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Lawyers call on Cameron to allow parliamentary vote on Brexit

More than 1,000 barristers and advocates have urged the prime minister to allow Parliament to determine whether the UK should leave the European Union or not following the referendum in favour of Brexit.

Published 11 July 2016

Arthur Cox compete in T4TS event

Published 11 July 2016

Housing shortage continues to drive up prices

House prices outside of Dublin and Cork City have been sent rocketing by a shortage of homes coming onto the market according to June’s Irish Independent/Real Estate Alliance Average House Price Index.

Published 11 July 2016

Weekend Books - Broken Vows - Tony Blair - The Tragedy of Power

Tom Bower is a barrister turned investigative journalist, a species that is all but extinct in modern Britain. He has produced a string of debunking biographies of the rich and famous and has successfully defended libel actions from the likes of Richard Branson, Robert Maxwell and Richard Desmond. Media tycoon Conrad Black had to freeze his action against Bower when he was convicted of fraud and imprisoned in Florida.

Published 8 July 2016

Minister entitled to refuse naturalisation on grounds of drink driving, despite indicating that application was successful

The High Court has found that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform was entitled to refuse naturalisation to an applicant, despite informing him that his application was successful, as the applicant had not yet satisfied all the necessary criteria, and new information came to light with regards to the applicant’s criminal record.

Published 8 July 2016

Department of Justice criticised over extension of surveillance powers ahead of review

The Department of Justice has been criticised for proposing a review of the State's right to access communications data which would only take place after gardaí powers in this area have been extended.

Published 8 July 2016

Abolition of school waiting lists could see legal challenges

Parents whose children are set to lose out from the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 could bring legal proceedings against their secondary schools, The Irish Times reports.

Published 8 July 2016

Concerns raised over sex crime accused's access to child therapy files

A leading clinical psychologist has raised concerns about the access of those accused of sexual abuse to the therapy records of the children involved.

Published 8 July 2016

Dáil approves cross-party motion on Ibrahim Halawa

TDs have given their backing to a cross-party motion which recognises the detention of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt as "an unacceptable infringement of his basic human rights by any international standard".

Published 8 July 2016

Darragh Mackin wins legal aid newcomer award

Belfast solicitor Darragh Mackin has been named Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards ceremony in London.

Published 8 July 2016

Gsoc will function as normal despite missing commissioner

The Garda Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) will function normally despite the fact one commissioner is absent due to injury, The Irish Times reports.

Published 8 July 2016

NI: Appeal against 4-year sentence for film streaming website dismissed

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has dismissed a man's appeal against his four-year sentence for conspiracy to defraud, one count of acquiring criminal property, and one count of concealing criminal property.

Published 7 July 2016

Amnesty slams man's planned deportation from Ireland to Jordan

Amnesty International has said a High Court decision to allow the deportation of a man from Ireland to Jordan is a worrying sign of backsliding on the absolute ban on torture.

Published 7 July 2016

Tweets could qualify as lobbying under Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Tweets directed at politicians and public officials could qualify as lobbying under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, the Standards in Public Office Commission has said.

Published 7 July 2016