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Dublin lawyer wins €140k damages after mistaken identity report

A lawyer who was wrongly identified in an evening news report as a solicitor who was accused of fraud has been awarded €140,000 in damages by the High Court.

Published 13 November 2015

UN human rights expert meets with key NI officials in ten-day trip

UN human rights expert Pablo de Greiff has met with key officials in Northern Ireland as part of a ten-day trip to address the legacy of the Troubles.

Published 13 November 2015

Judge dismisses 21 cases of failure to present driving license to court

A District Court judge has dismissed 21 cases relating to failure to produce a driving license in court because the defendants had not been directed to present their licenses, The Irish Times reports.

Published 13 November 2015

German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they revoked the suspension of a sentence previously imposed on him has won his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 13 November 2015

German courts violated man's right to be presumed innocent

A man who complained German courts violated his article 6 right to be presumed innocent after they revoked the suspension of a sentence previously imposed on him has won his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Published 13 November 2015

Antrim woman in court action over delayed abortion guidance

A woman from Co Antrim is taking Northern Ireland's Department of Health to court over delays in publishing finalised guidance on abortion.

Published 13 November 2015

UCC academic tells conference to tackle root of domestic violence

A leading academic at University College Cork (UCC) has said that Ireland is failing victims of domestic abuse by failing to "tackle the root of the abuse".

Published 13 November 2015

NI sausage firm threatens to sue the WHO

A sausage firm based in Downpatrick has threatened legal action against the World Health Organisation (WHO) for causing damage to its "reputation and business".

Published 13 November 2015

IDA acted ultra vires in compulsory land purchase, Supreme Court finds

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an Irish farmer who objected to the compulsory purchase of his land by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

Published 12 November 2015

Ex-soldiers file legal action against Bloody Sunday investigation

Solicitors acting for seven former soldiers have lodged emergency High Court proceedings that could derail the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings.

Published 12 November 2015

Irish bankruptcy law to be brought in line with NI

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told TDs that a law to reduce Irish bankruptcy terms from three years to one year could be passed before the Irish general election.

Published 12 November 2015

Judge appeals for second judicial appointment to IBRC investigation

Mr Justice Brian Cregan, chair of the commission investigating the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), has asked for a second judge to be appointed to help conduct the investigation.

Published 12 November 2015

Dublin judge ordered to take jurisdiction of Lowry company tax case

A District Court judge erred in declining jurisdiction over a tax charges case against a company owned by former government minister Michael Lowry, the High Court has ruled.

Published 12 November 2015

Government won't oppose bill creating elder abuse offences

The Government of Ireland has said it will not oppose the Vulnerable Persons Bill introduced to Dáil Éireann yesterday by an independent TD.

Published 12 November 2015