The report, filed by Standard Chartered Bank of New York to the Financial Crime Enforcement Network in Virginia, US, says the money-laundering network was “used by wealthy oligarchs, businessmen and criminals alike”

The network processed hundreds of millions of US dollars

A labyrinthine network of bank accounts over many years has moved enormous amounts of capital out of Russia and into the West. Som(...)

The FinCEN files show that the world’s largest banks play a key role in the massive flow of funds out of Russia into the West.

Financial crime agency leaks contain references to firm set up from Ranelagh house

Aisling Sun: ‘My parents moved their lives here 20 years ago from China to seek a better life.’

Leaving Certificate student calls for comprehensive appeals system

Leaving Cert students protesting outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legal test is high for challenges to decision to disregard schools’ Leaving Cert track record

31/07/2020 - NEWS - Angela Denning CEO of the Courts Service, Phoenix House.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Head of service says technology is reducing wait times for cases and will lead to savings

Jay Bourke: ‘I am a very lucky man.’ Photograph: Collins

Critics and past creditors of the talented publican-restaurateur ‘could fill a small bar’

Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe has  apologised for  attending golf dinner in Co Galway. Photograph: Collins

Supreme Court judge understood event would be within public health guidelines

A High Court judge has criticised the Department of Justice and Equality for not implementing an aspect of the State’s refugee regime, saying it was a way of undermining the rule of law.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Panel of medics to assess those seeking protection not assembled after almost five years

Gardaí have arrested two men after searching a Co Kildare house. File photograph: The Irish Times

Co Kildare house is searched as part of inquiry into robberies in Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, Meath and Kilkenny

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan is a member of the Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee of the Judicial Council, which is due to present draft guidelines on personal injury awards to the council’s board at the end of October.

Judge reduces €76,000 award to €41,000, says some judges viewed as ‘more generous or parsimonious’

Gardaí check approximately 2,500-3,000 hospitality businesses every week. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Hospitality sector representatives say businesses breaching Covid-19 regulations should be ‘named and shamed’

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn last night said the National Public Health Emergency Team would meet on Monday to review and discuss the increased case numbers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sharp increase in confirmed cases prompts ‘deep concern’ in national emergency team

Asked if schools might not re-open as scheduled, Dr Ronan Glynn said that clearly that topic would be part of Nphet’s considerations on Monday

Dr Ronan Glynn says new cases across every county and region in ‘significant escalation’

Prof MCConkey said a return to phase 1 of restrictions was not needed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Prof Sam McConkey warns of widespread infection in elderly if approach not changed

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the National Public Emergency Team will meet on Monday to review and discuss the case figures    “and will make any necessary recommendations to Government which are required to protect the vulnerable, continue with the resumption of healthcare services and ensure the safe reopening of our schools.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some are socialising recklessly, he warns, as Nphet prepares to meet Monday to consider ‘any necessary recommendations’

 Former US president Bill Clinton and John Hume  at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin in May 2005. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Hume ‘committed to pursuing objectives by exclusively peaceful and democratic means’

US president Donald Trump is seen  at Shannon Airport in Co Clare in June 2019. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president reports slight drop in revenue from Clare business in latest disclosure

 Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

Campaigner Lorraine Walsh: ‘We are all wondering if we have to go through torture just to get justice’

The course of infection will be dictated by “the action of each and every person in our communities across the country”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Public anxiety triggered by surge but precautions and next few days will shape pattern

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chief Justice criticises aspects of statutory plan as ‘excessively vague or aspirational’

 Chris Lehane: It is fundamentally important that those who try to cheat are not allowed get away with it. Photograph: Alan Betson

Retired official assignee Chris Lehane on unmanageable debt, hidden assets and ‘acting the maggot’

A courtroom in the Criminal Courts of Justice complex in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Courts Service is looking at use of non-court buildings to allow for social distancing

Maura McNally SC, The Bar of Ireland Photograph: McCabe Photography

Maura McNally SC follows in footsteps of Ms Justice Mella Carroll who held role in 1979

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme involved women who developed cervical cancer, after which an audit of their earlier tests was carried out and revealed discordant results. Photograph: Getty

Process to deal with claims cannot be established until new members chosen

John Hoey at Annacroft  outside Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. File photograph: Pat Byrne

