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England: employment tribunal system needs radical reform

Unlawful employment practices will continue to go unpunished unless the tribunal system is overhauled, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned.

Published 8 September 2015

NI schools saw 260 sex attacks in three years

A total of 259 alleged sexual offences in schools across Northern Ireland were reported in 2012-15, according to a BBC investigation into school-based sex crimes.

Published 7 September 2015

Bakers seek protected food status for Forfar bridie

Two bakers in Angus have launched a bid to secure EU protected food status for the Forfar bridie .

Published 7 September 2015

Employee fired by text awarded £15,000 at tribunal hearing

An employee who was fired by text message after querying his rate of pay has been awarded £15,000 at an employment tribunal after the judge found he had been unfairly dismissed.

Published 7 September 2015

Andy Burnham to push for sexual and gender rights in NI

Andy Burnham, one of the candidates for the leadership of the UK Labour Party, has called for Northern Ireland to "take a major step forward" in the arena of human rights.

Published 18 August 2015

Man admits murder of Irish student Karen Buckley

The man charged with the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow today.

Published 11 August 2015

Justice committee asked to consider drug decriminalisation

The Oireachtas justice committee has received at least 50 submissions to its consultation on drug decriminalisation, according to The Irish Times.

Published 10 August 2015

Pastor McConnell pleads not guilty on malicious communication charge

Pastor James McConnell has pleaded not guilty to charges under the Communications Act 2003 relating to his controversial sermon on Islam.

Published 6 August 2015

DUP move to block Derry rename motion

Lawyers are assessing the impact on the city's unionist population of renaming Londonderry, following Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) moves to overturn a council motion.

Published 6 August 2015

Government and opposition figures defend Dáil privilege

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe has added his voice to those speaking out in defence of the ten TDs in the Dáil committee on procedures and privileges (CPP) who are facing legal action.

Published 5 August 2015

England: Athlete wins compensation after fall from friends' window

A blind athlete who suffered a serious spinal injury in a 25-foot fall from a window in a friends' house has successfully won a claim for compensation.

Published 31 July 2015

Supreme Court judge urges review of provocation defence

A judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland has said the lack of a "legislative response" to long-standing difficulties with the defence of provocation is "dispiriting".

Published 30 July 2015

New victims' commissioner to be named within days

Northern Ireland's next Victims' Commissioner will be announced in the next few days, according to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Published 22 July 2015

Intelligence on suspected Islamic extremists collected by State

The Government of Ireland has admitted to compiling intelligence about suspected Islamic extremists living in the country.

Published 21 July 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

Published 21 July 2015