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Lords recommends removal of PM's power grab clause

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has recommended that a clause to introduce significant new ministerial powers on how courts may depart from CJEU interpretations of retained EU law should be removed from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

Published 14 January 2020

Deals roundup

A round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 14 January 2020

Redrafting of immigration rules 'would increase legal certainty and save £70m'

A complete redrafting of the UK's immigration rules would increase legal certainty and save almost £70 million over ten years, the Law Commission has said.

Published 14 January 2020

New report to examine rights for prisoners with disabilities

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will tomorrow launch a new research report examining the experiences of prisoners with disabilities, and the difficulties they face navigating prison services.

Published 14 January 2020

Civil liberties group launches 2020 election manifesto

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has challenged candidates in the upcoming general election to commit to eight "human rights advances".

Published 14 January 2020

Reform of gambling legislation 'long overdue'

Reform of gambling legislation in Northern Ireland is "long overdue", gambling law expert James Griffiths has said.

Published 14 January 2020

Hungarian restrictions on foreign financing of civil organisations incompatible with EU law

The restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad are not compatible with EU law as they infringe the principle of free movement of capital and a number of fundamental rights, in the opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona.

Published 14 January 2020

And finally... thinking cap

A woman was arrested after allegedly telling police she worked for the CIA, while wearing a hat that said "FBI".

Published 14 January 2020

Naomi Long elected justice minister after devolution deal struck

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has been elected as Northern Ireland's justice minister after the five main political parties signed up to a deal to restore devolution.

Published 13 January 2020

Judges of the world unite! European judges join march in defence of Polish judiciary

Judges from Ireland and most other European countries joined their Polish counterparts at a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country.

Published 13 January 2020

New police conduct agency planned to supersede Gsoc

A powerful new Office of the Ombudsman for Police Conduct (OPC) will be established to supersede the Garda Síóchána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), according to reports.

Published 13 January 2020

Latest volume of child care law reports highlights 'gaps' in mental health care

The High Court's oversight of the treatment of teenagers needing specialised therapeutic intervention, and the disproportionate number of children from ethnic minority backgrounds coming before the child protection courts, are highlighted in the latest volume of reports from the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP).

Published 13 January 2020

Attorney General 'drew on Hillsborough analogies' in Stardust inquest decision

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has said his decision to open a new inquest into the 1981 Stardust nightclub fire "drew on analogies of the Hillsborough disaster".

Published 13 January 2020

Irish Legal News readers invited to own collectable exclusive to just one per cent of lawyers

Following the successful launch of the of the fine art print of Irish artist Stephen McClean's original oil on canvas “Entering the Four Courts” and the sell-out of every release since, Irish Legal News has arranged a special release of prints from the edition exclusively for readers of ILN.

Published 13 January 2020

Lord Reed becomes President of the UK Supreme Court

Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 13 January 2020