Money found hidden behind radiator when house searched was not listed in statement of personal information, court told

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has said it is important that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael know that the party is willing to walk away from government. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA

Green party deputy leader says other parties know ‘how hard a deal maker’ she is

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD during a Government Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Ministers to meet chief executives of banks next week over Covid-19 mortgage breaks

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman. The Green Party TD found himself a prominent target for online abuse this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Over half of TDs and Senators say they have received threats of physical violence

Negotiations “must be held at a different venue, preferably in the weeks or days in advance of the hearing”, the President of the High Court said. File image: Collins Courts

Directions issued by Ms Justice Mary Irvine also stipulate negotiations cannot take place on court premises

The restaurants are seeking a declaration from the court that their policies cover them for losses caused by the lockdown. Photograph: iStock

About 25 cases being taken against insurers and underwriters

Leading defamation and privacy lawyer Paul Tweed: ‘I am absolutely frustrated, if not bewildered, that Facebook, Twitter and others are continuing to argue that they are merely a platform as opposed to a publisher.’

Lawyer tells Helen McEntee State has obligation to look at issue ‘as a matter of urgency’

‘There will be great interest in seeing who the first Irish solicitor in history to be made a senior counsel will be,’ the director general of the Law Society, Ken Murphy, said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Legal regulator invites applications for role from solicitors, with closing date July 24th

RTE director general Dee Forbes said income from licence fees had sharply declined, and funding from commercial sources had also been hit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Abbey Theatre warns of ‘full-blown crisis’ facing Irish theatre sector

Bríd Smith: “This is a war on workers, and it is time for workers to fight back”

Minister for Justice says Deputy’s comments in the Dáil ‘highly personalised’ and ‘an attack on democracy itself’

High Court  president Ms Justice Mary Irvine said a delay in litigation can cause great economic hardship or even unwarranted additional mental or physical suffering for plaintiffs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Accommodation issues related to Covid-19 likely to persist, High Court president says

Deputy Bríd Smith claimed Mr Justice Garrett Simons had ‘put the boot into workers’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bríd Smyth TD commented on Mr Justice Garrett Simons’ minimum wage ruling

Law Society of Ireland, Justice Media Awards 2020 winners from The Irish Times, Kathleen Harris  and Conor Gallagher . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kathleen Harris wins broadcast journalism award for video on NI campaigns

James Cleary  believed in the power of prayer, and his faith was unshakeable.

Lives Lost to Covid-19: A man of faith with a fantastic sense of humour

Lives Lost: Anna O’Sullivan

Lives lost to Covid-19: Born in Cavan, married in Kerry and retired in Dublin, Anna would have been 100 this year

Carmel Callis: “When it was no longer possible to attend the choir Carmel continued to sing every day at home”

Lives lost to Covid-19: Carmel loved her job and if people were working late she would buy bread and meat and make them sandwiches

The laws that need to be renewed are provisions of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998, and of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009.

Drawing of inferences from accused’s silence at stake as upcoming gangland cases loom

The Four Courts complex in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Council is described as a ‘private club’ that charges ‘hello money’ in letter sent to Minister

Prof Dolores Cahill: “The views expressed by Prof Dolores Cahill are her own. They do not reflect the position of the school, college, institute or university,” says Prof Michael Keane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Dolores Cahill claims she wants to ‘debunk the narrative’ surrounding Covid-19

The main offence affected under the 1998 Act, which was introduced in the wake of the bombing of Omagh that year, concerns inferences that may be drawn by the court from an accused’s silence when questioned about membership of an unlawful organisation. Photograph:  Paul McErlane/PA

Move unlikely to affect any cases pending before Special Criminal Court

The new government intends to introduce a statutory offence of perjury, to make it easier to prosecute those who knowingly give false evidence.

