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Dr Vicky Conway calls on the government to take urgent action to secure the rights of criminal suspects. The shocking treatment of Joanne Hayes and her family by gardaí was back in the spotlight this week, with allegations of garda brutality, forced confession and fabricated statements laid b

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Keith Doyle, senior associate at BHSM LLP, examines an accelerating trend in the commercial real estate sector towards taking wellness seriously. Awareness of health and wellness, in society at large and in our places of business, has reached an all-time high. Even before Covid-19, the world of busi

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Ronan Dunne, partner at Philip Lee, considers what the exit of Ireland's last remaining overseas retail banks means for competition in Irish banking. The competitive landscape of the Irish retail banking market is set to change dramatically in 2022. The impending departures of both Ulster Bank and K

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Benjamin Bestgen takes a philosophical look at corruption. In November 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson felt the need to tell the world’s media at the COP26 conference that the UK was not remotely a corrupt country. The PM took this step as both he personally and his Tory party are, not for

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Lisa Bryson, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, argues that the "people factor" will be key to corporate climate action. As the curtain fell on COP26 last month, many were left speculating what the conference meant for them. The Glasgow Climate Pact, while making advances in the

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Alison Cassidy, partner at DAC Beachcroft in Belfast, comments on Northern Ireland's low personal injury discount rate. It has been over five months since the Department of Justice made a shock announcement to change the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) from +2.5 per cent to -1.75 per cent, leav

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Liam Herrick, executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), argues that the non-jury Special Criminal Court must be abolished. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has opposed the use of the Special Criminal Court since our foundation. The weakening of fair trial rights and us

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Johnny Ryan, senior fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), calls for urgent reform to Ireland's Data Protection Commission. Even as Covid-19 has forced us to spend more time online, we face a deepening privacy crisis. Headlines about predatory profiling of vulnerable people by gambl

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Dr Sandra Duffy comments on last week’s English Court of Appeal ruling on transgender children’s access to puberty blockers. On Friday 17th September, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales handed down its decision in the appeal of Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. This judgment

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Last month the team at HOMS Assist secured a high value undisclosed settlement and an apology from the HSE for our client, a widow whose young husband died as a result of deficits of care at the University Hospital Kerry, which tragically resulted in his untimely death. However, it took a four-year

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin partner Sinead Fitzgerald and intern Mary Maunsell examine a recent High Court judgment on spousal maintenance and "proper provision". A High Court decision in which the wife of a dairy farmer was awarded €800 per month for a four-year period in spousal maintenance was rece

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Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment law at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, warns employers to be aware of the potential issues around vaccines. The issue of mandatory vaccines in the workplace has provoked lots of discussion, debate and concern. Tech giants Google and Facebook have told th

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