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Barrister calls for introduction of revenge porn offence

An Irish barrister has called for the introduction of a specific offence related to revenge porn, the Sunday World reports.

Published 4 May 2016

Ireland to be quizzed on human rights record in Geneva

Ireland will be quizzed on abortion law, disability rights and discrimination before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next week.

Published 4 May 2016

Maynooth University law students present migrant rights report

Students at Maynooth University have presented a report on Migrant Children's Rights in Ireland to the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI).

Published 4 May 2016

Luxembourg dismisses challenges against directive on tobacco products

The extensive standardisation of packaging, the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes and the special rules for electronic cigarettes, embodied in the EU directive on tobacco products, are lawful, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled

Published 4 May 2016

Italian court rules theft of food to survive is not a crime

Italy’s highest appeal court has ruled that stealing small amounts of food to satisfy hunger is not a crime.

Published 4 May 2016

Cleaver Fulton Rankin staff run in Belfast Marathon relay race

Two teams from Belfast firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin took part in the Belfast Marathon relay race on Monday.

Published 4 May 2016

Question of whether examination scripts constitute personal data to be referred to European Court

The Supreme Court is to refer questions to the European Court of Justice as to the status of examinations scripts as personal data, following a case in which a man sought an appeal of a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner, in which it determined that such scripts did not constitute personal data.

Published 3 May 2016

Frances Fitzgerald tipped to become tánaiste

Acting Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald could be promoted to tánaiste if talks to form a Fine Gael minority government succeed, The Irish Times reports.

Published 3 May 2016

Two Dublin lawyers promoted to Eversheds partners

Two Dublin lawyers have become partners during a recent spate of promotions across Evershed's international operations.

Published 3 May 2016

David Sharpe named Barrister of the Year

Commercial barrister Dr David Sharpe BL has been named the UK's Barrister of the Year by Finance Monthly Magazine, a global publication for the corporate financial sector.

Published 3 May 2016

Newspaper industry calls for defamation law reform

Ireland's newspaper industry association, NewsBrands Ireland (NBI), has called for Ireland's defamation laws to be "brought into line with the rest of Europe".

Published 3 May 2016

Harry Cayton delivers McDowell Purcell lecture at UCD

Harry Cayton CBE, chief executive of the UK Professional Standards Authority, delivered the McDowell Purcell Distinguished Guest Lecture at UCD Sutherland School of Law on Thursday.

Published 3 May 2016

Judicial review proceedings launched in Seamus Ludlow case

Belfast firm KRW Law announced the launch of judicial review proceedings against the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland at an event marking 40 years since the death of Seamus Ludlow yesterday.

Published 3 May 2016

Augustus Cullen Law recognised by Chambers Europe for first time

Wicklow-based law firm Augustus Cullen Law has been recognised by Chambers Europe for the first time.

Published 3 May 2016

Belfast solicitors raise £1,000 for local homelessness charity

The Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) raised almost £1,000 for a local homelessness charity after organising a pub quiz.

Published 3 May 2016