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A civil servant who suggested Irish judges don't treat burglary as a serious offence was not pressured to make a subsequent apology, the Department of Justice has said. Jimmy Martin, a member of the department's management board, wrote to the President of the District Court, Judge Rosemary Horgan, t

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Three men are set to appear at a special sitting of Sligo District Court tonight after allegedly taking part in a fight that broke out in the courthouse foyer yesterday. Tony Murrin, John Dennedy and Dylan Clarke were arrested by gardaí in Sligo Court House and subsequently charged with threatening

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The High Court has refused to grant a declaration sought by an applicant who had challenged s.27C(4) of the Firearms Act 1964 as unconstitutional, due to its precluding his temporary release from prison in order to pursue a course of study. The applicant, Keith Doyle, was sentenced in June 2013 to f

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The Courts Service of Ireland is “scraping around” for cash to prop up its failing IT system due to five years of budget cuts, the Oireachtas justice committee has been told. The agency's IT budget has been slashed from €9.7 million in 2008 to €4.8 million in each of the past five years, and

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Temporary accommodation for Cork's District and Circuit family courts is causing “mayhem” according to a survey of local family lawyers, The Irish Times reports. A majority of Cork Family Lawyers Association members who responded to a survey complained that the Court Chambers building, which is

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Two men are recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the foyer of Galway Court House yesterday, the Irish Independent reports. The two brothers, reportedly aged 17 and 20, were attending the courthouse in support of a family member appearing in the dock before the incident took place at around

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The son of a 60-year-old legal secretary who was fatally stabbed this week has been charged with her murder, the Irish Independent reports. Marian Horgan, who was said to be a valued member of staff at Kevin Hegarty Solicitors in Cork, died on Monday morning at her home on Murmont Avenue.

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The High Court has found that an environmental impact assessment is required into the environmental effects of extracting peat as a fuel source for a thermal power plant, before planning permission can be granted for the plant. The case concerns a previously permitted peat and biomass co-fired power

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