The first book on Ireland's new Court of Appeal has been published by Clarus Press. The Court of Appeal: A Guide, written by Irish barrister Kieron Wood, is described as an invaluable reference tool for solicitors, barristers and judges.
Prime Minister Theresa May Prime Minister Theresa May has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford, 64, as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a three-year term. Lord Justice Fulford will take up the appointment with immediate effect.
A fresh PSNI investigation into the 1972 murder of Jean Smyth-Campbell would not meet the requirements of article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. Margaret McQuillan, sister of Ms Smyth-Campbell, initiated judicial review proceedings against the PSNI
A man who robbed a 16-year-old boy of €15, with the threat that he had a knife in his pocket, has had his suspended sentence replaced by a custodial sentence. Delivering the judgment of the three-judge Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Hedigan found that the trial judge had made an error in principle by
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has expressed "deep disappointment" that legislation will not be in place to facilitate Garda access to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court until the end of 2017 at the earliest. Cabinet approved the drafting of such legisl
Forty-nine prisoners are still slopping out in Irish prisons as of January 2017, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald (pictured) has confirmed. Following the construction of a new prison in Cork and the refurbishment of Mountjoy prison, 98.7 per cent of Irish prisoners now have access to in-cell sani
The UK government must fulfil its commitment to hold a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of solicitor Pat Finucane, Ireland's Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan (pictured) has said. Mr Flanagan delivered the annual Pat Finucane lecture in Belfast's Europa Hotel last night.
The Northern Ireland Executive has breached its statutory duties by failing to implement an Irish language strategy, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. Mr Justice Paul Maguire ruled in favour of a judicial review brought by Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge, who said the Executive had not ma
The Central Bank of Ireland has published the name of a firm which is not authorised as an investment firm, investment business firm or to provide investment advice. Boston Private Law Group LLA (USA) has been added to the bank's list of unauthorised firms.
A man who suffered severe burns while resident at a Salvation Army hostel in Dublin has failed to prove that the charity was liable for his injuries. Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon found that the Salvation Army had taken reasonable care for the safety of its residents at all times, and that the attac