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Judge John Curran QC, who retired from Northern Ireland's County Court bench in 2005, passed away yesterday. A barrister, he took silk in 1974 and was appointed as a County Court judge in February 1981, serving for 24 years until his retirement.

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. Taiwan welcomes support from major allies after Aukus pact riles China | Taiwan | The Guardian

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A woman who drove out to collect her drunk husband, who had crashed into a truck, herself crashed into his car – as she was also drunk. Indiana State Police and local officers responded to the pile-up on Monday.

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Queensland has become the fifth Australian state to permit euthanasia. Terminally ill people in the state will be able to access drugs to end their own lives after the state legislature voted to legalise the practice.

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The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”. It said in a statement that the war on drugs in the country appeared to be a “widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population”, which occurr

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Commercial law firm Philip Lee has announced the appointment of Louis Burke and Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as partners in its banking and finance group. Mr Burke is an experienced finance lawyer who advises institutional and private clients on a wide range of secured and unsecured finance transactio

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Ireland has been fined over €15 million and is continuing to accrue daily fines of €15,000 for failing to comply with a European court order linked to a wind farm development. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in N

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Dublin City University (DCU) is seeking alumni mentors and mentees to take part in Ireland's only mentorship programme for law graduates. Over 150 law graduates participated in the mentorship programme last year, which took place virtually with participants liaising via Zoom and similar platforms.

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A&L Goodbody (ALG) has been named a top European employer for diversity and inclusion by the International Tax Review (ITR). The firm won in the Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year category at the ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021, which recognise leading international tax professionals and firms

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Dominic Raab has replaced Robert Buckland QC as the UK's justice secretary. Mr Raab, who was fired as foreign secretary, was heavily criticised during the fall of Afghanistan. He remained on holiday in Crete during the period the Taliban came to power.

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