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Irish law lecturers present probation paper to European criminology conference

Irish law lecturers Dr Louise Kennefick and Dr Deidre Healy have presented a joint paper on probation in Ireland at the conference of a European Society of Criminology working group.

Published 30 May 2016

Open letter urges Government to take heed of Amnesty sex work research

An open letter signed by a number of civic society organisations has urged the Government to take new Amnesty International research on sex work into account while drafting legislation on the subject.

Published 30 May 2016

Matheson celebrates double win at European Tax Awards 2016

Dublin firm Matheson is celebrating a win in two categories at the International Tax Review European Tax Awards ceremony in London.

Published 30 May 2016

Company and its directors fined over £40,000 for unlawful deposit of waste

The Crown Court for Northern Ireland has fined a company and two of its directors £40,000 and £1,000 each respectively for the unlawful deposit of waste.

Published 27 May 2016

Mr Justice O'Donnell delivers John M Kelly Memorial Lecture

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, a judge of the Supreme Court since 2010, delivered this year's John M Kelly Memorial Lecture at UCD Sutherland School of Law.

Published 27 May 2016

Limerick academic appointed editor-in-chief of Judicial Studies Institute Journal

Ray Friel, director of research at University of Limerick's Law School, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Judicial Studies Institute Journal.

Published 27 May 2016

Human error leads to Prison Service staff data breach

A junior Department of Justice official accidentally sent the names and birthdates of Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) staff to a private contractor, it has emerged.

Published 27 May 2016

Residential property prices rise 7.1 per cent over past year

Irish residential property prices rose by 7.1 per cent in the year to April 2016, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Published 27 May 2016

No change to confidence in criminal justice system

Public confidence in Northern Ireland's criminal justice system did not change last year, according to a Department of Justice survey.

Published 27 May 2016

European Council directive promises to protect trade secrets and whistle blowers

The European Council has adopted a directive setting out rules for the protection of trade secrets of EU companies as well as investigative journalists and whistle blowers.

Published 27 May 2016

Derry and Strabane council bans animal circuses on council-owned land

Derry and Strabane District Council has become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to introduce a blanket ban on circuses with performing animals using council-owned land.

Published 27 May 2016

JMK Solicitors handles record 1,240 road traffic personal injury claims

Belfast- and Newry-based JMK Solicitors handled 1,240 road traffic personal injury cases last year, making them Northern Ireland's leading road traffic special injury claims specialist for a second year.

Published 27 May 2016

High Court declares suspended sentencing regime unconstitutional

The High Court declared that section 99 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 is unconstitutional in a judgment delivered last month and published in full yesterday.

Published 26 May 2016

Kenny corrects Dáil record over Alan Shatter resignation

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has acceded to requests by former Justice Minister Alan Shatter to correct the Dáil record relating his resignation.

Published 26 May 2016

DUP leader selects justice committee chair and deputy chair

Two DUP MLAs have been selected as chair and deputy chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly's justice committee.

Published 26 May 2016