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Failed candidate to challenge legal validity of gender quotas

Brian Mohan is taking his challenge to gender quotas to the High Court after failing to be selected as Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin Central after party headquarters ruled that a woman be selected.

Published 9 November 2015

Limerick law professor invited to chair penal council

Professor Shane Kilcommins at the University of Limerick School of Law has been invited by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to chair a consultative council on penal policy.

Published 9 November 2015

Sizeable turnout expected to hear Justice John Hedigan address DCU Law Society

The Dublin City University Law Society is delighted to announce that The Honourable Justice John Hedigan will be in DCU to speak to the society today at 6pm.

Published 9 November 2015

DoJ official climbs down over burglary remarks

A senior Department of Justice official has offered an apology after making widely-reported remarks suggesting that judges do not treat the offence of burglary seriously enough.

Published 9 November 2015

UK’s ‘worst speeder’ filmed himself at 192 mph

A man, believed to be Britain's worst speeding offender, has been jailed for 28 months after filming himself driving at 192 miles per hour.

Published 9 November 2015

Court of Appeal upholds higher damages award decision

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that paves the way for higher damages awards for people who suffer catastrophic injuries, the Irish Times reports.

Published 6 November 2015

DoJ in astonishing attack on judges over burglars

A senior Department of Justice official yesterday told the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee that the department believes that judges do not treat the offence of burglary seriously enough.

Published 6 November 2015

Ombudsman should investigate prisons on own initiative, says NIHRC

The Prisoner Ombudsman should have a statutory power to carry out investigations on his or her own initiative, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has told a Northern Ireland Assembly committee.

Published 6 November 2015

PSNI operation could lead to first sex purchase prosecution

One man and three women have been arrested in a police operation which could lead to the first prosecution under a Northern Ireland law that criminalises the purchase of sex.

Published 6 November 2015

Property developer lodges complaint against FM Peter Robinson

A Belfast property developer has lodged a formal complaint alleging criminal misfeasance in public office by First Minister Peter Robinson.

Published 6 November 2015

Human rights groups welcome Istanbul Convention signature

Ireland's signature of a Council of Europe convention against domestic violence and violence against women has been welcomed by human rights groups.

Published 6 November 2015

Irish Society of Comparative Law calls for conference papers

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) has issued a call for papers from members, academics and graduate students ahead of its annual conference next year.

Published 6 November 2015

€175,000 justice job still vacant a year on

The €175,000 secretary general position at the Department of Justice may not be filled during the current Government's tenure, reports the Irish Independent.

Published 6 November 2015

Madam Justice McBride appointed to Boundary Commission

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, has appointed Madam Justice Denise McBride to be deputy chair of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 6 November 2015

Minister launches second phase of disability consultation

Irish government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has announced details of the second phase of consultation for the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy.

Published 6 November 2015