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Dublin lawyer Martina O'Mahoney has been promoted to partner at global law firm Kennedys as part of the firm's largest-ever promotions round. The firm has appointed 22 new partners – more than twice as many as last year – bringing its total worldwide partner count to 293. Of the new part

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Three drunken tourists who trespassed into a bear enclosure in Alaska have been jailed. The men were sentenced last week for the incident in 2018 which saw them wade into the Brooks River at the Katmai National Park and interrupt the salmon-loving bears' dinner.

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A coffee shop in Florence has been fined €1,000 (£847) after a customer got angry over the price of an espresso. The customer called the police after being charged €2 (£1.70) for his decaffeinated coffee at Ditta Artigianale in the centre of the city.

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The latest podcast episode of Activist Lawyer features Michael Clements, a Lawyer within the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. Clements works primarily on applications to the Court against the UK and Ireland and is a qualified solicitor in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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Ireland will today assume the presidency of the Council of Europe, the home of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the continent's leading human rights body. Speaking ahead of the final meeting of Italy's presidency, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said Ireland "has always subscribed

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. Yemen: Talks on now to extend two-month ceasefire, says UN envoy Hans Grundberg

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