Coronavirus

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The trial of a former British soldier accused of the attempted murder of a 27-year-old man in 1974 could proceed via Skype because of the coronavirus outbreak. Lawyers for Dennis Hutchings, 79, told Belfast Crown Court on Friday that their client has a chest infection and was advised by doctors to s

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The Courts Service of Ireland issued the below update on coronavirus yesterday evening at 6.30pm. The Courts Service is introducing measures starting tomorrow (Friday 13 March), which will scale back the number and size of court hearings. In many ways it will be business as usual, but with mitigatin

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Employment and asylum appeal hearings have been postponed to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The Workplace Relations Commission and the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) have all announced no hearings will take place until at least 29 March 2020.

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The Courts Service of Ireland issued the below update on coronavirus yesterday afternoon, which Irish Legal News is republishing in full. The Courts Service continues to follow the instructions set out in the HSE’s official communications on the coronavirus.

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Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, offers a practical guide to Irish businesses on steps to take in preparation for the coronavirus crisis. “It will be like nothing in our living memory” was the dire warning delivered this week by Taoiseach Leo

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Immigration judges in the US have forced officials to backtrack on an order to remove courthouse posters providing coronavirus advice in English and Spanish. The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) issued advice to judges recommending they display posters from the Centres for Disease C

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The Courts Service of Ireland has said it has "no current plans to cancel court sittings" because of coronavirus, but is keeping contingency plans under constant review. Additional sanitisation of public offices and courtrooms has been arranged and hygiene supplies for public offices and hand saniti

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A fundraising CPD event hosted by Lawyers Against Homelessness has been cancelled due to coronavirus. The initiative, a collaborative effort between barristers and solicitors, has raised over €165,000 through CPD events for the Capuchin Day Centre since it was established in late 2017.

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Contingency plans are being drawn up for the possibility of courthouses being closed due to coronavirus, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Mr Flanagan yesterday addressed a special sitting of the Dáil to set out preparations in the justice sector for the possibility of a COVID-19 ou

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A solicitor whose client is suspected of having coronavirus has been told he would be banned from the courts if he holds a one-to-one consultation with him. Solicitor Padraig O'Connell told Judge David Waters in Killarney District Court that his client was not able to attend because he was being kep

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Julie Galbraith, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Dublin, looks at the coronavirus outbreak from the perspective of Irish employers. The spread of the ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ is a global concern with the World Health Organisation now declaring a global emergency and, at the time

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