Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Civil service projects in Ireland's justice and equality sector will compete for accolades at the inaugural Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony in Dublin today.
Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a Nigerian national who faced problems accessing primary healthcare in Northern Ireland. Having suffered a back injury, the man had tried to register as an NHS patient with his local GP but had been refused because the surgery’s staff thought he could n
A woman's claim for damages after a minor accident was thrown out of court after a judge agreed subsequent Facebook photos showed she had a "fine physical physique", the Irish Independent reports. Rita Milinovic, 29, told Dublin Circuit Court that her life was changed after a minor motor accident in
Only 4 per cent of child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests, brothers and nuns result in convictions, according to the head of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC). Teresa Devlin, NBSCCC CEO, said the watchdog had determined the figure through audi
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after an appeals court overturned a verdict of culpable homicide – ruling an inferior court misapplied the doctrine dolus eventualis. Mr Pistorius murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after he shot her four
A woman convicted of the murder of two individuals has had her application to nullify the abandonment of her appeal in respect of one of the murders rejected. The applicant, Mrs Hazel Stewart, was convicted of the murder of her former husband Mr Trevor Buchanan, and the wife of her former partner,Le
Attorney General Máire Whelan SC Attorney General Máire Whelan SC has been asked to draft a Bankruptcy Bill after the Cabinet agreed to bring bankruptcy terms in Ireland in line with Northern Ireland and the UK.
A solicitor at a Dublin-based legal practice will potentially face prosecution over allegations that she smuggled a mobile phone into prison for a client, The Irish Times reports. The unnamed lawyer has not been charged, but a file has been prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) foll
Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band that allegedly played a sectarian song outside a Catholic church in north Belfast have seen their convictions overturned. The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) did not oppose the appeal by members of the Young Conway Volunteers because they agreed to be bound
Attorney General John Larkin QC Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has denied that access to same-sex marriage is a human rights issue, telling the High Court in Belfast that it is a matter of “pure social policy”.
Kenny Jacobs, CMO at Ryanair Budget airline Ryanair has launched legal action against Google and an online travel agency in a bid to block allegedly deceptive adverts from appearing on online searches for the airline.
Pictured (l-r): Pro Bono Choir carollers Joe Rice, Bobbie-Leigh Herdman BL, Jonathan Ireland, Tracey Fraser and David John Reid BL Members of Northern Ireland's legal profession were in festive spirits at yesterday's launch of the Pro Bono Choir's inaugural Christmas CD in the Royal Courts of Justic
The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has called on the Government to provide more support for Irish citizens returning to their home country after imprisonment overseas. In a new report titled A Step at a Time: The Resettlement Needs of Irish People Returning From Prison Overseas, the ICP
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that there is a greater concentration of recorded drug offences in Dublin city centre than anywhere else in the State. The centre of Ireland's capital accounts for four times the rate of recorded offences in problem areas outside Dublin, t