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Justice department launches human rights consultation

The Department of Justice and Equality (DJE) has called for written submissions to help shape a major human rights report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN) next year.

Published 12 October 2015

Law Society calls for CAT threshold increase

The Law Society of Ireland has called for Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) thresholds to be raised in the State's 2016 Budget, calling the current levels "punitive".

Published 12 October 2015

Irish nationalists reject Stormont House Agreement bill

Legislation proposed by the UK government to break the political deadlock in Northern Ireland has been rejected by Irish nationalists.

Published 12 October 2015

Prosecutors told drug tests take resources from serious crime

A senior scientist at Ireland's forensic science laboratory has told prosecutors its resources are being wasted on preliminary drugs tests for drugs possession cases.

Published 12 October 2015

Dublin uni to host prison education and parenting conference

A half-day conference on prison education, parenting and re-entry will be hosted on Thursday by a partnership of two Dublin Institute of Technology schools.

Published 12 October 2015

Undercover reporter's footage admitted as evidence

Video footage filmed covertly by an undercover reporter can be used as evidence in the trial of six Health Service Executive (HSE) workers, a judge has ruled.

Published 12 October 2015

Ex-judges and lawyers criticise UK response to refugee crisis

Over 340 leading ex-judges and lawyers have criticised the UK government's response to Europe's refugee crisis in an open letter published on the Internet.

Published 12 October 2015

Lord Thomas: people must be able to access justice without lawyers

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has said people must be able to access justice without having to instruct lawyers.

Published 12 October 2015

Scotland: 'Mind-boggling' fraud involving $1 billion leads to Edinburgh council flat

BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme has investigated a "mind-bogglingly" complex financial scam which has seen Europe's poorest country robbed of $1 billion – with the trail leading to an ex-council flat in Edinburgh and fraudsters who have availed themselves of the Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP).

Published 12 October 2015

230 people detained under anti-terror laws

Almost 230 people were detained in Northern Ireland under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 last year, according to a statistical bulletin published by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).

Published 6 October 2015

ECJ rules Safe Harbour EU-US data sharing agreement is invalid

An agreement that allowed technology companies and others to send personal data from the EU to the US has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Published 6 October 2015

Mason Hayes & Curran will create 75 jobs in 2015

Leading business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced it will have created 75 new jobs by the end of 2015.

Published 5 October 2015

New court complex will form part of €875m justice investment

A new state-of-the-art Family & Children’s Court complex will be built in Dublin as part of an unprecedented €875 million capital funding package for the justice sector.

Published 5 October 2015

Mid-sized Scots law firms see significant turnover growth

An annual legal practices benchmarking review by Scottish accountants Henderson Loggie points to signs of growth among Scottish law firms.

Published 2 October 2015

Strasbourg notifies Russia of new inter-state application over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

On 29 September the European court of Human Rights (ECtHR) invited the Russian government to submit its observations on the admissibility of a new inter-state application lodged by the government of Ukraine on 27 August 2015, under Article 33 (inter-state cases) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), against the Russian Federation.

Published 2 October 2015