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The life of late barrister-at-law Stephen McCann has been honoured across the legal and political professions following his recent tragic death. The 46-year old criminal law barrister was last night hailed as "a person of great integrity and ability" by Seamus Mallon, NI's former deputy First Minist

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Kevin Humphreys Legislation to establish new Family Courts as divisions of Ireland's existing District, Circuit and High Court structures will be introduced before the general election, the Department of Justice has indicated.

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Over 900 people sought legal aid in relation to asylum claims in 2014, an increase of 27 per cent from the previous year, according to the Legal Aid Board. The figures mirror an increase in the numbers applying for asylum in the State and represent "the first year for some time that there was an inc

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Cases against fifteen motorists accused of drink driving were thrown out of Ennis District Court yesterday as a result of the breathalyser legal loophole which led to emergency legislation being introduced in September. Judge Patrick Durcan dismissed the cases as a result of a High Court judgment wh

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The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing today in the case of Ibrahim and Others v. the United Kingdom. The case concerns the temporary delay in providing access to a lawyer during the police questioning of suspects involved in the 21 July 2005 London bombings and the al

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The High Court in Dublin has found that Dunnes Stores’ application for the judicial review of a retention permission granted by An Bord Pleanála amounted to an ‘abuse of process’, as the primary aim of the application was not to challenge the permission’s legality, but to secure an advantag

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A former solicitor who admitted theft, fraud and forgery offences worth a total loss of more than €300,000 has been jailed for four years with two suspended. Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin, sitting in Cork Circuit Court, told Mark Cronin, formerly of Cronin Mungovan Solicitors in Macroom, that it was n

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The president of the District Court has hit out at media outlets for carrying "inaccurate, incorrect, unbalanced and incomplete" reports on road traffic cases. The remarks, thought to refer to widespread reports indicating only 40 per cent of drink driving cases before District Court judges led to c

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One in three of Ireland's top 20 law firms were the subject of cyber attacks in the last 12 months, according to a major report by Smith & Williamson. The accountancy firm's Survey of Irish Law Firms 2015/16 report found that one in five of all Irish law firms had reported attempted or successfu

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