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Report examines implementation of animal welfare legislation

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford and Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill yesterday launched a report on the implementation of animal welfare legislation.

Published 1 March 2016

High Court finds RTE’s criteria for inviting participants to electoral debate not unconstitutional

, the Court found that the criteria did not amount to a policy, as it emerged from a consideration of the current political landscape.

Published 29 February 2016

Stephen Farry tipped to become Justice Minister after May

Northern Ireland's Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry is widely tipped to replace David Ford as Justice Minister after the May election.

Published 29 February 2016

Ex-Justice Minister Alan Shatter unseated in Irish election

Ireland's former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has left the Dáil for the second time in his political career.

Published 29 February 2016

Lawyers and media professionals attend Belfast media conference

More than 100 lawyers and media professionals convened in Stormont on Friday at a conference organised by the non-profit Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA).

Published 29 February 2016

Ronan Daly Jermyn reappoints managing partner for four-year term

Ronan Daly Jermyn has announced the re-appointment of its managing partner Richard Martin for a second four-year term.

Published 29 February 2016

Matheson corporate partner wins Client Choice Award

Alan Chiswick, corporate partner at Matheson, has won the prestigious International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice award in the M&A category.

Published 29 February 2016

Attorney General claims Brexit could protect UK citizens from human rights abuses

Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has said a UK withdrawal from the European Union would not undermine the protection of human rights.

Published 29 February 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran celebrates its contemporary art collection

Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has celebrated the contemporary art collection in its head office as "one of the most important collections" in a Dublin commercial building.

Published 29 February 2016

Green leader in call for cannabis decriminalisation

Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, has become the first MLA to call for the decriminalisation of cannabis, The Irish News reports.

Published 29 February 2016

Court grants murderer Certificate to appeal to Supreme Court on DNA point of law

A man convicted of murder and the possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life has been granted a Certificate pursuant to s. 29 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924, to the effect that the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeal raised an issue of exceptional public concern, and that it was in the public interest that an appeal be taken to the Supreme Court.

Published 26 February 2016

Key justice issues at forefront of Irish election today

Irish voters head to the polls today to take part in an election that will have serious implications for crime and justice policies in the State over the next five years.

Published 26 February 2016

Rule of law group sends Irish lawyers to Tanzania and Myanmar

An Irish organisation that promotes the rule of law around the world has hit the ground running in 2016 by sending Irish lawyers to Tanzania and Myanmar.

Published 26 February 2016

Ford extends offences that can be appealed for unduly lenient sentences

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has announced an increase in the number of offences that can be referred to the Court of Appeal due to unduly lenient sentences.

Published 26 February 2016

Government in first-ever bid for partially-secret hearing in NI courts

The UK government has applied for the use of a closed material procedure (CMP) in a court case before the High Court in Belfast.

Published 26 February 2016