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Government concerned by human trafficking allegations

An Irish government minister has said he is "very concerned" about allegations of potential human trafficking made by the Guardian newspaper.

Published 3 November 2015

QUB academics launch criminal justice essays

A collection of essays on criminal justice, edited by two academics in the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast, has been published by Hart Publishing.

Published 3 November 2015

Equal marriage battle to move into NI courts

The "battle for equality in Northern Ireland" will move to the courts after a vote on legalising same-sex marriage was blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), campaigners have said.

Published 3 November 2015

NI Assembly votes to pass Children's Bill into law

The Children's Services Co-operation Bill is set to become law after being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly today.

Published 3 November 2015

Lawyers to address conference on primary schools

Senior lawyers are set to address a conference at Trinity College Dublin on recent legal developments impacting on the good management of primary schools.

Published 3 November 2015

Justice Minister sets sights on Irish burglars and crime gangs

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has pledged to crack down on burglaries and organised crime in Ireland by providing additional gardaí resources and legislating for tougher sentences and stricter bail conditions.

Published 2 November 2015

Irish model wins damages for HIV campaign image

An Irish model was horrified to see a photograph of herself depicted as being HIV positive in a New York state campaign to promote the rights of HIV-positive New Yorkers.

Published 2 November 2015

Minority of Irish employers dodging employment law obligations

Some Irish employers are using "if-and-when" contracts to skirt around employment legislation, a new report commissioned by the Government suggests.

Published 2 November 2015

Carson McDowell achieves top rankings in Chambers 2016

Belfast-based commercial law firm Carson McDowell has been highly recommended in the Chambers UK Guide 2016, the firm has announced.

Published 2 November 2015

Hepatitis C woman wins greater compensation award in court

An unnamed woman who was awarded €180,000 by the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal has seen her award increased to €250,000 by a judge.

Published 2 November 2015

Woodcock off the menu as ban introduced

The sale of woodcock – a succulent game bird favoured by gourmets – was banned in Ireland this weekend as a conservation measure to curb a flourishing trade in the bird.

Published 2 November 2015

Law Centre (NI) to host short film screening

Three critically acclaimed short films about slavery will be screened by Law Centre (NI) in collaboration with Foyle Film Festival and Unchosen later this month.

Published 2 November 2015

Prisoners tuck in to raise €700,000 for charities

Booming sales of crisps, cigarettes, sweets and juice have raised the turnover of cut-price tuck shops in 13 Irish prisons to over 6 million euro.

Published 2 November 2015

Expert review of UK pre-pack sales to increase trust in process

Directors, shareholders and others connected with an insolvent company in the UK can now have their proposed pre-pack acquisition of the insolvent business reviewed by an independent pool of experts in a move to improve trust and transparency in UK business rescue.

Published 2 November 2015

Legal professionals criticise second Special Criminal Court

A wide range of legal professionals have criticised Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald's decision to establish a second non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Published 30 October 2015