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# law - Today’s News


# law - Friday 3 July, 2015

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work? Stop This post contains a poll

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work?

Cycling groups have questions about the enforceability of the new charges.

# law - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case

The supermarket maintained the employee failed to reach the minimum productivity levels the company sets.

# law - Friday 5 June, 2015

Attempt to increase Wayne Dundon’s 6 year prison sentence for threatening to kill and intimidate witnesses has failed

Dundon was found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of threatening Alice Collins that he would kill or cause serious harm to her sons.

# law - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Elderly man cleared of shooting two intruders, killing one

It is the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defence laws.

# law - Friday 22 May, 2015

Former DIT lecturer turned politician admits affair with secretary in bizarre photo shoot

“Fightin’” Joe Morrissey was jailed after claims he had sex with a 17-year-old. Now they plan to get married…

# law - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register – but none of their details are public

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.

# law - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The NSA’s massive collection of people’s phone records is illegal

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

# law - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

People are sniffing cheap butane gas to get high on the streets of Dublin

The “old-school” gas sniffing is on the rise, says Ana Liffey director, Tony Duffin.

# law - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish nanny charged over baby’s death to be released on bail USA

Irish nanny charged over baby’s death to be released on bail

McCarthy will be confined to home and have to wear a GPS monitor and surrender her passport.

# law - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Does UCC have something against water protesters?

Or people called Joan? The college has posed a slightly dramatic (to say the least) question involving an anti-water charge protest on an exam.

# law - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The42 A former Man United goalkeeper is in trouble with the law Problems

A former Man United goalkeeper is in trouble with the law

After running into a cyclist with his car last year, the ex-player has pleaded guilty at a Sydney court.

# law - Monday 20 April, 2015

Graham Dwyer likely to lodge appeal against conviction

There were numerous legal arguments that Dwyer’s legal team could argue are grounds for appeal.

# law - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It’s ‘a joke’

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# law - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

# law - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# law - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Is Ireland becoming a “safe haven” for sex offenders?

An independent TD says a loophole means it is.

# law - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have ‘no alcohol’ areas so kids aren’t sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

# law - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here’s how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# law - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for “gay propaganda”

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

# law - Monday 29 December, 2014

From Business ETC Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon Take To The Skies

# law - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Lipstick ‘traitor’ sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill

Dozens of protesters gathered in near freezing temperatures in the Phoenix Park today, carrying candles, banners and flags.

# law - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live

The solicitor for the Child and Family Agency wanted the case adjourned until January.

# law - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# law - Thursday 11 December, 2014

# law - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# law - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

# law - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be…

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

# law - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They’re still going – and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

# law - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Undocumented and living in the US? Here’s what the new immigration reforms mean for you

In the US it is estimated that there is over 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens.

“Justice should heal” – Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard

UCD research argues for the benefit of restorative justice.

# law - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?

The law has been questioned in cases involving convicted killers like Catherine Nevin and Eamonn Lillis.

# law - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

# law - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Eight men jailed for three years over ‘gay wedding’

The men appeared in a video that went online earlier this year.

# law - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Four judges chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

The judges have been nominated to fill the vacancies that will arise when other High Court judges move to the new Court of Appeal.

# law - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

# law - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

# law - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland’s judges are struggling to ‘maintain services to which people have a right’

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# law - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

# law - Monday 29 September, 2014

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras

There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.

# law - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From Business ETC EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges Back To Square One

EU tells Google to improve its proposal regarding search practices or face charges

The European Commission’s antitrust commissioner said that ‘fresh evidence’ from competitors has raised new concerns over Google’s search proposal.

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