Appointments

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William Fry has appointed Susan Walsh to the firm's technology department as a consultant. Ms Walsh specialises in commercial and technology law, particularly in drafting and negotiation of complex, mission-critical IT outsourcing and implementation projects, AI and emerging technologies, supply and

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Northern Ireland commercial law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has expanded its employment and immigration team with the appointment of associate director George Kilpatrick and trainee solicitor Ashleigh Wilson. Mr Kilpatrick has over 30 years' experience as a solicitor and a wealth of experience in emp

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International law firm Walkers has welcomed Jody Toner back to the firm as a partner and head of its Irish real estate team. Mr Toner, previously a member of the firm's real estate team for seven years, has extensive experience in real estate and real estate finance, spanning over 20 years across ba

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DLA Piper is celebrating a milestone in Ireland following the qualification of its first-ever intake of trainee solicitors. Kate Kinsella, Sarah Murphy, Maximilian Mitscherlich and Roisin Cronin have qualified and joined DLA Piper as fully fledged solicitors in Ireland following their successful com

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin partner Denise Kirwan has been appointed as an independent director of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW). Ms Kirwan, who heads the firm's child care department, has over 25 years' experience in child and family law. She is a member of the Law Society's child and fam

Northern Ireland

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Provocative Belfast hip-hop trio Kneecap have been granted permission by Northern Ireland's High Court for a judicial review of a UK government decision to deprive them of a public grant. The Irish language artists were awarded a £15,000 grant under the music export growth scheme (MEGS), which

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Northern Ireland commercial law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has expanded its employment and immigration team with the appointment of associate director George Kilpatrick and trainee solicitor Ashleigh Wilson. Mr Kilpatrick has over 30 years' experience as a solicitor and a wealth of experience in emp

Universities

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Limerick student Brian Daly has been awarded the Holmes O'Malley Sexton UL Law Scholarship for the second time. Mr Daly, a high-achieving Law and Accounting student at the University of Limerick, received the same scholarship in 2021 during his first year. His continued commitment to his studies has

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Trainee solicitors at the Law Society of Ireland are climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Ballymun Community Law Centre. Matthew Mulrooney, Eoghan Davis, Sophie Walsh, Fearghal Ryan, Oliver Dunne, Daniel Donoghue, Dylan Byrne and Hamzza Khosa will climb Kilimanjaro this August in a bid to raise €10,0

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Pro bono work has been "mainstreamed into the Irish legal culture" — but that was not the case until relatively recently, FLAC chief executive Eilis Barry points out. When Ms Barry joined the legal charity FLAC in 2016, Éamonn Conlon SC, then a partner in A&L Goodbody LLP, had just

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At the beginning of this month, 285 people seeking international protection were moved from a makeshift campsite outside the International Protection Office (IPO) in Dublin’s Mount Street. Weeks later, 55 asylum seekers set up camp along the Grand Canal just hours after another tent clearance.

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The adoption this week of the UK’s controversial Safety of Rwanda Bill generated ripples (or rather waves) of concern that reached far beyond Britain’s shores. One of those most concerned was Michael O’Flaherty, the Irish human rights lawyer who has just been appointed Council of E

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Joanna Robinson is used to long and demanding journeys. The partner at Pinsent Masons in Belfast is already preparing for the Chicago Marathon in October, having completed her first such event in Dublin last year. On the promise, she rather ruefully recalls that it was going to be a very flat route