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Sharp rise in motorists banned from driving following increased enforcement

The number of motorists banned from driving in the State has risen sharply this year amid increased enforcement by gardaí, according to new figures.

Published 8 August 2019

Dozens of countries sign up to new UN convention on mediation

A new UN convention providing for the enforcement of cross-border mediated agreements has been signed by dozens of countries.

Published 8 August 2019

Motorists fined more than £4 million for driving in bus lanes

Motorists have been fined more than £4 million over the past four years for driving in Belfast's bus lanes.

Published 8 August 2019

Department of Justice received dozens of letters urging harsher punishment last year

The Department of Justice received dozens of letters and emails last year calling for harsher punishment for criminals, usually prompted by media reporting on high-profile trials.

Published 8 August 2019

Solicitor in Widowed Parent's Allowance case to address TEDxStormont

Belfast solicitor Laura Banks, who acted for Siobhan McLaughlin in her UK Supreme Court challenge to the rules governing the payment of a Widowed Parent’s Allowance, will deliver a TEDx talk later this month.

Published 8 August 2019

Jill Gracey: Holiday pay ruling a headache for employers across Northern Ireland

Jill Gracey, senior associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the issue of holiday pay from the perspective of employers.

Published 8 August 2019

Staff at Mills Selig raise over £600 for suicide prevention charity

Staff at Mills Selig raised £630 for local suicide prevention charity PIPS after a six-hour spin-a-thon outside their Belfast city centre office.

Published 8 August 2019

Decision to equip Welsh police with mobile facial recognition tech condemned

A decision by South Wales Police to equip officers with mobile facial recognition technology, via an app, has been condemned by human rights group Liberty.

Published 8 August 2019

And finally... legless

A convicted murderer who botched removing his ankle tag will likely need to have his leg amputated, prison authorities have said.

Published 8 August 2019

High Court: Man who accumulated 47 convictions in under two years loses challenge to removal order

A man who accumulated a total of 47 convictions between October 2015 and March 2017 has lost his challenge against the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a removal order and a five-year exclusion order against him.

Published 7 August 2019

Brian Morton & Co Solicitors appoints John Heaney as solicitor

Tallaght firm Brian Morton & Co Solicitors has announced the appointment of solicitor John Heaney, the first in a series of planned hires.

Published 7 August 2019

Human rights commission calls on Government to ensure transparent appointment process

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Government to ensure it pursues "an inclusive and transparent selection and appointment process" for members of the commission.

Published 7 August 2019

Pet owner to be prosecuted for allegedly abandoning guinea pigs and goldfish

A pet owner is set to be prosecuted for allegedly abandoning guinea pigs and a goldfish in the first case of its kind.

Published 7 August 2019

Ciarán Ahern: Court ruling leaves citizenship applicants in urgent need of new legislation

Ciarán Ahern, associate in employment law at A&L Goodbody, writes on the urgent need for new legislation following a recent court ruling on the citizenship process.

Published 7 August 2019

Worthingtons Solicitors names Extern Group as charity partner of the year

Newtownwards and Belfast-based Worthingtons Solicitors has named Extern Group as its charity partner of the year.

Published 7 August 2019