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The Special Criminal Court was wrong to exclude the belief evidence of a Garda chief superintendent on the basis that he would not provide information on the basis of his belief, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The non-jury court had, in the trial of two men charged with IRA membership, excluded beli

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Ciairín de Buis has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive officer of the newly-established statutory Parole Board. Ms de Buis brings over 25 years' experience in the NGO and not-for-profit sector. She currently provides strategic advice to organisations such as Dublin Rape Cris

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Human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment in Egypt following a widely-criticised trial. Mr el-Baqer was tried alongside blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and journalist Mohamed 'Oxygen' Ibrahim before Egypt's controversial Emergency State Security Court (ESSC), whos

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Berlin's public transport company has introduced cannabis-infused tickets which have a "calming effect" when eaten by passengers. BVG, which operates the U-Bahn, tram, bus and ferry systems in the German capital, said the special tickets are made from edible paper sprinkled with three drops of hemp

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Irish legal academic Professor Suzanne Kingston SC has been appointed as a judge of the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Professor Kingston has been a member of faculty at UCD Sutherland School of Law since 2007. Since 2015, she has led a major European Research Co

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Reports of fraud and sexual offences increased in the year to the third quarter of 2021, while reports of other categories of crime fell, new figures show. Fraud was up by 72 per cent and sexual offences were up by almost 10 per cent, in comparison to the previous 12-month period, according to Centr

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Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has said his government will keep its controversial immigration laws, in defiance of an EU ruling. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last month ruled that Hungary's law criminalising lawyers and activists who helped asylum seekers fell foul of EU

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