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High Court: Preliminary reference to CJEU refused in environmental case

The High Court has declined to refer an environmentalist group's case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 16 September 2020

Lawyer Ann Heneghan elected as first woman president of Connacht Rugby

Galway solicitor Ann Heneghan has become the first woman to hold a presidential role at provincial level in Irish rugby following her election as president of Connacht Rugby.

Published 16 September 2020

Lurgan firm expands to form McCourt McGlone Solicitors

A law firm set up by Lurgan solicitor Harry McCourt at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic has expanded to form McCourt McGlone Solicitors.

Published 16 September 2020

New framework for Irish prison inspections published

A new framework for the inspection of Irish prisons has been published by the Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney.

Published 16 September 2020

Judgment handed down in major insurance case featuring 15 QCs

Judgment in a business interruption insurance case that featured 15 Queen's Counsel and 20 junior counsel has been handed down by the High Court.

Published 16 September 2020

Ruaidhrí Austin: UK FCA COVID-19 business interruption test case verdict revealed

Ruaidhrí Austin, solicitor at Lacey Solicitors Dublin and Belfast, examines the recent UK High Court test case in which the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) challenged a number of insurers in relation to business interruption cover.

Published 16 September 2020

Latest figures show improvement for case processing times in courts across Northern Ireland

Case processing times improved across all courts in the year ending April 2020, according to new figures.

Published 16 September 2020

European court interprets 'net neutrality' rules for the first time

EU net neutrality rules introduced five years ago following sustained campaigning by digital rights groups have been interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for the first time.

Published 16 September 2020

Tusla failed to refer 365 cases of suspected child abuse to Garda

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, failed to refer 365 cases of suspected child abuse in Kerry to gardaí for investigation, an internal review has revealed.

Published 16 September 2020

And finally... overboard

A dentist who extracted a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment on various charges.

Published 16 September 2020

Peter McKeever joins Simmons & Simmons as partner

Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Peter McKeever as a commercial real estate partner in Dublin.

Published 15 September 2020

New online process rolled out for probate and administration applications

A new online process for filing and processing an application for probate or administration has been introduced.

Published 15 September 2020

Judge leading criminal trial while self-isolating

A judge who had close contact with somebody with Covid-19 has directed a jury in an ongoing criminal trial from his home.

Published 15 September 2020

Voluntary assisted dying legislation to be introduced

A private member's bill allowing for terminally ill people to seek assistance to end their own lives is set to be introduced in the Dáil today.

Published 15 September 2020

Deals roundup

Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 15 September 2020