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Justice committee asked to consider drug decriminalisation

The Oireachtas justice committee has received at least 50 submissions to its consultation on drug decriminalisation, according to The Irish Times.

Published 10 August 2015

Pastor McConnell pleads not guilty on malicious communication charge

Pastor James McConnell has pleaded not guilty to charges under the Communications Act 2003 relating to his controversial sermon on Islam.

Published 6 August 2015

DUP move to block Derry rename motion

Lawyers are assessing the impact on the city's unionist population of renaming Londonderry, following Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) moves to overturn a council motion.

Published 6 August 2015

Government and opposition figures defend Dáil privilege

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe has added his voice to those speaking out in defence of the ten TDs in the Dáil committee on procedures and privileges (CPP) who are facing legal action.

Published 5 August 2015

England: Athlete wins compensation after fall from friends' window

A blind athlete who suffered a serious spinal injury in a 25-foot fall from a window in a friends' house has successfully won a claim for compensation.

Published 31 July 2015

Supreme Court judge urges review of provocation defence

A judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland has said the lack of a "legislative response" to long-standing difficulties with the defence of provocation is "dispiriting".

Published 30 July 2015

New victims' commissioner to be named within days

Northern Ireland's next Victims' Commissioner will be announced in the next few days, according to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Published 22 July 2015

Intelligence on suspected Islamic extremists collected by State

The Government of Ireland has admitted to compiling intelligence about suspected Islamic extremists living in the country.

Published 21 July 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

Published 21 July 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

Published 21 July 2015

PSNI: We can't have groups of youths fighting in the streets

Police in Belfast have called on "the support of the community" to put a stop to pre-arranged fights between young people.

Published 21 July 2015

Senator calls for gender quotas among judges

Senator Mark Daly sparked a row in Seanad Éireann as he called for gender quotas among judges in order to tackle their "unfair bias" towards survivors of sexual assault.

Published 20 July 2015

Three men convicted of plot to kill ex-UDA leaders

Three men have been convicted of planning to murder two former leaders of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

Justice minister condemns Lurgan bomb orchestrators

Northern Ireland's justice minister David Ford has condemned the orchestrators of a "cynical" bombing plot in Co Armagh.

Published 20 July 2015

Gardaí targeted over 600 organised crime groups in 2014

An Garda Síochána targeted over 600 organised crime gangs, investigated over 9,000 missing persons cases, and issued over 200,000 penalty-point notices in 2014, according to a new report.

Published 20 July 2015