amicus curiae function in a landmark Supreme Court case concerning a man sought by Polish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant.

Published 10 April 2019

Human rights chief Les Allamby reappointed for two years

The head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has been reappointed for a further two-year term starting in September 2019.

Published 10 April 2019

Controversial ban on new psychoactive substances succeeds in reducing health problems

A controversial ban on the sale of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Ireland has succeeded in reducing health problems associated with their use, according to new research.

Published 10 April 2019

Bank ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after refusing account to Syrian refugee

A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account.

Published 10 April 2019

KOD Lyons announces charity partnership with Cúnamh Inveragh

Dublin firm KOD Lyons has named Cúnamh Inveragh, an adult respite centre in Co Kerry, as its charity partner for 2019.

Published 10 April 2019

TLT 'counts down' to office move at spring drinks with Susie Dent

Law firm TLT welcomed Countdown legend Susie Dent to its spring drinks event on the eve of its move to new offices in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.

Published 10 April 2019

Lady Hale reflects on heritage of the UK Supreme Court

Lady Hale reflected recently on attempts in the nineteenth century to establish an Imperial Court of Appeal, opposed by both Scotland and Ireland.

Published 10 April 2019

ECtHR: Swiss authorities' attempt to extradite disabled former prisoner to Kosovo would violate article 8

There would be a violation of article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights if a man resident in Switzerland, who was convicted of rape and who is now disabled and dependent on his children, were to be expelled to Kosovo, judges in the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled.

Published 10 April 2019

And finally... suckers

A woman who called the police to report someone had broken into her home was left red-faced after cops identified the "burglar" as a Roomba.

Published 10 April 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to grant Isaac Wunder order sought by Commissioner of An Garda Síochána

In a long-running dispute involving a former member of An Garda Síochána who complained of bullying and sexual harassment in 2009, Mr Justice Senan Allen has granted an order declaring that the former Garda cannot re-litigate claims already dealt with in the superior court but has refused much broader orders sought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

Published 9 April 2019

ByrneWallace appoints property partners Michelle McVeigh and Neil Dunne

ByrneWallace has announced the appointment of two new partners, Michelle McVeigh and Neil Dunne, in the firm's property practice.

Published 9 April 2019