Articles



Reality TV producer wins damages from ITV2 over Peter Andre contract dispute

A television producer has been awarded “substantial damages” after a cable TV channel was held to be in “breach of contract” following a dispute involving singer and reality show star Peter Andre.

Published 13 October 2015

Lawyer calls for urgent bail law reform

Delays in bringing cases to court are leading judges to grant bail more frequently, a senior lawyer has said.

Published 13 October 2015

Law Society urges vigilance over NI solicitor scam

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has urged members of the public to stay vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting solicitor firms and their clients.

Published 13 October 2015

Belfast seminar to give critical insight into financial crime

Forensic accountants Harbinson Mulholland have announced an upcoming seminar providing critical insight into key areas of financial crime.

Published 13 October 2015

Women take appeal for Magdalene laundry redress to High Court

Four women are launching High Court proceedings against the State after being refused access to a compensation scheme for Magdalene laundry survivors.

Published 13 October 2015

MSM blood ban appeal takes place

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) is being re-examined in the Northern Ireland Appeal Court.

Published 13 October 2015

Former Anglo Irish chairman to be tried in May

The former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank will go on trial for alleged breaches of the Companies Act 1990 in May 2016, a judge has confirmed.

Published 13 October 2015

Paramilitary report soon to be given to NI parties

A report on the status of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the UK government, is due to be presented to political parties on Thursday.

Published 13 October 2015

Elderly cancer-sufferer imprisoned in Saudi Arabia faces 350 lashes for making wine

The children of a 74-year-old Briton who is to be given 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia as punishment for having homemade wine have appealed to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to save him.

Published 13 October 2015

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