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Minister of Health correct person to decide on gay blood ban

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision in which it was found that the decision of the Minister for Health not to alter the lifetime ban on males who have sex with other males (“MSM”) was irrational and infected with apparent bias.

Published 22 April 2016

Two prisoners bidding for release after suspended sentences ruling

Two prisoners are bidding to be released from prison in the wake of the High Court's ruling on suspended sentences ruling on Tuesday.

Published 22 April 2016

Irish Penal Reform Trust challenges next Government on inhumane treatment

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has called on the next Government to commit to safeguarding against inhumane treatment in places of detention at a conference in Dublin.

Published 22 April 2016

UK: MOJ proposes asylum and immigration tribunal fee increases of over 500 per cent

The UK government has proposed an increase of more than 500 per cent in asylum and immigration tribunal fees.

Published 22 April 2016

Legal challenge secures review of hospital smoking ban policy

The ban on smoking on hospital grounds will not apply to mental health inpatients following a judicial review lodged by Belfast firm Wilson Nesbitt on behalf of a 23-year-old woman.

Published 22 April 2016

ByrneWallace announces appointment of four new partners

ByrneWallace has announced the appointment of Neil Keenan,Paraic O'Kennedy, Emmet Whelan and Helen Flynn as partners in the firm’s corporate, banking, employment and property practices respectively.

Published 22 April 2016

Matheson claims eight Deals of the Year awards

Dublin firm Matheson has been awarded eight Deals of the Year 2016 by the monthly Finance Dublin publication.

Published 22 April 2016

Previously secret documents reveal extent of British surveillance

Previously confidential documents published this week reveal the extent of UK government surveillance kept secret from the public and Parliament for the last 15 years.

Published 22 April 2016

Third time lucky: General Court confirms Commission decision over alumnia tax repayments

of the formal investigation procedure and, on the other, the aid schemes had not been notified to the Commission in any way.

Published 22 April 2016

Bar of Ireland v Bar of Northern Ireland in rugby match tomorrow

The Bar of Ireland and The Bar of Northern Ireland will go head-to-head in their annual rugby match tomorrow.

Published 22 April 2016

High Court dismisses Garda challenge to disciplinary proceedings

and/or progression of the disciplinary proceedings.

Published 21 April 2016

The Bar of Ireland takes action to support women practitioners

The Bar of Ireland will introduce a range of measures to better support women at the Bar after a survey of female practitioners revealed a number of areas of concern.

Published 21 April 2016

Two cases dropped in wake of suspended sentences ruling

Two cases where a suspended sentence was to be activated have been dropped in the wake of the High Court ruling on Tuesday.

Published 21 April 2016

Lawyers convene in Belfast for BICBA conference

Leading lawyers from across Northern Ireland and the UK convened this morning for the start of the British Irish Commercial Bar Association (BICBA) conference.

Published 21 April 2016

UK: Home Secretary proposes 'illicit enrichment' offence aimed at public officials

MPs, civil servants and councillors who may be involved in corruption will be the target of a new law proposed by the UK Home Secretary.

Published 21 April 2016