Terrorism

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Legal experts from around the world are to take part in a conference at University of Galway which aims to explore the options for conducting trials for terrorism and organised crime in Ireland. The two-day event — entitled 'Replacing the Offences Against the State Acts: The challenge of jury

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Plans to amend the law on glorifying terrorism in the wake of the pro-Palestine marches in the UK should not be implemented as doing so would not help the police, MI5 or the probation service, the UK government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said. In a 15-page report submi

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Russia's Wagner Group — the private military company whose leader Yevgeny Prigozhin led an abortive rebellion against Vladimir Putin before being killed in a plane crash last month — is to be proscribed in the UK as a terrorist organisation. Home Secretary Suella Braverman has today laid

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An Garda Síochána has been designated as the competent authority in Ireland for issuing legal orders requiring internet service providers to remove online terrorist content. Under the EU Terrorist Content Online Regulation, each EU member state is obliged to designate a competent autho

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Ireland's new media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, will be designated as a competent authority under the EU Terrorist Content Online (TCO) Regulation. The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill will be amended after its enactment to provide for the enhanced role, the government confirm

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Northern Ireland’s High Court has refused judicial review to an applicant who was charged under terrorism legislation in 2020. The court found that the applicant’s attempts to rely on the royal prerogative of mercy to reduce his time in prison was based on a flawed interpretation of the

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Sir Declan Morgan QC PC, the former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, is chairing an Independent Commission on Counter-terrorism Law, Policy and Practice which will examine the impact of current counter-terrorism laws. The commission has launched its public call for evidence and will also call

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Lisa Smith, a former member of the Defence Forces, has become the first person in the State to be convicted of membership of terror group Islamic State (IS). After a nine-week trial in the non-jury Special Criminal Court, Ms Smith was convicted of membership of an unlawful organisation and acquitted

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