Ireland has been fined over €15 million and is continuing to accrue daily fines of €15,000 for failing to comply with a European court order linked to a wind farm development. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in N
It would be highly unwise for referendums on the constitutional future of Northern Ireland to be called without a clear plan for what follows, a major 18-month research project has concluded. The Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland, established by the UCL Constitution U
Linklaters is planning to open an office in Dublin, The Sunday Times reports. The magic circle firm has 5,300 staff in 30 offices around the world and had revenues of £1.64 billion (€1.9 billion) last year.
Ireland's top law firms reduced salaries and took advantage of the furlough scheme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but continued to recruit, a new report has found. Accountancy and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has published its ninth annual survey of law firms in Ireland, c
Thousands of "Brexit refugee" solicitors based in England and Wales who have enrolled in Ireland since 2016 will be denied practising certificates, the Law Society of Ireland has said. Nearly 4,000 solicitors in England and Wales have joined the Irish roll since the EU referendum, apparently in a bi
Rape complainants in Ireland questioned about their sexual history will have legal representation at trial, under new reforms announced by the country's Justice Minister, Helen McEntee. The measure is among changes meant to improve complainants' experience of the justice system detailed in the
Irish lawyers believe that an embattled judge who broke social distancing rules should follow the example of other high-profile figures in the country and resign. A poll by our sister publication Irish Legal News found that sympathy has ebbed for Supreme Court judge Mr Justice S&
The mooted introduction of a US-style system of salaried public defenders in Ireland would be a "complete disaster", lawyers have said. A new programme for government includes a commitment to "independently examine the option of a dedicated system of public defenders".
The Bar of Ireland has pushed back against reports that it is considering proposals to expand the use of non-jury trials during the COVID-19 crisis. A report in The Irish Times, citing an anonymous barrister said to be involved in the process, said the Bar Council is currently "researching the idea"
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland has launched statutory inquiries into practices at tech companies Google and Tinder. The watchdog said it had received complaints from consumer organisations across the EU in relation to Google's processing of location data and transparency surrounding
British judges could be invited to sit on a "special constitutional court" in a united Ireland, a former Chief Justice of Ireland has said. Mr Justice John L. Murray, who served as Chief Justice of Ireland from 2004 to 2011, made the remarks in a panel discussion hosted by the Hibernian Law Journal.
Seosamh Gráinséir recounts the Yelverton saga, litigated across the Scottish, English and Irish courts and which resulted in marriage reform in Ireland. On 15 August 1857, Maria Theresa Longworth and Major William Charles Yelverton got married in a Catholic Church near Rostrevor. They