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French magazine which revealed prince's illegitimate son wins article 10 case at Strasbourg

A French magazine which revealed that Prince Albert of Monaco had an illegitimate son has won an article 10 appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the basis the report struck at the prince's public function which trumped his article 8 right to privacy.

Published 12 November 2015

Indian independence lawyer reinstated to Inner Temple after 106 years

An Indian barrister disbarred over 100 years ago for advocating independence for the sub-continent has been posthumously reinstated by London's Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Published 12 November 2015

Taxi drivers lose High Court challenge against liberalisation of licensing regulations

Three men who sued local authorities and a minister on the basis that the value of their taxi plates was damaged when the taxi sector was deregulated in 2000 have had their claims dismissed and have been refused damages by a judge in the High Court.

Published 11 November 2015

Judge warns IBRC investigation will take years

Mr Justice Brian Cregan, chair of the commission investigating the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), has said the investigation will take "several years" to complete.

Published 11 November 2015

Ireland's equal marriage law enters force on Monday

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald yesterday signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015, paving the way for the first same-sex marriages to be conducted in Ireland from Monday.

Published 11 November 2015

Disadvantaged students to be given place on The Bar of Ireland programme

Schools participating in an equal opportunities programme have been invited to nominate students for a The Bar of Ireland programme in order to help disadvantaged students pursue a career in law.

Published 11 November 2015

Spaces remain available for tonight's Justice Hardiman lecture

Spaces are still available for a free lecture to be delivered by Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman on developments in the law on the admissibility of evidence tonight.

Published 11 November 2015

Law Centre (NI) seeks to extend positive decision on ESA for retired civil servants on Civil Service Injury Award

Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a former civil servant who had appealed a decision to reduce her Incapacity Benefit because Northern Ireland’s Social Security Agency had said her civil service injury award was equivalent to a pension and therefore affected her entitlement.

Published 11 November 2015

Ex-minister challenges Moriarty Tribunal's legal costs award as judicial review opens

Former Irish communications minister Michael Lowry is challenging the Moriarty Tribunal's decision to award him only one-third of his legal costs over the course of the inquiry's 14-year period by means of judicial review, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 11 November 2015

Former soldier charged with attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Benburb shooting

John Pat Cunningham, 27, who had learning difficulties and was estimated to have a mental age of 6, was shot dead by an Army patrol in County Armagh in 1974.

Published 11 November 2015

Bar Council NI publishes consultation responses

The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has published responses to four government consultations on its website for easy access.

Published 11 November 2015

Vast majority of Irish students have used illegal drugs

A survey carried out on behalf of a pro-harm reduction group in Ireland has found that 82 per cent of Irish third-level students have tried illegal drugs.

Published 11 November 2015

Ex-soldier arrested in Bloody Sunday investigation

A former soldier has been arrested and interviewed as part of an ongoing police investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings in 1972.

Published 10 November 2015

Murderer loses appeal against conviction, life imprisonment upheld

A man found guilty of murdering Dubliner David White by repeated stabbing has lost his appeal against the Central Criminal Court’s 2013 conviction and life sentence.

Published 10 November 2015

Law Society to make access to justice an election issue

The Law Society of Ireland will work to make adequate funding for the justice system a key issue in the Irish general election, incoming president Simon Murphy has said.

Published 10 November 2015