Ross call for lay role may fall by wayside amid family court plan and perjury hard line

 Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in Out of Africa. Photograph:  Universal Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

The counter staff were protected from their customers by the kind of ironwork you see protecting bank tellers in cowboy movies

Dundrum Shopping Centre: Some outlets, such as supermarkets, opticians and pharmacies, are already open, but now fashion and other shops can reopen.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Strict protocols apply to retail outlet customers and visitors to residential facilities

Noel Casey, principal Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Principal responds as racist video made by girls from Our Lady’s Bower resurfaces

President Michael D Higgins said inequalities in terms of healthcare provision  also existed in Latin and Central America. File photograph: Frank Miller

Problems impeding Africa’s progress will remain after pandemic has passed, President says

It is possible for learner permit holders to have their permit repeatedly renewed. Photograph: iStock

Almost 5,000 learner drivers in State have held permit for more than 20 years

A copy of the Epoch Times that was  distributed in Dublin

Controversial free sheet Epoch Times says virus should be named after communist party

Very few people make the decision to move into a nursing home voluntarily, or with a light heart, and that is not because of the quality of care. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Covid-19 has exposed Ireland’s over-reliance on an institutional model for elder care

Dan Harte (88) enjoys his first haircut since December of last year by fellow resident Betty Fulton (85) as Anthony Kenny looks on at the Rosepark Independent Living Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chairty aims to provide people with security, protection from loneliness, and good food

‘I was prompted to write something about populism after being contacted by someone who was appalled by postings he’d tracked on Facebook, published by people commenting on Irish politics.’ Photograph: iStock.

We should be wary of politicians who benefit from abusive online support bases

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan at a press briefing on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,651 with a total of 24,929 confirmed cases

Graffiti on the  Luke Kelly sculpture on Sheriff Street in Dublin. Photograph: Anthony Flynn

Some councillors favour moving work after it was vandalised for a fifth time on Friday

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Defamation proceedings lodged by former Fine Gael TD against publishers of Irish Daily Mirror

The Leopardstown Inn

Dispute centres on whether insurers should pay for pubs’ losses over Covid-19 shutdown

Health and safety guidelines relating to the Covid-19 pandemic at the entrance to a construction site in Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Timeline: The five phases are due to run through to August 10th

Mary Lou McDonald: study found that Sinn Féin focused on the topic of ‘change’ in its Facebook posts over the course of the election campaign.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Party had ten times more engagement on popular site than State’s other political parties

A Cavan chicken farmer is suing the Revenue Commissioners for damages.

Revenue failure to act led to ‘irreversible character damage and expense’, farmer claims

Citizenship and an Irish passport were granted to a man pretending to be a  Kosovo national.

Albanian used alias of Kosovo national and sought asylum under false name

 Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly: “We cannot have a George Orwell situation where some are more equal than others”

Labour leader Alan Kelly says it as ‘frankly bonkers’ politicians were unaware of advice about Oireachtas meetings of more than tw(...)

The courts system is hoping to resume full-day physical hearings  ‘as soon as tomorrow’

Courts Service is believed to have received advice from expert who raised issue of ‘two-hour limit’ at Dáil committee hearing

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical Officer, Department of Health, said anyone attending a meeting and treated as a close contact, where a positive test was recorded,  would have to self-isolate for 14 days. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Deputy CMO says he is unaware of advice used by Oireachtas and now judiciary to limit sittings

The new residents arrived in Cahersiveen on March 18th and 19th, some of them from a hotel in Dublin at which a case of coronavirus infection  was subsequently confirmed in an unrelated guest, he said.

Centre at former Skellig Hotel has had outbreak of Covid-19

 A statement said the Courts Service was unaware ‘of what appears to be additional safety considerations beyond those already published’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

New social distancing advice is ‘bordering on bizarre’, says solicitors’ group

In an application to the Dublin District Family Court for a protection order, the woman said her husband’s behaviour was ‘increasingly erratic, and he has been acting in a menacing way’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Family court hears man was ‘paranoid’ about virus and drank excessively every night

The Department of Social Protection has said its officials were taking part  in roadside checks with gardaí as part of its measures to combat fraud. Photograph: Collins

Department of Social Protection has withheld the €350 payment to 46,000 people

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  officiates at the National Famine Commemoration  in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

Josepha Madigan makes comments at National Famine Commemoration in Dublin

In one instance, the contact and location data of a mother and child victim was disclosed to an alleged abuser.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Agency fined €75,000 over three cases where data about children was wrongly disclosed

Former Irish president Mary Robinson said the crisis was leading to an ‘opening up of compassion and empathy’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former president says people are learning that science matters when it comes to policy

Ronan Ryan and Pamela Flood will sell their Clontarf home under a deal with a US fund

