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Patrick Fitzgerald, King’s Inns, speaking for the proposition “this house would edit historically sensitive writing/literature”, at the last semi-final of The Irish Times Debate at Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Student debaters hotly contested the merits of editing historically insensitive writing at the semi-finals of The Irish Times Debate 2017-2018 in(...)

Solicitor Aonghus McCarthy is one of the best paid criminal legal aid solicitors in the State, new figures show. Photograph: Collins Courts

The solicitor caught with cocaine in his wallet at Mountjoy prison is one of the best paid criminal legal aid solicitors in the country, new figures s(...)

The Law Society’s headquarters in Blackhall Place, Dublin. Director general Ken Murphy said most British solicitors seeking entry to the Irish roll are doing so to protect their status as EU lawyers. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland’s director general Ken Murphy has played down the significance of a number of British solicitors taking out licences allowi(...)

The vacant site owned by the Law Society of Ireland on Benburb Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Dublin local authorities have failed to list any properties on the register of vacant sites that was set up a year ago to stop the hoarding of lan(...)

The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Director general of the Law Society, Ken Murphy has defended the more than €2,200 per week paid to the organisation’s president for the part-time post(...)

Despite the brooding tone of Striking Out, its real identity is utterly weightless

Striking Out (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm), the lacquered law drama now in its second series, is set in Dublin in a parallel universe. Much of it is reco(...)

David Davis, the UK Brexit secretary who told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that last week’s deal on the Border was more “a statement of intent” than a legally binding treaty. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

Divorce talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union can move on to phase two after EU leaders yesterday judged that “sufficient progress” (...)

An increasing number of new-build developers are refusing to include the protective clause that was once commonplace. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Buyers in new developments across the Republic could be risking their deposits by purchasing property without a protective clause in place should thei(...)

The signing of the treaty at the opening session of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in 2007. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

The ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Government is “overdue” after 10 years of delays, the director(...)

Revenue is reportedly asking Irish banks to voluntarily disclose details about offshore clients

The Sunday Times Revenue has been in touch with Irish banks embroiled in the Paradise Papers controversy asking that they voluntarily disclose inform(...)

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