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Irish-American teacher files complaint over meeting on St Patrick's Day

An Irish-American teacher has filed a legal complaint after a parent-teacher conference was scheduled to coincide with St Patrick's Day in spite of his protests.

Published 23 February 2016

Prison Governor wins appeal against prisoner release due to inaccurate certificate of detention

The Governor of Mountjoy Prison has won an appeal against an order releasing a prisoner, following an inaccurate certificate being issued for his detention. The Court of Appeal ordered the issue to be remitted to theHigh Court, allowing the Governor to apply to have the certificate amended.

Published 22 February 2016

Victims charity calls for criminal justice reforms

A leading charity supporting victims in Northern Ireland has called for a focus on "reforms to the criminal justice system" ahead of the Northern Ireland Assembly election.

Published 22 February 2016

Courts facing backlog of Ward of Court applications

Ireland's courts are facing an eight-month backlog of Ward of Court applications, the Sunday Independent reports.

Published 22 February 2016

Law Society discusses court closure with Lisburn council

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has met with representatives of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to discuss the impending closure of Lisburn Court House.

Published 22 February 2016

Fianna Fáil sets out justice policies at Dublin event

Fianna Fáil set out proposals to reform the justice system at the launch of its new policy document, Supporting Victims, this morning.

Published 22 February 2016

Student pair come top in moot competition backed by A&L Goodbody

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) law students Kevin Flood and Colum Holland have triumphed in a moot court competition.

Published 22 February 2016

David Ford meets with new crime agency head

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has met with Lynne Owens, the new director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Published 22 February 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran launches tech law writing contest

Mason Hayes & Curran has invited third level students in Ireland to participate in its inaugural tech law writing contest.

Published 22 February 2016

Police officer's appeal against judge arrest sentence adjourned

An appeal by the PSNI officer who attempted to arrest a judge during court proceedings against his three month prison sentence has been adjourned for a week.

Published 22 February 2016

Negligence claim against the Minister for Defence fails due to inordinate delay

A man has lost his appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of his negligence claim against the Minister for Defence, after the Supreme Court reaffirmed the High Court’s position that there had been inordinate and inexcusable delay.

Published 19 February 2016

Leave proceedings in bid to overturn sex purchase law adjourned

A legal challenge to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 was adjourned for over three weeks at a hearing in Belfast this morning.

Published 19 February 2016

Dublin firm analyses election manifesto impact on employment law

Dublin law firm Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has published analysis of the impact on employment law of the main Irish political parties' proposals.

Published 19 February 2016

Police officer in judge arrest attempt to appeal sentence

The PSNI officer who attempted to arrest a judge during court proceedings has confirmed he will appeal against his three month prison sentence.

Published 19 February 2016

Agency worker receives £5,900 for breach of equal pay rights

Law Centre (NI) client Andrea Richardson has received over £5,900 in compensation in a settlement for breach of the law which protects agency workers’ rights.

Published 19 February 2016