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# legal - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
# Courts
# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,460 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

# legal - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice
# Constitution
# Constitution

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 10,627 Views 9 Comments

Dr David Kenny and Dr Conor Casey argue that the refusal to publish the advice of the AG by successive governments serves no one.

# legal - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,907 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# legal - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Opinion: 'We are lucky in Ireland that we have a strong legal system where the rule of law is so firmly defended'
# Justice Week
# Justice Week

Opinion: 'We are lucky in Ireland that we have a strong legal system where the rule of law is so firmly defended'

Feb 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 22,357 Views 94 Comments

Two young barristers, Róisín Cottrell and Ben Clarke, discuss the reasons they chose their profession.

# legal - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging
# Legal
From The42
# Legal

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging

Feb 20th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,891 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead prop’s set-piece work was questioned by Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.

# legal - Friday 29 November, 2019

Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year
# Lawful
# Lawful

Record number of solicitors from England and Wales registered in Ireland this year

Nov 29th 2019, 9:15 AM 14,970 Views 22 Comments

It represents a more than 150% increase on the previous year.

# legal - Monday 17 June, 2019

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,924 Views 20 Comments

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

# legal - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?

May 16th 2019, 6:00 PM 14,135 Views 60 Comments

This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?

# legal - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,489 Views 15 Comments

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

# legal - Monday 14 January, 2019

Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears

Updated Jan 14th 2019, 7:33 PM 89,563 Views 104 Comments

The group intends to appeal this decision to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

# legal - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

Dec 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,634 Views 38 Comments

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

# legal - Monday 26 November, 2018

Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper
# Courts
# Courts

Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper

Nov 26th 2018, 4:58 PM 51,616 Views 0 Comments

The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.

# legal - Thursday 24 May, 2018

BreastCheck director concerned as programme receives 15 solicitor's letters in past two weeks
# Medical
# Medical

BreastCheck director concerned as programme receives 15 solicitor's letters in past two weeks

May 24th 2018, 11:52 AM 14,235 Views 27 Comments

BreastCheck says it doesn’t want “to be diverting taxpayers funds on litigation services”.

# legal - Monday 1 January, 2018

Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today
# Drug Laws
# Drug Laws

Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today

Jan 1st 2018, 10:15 AM 13,812 Views 39 Comments

But finding a shop to buy non-medical pot in California won’t be easy, at least initially.

# legal - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Case taken by Graham Dwyer against the state over use of mobile phone records 'could raise a number of legal issues'
# High Court
# High Court

Case taken by Graham Dwyer against the state over use of mobile phone records 'could raise a number of legal issues'

Dec 20th 2017, 3:47 PM 28,383 Views 0 Comments

Dwyer was charged in October 2013 with the murder of Elaine O’Hara and was convicted by a jury following a lengthy trial at the Central Criminal Court in March 2015.

# legal - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Zimbabwe judge rules military action against Robert Mugabe legal
# Legal
# Legal

Zimbabwe judge rules military action against Robert Mugabe legal

Nov 25th 2017, 10:16 AM 9,281 Views 16 Comments

The military stepped in almost two weeks ago after Mugabe’s firing of deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

# legal - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pat Hickey court case over Rio ticket touting allegations suspended

Nov 11th 2017, 1:00 PM 15,377 Views 0 Comments

Both Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon were due to appear at a local court in Rio de Janeiro on the afternoon of 29 November.

# legal - Friday 19 May, 2017

Assange hails 'important victory' after Sweden drops rape investigation
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Assange hails 'important victory' after Sweden drops rape investigation

May 19th 2017, 6:00 PM 25,050 Views 104 Comments

“The road is far from over. The war, the proper war, is just commencing.”

# legal - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high
# Medical Issues
# Medical Issues

Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high

Apr 22nd 2017, 9:30 AM 29,405 Views 30 Comments

“With this stuff, I feel the same relaxation as before, but since there is no high, I can still get things done and play with my kids.”

# legal - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Playboy model charged for posting picture of naked woman on Snapchat
# Shaming
# Shaming

Playboy model charged for posting picture of naked woman on Snapchat

Nov 5th 2016, 2:18 PM 26,405 Views 0 Comments

The Snapchat post included an insulting comment about the woman’s body.

# legal - Monday 26 September, 2016

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,517 Views 53 Comments

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

# legal - Friday 24 June, 2016

Alleged Islamic State recruiter has his deportation challenge dismissed
# Courts
# Courts

Alleged Islamic State recruiter has his deportation challenge dismissed

Jun 24th 2016, 1:08 PM 15,921 Views 0 Comments

The man had been trying to prevent his deportation to Jordan.

