Coronavirus



Rights watchdog launches inquiry into COVID-19 impact on ethnic minorities

Britain's human rights watchdog has launched a statutory inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on people from ethnic minorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

Published 8 June 2020

Major online conference on COVID-19 and economy featuring eminent speakers this Friday

A number of eminent figures are set to speak at a conference on the current crisis and the global economy.

Published 8 June 2020

Far-right activists to pay costs in coronavirus law challenge

Far-right activists John Waters and Gemma O'Doherty have been ordered to pay costs for their failed legal challenge to the emergency coronavirus laws.

Published 4 June 2020

Law firms may be opening prematurely due to 'lack of guidance'

Law firms in Northern Ireland may be opening to visitors prematurely due to a lack of official guidance from the Northern Ireland Executive, a solicitor has warned.

Published 4 June 2020

Data protection experts publish framework for contact tracing apps

Data protection experts have published a "principled framework" for the development of a contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Published 3 June 2020

Gardaí investigating Black Lives Matter protest in Dublin

Gardaí have launched an investigation into whether a Black Lives Matter protest attended by thousands of people in Dublin broke public health restrictions introduced to tackle COVID-19.

Published 3 June 2020

Irish companies given more time to file annual returns

Irish companies have been given until the end of October to file annual returns which would otherwise have been due by the end of June.

Published 1 June 2020

Mark O'Connell: Workplace safety laws still cover those working from home

Barrister Mark O'Connell reminds employers of their health and safety responsibilities to employees working from home.

Published 1 June 2020

Reopening of workplaces to raise 'complex' data protection issues

The reopening of physical workplaces following the COVID-19 pandemic will raise complex data protection issues, DLA Piper Ireland has warned.

Published 29 May 2020

Number of applications for interim legal aid payments down 45 per cent

The number of applications to the legal aid agency's COVID-19 interim payment scheme has fallen sharply in its second full week of operation.

Published 29 May 2020

Lurgan solicitor defies pandemic to set up new practice

Lurgan solicitor Harry McCourt is pressing ahead with the establishment of his new firm, McCourt Solicitors, in spite of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 28 May 2020

ICCL: Gardaí should lose coronavirus policing powers in June

Gardaí should lose the power to arrest people for failing to comply with public health guidelines in less than two weeks, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 28 May 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran develops new online platform to support COVID-19 businesses

A team at Mason Hayes & Curran has developed a new online platform designed to support businesses who are adapting their operations to meet the urgent market needs created by COVID-19.

Published 26 May 2020

Young offenders complying with coronavirus restrictions

Most offenders in youth diversion programmes are complying with restrictions introduced to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study.

Published 26 May 2020

Japan’s top prosecutor gambled and lost

A prosecutor has resigned after visiting the home of a journalist in Tokyo to play mahjong during Japan's lockdown.

Published 26 May 2020