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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

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