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Reduction in Damages not so welcome

Responding to the article 'Modest damages for minor personal injuries' in yesterday's Irish Legal News, Sinead Carroll of Cantillons stresses that more needs to be done to ensure victims receive a fair crack of the whip.

Published 15 July 2016

US Supreme Court judge backtracks on Trump comments

A US Supreme Court judge has said she regrets criticising US presidential hopeful Donald Trump by calling him a “faker”.

Published 15 July 2016

Confessions of a Barrister

The gavel, a device never used in the English courts, features on the cover of Confessions of a Barrister – and is a harbinger of things to come.

Published 15 July 2016

The Last Communard

It may surprise some readers that the last Communard of this title is not Jimmy Somerville, the shrill voice of the 1980s, but Adrien Lejeune who as a young free-thinker reluctantly took the side of the Commune revolutionaries when the people of Paris rose up against the reactionary French government that had capitulated to the besieging Prussians in 1871.

Published 15 July 2016

Supreme Court rules against the State in appeal over the release of dissident republicans

The Supreme Court, in a four-three majority, has dismissed the State’s appeal over the release of three dissident republicans in 2014, having served just 12 years of their 28-year sentence for terrorist offences.

Published 14 July 2016

Supreme Court rules against the State in appeal over the release of dissident republicans

The Supreme Court, in a four-three majority, has dismissed the State’s appeal over the release of three dissident republicans in 2014, having served just 12 years of their 28-year sentence for terrorist offences.

Published 14 July 2016

Four major firms get Ireland lawyer registration underway as Brexit precaution

Four top UK law firms are funding lawyers who wish to register in the Republic of Ireland over fears about Brexit, a Legal Week report has revealed.

Published 14 July 2016

Paid parental leave from 1 September as Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill is passed

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill is due to be amended so that parents of babies born on or after the 1st of September 2017 will benefit from 2 weeks paid leave.

Published 14 July 2016

Mediators' Institute of Ireland welcomes announcement to publish mediation bill

The president of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that the Mediation Bill will be published.

Published 14 July 2016

Motion to establish Citizen's Assembly passed by Dáil

A Citizen’s Assembly is due to be set up by the Dáil to examine a number of different issues, such as the referendum on repealing the 8th amendment.

Published 14 July 2016

UK: Cross-party group proposes new Act of Union

A new Act of Union that would “wrest back the initiative from the separatists” and create a federal Britain has been proposed by a cross-party parliamentary group in a new draft bill.

Published 14 July 2016

ICC's 'complementarity' explained in new handbook

The International Center for Transitional Justice in New York has published a new handbook for non-specialists, journalists and activists, that walks them through the intricacies of “complementarity,” a fundamental principle of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It lays out the interconnected relationship between the ICC and national court systems in the fight against impunity.

Published 14 July 2016

Youth Justice Agency and Belfast PCSP launch 'No Harm Done?' DVD

‘No harm done?’ - an innovative short film aimed at educating young people on the impact peer pressure can have on the choices they make and the often unintended consequences of their actions and behaviours – was launched at an event in Belfast City Hall.

Published 14 July 2016

Court of Appeal unanimous in finding ESB procedure unlawful

In a decision that significantly influences the procedure for serving wayleave notices, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the procedure by which the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) served a wayleave notice to enter private land was unlawful.

Published 13 July 2016

Court of Appeal unanimous in finding ESB procedure unlawful

In a decision that significantly influences the procedure for serving wayleave notices, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the procedure by which the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) served a wayleave notice to enter private land was unlawful.

Published 13 July 2016