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Police Ombudsman launches new investigation into Colum Marks killing

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland is launching a new investigation into the killing of Colum Marks by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Downpatrick twenty-five years ago.

Published 1 July 2016

UK: Committee recommends decriminalisation of sex workers

A committee of MPs has recommended the decriminalisation of soliciting and brothel-keeping in England and Wales.

Published 1 July 2016

England: Woman wins rights to give birth to grandchild

A woman who wants to use her daughter’s eggs in order to give birth to her own grandchild has succeeded at the Court of Appeal.

Published 1 July 2016

Criminal record check process to be sped up

Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has announced new application processing targets for AccessNI, which carries out basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks.

Published 1 July 2016

Sugden pays tribute to Youth Justice Agency volunteers

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden has paid tribute to volunteers who work closely with the Youth Justice Agency.

Published 1 July 2016

Weekend Books

GIllian Mawdsley is impressed by Cal Flynn's first novel – inspired by the discovery that one of her ancestors was Angus McMillan, the leader of the notorious Highland Brigade that massacred aborigines in 19th century Australia while Connor Beaton delves into the darker side of the Internet to explore hate crime in cyberspace.

Published 1 July 2016

Court of Appeal finds man’s fatal claim in respect of wife’s death is statute barred

The Court of Appeal has found that a case brought by a man in respect of his wife under section 48 of the Civil Liability Act 1961 is statute barred.

Published 30 June 2016

Kenny and Fitzgerald to support reduction in pre-divorce separation period

A private member's bill to reduce the period of separation necessary to obtain a divorce has won the support of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, The Irish Times reports.

Published 30 June 2016

Property prices up 6.9 per cent annually in May 2016

Irish residential property prices were up 6.9 per cent in May compared to a year ago, according to the latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures.

Published 30 June 2016

UK: Competitions and Markets Authority could require post-Brexit reform

The UK's Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) may require significant reform and investment after the UK leaves the European Union, according to top London lawyers.

Published 30 June 2016

Surprise adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case at hearing where verdict expected

The trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo has been adjourned again at a hearing where verdict was widely expected to have finally been passed.

Published 30 June 2016

New book examines Irish sentencing law and practice

Tom O’Malley, a barrister and senior law lecturer at NUI Galway, has published a new book on sentencing law and practice.

Published 30 June 2016

Senators call to ease criminal sanctions on drug users

Seanad Éireann yesterday heard calls for criminal sanctions the possession of illegal drugs for personal use to be eased.

Published 30 June 2016

New figures reveal 26 terminated pregnancies last year

There were 26 pregnancies terminated under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 last year, according to new figures.

Published 30 June 2016

Supreme Court rules third trial of alleged kidnappers can go ahead

The Supreme Court has ruled that two men accused of robbery and kidnapping can be put on trial for the third time, following two prior lengthy trials which had been discharged after juries were unable to agree as to the guilt or innocence of the accused.

Published 29 June 2016