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German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they revoked the suspension of a sentence previously imposed on him has won his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 13 November 2015

Antrim woman in court action over delayed abortion guidance

A woman from Co Antrim is taking Northern Ireland's Department of Health to court over delays in publishing finalised guidance on abortion.

Published 13 November 2015

UCC academic tells conference to tackle root of domestic violence

A leading academic at University College Cork (UCC) has said that Ireland is failing victims of domestic abuse by failing to "tackle the root of the abuse".

Published 13 November 2015

NI sausage firm threatens to sue the WHO

A sausage firm based in Downpatrick has threatened legal action against the World Health Organisation (WHO) for causing damage to its "reputation and business".

Published 13 November 2015

IDA acted ultra vires in compulsory land purchase, Supreme Court finds

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an Irish farmer who objected to the compulsory purchase of his land by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

Published 12 November 2015

Ex-soldiers file legal action against Bloody Sunday investigation

Solicitors acting for seven former soldiers have lodged emergency High Court proceedings that could derail the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings.

Published 12 November 2015

Irish bankruptcy law to be brought in line with NI

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told TDs that a law to reduce Irish bankruptcy terms from three years to one year could be passed before the Irish general election.

Published 12 November 2015

Judge appeals for second judicial appointment to IBRC investigation

Mr Justice Brian Cregan, chair of the commission investigating the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), has asked for a second judge to be appointed to help conduct the investigation.

Published 12 November 2015

Dublin judge ordered to take jurisdiction of Lowry company tax case

A District Court judge erred in declining jurisdiction over a tax charges case against a company owned by former government minister Michael Lowry, the High Court has ruled.

Published 12 November 2015

Government won't oppose bill creating elder abuse offences

The Government of Ireland has said it will not oppose the Vulnerable Persons Bill introduced to Dáil Éireann yesterday by an independent TD.

Published 12 November 2015

HIV Ireland criticises plans to criminalise purchase of sex

A voluntary organisation working to improve conditions for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS has criticised Irish government plans to criminalise the sale of sex.

Published 12 November 2015

Fraudsters target another NI law firm

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has warned the general public, local businesses and its members to be extremely vigilant following a new report of a fraud perpetrated on a firm of solicitors.

Published 12 November 2015

Way forward for access to justice debated at NI A2J Conference

On 6 November, Law Centre (NI) and Ulster University Law School hosted a conference examining the future of access to justice.

Published 12 November 2015

Banks attempt to repossess almost 4,500 homes

Banks have attempted to repossess nearly 4,500 homes since the beginning of 2015 according to new figures from the Courts Service of Ireland obtained by The Irish Times.

Published 12 November 2015

Maghaberry changes signalled after scathing report

A new prison facility could be built at Maghaberry Prison to house high risk and dangerous prisoners following a scathing inspection report published last week.

Published 12 November 2015