Ireland

‘Data protection ratings agency’ proposal wins A&L Goodbody student innovation prize

‘Data protection ratings agency’ proposal wins A&L Goodbody student innovation prize

A&L Goodbody has awarded its annual student innovation prize to a final year law student who proposed the establishment of an Irish Data Protection Ratings Agency (IDPRA). Conor Leavy, a 23-year-old from Kildare and a final year law student at DCU, wrote the winning submission to this year’s A&L Goodbody Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award […]

BILETA Conference 2018

BILETA Conference 2018

The University of Aberdeen, School of Law will be hosting the annual British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association conference on Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th April 2018. On the evening of the 9th of April there will be an AGM and informal dinner. The theme of this conference is:  Digital Futures: places and […]

Conor McGregor’s solicitor defends fighter’s courtroom etiquette

Conor McGregor’s solicitor defends fighter’s courtroom etiquette

Fighter Conor McGregor has raised eyebrows after appearing in court wearing an Adidas tracksuit and white runners after being issued with a speeding fine — before driving off in a high-powered BMW. Mr McGregor appeared in Blanchardstown District Court after being slapped with a €400 speeding fine for allegedly exceeding the 100kmh limit on the […]

Law Society Gazette wins at Irish Magazine Awards

Law Society Gazette wins at Irish Magazine Awards

The Law Society Gazette has won in the Business Media Cover of the Year 2017 category at the Irish Magazine Awards. The cover in question – from the August/September 2017 issue – dealt with the Chinese trade in human organs. The judges “found the Blood Simple cover of the Law Society Gazette to be very […]

Human rights commission appears in right to private and family life cases

Human rights commission appears in right to private and family life cases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has appeared before the Supreme Court as an amicus curiae in two cases concerning the rights of non-Irish families who have been permitted to work and study in the State. The central issue is whether the Minister for Justice and Equality is required to have regard to the […]

Ireland’s adoption regime updated to reflect ‘changing families’

Ireland’s adoption regime updated to reflect ‘changing families’

New legislation brings Ireland’s adoption regime “in line with our changing family make-up”, Children’s Minister Dr Katherine Zappone has said. Dr Zappone was addressing an Adoption Authority of Ireland conference on the impact of the  Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017. Other speakers included Judge Rosemary Horgan, president of the District Court; Dr Geoffrey Shannon, chair of […]

First ‘e-Gates’ now in operation at Dublin Airport

First ‘e-Gates’ now in operation at Dublin Airport

The first automatic border control “e-Gates” came into operation at Dublin Airport yesterday. A total of five gates at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are now operational, increasing to ten gates at each terminal in “the coming weeks”. The e-Gates are open to Irish and EU e-passport holders over the age of 18 and will […]

Supreme Court to make asylum seekers’ right to work declaration in February

Supreme Court to make asylum seekers’ right to work declaration in February

The Supreme Court will make a formal declaration next February that the absolute prohibition on asylum seekers looking for employment is unconstitutional, The Irish Times reports. The court today ruled that a declaration will be made on 9 February 2018, regardless of the State’s progress in addressing the finding. It follows the landmark ruling in […]

Free online course to offer guidance on EU Victims’ Directive

Free online course to offer guidance on EU Victims’ Directive

A free online course for solicitors on the EU Victims’ Directive has been launched by the Law Society Diploma Centre, The Bar of Ireland and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL). The free Victims’ Directive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is co-funded by the European Commission and will be delivered online over four weeks […]

High Court president orders ‘claims harvesting’ website be removed

High Court president orders ‘claims harvesting’ website be removed

The president of the High Court has made orders directing that a website involved in a practice known as “claims harvesting” be shut down. Mr Justice Peter Kelly ordered that a website called www.personalinjurysolicitorsdublin.info be removed. The judge said he was satisfied to make orders after finding that any person who read the contents of […]