Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Government ministers have agreed to bestow city and county councils with new powers to regulate planning of new licensed premises, such as pubs, off-licenses and nightclubs.
Irish and Northern Ireland solicitors made up 10 per cent of calls to a helpline for legal practitioners last year. LawCare received 907 calls from 496 lawyers and legal professionals from across Ireland and the UK last year, a slight increase on the 473 who called the helpline in 2014.
Alastair Ross, chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly's justice committee Northern Ireland prisoners made 8,848 complaints about prison conditions to the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) over the past 11 months, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court will today resume jury selection for the trial of four prominent bank officials after running out of potential jurors on Friday. An enlarged 15-member jury will hear the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank (AIB) executive William McAteer as well as three other bank chiefs
Alain Spilliaert, the family's lawyer The lawyer acting for the family of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was killed in Ireland in 1996, has welcomed the appointment of a new judge to an inquiry into her death.
This year's first quarterly meeting of the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum will take place on Friday 29 January. It will include three presentations from Chris Stewart, head of policy at DETI; Stephen Hillis of Ingeus; and Grace Peacock from the Federation of Small Business.
The High Court of Justice in the Northern Ireland Chancery Division has found that the Charity Tribunal incorrectly ruled that individual charity trustees did not have standing to seek review of decisions by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. The background to the case concerned a decision
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Radical new legislation will empower the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to raid the bank accounts of legal aid recipients who are expected to repay some or all of their costs, the Irish Independent reports.
Ireland's former attorney general Patrick Connolly, who was embroiled in the scandal surrounding the arrest of murderer Malcolm MacArthur, has passed away at his home in Dalkey. The formidable barrister served as attorney general between March-August 1982, resigning after Mr MacArthur was arrested o