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Court to hear Article 50 prevents UK use of European Arrest Warrant

Court to hear Article 50 prevents UK use of European Arrest Warrant

The Court of Appeal will hear today arguments that a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the UK is no longer valid because of Brexit, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Michael Forde SC, representing Irish businessman Thomas Joseph O’Connor, will argue that the triggering of Article 50 means the UK can no longer use the EAW […]

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints new head of employment law and benefits

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints new head of employment law and benefits

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of partner Melanie Crowley as the firm’s new head of employment law and benefits. Ms Crowley is a senior partner whose practice focuses on strategic contentious and non-contentious workplace issues. She is a go-to employment lawyer for some of Ireland’s biggest domestic and multinational companies. She advises […]

Laois County Council prepared to buy site for courthouse

Laois County Council prepared to buy site for courthouse

Laois County Council is prepared to buy a greenfield site to allow a new courthouse to be built away from Portlaoise town centre, the Leinster Express reports. Councillors have ramped up pressure on the Courts Service, Office for Public Works and the Department of Justice to see through the construction of a new courthouse. Cllr […]

Michael Murray retires as State solicitor for Limerick

Michael Murray retires as State solicitor for Limerick

Tributes have been paid to Michael Murray on his retirement as State solicitor for Limerick, the Limerick Post reports. Leading tributes in Limerick Circuit Courthouse, Judge John O’Donnell said locals were lucky to have been served by Mr Murray. Mr Murray, who first appeared before the court in 1972, has been State solicitor since 1980. […]

Retired RUC officers prepare legal action against Ombudsman

Retired RUC officers prepare legal action against Ombudsman

Six retired RUC officers have instructed a lawyer to prepare legal action against the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) over an alleged data breach. It comes as a criminal investigation continues into the naming of at least eight ex-police officers in papers unlawfully disclosed to a law firm. The lawyer for the ex-officers has […]

Matheson staff to welcome ABA conference to Dublin

Matheson staff to welcome ABA conference to Dublin

Matheson staff will welcome colleagues from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) employment law section to Dublin this May. Matheson are one of the key sponsors of the International Midyear Meeting on 7-11 May, which will involve a diverse series of keynotes and panels led by leading international employment law experts. Matheson partner Bryan Dunne will […]

Callan Tansey raises over €1,000 for local homeless

Callan Tansey raises over €1,000 for local homeless

Sligo-based firm Callan Tansey raised over €1,000 for local charity North West Simon Community this month. Caroline McLaughlin, associate solicitor at the firm, hosted a tea day which rose €553.62 for the charity. The firm then matched the funds raised for a total of €1,107.24. In a letter of thanks, Mary McKean, development officer at […]

Mr Justice Murray completes review of data retention laws

Mr Justice Murray completes review of data retention laws

Mr Justice John L. Murray, former Chief Justice of Ireland, has completed his review of data retention legislation. The final report of his Review of the Law on the Retention of and Access to Communications Data has been received by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald. A copy of the report has been forwarded to Attorney General […]

Ibrahim Halawa case adjourned despite hopes for progress

Ibrahim Halawa case adjourned despite hopes for progress

The trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo has been adjourned, despite hopes that the case was finally moving towards conclusion. Mr Halawa, 21, was 17 at the time of his arrest in 2013 and has been charged with serious offences related to his alleged participation in a political protest, all of which he […]

Fitzgerald thanks prison officers for work at St Patrick’s Institution

Fitzgerald thanks prison officers for work at St Patrick’s Institution

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has thanked prison officers for their work with young offenders at St Patrick’s Institution. Ms Fitzgerald addressed delegates to the annual conference of the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) in Galway earlier today. She said: “Colleagues, as you know the complete closure of St Patrick’s Institution was confirmed earlier this month with […]