Former UK prime minister Tony Blair The UK's former prime minister Tony Blair has told MPs that he did not block talks aimed at securing Libyan compensation for victims of IRA members who used Libyan weapons.
A judge in Cork has bound two men to the peace after saying he did not see how he could convict either of them of assaulting the other. Judge Olann Kelleher told Cork District Court that he did not have enough evidence to make a conviction after an incident in which one man was allegedly headbutted
A code of practice is being prepared ahead of the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The legislation is set to be used by PSNI officers to tackle human trafficking and labour exploitation, particularly in Northern Ireland's maritime indu
A charity offering advice and support to lawyers said stress and depression made up half of all calls it received in 2015. LawCare received 907 calls in 2015 from 496 people, up from 473 in 2014.
A psychiatric patient who allegedly stabbed a fellow patient should be asked whether their medical records can be shared in a report of the incident, Dublin Coroner's Court has heard. The court was told that a final report into the alleged stabbing has been left in "draft, incomplete form" because o
A man has failed in his attempt to avoid surrender to Sweden for criminal prosecution on a single count of rape. He had argued that Swedish pre-trial detention laws placed him at risk of a breach of his fundamental rights. W.B.’s surrender was sought under a European arrest warrant, following alle
Cash will not be accepted in contributions to the poor box in Killarney District Court this year, a judge presiding over the district has said. Judge James O'Connor has announced that offenders who are ordered to make contributions will now have to use a cheque or postal order, The Irish Times repor
Overcomplicated drink driving legislation is contributing to unfair criticism of the judiciary and prosecutions that are "predestined to fail", a District Court judge in Tipperary has said. Judge Elizabeth McGrath of Nenagh District Court in north Tipperary told RTÉ's Morning Ireland programme: "Th
A court hearing took place in a Co Clare bar this week despite the Courts Service of Ireland moving two years ago to end the practice, the Irish Examiner reports. A sitting of Killaloe District Court took place in the Brian Boru bar yesterday, with taps visible at the bar from behind a glass screen
Madden & Finucane Solicitors has been awarded Lexcel accreditation for its high standards in providing legal services. The Lexcel quality mark, originally developed by the Law Society of England and Wales, is granted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland to solicitors and solicitor firms which
Forensic Science Ireland director-general Sheila Willis Plans to start building the new home of Forensic Science Ireland in 2019 have been criticised by the agency's director-general, Sheila Willis.
Mary Lawlor, executive director at FLD The Irish Government has been urged to use its international sway to speak up in defence of human rights activists across the world.
Lucinda Creighton The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has published analysis of the Renua Ireland manifesto for this year's Irish general election.
A soldier who abused a boy from a residential home in Northern Ireland was not prosecuted despite admitting to the abuse, a public inquiry has heard. Christine Smith QC, counsel for the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry, told a public hearing that the alleged abuser was interviewed by pol
Thomas O'Higgins Ireland's former chief justice Thomas O'Higgins was reluctant to accept an appointment at the European Court of Justice for fears it would affect his pension after having only 11 years of service on the Irish bench, State papers show.