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High Court: Garda awarded €195,000 for physical and psychological injuries that forced him into early retirement

The High Court has awarded €195,000 to a Garda with 33 years of experience who suffered persistent physical and psychological harm as a result of an assault that occurred in the course of arresting a member of the public.

Published 19 August 2016

Agreement paves way for Irish adoptions from Philippines

An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect.

Published 19 August 2016

Gardaí told to reveal staffing levels in each station

An Garda Síochána have been told to reveal the number of staff in each garda station, The Times reports.

Published 19 August 2016

Renua party leader breached data protection rules

Lucinda Creighton, then-leader of Renua Ireland, is among campaigners found to have breached data protection laws during the general election campaign.

Published 19 August 2016

Sullivans Law appoints new private client solicitor

Belfast firm Sullivans Law has announced the appointment of Caoimhe O’Kane LLM to their private client team on the successful completion of her training contract with the firm.

Published 19 August 2016

Uber told its model is not compatible with Irish legislation

American company Uber has been told it will not be able to expand its popular amateur taxi service to Ireland as its model does not comply with Irish legislation.

Published 19 August 2016

Independent terrorism legislation reviewer approves spies' bulk collection powers

The UK’s spies should be permitted to continue harvesting huge amounts of data from email, according to the independent reviewer of terror legislation.

Published 19 August 2016

US: Private prisons to be phased out over safety concerns

The US Department of Justice is to phase out private prisons amid safety concerns.

Published 19 August 2016

Supreme Court: Trial judge did not have jurisdiction to award damages in lieu of specific performance concerning sale of Dublin properties

In this conjoined appeal concerning the sale of properties in Dublin, the Supreme Court vacated the judgement of the High Court which had awarded damages in lieu of a decree of specific performance against the vendor.

Published 18 August 2016

Dublin primed to become major legal outsourcing hub

Dublin is on its way to becoming a major legal outsourcing hub in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to one new outsourcing outfit.

Published 18 August 2016

British lawyers back bid to return Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland

An influential committee of British lawyers have called for the release of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa from jail in Egypt on the third anniversary of his arrest.

Published 18 August 2016

Iraq War campaigners smash £150k crowdfunding target

A campaign group seeking to take civil proceedings against former Prime Minister Tony Blair and other state officials over the Iraq War has smashed a £150,000 crowdfunding target.

Published 18 August 2016

GoSafe will continue to operate road safety cameras

GoSafe will continue to operate safety cameras on Irish roads after the Department of Justice completed its tendering process.

Published 18 August 2016

Court of Appeal: Bail granted for murder charged despite the alleged intimidation of key witnesses

The Court of Appeal has overturned a determination by the High Court, and granted bail to a Kilkenny man facing trial for the murder of a woman in 1987. Bail had been initially refused in the High Court amid fears that the accused would intimidate a witness to whom he had previously confessed the murder, with the same witness giving evidence that he had already been subject to threatening behaviour from the appellant and his family.

Published 17 August 2016

Legal aid to be provided for Brexit challenge

The man taking forward the first Northern Ireland legal challenge against the Brexit vote has won an application for legal aid on appeal.

Published 17 August 2016