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Irish Prison Service highlights value of prison cell TVs

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has said incidents of self-harm and suicide "dramatically dropped" after TVs were made available to inmates in 2002.

Published 19 February 2016

TLT advise Kremlin Associates on hotel site purchase

UK law firm TLT advised Kremlin Associates on the purchase of a site that will host a new hotel in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Published 19 February 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran backs children's art initiative

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has launched a new partnership with the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).

Published 19 February 2016

Senator who played Good Friday Agreement role tipped for US Supreme Court

A former US senator who played a key role in negotiating the Good Friday Agreement could be appointed to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in the US Supreme Court.

Published 19 February 2016

High Court refuses to order costs in favour of Ryanair in discovery-related application

The High Court has declined to make an order finding that an airline should be awarded costs for a discovery-related application that had been rendered moot by circumstance, and which would potentially result in the State being liable to it for a substantial sum.

Published 18 February 2016

Mr Justice Kelly expected to fill in for president of Court of Appeal

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, is expected to be appointed as temporary president of the Court of Appeal, The Irish Times reports.

Published 18 February 2016

UK: Supreme Court rules earlier cases wrong to treat 'foresight' as sufficient test for murder

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in two cases that foresight is simply evidence – albeit sometimes strong evidence – of intent to assist or encourage a crime, which is the proper mental element for establishing secondary liability. In doing so, it has set the law back to its position before Chan Wing-Siu.

Published 18 February 2016

IPRT calls for investment in communities affected by crime

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has challenged the next Government to invest in communities affected by crime in order to make society safer.

Published 18 February 2016

Dublin court dismisses charges against water protesters

Dublin District Court has dismissed charges against ten people who were accused of committing public order offences during a protest against the installation of a water meter.

Published 18 February 2016

Belfast lawyer wins newspaper apology for Hollywood stars

The Belfast Telegraph has apologised for publishing “a number of fundamental factual inaccuracies and defamatory inferences” about Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Published 18 February 2016

Police officer who attempted to arrest judge sentenced to three months prison

A police officer who threatened to arrest a judge during court proceedings has been sentenced to three months in prison.

Published 18 February 2016

House prices increase by seven per cent over year

House prices in Northern Ireland increased by seven per cent over the past year, according to new figures published by the Department of Finance.

Published 18 February 2016

Minister for Social Protection breached constitutional justice by failing to consider all evidence of a child’s disability

The High Court has found that the Minister for Social Protection erred in law and breached fair procedures, natural and constitutional justice, by failing to properly consider all of the evidence furnished by the applicant that her child was a “qualified child” under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, and therefore entitled to domiciliary care allowance.

Published 17 February 2016

APIL criticises proposals to abolish legal aid for money damages cases

The UK-wide Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has criticised Northern Ireland's Department of Justice (DoJ) over proposals to abolish legal aid as a method of funding legal cases for money damages.

Published 17 February 2016

Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn to be extradited to Ireland

Former Irish solicitor Michael Lynn will be extradited to Ireland to face allegations of mortgage fraud following a ruling by the Supreme Federal Court in Brazil.

Published 17 February 2016