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Record number of commercial and business disputes sent to Luxembourg

A record number of commercial- and business-related disputes were sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last year.

Published 18 July 2016

New Secretary of State makes Brexit border pledge in Belfast visit

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will visit Belfast today for the first time since his Cabinet appointment.

Published 18 July 2016

Government drawing up plans for national indemnity scheme

The Government is drawing up plans to introduce a new national indemnity scheme to protect farmers and landowners in the event that someone is injured on their land, the Sunday Independent reports.

Published 18 July 2016

Fitzgerald defends deportation of suspected Islamic extremists

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has defended the deportation of foreign nationals suspected of supporting Islamic extremism even if there is not enough evidence for a criminal prosecution.

Published 18 July 2016

Advocate General Sharpston: Company requirement to remove Islamic headscarf constitutes unlawful direct discrimination

An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has found that a company policy requiring an employee to remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients constitutes unlawful direct discrimination and that an entirely neutral dress code policy may also constitute indirect discrimination – justified only if it is proportionate to the pursuance of a legitimate aim, including the interests of an employer’s business.

Published 18 July 2016

Eversheds expedites plans to expand consultancy arm into Ireland

Eversheds Consulting has expedited plans to expand into Ireland following the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

Published 18 July 2016

Microsoft welcomes overturning of order to hand over Irish data

Microsoft has welcomed a US court decision overturning an order to hand over data stored in an Irish data centre.

Published 18 July 2016

England: Man successfully appeals TV licence fine

A man who was fined for not having a television licence has won his appeal against the fine because he only watches programmes on catch-up.

Published 18 July 2016

Credit Union fails in appeal to order the sale of family homes in West Cork

The Court of Appeal has found that making an order directing the sale of jointly owned family homes, to enable the discharge of a judgment debt obtained by a credit union against one of the spouses, would be to direct the sale of the family home over the wishes of an innocent spouse not a party to a commercial loan transaction and who had never formally consented to the same.

Published 15 July 2016

Theresa Villiers replaced as she resigns from post of Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has stepped down from her post after turning down a new role in Theresa May's government.

Published 15 July 2016

Census highlights TD underrepresentation

New census data has found that 25 constituencies are constitutionally under-represented.

Published 15 July 2016

William Fry and KWM advise on sale of AA Ireland

Breakdown company AA has taken advice from William Fry and King & Wood Mallesons during the sale of its Irish business and operations, AA Ireland, to a US-Irish private equity fund, Carlyle Cardinal Ireland.

Published 15 July 2016

IBRC legislation passed giving extra powers

The Dáil has passed legislation giving the Commission of Investigation further powers to examine some transactions of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

Published 15 July 2016

Pensioner awarded maximum personal injury damages

An 88-year-old pensioner who was struck by a trolley in a department store has been given the maximum €60,000 personal injury damages that can awarded by Circuit Civil Court judges.

Published 15 July 2016

Popular caretaker at Limerick Circuit Court retires

Mr Oliver McCarthy, caretaker of Limerick Circuit Court for the past 16 years, retired yesterday, The Irish Examiner has reported.

Published 15 July 2016