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Four major firms get Ireland lawyer registration underway as Brexit precaution

Four top UK law firms are funding lawyers who wish to register in the Republic of Ireland over fears about Brexit, a Legal Week report has revealed.

Published 14 July 2016

Paid parental leave from 1 September as Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill is passed

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill is due to be amended so that parents of babies born on or after the 1st of September 2017 will benefit from 2 weeks paid leave.

Published 14 July 2016

Mediators' Institute of Ireland welcomes announcement to publish mediation bill

The president of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that the Mediation Bill will be published.

Published 14 July 2016

Motion to establish Citizen's Assembly passed by Dáil

A Citizen’s Assembly is due to be set up by the Dáil to examine a number of different issues, such as the referendum on repealing the 8th amendment.

Published 14 July 2016

UK: Cross-party group proposes new Act of Union

A new Act of Union that would “wrest back the initiative from the separatists” and create a federal Britain has been proposed by a cross-party parliamentary group in a new draft bill.

Published 14 July 2016

ICC's 'complementarity' explained in new handbook

The International Center for Transitional Justice in New York has published a new handbook for non-specialists, journalists and activists, that walks them through the intricacies of “complementarity,” a fundamental principle of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It lays out the interconnected relationship between the ICC and national court systems in the fight against impunity.

Published 14 July 2016

Youth Justice Agency and Belfast PCSP launch 'No Harm Done?' DVD

‘No harm done?’ - an innovative short film aimed at educating young people on the impact peer pressure can have on the choices they make and the often unintended consequences of their actions and behaviours – was launched at an event in Belfast City Hall.

Published 14 July 2016

Court of Appeal unanimous in finding ESB procedure unlawful

In a decision that significantly influences the procedure for serving wayleave notices, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the procedure by which the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) served a wayleave notice to enter private land was unlawful.

Published 13 July 2016

Court of Appeal unanimous in finding ESB procedure unlawful

In a decision that significantly influences the procedure for serving wayleave notices, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the procedure by which the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) served a wayleave notice to enter private land was unlawful.

Published 13 July 2016

M50 takes a toll on high-end cars

A clamp down on non-payment of M50 tolls has resulted in a number of upmarket cars, including a Range Rover, several BMWs, Audis and Mercedes Benz, being seized.

Published 13 July 2016

Llyods pharmacy challenge new restrictions on medication display

Lloyds pharmacy has brought about a legal action challenging new regulations which govern the display of medicines which are non-prescription but may only be sold in pharmacies, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 13 July 2016

New corporate partner at Mason Hayes & Curran

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Ciaran Healy as a partner in its Corporate team in Dublin.

Published 13 July 2016

Keystone Law boosts Irish technology offering with arrival of ex-Motorola GC

Tracy Tuohy has joined Keystone’s growing technology practice fromMotorola Solutions where she was senior counsel.

Published 13 July 2016

Closure of courthouse to be reconsidered after new findings

An order requiring the Courts Service to reconsider its decision allowing the closure of Skibbereen courthouse has been approved by the High Court.

Published 13 July 2016

Courts Service figures show fall in drink-driving cases and increase in divorce applications

Figures derived from the 685,000 cases which the Court Service dealt with last year show a drop in drink driving and an increase in divorce, The Irish Times reports.

Published 13 July 2016