Coronavirus

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The temporary suspension of the requirement to hold a public event as part of pre-application community consultation on major planning applications has been extended until the end of September 2021. The latest extension will allow major planning applications to continue to be submitted during the Co

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The final court order in a judicial review brought by the Good Law Project has found that Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled MPs when he said all Covid-19 contracts were "on the record for everybody to see". The High Court in London ruled last month that Health Secretary Matt Hancock had acted unla

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Northern Ireland's courts backlog has eased slightly since the height of the pandemic, with around 10,000 criminal cases outstanding at the start of February. Justice Minister Naomi Long said the 10,000 total was up on 8,100 cases in March 2020 but "down significantly" from a peak of 12,800 in Septe

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Restaurants are gearing up for a court battle over insurance pay-outs linked to Covid-19 following last month's landmark ruling in favour of pub owners. The High Court last month ruled that FBD Insurance was required to cover the losses of four pub owners for the enforced closure of business during

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The Oireachtas has rejected proposals to require all travellers entering Ireland to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, instead limiting the measures to a list which currently stands at 20 countries, mostly in Africa. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly told TDs yesterday that the hotel quarantine sys

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The Irish government has "repeatedly blurred the boundary between legal requirements and public health guidance" in its response to the Covid-19 response, according to new research. The critical report, published today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, also warns that the delegation

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Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evic

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FBD Insurance does not intend to appeal a landmark High Court ruling that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a judgment earlier this month, Mr Justice Denis McDonald said that the proper interpretation of FBD's

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William Fry partner Alicia Compton and associate Karen Hennessy look into the new travel restrictions and what employers need to consider if their employees are travelling for work. In recent weeks the government has ramped up its efforts to restrict travel to and from Ireland to curb the spread of

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A further 50 courtrooms across the State will be fitted with technology to facilitate remote and "hybrid" court hearings in the coming year as the Courts Service continues to rapidly modernise in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ambitious plans to expand the use of technology in the courts system

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A growing backlog in Northern Ireland's employment tribunals is creating an access to justice crisis, lawyers have warned. Killymeal House, the home of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal, is currently "closed until further notice".

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