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An independent expert review of Ireland's forestry regulations has ruled out any alternative to a licensing regime. The 26-page report produced for ministers by Philip Lee LLP states that suggestions Ireland "could adopt an alternative regulatory framework, by setting statutory standards and conditi

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A man who mistakenly believed he was wanted by police has been arrested after breaking into a jail to hand himself in. Jail authorities said Wisconsin man Tavier Holling, 30, began pounding on their door early on Sunday morning before growing impatient and smashing his way in.

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Northern Ireland’s leading legal podcast, Activist Lawyer, has just released its final episode of the season, featuring Dr Yassin Brunger, a Lecturer in Human Rights Law, before the podcast breaks for summer. Hosted by immigration solicitor, Sarah Henry, and co-host, Jack McClelland, a paraleg

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A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment, making him the oldest man to stand trial over the atrocities of the Second World War. Josef Schuetz was found guilty to being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,500 prisoners as well as an acce

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Hairdressers are facing fines of up to €500 if they breach an Italian town's new ban on the traditional practice of double-washing hair. Castenaso, a small town of around 15,000 people near Bologna, has cracked down on double-washing to save water as the region suffers a drought emergency, The

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The final report of the long-running inquiry into the Nama scandal has been delayed again until February 2023. The commission, established in 2017, is investigating the National Asset Management Agency’s (Nama) disposal of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio, known as Project Eagle, in a &euro

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Barbara Cotter, a solicitor and former senior partner at A&L Goodbody, has been appointed as the chairperson of the government's Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC). The non-statutory committee, established in 1984, recommends candidates to ministers and government for the most senior positi

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