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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, minister for new communities, culture, equality and drugs The Department of Justice and Equality (DJE) has called for written submissions to help shape a major human rights report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN) next year.

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Ken Murphy, director-general of the Law Society The Law Society of Ireland has called for Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) thresholds to be raised in the State's 2016 Budget, calling the current levels "punitive".

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A senior scientist at Ireland's forensic science laboratory has told prosecutors its resources are being wasted on preliminary drugs tests for drugs possession cases. Dr Tom Hannigan, director of chemical sciences at Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), said presumptive tests, which seek to confirm wheth

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Video footage filmed covertly by an undercover reporter can be used as evidence in the trial of six Health Service Executive (HSE) workers, a judge has ruled. Judge Mary Devins at Swinford District Court took submissions last Monday on the admissibility of the hidden camera footage, which was challe

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Lord Phillips, former President of the Supreme Court and Senior Law Lord Over 340 leading ex-judges and lawyers have criticised the UK government's response to Europe's refugee crisis in an open letter published on the Internet.

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Almost 230 people were detained in Northern Ireland under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 last year, according to a statistical bulletin published by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). It is the highest number of arrests made in the jurisdiction under anti-terror laws since 2005. Under the law,

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An agreement that allowed technology companies and others to send personal data from the EU to the US has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Following the opinion of Advocate General Yves Bot, the court has ruled that the Safe Harbour agreement did not eliminate the abilit

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Angela Haig, leader of Henderson Loggie’s professional practices sector group An annual legal practices benchmarking review by Scottish accountants Henderson Loggie points to signs of growth among Scottish law firms.

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