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Department of Justice still has ‘no time frame’ for consideration of prisoner transfer ruling

Department of Justice still has ‘no time frame’ for consideration of prisoner transfer ruling

The Department of Justice has still not indicated a time frame in which it will complete its consideration of a Supreme Court judgment on prisoner transfer applications handed down well over a year ago. Transfer applications to Ireland from prisoners abroad remain on hold after three prisoners successfully challenged the law detaining them. In September […]

Flanagan meets British counterparts in London amid Brexit uncertainty

Flanagan meets British counterparts in London amid Brexit uncertainty

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan stressed the importance of continued participation in European law enforcement measures and a careful Brexit transition at a meeting with UK cabinet ministers. Mr Flanagan held a meeting with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Justice Secretary David Lidington and Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire in London yesterday. They discussed the ongoing close […]

Senior barrister warns Eighth Amendment committee of inherent ‘legal uncertainties’

Senior barrister warns Eighth Amendment committee of inherent ‘legal uncertainties’

A senior barrister has warned the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment that all of the options under consideration for abortion law reform involve significant legal uncertainty. Nuala Butler SC was commissioned to provide a legal opinion on each of the six options identified by the committee, The Irish Times reports. Ms Butler told the […]

Invite our correspondent to your upcoming events

Invite our correspondent to your upcoming events

Holding an event that you want covered in Irish Legal News? Kevin wants to hear from you. If you are holding an interesting conference, seminar, fundraiser or social event that you would like to have covered, our correspondent Kevin Burns would like to hear from you. Kevin covered the Belfast Homecoming Legal Symposium 2017 and […]

NUI Galway to host lecture by war crimes lawyer Peter McCloskey

NUI Galway to host lecture by war crimes lawyer Peter McCloskey

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway will host a free public lecture on the prosecution of the Bosnian genocide next week. The lecture will be given by Peter McCloskey, a senior trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) who worked […]

Tughans announces sponsorship of insurance masterclass

Tughans announces sponsorship of insurance masterclass

Tughans has announced its sponsorship of the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s (IINI) Premium Masterclass series. Solicitor Neil Cahill from the firm’s dispute resolution team launched the new series alongside keynote speaker and four-time Paralympic gold medallist Dr Michael McKillop and IINI president Iain Patterson. Delegates also heard from Jack McIllduff, who has over 50 […]

Ballinamore courthouse repairs delayed for structural report

Ballinamore courthouse repairs delayed for structural report

Essential repair works on Ballinamore Courthouse have been delayed while a structural engineer prepares a report on the building. Eamon Scanlon, TD for Sligo–Leitrim, said the building was in a “dilapidated condition”. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said work was due to be undertaken on the building’s roof earlier this year. However, the Courts Service of […]

Walkers and Business to Arts team up to teach photography to kids

Walkers and Business to Arts team up to teach photography to kids

Financial services law firm Walkers is teaming up with Business to Arts to set up a new photographer-in-residence programme in Dublin. The programme, with support from the Docklands Arts Fund, will see a photographer work with Walkers staff and children from a local school and to develop their creativity and photographic skills. The venture, beginning […]

MKB Law sponsors Vespa World Days Belfast 2018

MKB Law sponsors Vespa World Days Belfast 2018

MKB Law is sponsoring Vespa World Days as it comes to Belfast for the first time since the yearly global event started in 1954. The forthcoming event was officially launched by representatives from MKB Law as well as the Lord Mayor of Belfast, co-ordinators, partners and other sponsors in the Titanic Quarter of the city. […]

Law Society leads criticism of legal aid funding in Budget 2018

Law Society leads criticism of legal aid funding in Budget 2018

The Law Society of Ireland and legal rights group FLAC have raised concerns that funding set out in Budget 2018 will not allow for the abolition of legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence. They also raised concerns that the 3 per cent increase in funding – down from 12 per cent in the […]