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Justice Minister Helen McEntee hosted an online commemorative ceremony this morning to mark the ninth annual national Missing Persons Day. National Missing Persons Day is an all-Ireland day of commemoration, providing an opportunity for family members and friends of missing persons to remember their

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Censors in Hong Kong have removed an episode of The Simpsons from a streaming service as it refers to the Tiananmen Square Massacre and mocks Mao Zedong. Disney+ launched in Hong Kong earlier this month, but viewers noticed the absence of episode 12 of season 16: Goo Goo Gai Pan.

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The High Court has struck out part of a defamation claim which was brought by a plaintiff against the Irish Daily Star and centred on the Hutch/Kinahan gang feud. The plaintiff alleged that the Star had defamed her by reporting that she was asked to help the Kinahan gang kill her partner or face bei

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Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, has launched Mercy Law Resource Centre’s 2020 Annual Report. Aoife Kelly-Desmond, managing solicitor at Mercy Law Resource Centre, an independent law centre that provides free legal advice and representation to people facing homelessness

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Justice Minister Helen McEntee has secured Government approval to recommend to President Higgins that he exercise his right to pardon John Twiss, who was convicted of the murder of John Donovan and executed in January 1895. The granting of a Presidential Pardon is a right which should be offered onl

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Ireland's courts service has missed its 2020 energy efficiency targets and will have to catch up to meet an even more ambitious 2030 target. The Courts Service today published its first-ever environmental sustainability strategy, which sets out its priorities for 2021 to 2024.

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Belfast-based McKees has been awarded a bronze medal by EcoVadis in recognition of its business sustainability rating, becoming the only law firm in Ireland to hold the accreditation. EcoVadis is a worldwide provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance impr

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Legislation removing this month's deadline to register rights of way with the Property Registration Authority (PRA) has come into effect. The enactment of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2021 today repeals a number of changes to the law on prescriptive easements and profits à prendre

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. McCann FitzGerald LLP has advised Coillte on its formal agreement with ESB for the creation of a 50:50 joint venture focused on developing a pipeline of renewable energy facilities in Ireland.

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A former tennis player who claimed a newspaper had defamed him in a story that mentioned his tax affairs has failed in his Article 8 appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. The court found that as the newspaper article had been a mixture of value judgment and supported factual statements, it h

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