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An Irish business association has raised concerns about potential "abuse" by workers of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) raised concerns about a Workplace Relations Commission case in which an employee retrospectively invoked the Protected

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Arthur Cox has topped Mergermarket’s league table of Irish M&A legal advisers by volume of deals for the first half of 2017, advising on 17 transactions valued at €2,571 million. Over the past six months, firm advised on the acquisition of Fyffes by Sumitomo, the acquisition of Peacock Foods

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Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed has secured an apology for the Duchess of York over false news stories claiming that she would swap personal details about Princess Diana for cash, The Irish News reports. Mr Tweed (pictured) said his client appreciated the "comprehensive and categoric" retraction and apolo

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Modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than estimated, and

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Amnesty International has condemned the execution of a man in Iran this week who was arrested and sentenced to death as a child, contrary to international law. Alireza Tajiki, who was 21 years old, was sentenced to death at the age of 16 in April 2013 after a criminal court convicted him of murder a

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A prisoner who argued that the cessation of his state pension payments from the date of his detention was unconstitutional has successfully appealed his case in the Supreme Court. Finding that the statutory provision which disqualified prisoners from receiving such a benefit was contrary to the sepa

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Thousands of letters to motorists, notifying them that their wrongly-imposed convictions and penalty points will be quashed, have been reissued because the State did not receive a response. Answering a written parliamentary question, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said a total of 9,380 letters ha

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Pictured (l-r): Hannah Megarry, Rory Copeland, Lisa McGrady and Danielle McKeefry The four trainees who joined Pinsent Masons in Belfast last year have all been retained as newly-qualified solicitors, the firm announced as it welcomed four new recruits to its training programme.

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A new US report has identified Ireland's blasphemy law as the least restrictive in the world, the Irish Independent reports. The US Commission on International Religious Freedoms (UCIRF) examined the 71 countries with blasphemy laws and their compatibility with international human rights laws.

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Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has urged the United States and North Korea to "scale down" the "megaphone diplomacy" between the two countries amid an escalation of hostile rhetoric. Mr Flanagan said it was "important in the context of international relations that any disputes or differences of o

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