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Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald TD A controversial proposal to allow some alleged child abusers to cross-examine their victims will require "careful consideration", according to Irish justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

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Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs Seán Sherlock TD A delegation from the Government of Ireland is being questioned by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights over the country's human rights record.

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Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald TD The Government of Ireland is set to announce changes to legislation surrounding corporal punishment after the Council of Europe ruled the country's existing legislation did not satisfy human rights rules.

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A ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men may be justified in certain circumstances, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice. However, the court recommended "less onerous methods" of preventing infection than a blank ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men.

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Proceedings have been issued against a retired army general who is being sued over the death of a Catholic man at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Sir Frank Kitson and the Ministry of Defence have been accused of complicity in a February 1973 attack when loyalist paramilitaries threw

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In an independent report by Experian, DWF has been ranked the second most active legal adviser in the UK and Ireland M&A market in the first quarter of the year. Following the completion of 21 deals, the firm’s 60-strong national corporate team has climbed three places from last year’s first

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Law firm bto solicitors has announced the appointment of James Ferguson as a consultant to service its insurance clients’ needs in Northern Ireland. Mr Ferguson is a partner of Ferguson and Company, a Northern Irish firm based in Belfast which has an established insurance practice.

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