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Garda Inspectorate launches probe into gardaí counter-corruption practices

The Garda Inspectorate has commenced its first self-initiated inspection, examining counter corruption practices within An Garda Síochána.

Published 14 June 2019

McCann FitzGerald named best national firm for pro bono work

McCann FitzGerald has been named the best national firm for pro bono work at Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019 in London.

Published 14 June 2019

#InPictures: Maples Group hosts networking drinks for women in finance

Maples Group welcomed women working in the finance sector to the firm's Dublin office for the 100 Women in Finance (100WF) summer networking drinks this week.

Published 14 June 2019

QUB law students invited to submit work on gender and law to inaugural competition

Queen's University Belfast has invited law students to submit their work for competition in the inaugural Claire Palley Undergraduate Award for Gender and Law.

Published 14 June 2019

NUJ to intervene in judicial review against bulk surveillance law

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has been granted permission to intervene in a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA).

Published 14 June 2019

England: Plans to recruit digital forensics volunteers criticised by experts

Plans to recruit volunteers to work in digital forensics with a major English police force have been criticised by experts as a "disaster waiting to happen".

Published 14 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A bigamist’s mixed-marriage declared null and void

On 15 August 1857, Maria Theresa Longworth and Major William Charles Yelverton got married in a Catholic Church near Rostrevor. They had previously married in Edinburgh on or about 13 April 1857 according to Scottish law; however, Theresa refused to cohabit with Major Yelverton until they were married according to her own Catholic religion.

Published 14 June 2019

And finally... DUI

Drone owners could land in jail for up to a year if they fly their drone while drunk under new laws.

Published 14 June 2019

High Court: Woman who fractured her elbow on 'white knuckle' boat ride loses claim against travel agent

A woman who suffered a fractured elbow in the course of a “White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride” which she booked through a travel agent prior to going on a cruise in the West Indies, has lost her claim for damages in respect of her injuries.

Published 13 June 2019

Flanagan defends non-jury Special Criminal Court as provisions renewed

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Special Criminal Court is compatible with fundamental human rights as he secured Oireachtas approval for its continued operation.

Published 13 June 2019

Government drafting bill to allow worldwide vote in Irish presidential elections

Legislation to facilitate a referendum on allowing Irish citizens around the world to vote in Irish presidential elections is being drafted by the Government.

Published 13 June 2019

Aoife Gillespie joins Mercy Law Resource Centre as volunteer solicitor

Aoife Gillespie has joined Mercy Law Resource Centre, which provides free legal advice to homeless people, as a volunteer solicitor.

Published 13 June 2019

Nasc appoints Fiona Hurley as policy and communications manager

Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre, has announced the appointment of Fiona Hurley as its new policy and communications manager.

Published 13 June 2019

Matheson becomes first law firm awarded diversity and inclusion accolade

Matheson has become the first Irish law firm to be awarded the Investors in Diversity Silver Standard by the Irish Centre of Diversity.

Published 13 June 2019

Niall Murphy named Lawyer of the Week

Belfast solicitor Niall Murphy, partner at KRW Law, has been named "Lawyer of the Week" by The Times.

Published 13 June 2019