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Law Reform Commission calls for contempt of court reforms

The Law Reform Commission has published a consultative paper on contempt of court law and related offences and civil wrongs concerning the administration of justice.

Published 29 June 2016

Irish human rights commission lays first report before Oireachtas

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has laid its first-ever annual report before the Oireachtas.

Published 29 June 2016

Campaigners call for same-sex marriage legislation following new poll

Campaigners have called for legislation to allow same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland following an opinion poll which shows “overwhelming support for marriage equality”.

Published 29 June 2016

Sugden launches Organised Crime Task Force report

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden stressed the importance of partnership working across law enforcement agencies to combatting organised crime at the launch of the 2016 Organised Crime Task Force Annual Report and Threat Assessment.

Published 29 June 2016

Law Society launches multilingual initiative to promote solicitor profession

The Law Society of Northern Ireland, in partnership with the School of Modern Languages at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), has launched a pilot initiative to promote greater access to information about the solicitor profession and the invaluable services they provide.

Published 29 June 2016

UKSC: Challenge to prohibition on settlement of British Indian Ocean Territories dismissed

A challenge to a 2008 decision endorsing a prohibition on settlement of the British Indian Ocean Territories has been dismissed by the UK Supreme Court.

Published 29 June 2016

UKSC: Challenge to prohibition on settlement of British Indian Ocean Territories dismissed

A challenge to a 2008 decision endorsing a prohibition on settlement of the British Indian Ocean Territories has been dismissed by the UK Supreme Court.

Published 29 June 2016

Carson McDowell partners with Citizenship Foundation to provide youth law education

Belfast firm Carson McDowell has announced a new partnership with the Citizenship Foundation, funded by the Legal Education Foundation, to teach young people about the law.

Published 29 June 2016

Leman Solicitors to raise €30k for charity in cross-country race

Lawyers from Dublin firm Leman Solicitors are aiming to raise €30,000 for charity by tandem cycling from Dublin to Wicklow, scaling Leinster's highest peak, and running 15 kilometres.

Published 29 June 2016

Constitutional challenge to safety belt legislation fails in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against an order of the High Court which refused an applicant leave to judicially review legislation relating to the requirement that drivers wear safety belts, and the related punishments for breaches of those laws.

Published 28 June 2016

Prison and probation reports published as reformists call for crime prevention focus

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has published the Irish Prison and Probation Services annual reports and launched the Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2016-2018.

Published 28 June 2016

Fitzgerald seeks approval for Garda station re-opening scheme

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will today seek the Cabinet's approval for the re-opening of six closed Garda stations as part of a pilot project to study the impact on local crime.

Published 28 June 2016

Court fine defaults behind overwhelming majority of prison committals

Non-payment of court fines was the reason for the overwhelming majority of committals to prison - particularly female committals - in 2015, according to new Irish Prison Service figures.

Published 28 June 2016

Detectives welcome jail terms for traffickers arrested after Sweden co-operation

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) human trafficking unit have welcomed the jail terms imposed on a Romanian man and woman who admitted human trafficking and prostitution offences.

Published 28 June 2016

Cardiff study finds human rights safeguards ignored in surveillance legislation

British citizens are worrying about their online presence in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks amid concerns over state surveillance, new research by Cardiff University has found.

Published 28 June 2016