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Civil service projects in justice sector compete for recognition

Civil service projects in Ireland's justice and equality sector will compete for accolades at the inaugural Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony in Dublin today.

Published 3 December 2015

Law Centre (NI) secures access to healthcare for EU national's husband

Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a Nigerian national who faced problems accessing primary healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Published 3 December 2015

Damages claim derailed after Facebook photos shown to court

A woman's claim for damages after a minor accident was thrown out of court after a judge agreed subsequent Facebook photos showed she had a "fine physical physique", the Irish Independent reports.

Published 3 December 2015

Audit of Catholic orders finds few convictions for alleged child sex abuse

Only 4 per cent of child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests, brothers and nuns result in convictions, according to the head of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC).

Published 3 December 2015

Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after an appeals court overturned a verdict of culpable homicide – ruling an inferior court misapplied the doctrine dolus eventualis.

Published 3 December 2015

NI woman knowingly abandoned appeal against murder conviction

A woman convicted of the murder of two individuals has had her application to nullify the abandonment of her appeal in respect of one of the murders rejected.

Published 2 December 2015

Attorney General asked to draft new Bankruptcy Bill

Attorney General Máire Whelan SC has been asked to draft a Bankruptcy Bill after the Cabinet agreed to bring bankruptcy terms in Ireland in line with Northern Ireland and the UK.

Published 2 December 2015

Solicitor alleged to have smuggled phone into prison

A solicitor at a Dublin-based legal practice will potentially face prosecution over allegations that she smuggled a mobile phone into prison for a client, The Irish Times reports.

Published 2 December 2015

Loyalist flute band members see convictions overturned

Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band that allegedly played a sectarian song outside a Catholic church in north Belfast have seen their convictions overturned.

Published 2 December 2015

NI Attorney General says access to same-sex marriage is a 'social policy' issue

Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has denied that access to same-sex marriage is a human rights issue, telling the High Court in Belfast that it is a matter of “pure social policy”.

Published 2 December 2015

Ryanair launches High Court action against Google and eDreams

Budget airline Ryanair has launched legal action against Google and an online travel agency in a bid to block allegedly deceptive adverts from appearing on online searches for the airline.

Published 2 December 2015

Lawyers and judges in high spirits at Belfast launch of Christmas CD

Members of Northern Ireland's legal profession were in festive spirits at yesterday's launch of the Pro Bono Choir's inaugural Christmas CD in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Published 2 December 2015

Government faces call to help support Irish ex-prisoners from overseas

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has called on the Government to provide more support for Irish citizens returning to their home country after imprisonment overseas.

Published 2 December 2015

Dublin city centre leads nation on drug offences

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that there is a greater concentration of recorded drug offences in Dublin city centre than anywhere else in the State.

Published 2 December 2015

Government urged to establish dedicated Family Court

The final report from the four-year Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLR) has urged the Government to move forward with promises to establish a dedicated family court in Ireland.

Published 1 December 2015