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Barristers from north and south discuss challenges of Brexit at annual meeting

Representatives of the barrister profession on both sides of the border focused on the impact of Brexit on the legal and justice sectors at the seventh annual Joint North South Bar Meeting.

Published 8 April 2019

Maximum sentence for conspiracy to murder to be increased to life under private member's bill

The maximum sentence for conspiracy to murder could be increased from 10 years to life imprisonment under a private member's bill backed by Fianna Fáil.

Published 8 April 2019

Government sets out plans to regulate social media companies and tech firms

The UK Government has proposed the creation of an independent regulator as part of a series of measures to ensure social media companies and tech firms keep their users safe, including possible liability for individual members of senior management.

Published 8 April 2019

Drew Harris challenged to clarify details of car crash at Garda HQ

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been challenged to clarify the details of a car crash at An Garda Síochána's headquarters following conflicting reports about the incident.

Published 8 April 2019

Third of court appeals against driving bans are successful

A third of court appeals against driver disqualification are successful, according to new figures.

Published 8 April 2019

Family law experts address Law Society conference on Children's Order

Family law experts addressed a packed meeting at Law Society House on the private law aspects of the Children's Order.

Published 8 April 2019

Government abandons attempts to define 'extremism' in law

The UK Government has abandoned plans to define extremism in law after being told it would criminalise legitimate political and religious activity.

Published 8 April 2019

DAC Beachcroft rolls out new branding in Dublin

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has completed a rebranding exercise that has seen it adopt fresh messaging and a new visual identity.

Published 8 April 2019

#InPictures: HOMS Solicitors presents €450 cheque to head injury charity

Limerick-based HOMS Solicitors has presented a cheque for €450 to its new charity partner, Headway Ireland.

Published 8 April 2019

England: Girl who claims she lied about being sexually abused by grandfather has plea for his release rejected

A girl who told judges she lied about allegations that resulted in her grandfather being convicted and jailed for sexually abusing her has had her plea for him to be released rejected.

Published 8 April 2019

And finally... pride and prejudice

A suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and eaten by a pride of lions after illegally entering a national park.

Published 8 April 2019

High Court: Information Commissioner must reconsider decision requiring UCC to disclose records sought by RTÉ

The Information Commissioner must reconsider its decision requiring UCC to disclose records of a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to RTÉ, after the High Court found the decision exhibited a number of errors of law.

Published 5 April 2019

Senior EU lawyers welcomed to Dublin for major conference on Brexit and commercial law

Senior lawyers from across Europe have been welcomed to Dublin today to address the EU Bar Association's (EUBA) annual conference.

Published 5 April 2019

Martin Phelan appointed secretary-general of CFE Tax Advisors Europe

Martin Phelan, head of tax at William Fry, has been appointed secretary-general of CFE Tax Advisers Europe, the representative body of tax institutes and chambers in Europe.

Published 5 April 2019

Human rights commission agrees law on withholding information is unconstitutional

The offence of withholding information from gardaí is unconstitutional, the Irish Human Right and Equality Commission has said.

Published 5 April 2019