Government to block birthright citizenship bill by refusing money message

Draft legislation to restore the right to citizenship to all children born in Ireland will not proceed past the second stage in the Dáil after Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan told TDs yesterday that the Government would refuse a money message for the bill.

Published 18 January 2019

PSNI does not believe mutual aid from British police will be necessary after Brexit

The PSNI has said it does not believe it will be necessary to redeploy police officers from England and Scotland to Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Published 18 January 2019

Sarah Conroy and Cian O'Gorman: The Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill – a constructive step?

Beale & Co partner Sarah Conroy and trainee solicitor Cian O'Gorman consider whether a proposed bill represents a constructive step towards the refurbishment of Ireland's planning and building processes.

Published 18 January 2019

New book explores law and policy on white collar crime in Ireland

A new book on white collar crime in Ireland, written by leading senior practitioners, academics and regulators in the field, has been published by Clarus Press.

Published 18 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

Shane Ross dismisses proposal of driving bans for illegal dumpers

Transport Minister Shane Ross has dismissed suggestions that persons convicted of illegal dumping while using a vehicle should be given a driving ban.

Published 18 January 2019

Lady Hale: Law has become fairer to women, but battle is not over

The law has become fairer to women in the past three and a half decades, but "no-one can claim that the battle is over", the president of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 18 January 2019

ECtHR declares inadmissible application of man surveilled by insurance company to determine if claim was justified

An insured man who was surveilled by his insurance company to determine whether his claim for compensation was justified has had his application declared inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 18 January 2019

Spain: Amnesty applies to observe trial of Catalan independence leaders

Amnesty International has applied to the Spanish courts for permission to observe the upcoming trial of twelve Catalan pro-independence politicians and activists.

Published 18 January 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The First Dáil

After the Easter Rising, many of the volunteers focused on political activity rather than another rebellion. At Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis on 25 and 26 October 1917, Arthur Griffith pledged: “we are remaking this organisation of Sinn Féin for the real purpose and object towards it will work” – the setting up of a constituent Assembly of Ireland to meet in Dublin.

Published 18 January 2019