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Mason Hayes & Curran appoints two new partners

Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has appointed two new partners in its real estate and asset finance divisions respectively.

Published 30 September 2015

National Crime Agency having 'positive effect' in Northern Ireland

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) is already having "positive effects" in Northern Ireland, according to Justice Minister David Ford.

Published 30 September 2015

A&L Goodbody wins US tax law accolade

Leading law firm A&L Goodbody has won a prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony in New York hosted by International Tax Review.

Published 30 September 2015

Bill for NI children's services co-operation 'rewritten'

The Children's Services Co-operation Bill is to be considered further after being significantly amended in the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday.

Published 30 September 2015

England: teaching assistant who had sex with 15-year-old pupil given suspended sentence

A teaching assistant at a school in Manchester who seduced a school pupil and had sex with him 50 times has avoided jail and instead been given a two year suspended sentence and 250 hours' community service.

Published 30 September 2015

MacAskill branded hypocrite as he backs Connolly statue

Scotland's former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has been branded a hypocrite after suggesting a statue of early 20th Century republican and socialist leader James Connolly could be erected in Edinburgh.

Published 30 September 2015

Smoky coal to be banned nationwide by 2018

Smoky coal will be banned across the State in time for the "heating season" in 2018, according to Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

Published 30 September 2015

Burglaries, assaults and fraud up in Ireland over year to June

There was an increase in burglary, assault and fraud offences in Ireland in the twelve months to June 2015, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Published 29 September 2015

INIS and GNIB working to tackle immigration office queues

International students at five colleges in Dublin have been told they will not need to visit the Immigration Public Office in Burgh Quay, where authorities are trying to deal with large queues.

Published 29 September 2015

Dáil to debate tougher sentences for burglars

The Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill 2015, which proposes tougher sentences and bail conditions for convicted burglars, will be debated by Dáil Éireann tomorrow.

Published 29 September 2015

Northern Ireland parents taken to court 700 times for poor pupil attendance

Nearly 700 court cases have been taken against parents in Northern Ireland over the past five years due to their children failing to appear at school.

Published 28 September 2015

Marriage registrars refuse to co-operate with fraudulent marriage legislation

Marriage registrars are refusing to comply with regulations introduced in the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 due to a trade union dispute.

Published 25 September 2015

England: magistrates issue absolute discharges to mitigate 'tax on justice'

Magistrates are allowing petty criminals to go unpunished in order to protect them from new court fees by issuing absolute discharges according to The Independent.

Published 25 September 2015

Independent Policing Authority key to justice reform, Fitzgerald says

Creating an independent policing authority is a "key element" of the government's justice reform programme, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said.

Published 25 September 2015

Irish language group criticises emergency breathalyser law

Conradh na Gaeilge has criticised the introduction of emergency legislation that allows breathalyser test statements to be issued in English only.

Published 25 September 2015