# legal - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Two of our reporters have been honoured for shining light on heartbreak in the courts
# Justice Served
# Justice Served

Two of our reporters have been honoured for shining light on heartbreak in the courts

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:45 PM 15,975 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie won at Justice Media Awards for excellence in reporting on mental health issues and on family law.

# legal - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face

May 25th 2016, 6:36 PM 20,341 Views 16 Comments

He will spend almost two years in prison.

# legal - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Court rejects extradition of man facing sexual assault charges in Liverpool
# High Court
# High Court

Court rejects extradition of man facing sexual assault charges in Liverpool

Mar 3rd 2016, 1:02 PM 13,408 Views 0 Comments

He is wanted by Liverpool Magistrate’s Court.

# legal - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland look for streetwise edge after bullying England boss Twickenham
# Tough Edge
From The42
# Tough Edge

Ireland look for streetwise edge after bullying England boss Twickenham

Mar 2nd 2016, 6:45 AM 4,752 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaches believe this squad has the skills to play an expansive game.

# legal - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Just what can election candidates use Dáil envelopes for?

Feb 4th 2016, 4:01 PM 11,596 Views 44 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission dictates what they can and can’t be used for.

# legal - Thursday 10 December, 2015

A major IT upgrade means people who don't pay fines will have it taken from their wages
# Fine Idea
# Fine Idea

A major IT upgrade means people who don't pay fines will have it taken from their wages

Dec 10th 2015, 7:05 PM 26,722 Views 149 Comments

55% of those imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for the non-payment of fines.

# legal - Thursday 5 November, 2015

This same-sex couple want to get married... but are already father and son
# United States
# United States

This same-sex couple want to get married... but are already father and son

Nov 5th 2015, 4:56 PM 48,348 Views 88 Comments

It comes down to a snag with the adoption laws.

# legal - Friday 25 September, 2015

Role reversal - legal immigrant begs to be deported as he's 'sick of Britain'
# I Want Out
# I Want Out

Role reversal - legal immigrant begs to be deported as he's 'sick of Britain'

Sep 25th 2015, 6:05 AM 19,560 Views 39 Comments

Iranian Arash Aria made the bizarre request of British authorities before they realised he was a legal alien.

# legal - Monday 21 September, 2015

Someone's launched a (very) last minute challenge against same-sex marriage
# No
# No

Someone's launched a (very) last minute challenge against same-sex marriage

Sep 21st 2015, 10:50 PM 49,262 Views 199 Comments

Gerry Walshe, an electrician from Clare, wants a judicial review.

# legal - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Taoiseach clarifies that Ibrahim Halawa isn't facing murder charges
# Egypt
# Egypt

Taoiseach clarifies that Ibrahim Halawa isn't facing murder charges

May 12th 2015, 9:40 PM 19,833 Views 102 Comments

No other consular case is receiving greater attention than the Halawa case.

# legal - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

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

May 7th 2015, 7:45 PM 8,618 Views 34 Comments

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

# legal - Monday 30 March, 2015

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'

Mar 30th 2015, 7:25 AM 21,140 Views 70 Comments

Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.

# legal - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?
# The Drugs Don't Work
# The Drugs Don't Work

Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?

Mar 10th 2015, 11:01 PM 65,897 Views 84 Comments

Emergency legislation is needed after a court ruling this morning. Here’s what happened…

# legal - Monday 2 March, 2015

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing
# Self-defence
# Self-defence

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:55 AM 63,258 Views 145 Comments

The minister says protecting citizens is the job of the gardai.

# legal - Monday 9 February, 2015

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team
# Torture
# Torture

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team

Feb 9th 2015, 8:03 PM 23,265 Views 21 Comments

The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom.

# legal - Sunday 30 November, 2014

"Justice should heal" - Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard
# Another Way
# Another Way

"Justice should heal" - Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard

Nov 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,365 Views 8 Comments

UCD research argues for the benefit of restorative justice.

# legal - Monday 27 October, 2014

Never read the T&C for any services? This will bring you up to speed
# TL:DR
# TL:DR

Never read the T&C for any services? This will bring you up to speed

Oct 27th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,766 Views 9 Comments

Since most people gloss over terms and agreements, you could probably do with a roundup instead.

# legal - Monday 20 October, 2014

When should drinkers have their supply cut off?... A new course teaches bartenders how to decide
# Intoxicated
# Intoxicated

When should drinkers have their supply cut off?... A new course teaches bartenders how to decide

Oct 20th 2014, 3:15 PM 28,089 Views 33 Comments

The 90 minute online course is being backed by vintners groups…

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