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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.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to meet opposition parties early next week in order to finalise proposed legislation supporting the inquiry into certain IBRC transactions.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell has quit as Shadow Attorney General in the UK Labour Party's shadow cabinet over concerns about the direction of the party under leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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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

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