Couple won High Court appeal against possession order last year

Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters at the Four Courts last week. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge found John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty failed to produce facts that might support their claims

 British prime minister Boris Johnson holding a digital press conference on the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic at No 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/EPA

Dublin has five stage plan from May 18th – London opts for three, beginning May 13th

An empty Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Boris Johnson has said 14-day isolation requirement in UK won’t apply to Republic

Abridged accounts filed recently for Word Perfect Translations show it employed an average of 190 people during the year, of which 165 were interpreters. Photograph: iStock

The Dublin company is one of the largest providers of translation services in the State

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the new measures will not allow a throughput of cases on the scale that operated prior to restrictions being put in place. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Chief Justice says new measures may be in play until the second half of 2021

‘How in the name of Jaysus do we get back to holding jury trials?’ said one person involved who did not wish to be named.  Photograph: Getty Images

Coronavirus: How can jury trials resume amid social distancing rules?

Mr Justice David Barniville said that although some commercial hearings held remotely have ‘worked fine’, they were not ideal

Remote hearings ‘a way of tiding us over until we get back to physical hearings’

“God knows when jury trials will be back. I suspect they won’t be until October at the earliest. That will be very tough on people.” Photograph: Getty Images

Stalled property market and the prospect of another economic downturn have badly hit solicitors

“During this national public health emergency it is important that the care of patients is not compromised, or the time of healthcare staff wasted, by unnecessary disputes about ‘next of kin’.” File photograph: Getty

Misunderstanding over phrase which has no legal standing and is an emergency contact

A researcher works on the development of a vaccine against  Covid-19. File photograph: by Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images

Ursula von der Leyen tells EU G20 group the race for a vaccination will be a 'marathon'

Keelings said it was proud of its relationship with its seasonal employees. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish company addresses ‘misleading’ statements over hiring of staff from outside State

The Court of Appeal is the court making most use of remote hearings. Photograph: Dave Meehan

With fewer sittings due to lockdown, judges ‘eat into’ list of reserved judgments

Mark Nash said his rights under the European Convention had been breached because of the period of 12 years which elapsed between him first being questioned in respect of the Grangegorman murders, and the decision to formally charge him following the discovery of new evidence. File photograph: Collins Courts

Mark Nash denied murders of two women in Grangegorman

Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor who acted for Vicky Phelan (both above). File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Restrictions could be ’catalyst’ for overdue reforms, as first remote hearing takes place

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The European Court of Human Rights. The court decided not to grant any financial award to Vincent Keaney. File photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

European Court of Human Rights finds ‘no adequate explanation’ for delays in appeals

A woman who was granted a temporary protection order against her husband said they had been having difficulties for some time but the coronavirus lockdown had “highlighted the problem”. File photograph: Getty

Man had row with son in his early 50s during which he thought he would ‘get a few smacks’

A medial worker holds a swab sample of a test  for coronavirus. Photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

Nursing Homes Ireland says redeployment urgent as many staff absent due to Covid-19

Minister for  the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Department confirms Irish-language studies in communities will not take place this year

Ronan Hughes is due to appear before the High Court, Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin on Tuesday morning, for an extradition hearing. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

Ronan Hughes (40s) was charged on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by UK police

A person with coronavirus can be very seriously infected but without symptoms before going into an abrupt decline. Photograph: Getty

Older people with infection can present with gastrointestinal problems or confusion

Heineken Ireland has put its staff on a four day week for two months due to the fall off in demand for its beer products since the lockdown began.  File image: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Heineken Ireland has put its staff on a four day week as demand falls during crisis

Research is ongoing to see if a drop in noise levels improves birds’ ability to attract a mate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Lockdown enabling people to engage with ‘calm and quiet’ natural world

 St Mary’s Hospital is a   HSE-run facility. It said    10 of those who died had tested positive for coronavirus and another resident was suspected to have had it, but test results were awaited. File photograph: Eric Luke

Hospital in Dublin’s Phoenix Park said deaths had been recorded since April 2nd

Medical staff put on protective clothing before treating a patient at the intensive care unit of the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

Far from drawing up patient-scoring guidelines, Intensive Care Society president says

Simon Coveney: ‘We are all finding it very strange to be home and to be keeping away from our family and community.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Community Call aims to marshal volunteering energy to help elderly and isolated

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