Review to explore legal recognition for pre-nuptial agreements

The Department of Justice is expected to shortly initiate a new review of pre-nuptial agreements and their legal status in Ireland.

Published 25 September 2015

PSNI-NCA child porn arrests lead to four charged

A combined operation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has seen 25 people arrested on child pornography charges.

Published 25 September 2015

Over 3,500 offenders receive support into work and education

Over 3,500 offenders were supported into training, further education and employment by the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO) in 2013 and 2014.

Published 25 September 2015

Tributes paid to the late Justice Paul Carney

One of Ireland's most experienced judges, Mr Justice Paul Carney, has passed away at the age of 72.

Published 25 September 2015

Sexual offences bill to 'protect' child sex attack survivors from trauma

Child survivors of alleged sex attacks would be protected from cross-examination by those accused of assaulting them under new laws proposed by the government.

Published 24 September 2015

Emergency legislation closes drink-driving law loophole

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe TD has signed a piece of emergency drink-driving legislation closing a legal loophole identified by the High Court.

Published 22 September 2015

Almost 400 people left without lawyers due to NI barrister strike

Almost 400 people in Northern Ireland's courts have been left without legal representation due to an ongoing protest against legal aid cuts.

Published 22 September 2015

Independent reviewers of NI paramilitaries assessment named

The names of the three independent reviewers who will help produce a contemporary assessment of paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland have been announced.

Published 22 September 2015

NI parties to enter urgent crisis talks

Urgent talks between the five main political parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly to resolve NI's political crisis will begin today.

Published 21 September 2015

Ireland's mortgage arrears crisis 'not yet solved'

Ireland's mortgage arrears crisis is not yet solved, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service - and the country still has the highest levels of late-stage arrears in Europe.

Published 17 September 2015

Consultation launched on gardaí powers to search cash-for-gold outlets

The Department of Justice and Equality has drawn up plans for greater gardaí powers to search jewellers, antique dealers and cash-for-gold outlets.

Published 17 September 2015

Justice minister publishes equal marriage bill

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has published draft legislation that will "make marriage equality a reality in Ireland".

Published 17 September 2015

Paramilitary monitoring could be reintroduced in NI

The secretary of state for Northern Ireland has said "serious consideration" should be given to the re-establishment of a body along the lines of the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC).

Published 15 September 2015

Mental health law campaigner vows to carry on in spite of HSE review

A campaigner for mental health law reform has said she will continue to argue for changes to the Mental Health Act 2001, despite a report concluding the death of her husband was not preventable.

Published 15 September 2015