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# legal - Monday 14 January, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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 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

He will spend almost two years in prison.

# legal - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Court rejects extradition of man facing sexual assault charges in Liverpool

He is wanted by Liverpool Magistrate’s Court.

# legal - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

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

Ireland look for streetwise edge after bullying England boss Twickenham

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?

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

# legal - Friday 17 October, 2014

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

# legal - 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.

# legal - Monday 22 September, 2014

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

A plan to close them has been shelved.

# legal - Friday 19 September, 2014

Mixed reaction to new abortion guidelines for health professionals

The guidance document was published by the Department of Health today.

# legal - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland needs to send a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Our current judge, Ann Power-Forde SC, will have to step down from the role in 2017.

# legal - Friday 30 May, 2014

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon

The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.

# legal - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

# legal - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes

A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.

# legal - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Column: Can metaphors make better laws?

It’s very possible that metaphors can help make better laws … But we can only hope that our lawyers and judges, like our metaphors, are chosen wisely.

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