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Policing Authority chairperson Josephine Feehily to step down

The Policing Authority's chairperson, Josephine Feehily, will step down at the end of her term next month, according to reports.

Published 27 November 2019

New mentoring service aims to assist resettlement of prisoners in the community

A new mentoring service aimed at helping to resettle people in the community after their release from custody has been established by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and NIACRO.

Published 27 November 2019

'Know your rights' guide launched by Children's Rights Alliance

A new "Know Your Rights" guide for children and young people has been launched by the Children's Rights Alliance.

Published 27 November 2019

Glenlola Collegiate and Dalriada School triumph in Belfast heat of Bar Mock Trial Competition

Pupils at Glenlola Collegiate School and Dalriada School have triumphed in the Belfast regional heat of the annual Bar Mock Trial Competition.

Published 27 November 2019

Future of the internet under threat from 'legal arms race' between jurisdictions

The future of the internet is under threat from a "legal arms race" between jurisdictions unilaterally introducing quick-fix measures to address regulatory challenges, a landmark report has warned.

Published 27 November 2019

And finally... off pat

A cattle farmer has been fined €6,000 because of the smell of dung and hay on his farm.

Published 27 November 2019

High Court: Director of Juvenile Diversion Programme incorrectly interpreted Children Act 2001

The former Director of the Garda Juvenile Diversion Programme was “operating under an incorrect interpretation” of the Children Act 2001 in applying a blanket policy that once a juvenile offender reached the age of majority, they could not be admitted to the Diversion Programme irrespective of their age at the date of the offence. Quashing the Director’s decision not to include an offender who admitted responsibility for offences when he was 17, Mr Justice Garrett Simons remitted the matter for reconsideration by the incumbent Director.

Published 26 November 2019

Cabinet approves plans for graduated speeding penalties

The Cabinet has approved the plans of Transport Minister Shane Ross to introduce graduated speeding penalties, The Irish Times reports.

Published 26 November 2019

Carson McDowell expands Dublin team

Carson McDowell has expanded its specialist legal healthcare team in Dublin and announced additional recruitment in response to growing demand for its services in Ireland.

Published 26 November 2019

Cleaver Fulton Rankin announces key promotions

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has made a number of promotions across the firm, recognising the talent and achievements of its multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals.

Published 26 November 2019

Blog: The future of the “offer to make amends” in defamation law

A High Court jury has become the first to assess damages in a case where defamation was admitted and an apology given, under the “offer to make amends” procedure, following a landmark Supreme Court decision last year.

Published 26 November 2019

ByrneWallace supports UCD Sutherland School of Law’s Annual Irish European Law Forum

ByrneWallace is supporting UCD Sutherland School of Law’s Annual Irish European Law Forum, taking place on 6 December 2019.

Published 26 November 2019

In pictures... Employment Bar Association Annual Conference

Via Clíona Kimber SC: Attendees of the Employment Bar Association Annual Conference 2019 are pictured above – (L-R): Feichin Mc Donagh SC, Clíona Kimber SC Chair EBA, Judge L Reynolds High Court Chairing Session 2, Cathy Smith BL and Peter Ward SC.

Published 26 November 2019

Millar McCall Wylie sponsors Annadale Hockey Club

Millar McCall Wylie has announced its support for Annadale Hockey Club, the latest in a string of cross-community sporting sponsorships for the firm.

Published 26 November 2019

Coolock students ‘trial’ a career in law

Students from Mercy College Coolock took part in a ‘mock court’ competition in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law this week, marking the conclusion of the Legal Eagles schools project, a 10-week education programme on the legal system run by Community Law & Mediation.

Published 26 November 2019