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Irish victims could be forced to use courts to access new EU rights

Irish law professionals have raised concerns that victims of crime could have to go through the courts in order to access their rights under the EU Victims Directive.

Published 17 November 2015

No further Bloody Sunday arrests until judicial review application heard

No further ex-soldiers will be arrested in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings until a judicial review application by seven ex-soldiers is heard in London next Thursday.

Published 17 November 2015

NI legacy mechanisms must be 'human rights friendly'

A range of NGOs have called on the Irish and British governments to ensure that legacy mechanisms agreed in talks between the leading Northern Ireland political parties are "human rights friendly".

Published 17 November 2015

Prisoner held in Maghaberry was segregated unlawfully

A prisoner held in Maghaberry Prison was unlawfully segregated without proper authority, the High Court in Dublin has ruled.

Published 17 November 2015

MPs will scrutinise UK snoopers' bill despite Paris comments

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has suggested new powers for spies should be properly scrutinised by the UK Parliament following calls from the Prime Minister and a Liberal Democrat peer to fast-track the legislation in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Published 17 November 2015

Surgeons warn changes to NI transplant law counter-productive

Senior surgeons have warned that proposals to introduce an opt-out organ donor register could reduce public willingness to donate.

Published 17 November 2015

Lecture recalls 400 year old Derry trial

Raymond Gillespie, Professor of History at Maynooth University and Judge Philip Babington, the Recorder of Londonderry, addressed around 80 people at the 2015 Walls400 History Lecture in St Columb's Cathedral in Derry on Saturday.

Published 17 November 2015

Lack of CCTV footage does not render trial unfair

The Director of Public Prosecutions has won an appeal to proceed with the trial of Valeriu Sirbu, despite the loss of CCTV footage showing Sirbu committing the alleged crime, and despite the fact that the prosecution case now lies entirely on the statements of those who saw the CCTV footage.

Published 16 November 2015

Mixed feelings as judge refuses to quash NI legal aid fee rules

The Department of Justice must "speedily" revise new rules for legal aid fees in Northern Ireland following a ruling by a High Court judge.‎

Published 16 November 2015

FLAC hits out at slow progress on mortgage arrears promises

There has been “bewilderingly little progress” in tackling the problem of mortgage arrears despite Irish government promises in May, according to Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC).

Published 16 November 2015

Dublin usurping London's 'libel capital' reputation

Dublin is reportedly usurping London's reputation as the libel capital of the world following the implementation of the UK's Defamation Act 2013.

Published 16 November 2015

Ireland's DNA database to become operational on Friday

Ireland's national DNA database will become operational on Friday in a bid to tackle crime and assist An Garda Síochána in investigations.

Published 16 November 2015

Lawyer dies in Paris attacks

A young French lawyer was among those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

Published 16 November 2015

Irish Top Gear producer launches racial discrimination claim

Irish Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon is suing Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC for  "racial discrimination" stemming from an anti-Irish slur allegedly made by Clarkson before he split the producer's lip.

Published 16 November 2015

Law professors to discuss EU copyright review

Two law professors from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are set to discuss the wider implications of EU copyright review at a free discussion event next Tuesday.

Published 16 November 2015