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Cork Prison improvements recognised at official opening

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has highlighted the significant improvements at Cork Prison at the official opening of the new €44 million prison building.

Published 20 July 2016

Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe: General data retention obligation may be compatible with EU law

An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has stated in an Opinion that a general obligation to retain data imposed by a member state on providers of electronic communication services may be compatible with EU law but that it is imperative that that obligation be circumscribed by strict safeguards.

Published 20 July 2016

Sugden cuts first sod ahead of new Maghaberry block construction

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden yesterday cut the first sod in preparation for the construction of a new cell block at Maghaberry Prison.

Published 20 July 2016

UKSC: Illegality does not necessarily prevent operation of unjust enrichment

A man who retained money given to him under a contract for an illegal purpose has had his appeal – that illegality prevents the operation of the unjust enrichment rules – dismissed by judges in the UK Supreme Court.

Published 20 July 2016

Lawyers call for further investigation into Thierafurth shooting

A man from Co Down only learned of an historic UVF plot to kill him after the Police Ombudsman report into the Loughinisland massacre was published, The Irish News reports.

Published 20 July 2016

Convicted murderer fails in application to have detention declared unlawful

A man found guilty of murder almost twenty years ago has failed in his application to the High Court alleging unlawful detention.

Published 19 July 2016

Ex-civil servant expected to head up Legal Services Regulatory Authority

A former top civil servant is expected to be named head of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority today.

Published 19 July 2016

Garda Ombudsman publishes annual report for 2015

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)'s annual report for 2015 has been laid before the Oireachtas.

Published 19 July 2016

Sugden meets with new Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden yesterday met with the new Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire during his first visit to Belfast since his appointment.

Published 19 July 2016

Law Society pays tribute to late Patrick Jemphrey

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced that one of its past presidents, Patrick Jemphrey, has passed away.

Published 19 July 2016

Irish and Northern Ireland barristers voice concern over Turkey

The Bar of Ireland and The Bar of Northern Ireland have joined colleagues in England, Wales and Scotland in expressing concern about the rule of law in Turkey.

Published 19 July 2016

Nasc to host migrant community event in Cork

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, is hosting a "One Stop Shop" event in collaboration with organisations throughout Cork to promote greater participation and integration of local migrant communities.

Published 19 July 2016

England: Funeral directors set up as ABS to offer fixed fee legal services

A firm of funeral directors has become the first business of its type to establish itself as an alternative business structure (ABS), Legal Futures reports.

Published 19 July 2016

Businessman fails in appeal that rulings of Moriarty Tribunal amounted to breach of fair procedures

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a businessman's claim that the Moriarty Tribunal of Inquiry into Payments to Charles Haughey and Michael Lowry had incorrectly restricted the cross-examination of a key witness at its public hearings.

Published 18 July 2016

Paul McGarry elected chairman of Council of The Bar of Ireland

Paul McGarry SC was named chairman of The Bar Council of Ireland on Friday.

Published 18 July 2016