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Former garda was dismissed in 1980s for alleged homosexual activity

A former garda who was dismissed in 1982 has received formal acknowledgement that he was sacked because of his "alleged homosexual activity".

Published 9 August 2019

Former solicitor and judge Greg McCourt appointed to scrutinise search and seizure reports

Former solicitor and judge Greg McCourt has been appointed to scrutinise reports of searches and seizures carried out across the UK without judicial approval.

Published 9 August 2019

High Court to hear legal challenge over conditions at Portlaoise Prison

The High Court will hear a judicial review over conditions at Portlaoise Prison next month.

Published 9 August 2019

Gardaí urged to revise policies following analysis of brothel-keeping cases

Campaigners have urged gardaí to revise their policies following new analysis which shows that over 150 sex workers have been prosecuted for brothel-keeping in the last decade.

Published 9 August 2019

Lawyers for Jim Mansfield jnr issue defamation proceedings against RTÉ

Lawyers for Irish businessman Jim Mansfield jnr have issued defamation proceedings against RTÉ in connection with an episode of Prime Time.

Published 9 August 2019

#InPictures: Law Society president addresses American Bar Association conference in Oxford

Suzanne Rice, president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has addressed an American Bar Association (ABA) conference in Oxford on the themes of good government and the rule of law.

Published 9 August 2019

Former Nazi, 92, to go on trial over killings at Stutthof death camp

A 92-year-old former Nazi is to go on trial in October over charges he helped kill hundreds of people at the Stutthof death camp near the end of the war.

Published 9 August 2019

Department of Justice invests £200,000 in search and rescue groups

The Department of Justice has announced a £200,000 capital funding package for voluntary search and rescue groups in Northern Ireland.

Published 9 August 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Murder and Martyrdom in Rathcannon, Pt. II

...continued from last week's Irish Legal Heritage:

Published 9 August 2019

And finally... silly sausage

Proposals to hike meat taxes in Germany – adding around 30 cents to the price of bratwurst – have been met with public outcry.

Published 9 August 2019

High Court: Garda awarded €90,000 compensation for facial injuries suffered in car crash

A garda who was involved in a "traumatic" road traffic collision in Mullingar, in which large pieces of wood entered through the body of the car while his young children were in the back seat,  has been awarded €90,000 in the High Court.

Published 8 August 2019

Barrister Nicole Lappin appointed head of Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Barrister Nicole Lappin has been appointed as the chief commissioner to the Board of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 8 August 2019

Nearly a dozen people referred for prosecution in relation to identification of Ana Kriégel killers

Gardaí have referred nearly a dozen people for prosecution in relation to social media posts identifying the killers of schoolgirl Ana Kriégel, according to reports.

Published 8 August 2019

Sharp rise in motorists banned from driving following increased enforcement

The number of motorists banned from driving in the State has risen sharply this year amid increased enforcement by gardaí, according to new figures.

Published 8 August 2019

Dozens of countries sign up to new UN convention on mediation

A new UN convention providing for the enforcement of cross-border mediated agreements has been signed by dozens of countries.

Published 8 August 2019