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New figures show decrease in the re-offending rate

The re-offending rate in Northern Ireland fell by around four per cent between 2011-14, according to new analysis from the Department of Justice.

Published 26 August 2016

Head of prison service to stand down after four years

Sue McAllister, director general of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS), is due to step down at the end of October.

Published 26 August 2016

Homeless charity launches campaign to legislate against 'vulture funds' threat

Focus Ireland has launched a new campaign calling for a change in the law to protect Irish homes from the threat posed by so-called "vulture funds".

Published 26 August 2016

Ban on ticket touting to be proposed in Dáil

Proposed legislation to ban ticket touting in Ireland will go before TDs in Autumn, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 26 August 2016

Zombie knives ban to be extended to Northern Ireland

Justice Minister Claire Sugden plans to introduce legislation banning so-called "zombie knives" in Northern Ireland following a similar ban in England and Wales.

Published 26 August 2016

Rights lawyer raises alarm over undiscovered iOS vulnerabilities

A human rights lawyer raised the alarm over a flaw in Apple's iOS software after receiving anonymous text messages that could have compromised his phone's security.

Published 26 August 2016

Europeans rushing to UK before immigration rules tighten

Immigration lawyers have said European migrants are rushing to the UK before the UK government begins the process of leaving the EU, The Brief reports.

Published 26 August 2016

Tipperary farmer loses nuisance claim against nearby mining company

The High Court has dismissed a Tipperary farmer's claim that the mining activities of a nearby company had caused settlement to the surface of some of his 18-acre farmland and damage to adjacent buildings.

Published 25 August 2016

Mr Justice Carroll Moran to chair Olympics inquiry

Mr Justice Carroll Moran will chair the non-statutory inquiry into the Olympics tickets controversy, the Government has announced.

Published 25 August 2016

Migrant rights group calls for immigration reform as Ireland returns to net migration

The Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has called for immigration reform in the wake of new figures showing a return to net inward migration for the first time since 2009.

Published 25 August 2016

Declassified files show political importance of Fair Employment Act 1989

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has published documents from the 1980s which show, among other things, the importance assigned by the Northern Ireland Office to the implementation of the Fair Employment Act 1989.

Published 25 August 2016

Organisations invited to be part of Northern Ireland's Human Rights Festival

Organisations have been invited to host events at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival in December 2016.

Published 25 August 2016

Irish Refugee Council calls for Ireland to honour relocation commitments

The Irish Refugee Council has called on the Government to honour its commitment to relocate asylum seekers from Greece and Italy following a fact-finding mission in Greece.

Published 25 August 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran sponsors Plain English Awards

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran is sponsoring this year's Plain English Awards, which rewards organisations that communicate clearly and offers free plain English training to those who don’t.

Published 25 August 2016

Ireland not fully adhering to EU regulations on GMO foods analysis

European Commission inspectors have warned that Ireland is not fully adhering to EU regulations on the testing of genetically modified (GMO) food products.

Published 25 August 2016