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The Oireachtas has approved legislation that extends equality law protections for LGBT teachers to schools and institutions run by the Catholic Church. The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, which has passed all legislative stages, scraps Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act, which ex

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The trial of a woman accused of cruelty and neglect towards her eight children fell apart because video link evidence was not recorded, The Irish Times reports. The woman, who cannot be named, was on trial in Galway Circuit Criminal Court in connection with child cruelty offences including assault,

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Gareth Peirce British solicitor and human rights activist Gareth Peirce, who represented the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six during a career of more than 30 years, is among those who have been honoured with the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad 2015.

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ByrneWallace advised in transactions representing around a quarter of the total funds raised by Irish SMEs in the first nine months of 2015, the corporate law firm has said. Figures published by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) show that Irish SMEs raised €415 million during the first

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A woman who sought judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Applications Commissioner on the grounds the Commissioner did not have regard to her status as a victim of human trafficking has had her application refused. The woman, identified as C.C., is a native of Nigeria. She holds that she left

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Mr Justice Kevin Cross and Mr Justice George Birmingham are among the leading contenders for next president of Ireland's High Court, The Irish Times reports. The Government is set to announce the successor to Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, who retires this month, within the next few days.

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