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Judge warns IBRC investigation will take years

Mr Justice Brian Cregan, chair of the commission investigating the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), has said the investigation will take "several years" to complete.

Published 11 November 2015

Ireland's equal marriage law enters force on Monday

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald yesterday signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015, paving the way for the first same-sex marriages to be conducted in Ireland from Monday.

Published 11 November 2015

Disadvantaged students to be given place on The Bar of Ireland programme

Schools participating in an equal opportunities programme have been invited to nominate students for a The Bar of Ireland programme in order to help disadvantaged students pursue a career in law.

Published 11 November 2015

Spaces remain available for tonight's Justice Hardiman lecture

Spaces are still available for a free lecture to be delivered by Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman on developments in the law on the admissibility of evidence tonight.

Published 11 November 2015

Law Centre (NI) seeks to extend positive decision on ESA for retired civil servants on Civil Service Injury Award

Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a former civil servant who had appealed a decision to reduce her Incapacity Benefit because Northern Ireland’s Social Security Agency had said her civil service injury award was equivalent to a pension and therefore affected her entitlement.

Published 11 November 2015

Ex-minister challenges Moriarty Tribunal's legal costs award as judicial review opens

Former Irish communications minister Michael Lowry is challenging the Moriarty Tribunal's decision to award him only one-third of his legal costs over the course of the inquiry's 14-year period by means of judicial review, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 11 November 2015

Former soldier charged with attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Benburb shooting

John Pat Cunningham, 27, who had learning difficulties and was estimated to have a mental age of 6, was shot dead by an Army patrol in County Armagh in 1974.

Published 11 November 2015

Bar Council NI publishes consultation responses

The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has published responses to four government consultations on its website for easy access.

Published 11 November 2015

Vast majority of Irish students have used illegal drugs

A survey carried out on behalf of a pro-harm reduction group in Ireland has found that 82 per cent of Irish third-level students have tried illegal drugs.

Published 11 November 2015

Ex-soldier arrested in Bloody Sunday investigation

A former soldier has been arrested and interviewed as part of an ongoing police investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings in 1972.

Published 10 November 2015

Murderer loses appeal against conviction, life imprisonment upheld

A man found guilty of murdering Dubliner David White by repeated stabbing has lost his appeal against the Central Criminal Court’s 2013 conviction and life sentence.

Published 10 November 2015

Law Society to make access to justice an election issue

The Law Society of Ireland will work to make adequate funding for the justice system a key issue in the Irish general election, incoming president Simon Murphy has said.

Published 10 November 2015

Midlands prisoners should not share cells until assessed, report warns

Inmates at an Irish prison should not be made to share cells unless a comprehensive assessment finds that they would be suitable cellmates, a report by prisons inspector Judge Michael Reilly recommends.

Published 10 November 2015

Restaurant company told to put up €80,000 security for appeal

A restaurant company seeking to appeal the dismissal of a professional negligence case against a solicitor and barrister has been told to put up an €80,000 security.

Published 10 November 2015

Gardaí set to win asylum raids power

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has proposed a law to allow An Garda Síochána to enter private dwellings in order to arrest asylum seekers who have been subjected to a deportation order.

Published 10 November 2015