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The Courts Service of Ireland has rejected claims that only 40 per cent of drink driving cases before Irish district courts result in convictions. The Courts Service dismissed figures released by the Department of Justice and Equality (DJE), telling the Irish Times that the accurate figure was close

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David Brangam and Peter O'Reilly David Brangam and Peter O'Reilly have joined Dublin law firm LK Shields as associate solicitors in the corporate & commercial and banking & finance teams respectively.

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Next month sees a prestigious and timely conference taking place in Dublin on the theme of "Law and Religion". The conference organisers explain: "Debates about law and religion have suffused politics for centuries and contemporary Irish society provides a rich context for a discussion of key issues

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Alain Spilliaert Judge Patrick Gachon, the French judge presiding over an inquiry into the 1996 killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, visited the scene of her death in west Cork earlier this month.

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The UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was right to reject a job application from a man who said his devotion to God came before his loyalty to the state, an employment appeal tribunal judge has ruled. Mrs Justice Simler, sitting in London, said GCHQ had justifiable security concerns

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The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) will investigate Facebook's European privacy practices following a ruling by the High Court in Dublin. The commissioner, Helen Dixon, had originally refused to investigate 22 complaints filed by 28-year old Max Schrems, an Austrian law student and privacy activ

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