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Amnesty calls for legislative reform after NI abortion judgment

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has welcomed yesterday's judgment that preventing access to abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality (FFA) and pregnancies as a result of sexual crimes is unlawful.

Published 1 December 2015

Brendan McGuigan re-appointed as NI Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice

Brendan McGuigan has been re-appointed as Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice for Northern Ireland for the next three years.

Published 1 December 2015

William Fry appoints Paul Convery and Derek Hegarty as partners

William Fry has announced the appointment of Paul Convery and Derek Hegarty as partners in the litigation and dispute resolution department, marking the firm's continued growth in 2015.

Published 1 December 2015

Commercial law firms lead and advise on deals worth up to $160bn

Ireland's leading commercial law firms have this month advised and worked on deals worth as much as $160 billion.

Published 1 December 2015

Irish Refugee Council warns against 'rushed' legislation

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has warned Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald not to rush the International Protection Bill through the Oireachtas without “fully considering its impact”.

Published 1 December 2015

Climate change legislation to be passed before general election

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told a high-level UN climate summit that new legislation to be passed before the upcoming general election will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland.

Published 1 December 2015

New NI legislation set to define bullying by next year

New legislation that creates a legal definition of bullying and new responsibilities for public authorities in a bid to crack down on bullying in schools has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 1 December 2015

NI law on abortion found incompatible with human rights

The High Court in Northern Ireland has found that the outright ban on abortion breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in that it denies women and girls who are victims of rape and incest, as well as those suffering from fatal foetal abnormalities access to legal abortions.

Published 1 December 2015

Guinness pension dispute allowed to proceed

A former employee of Guinness is to be allowed to continue with his case against the company – in which he claims certain assurances made about his pension arrangements have not been honoured.

Published 30 November 2015

Frances Fitzgerald announces inter-agency initiative to tackle repeat offending

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald today joined figures from across the justice sector at the launch of the Joint Agency Response to Crime (J-ARC), an inter-agency initiative to reduce re-offending and tackle burglary offences in Ireland.

Published 30 November 2015

Alternative to courts to be piloted in Dublin City

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is set to approve the piloting of a new scheme that would divert adults accused of minor offences from the courts into education, rehabilitation or community programmes, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 30 November 2015

Stephen Gillick joins MHC as employment law and benefits partner

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Stephen Gillick as a partner in its employment law and benefits team.

Published 30 November 2015

More than half of NI prisoners released in 2012/13 went on to re-offend

Almost half of prisoners released from custody in Northern Ireland in 2012/13 went on to re-offend, according to new figures published by Justice Minister David Ford.

Published 30 November 2015

TV3 told to pay half of damages award to Dublin lawyer

TV3 has been told it must pay half of a €140,000 damages award to a Dublin lawyer pending the outcome of an appeal.

Published 30 November 2015