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District Court proceedings in Dublin are among the slowest in the country, The Irish Times reports. New figures from the Courts Service of Ireland show that Dublin had the longest wait - 26 weeks - from receipt of a criminal summons to a scheduled hearing date.

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The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on an issues paper on suspended sentences as part of its fourth programme of law reform. It seeks views on issues concerning both the principles that apply to imposing suspended sentences and the procedures that apply to them.

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Most sex offenders in Ireland leave prison without taking part in preventative treatment, according to figures released to The Irish Times. Of the 104 sex offenders released last year, about half took part in the voluntary Building Better Lives (BBL) treatment programme introduced in 2009.

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A barrister has claimed that Article 50 has not been triggered because the UK never made a constitutional decision to leave the UK. David Wolchover said the letter from the UK giving the rest of the EU notice of its intention to leave the bloc was without legal effect.

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Software changes to lower emissions from diesel car engines will likely fall foul of EU law, one Irish lawyer involved in the VW emissions scandal has said. Evan O’Dwyer said the only legal fix would be to ban the affected cars from the road, The Irish Times reports.

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Ireland is not ready for the ethical and legal issues thrown up by scientists’ ability to edit human genes, one expert has said. An announcement by US scientists this week that they have modified human embryos to get rid of genetic mutations that cause heart disease is a “game-changer” accordi

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