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The average house price in Northern Ireland was £151,000 in August 2015, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Prices in August were up by 3 per cent compared to the same month in the previous year, but remain 43 per cent lower than their peak in 2007.

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Lord Justice Leveson, president of the Queen's Bench Division Using quotas to boost the number of women and ethnic minority members of the judiciary would be the "antithesis of appointment on merit", a senior UK judge has said.

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A man who was caught with almost €3,000 worth of cocaine a decade ago has been told he can avoid a conviction by making a charitable donation. Rory Linnane, 36, returned from Australia to face the long-standing charges at Tallaght District Court after contacting a solicitor's firm in Dublin.

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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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