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Drew Harris apologises for garda's comments about lawyers

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to the High Court for negative comments made by a garda about the legal profession.

Published 21 July 2021

Majority of court fines are going unpaid

Around two-thirds of fines issued by Irish courts are going unpaid, according to a briefing prepared for Justice Minister Heather Humphreys.

Published 21 July 2021

ECtHR: Post-mortem examination of baby violated parents' human rights

A post-mortem examination of a baby conducted against the wishes of his parents has been ruled a breach of Articles 8 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 21 July 2021

And finally... settle down

Israel has threatened ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's with "serious repercussions, legal and otherwise" after it said it would no longer sell its products in illegal settlements.

Published 21 July 2021

High Court: Planning permission for safe injection site near primary school quashed

The High Court has quashed a decision by An Bord Pleanála for a safe injection site in Dublin due to a failure to consider the objections of a local primary school. The Board had provided temporary permission of three years for the facility, with a potential review of the development after that period.

Published 20 July 2021

LSRA handled over 1,400 complaints in its first year as complaints body

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) received 1,422 complaints in its first full year of operations as the independent complaints handling body for solicitors and barristers.

Published 20 July 2021

Eversheds Sutherland partners with Children's Rights Alliance

Eversheds Sutherland has partnered with the Children's Rights Alliance (CRA) to boost the number of free legal advice clinics offering support to children and their families.

Published 20 July 2021

Tribute paid to 'very fine lawyer' Ivan Daly BL

Tribute was paid to Ivan Daly BL in the High Court yesterday as the late barrister's funeral took place at Beechwood Avenue Church.

Published 20 July 2021

John Boston

Retired Belfast solicitor John Boston has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced.

Published 20 July 2021

Pre-action letter led to entire RQIA board's resignation last summer

A pre-action letter from Belfast firm KRW LAW LLP precipitated the resignation of the entire board of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) last summer, according to a report.

Published 20 July 2021

Challenge brought against proposed new employment regulation order for security workers

Three security companies have brought a High Court challenge aimed at setting aside a ministerial order that would see many working in the industry receive increased pay.

Published 20 July 2021

Irish public to be consulted on global minimum corporate tax rate

Widely-discussed proposals for a global minimum corporation tax rate of at least 15 per cent have been put out to public consultation by the Irish government.

Published 20 July 2021

England: More wrongfully convicted subpostmasters overturn convictions

A dozen more convictions of former subpostmasters linked to a flawed Post Office computer system have been overturned, bringing the total to 57.

Published 20 July 2021

ECtHR: Lack of effective remedy for former judge breached human rights

A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body's decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 20 July 2021

And finally... cease and desist

One of Italy's most prestigious art galleries has threatened Pornhub with legal action over an interactive museum guide recasting famous artworks as "priceless porn".

Published 20 July 2021