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A television producer has been awarded “substantial damages” after a cable TV channel was held to be in “breach of contract” following a dispute involving singer and reality show star Peter Andre. A judge at the High Court in London ruled that ITV2 “wrongfully terminated” a production ag

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Delays in bringing cases to court are leading judges to grant bail more frequently, a senior lawyer has said. Feargal Kavanagh SC, who specialises in criminal law, told the Irish Times that judges may be too uncomfortable refusing bail in cases which may not be heard for some time.

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Four women are launching High Court proceedings against the State after being refused access to a compensation scheme for Magdalene laundry survivors. The women claim they were used as forced labour in St Mary's Refuge Magdalene Laundry, but have been excluded from the redress scheme set up in 2013

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Seán FitzPatrick The former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank will go on trial for alleged breaches of the Companies Act 1990 in May 2016, a judge has confirmed.

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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, minister for new communities, culture, equality and drugs The Department of Justice and Equality (DJE) has called for written submissions to help shape a major human rights report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN) next year.

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Ken Murphy, director-general of the Law Society The Law Society of Ireland has called for Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) thresholds to be raised in the State's 2016 Budget, calling the current levels "punitive".

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A senior scientist at Ireland's forensic science laboratory has told prosecutors its resources are being wasted on preliminary drugs tests for drugs possession cases. Dr Tom Hannigan, director of chemical sciences at Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), said presumptive tests, which seek to confirm wheth

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Video footage filmed covertly by an undercover reporter can be used as evidence in the trial of six Health Service Executive (HSE) workers, a judge has ruled. Judge Mary Devins at Swinford District Court took submissions last Monday on the admissibility of the hidden camera footage, which was challe

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