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The scales  of justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: key cases in brief

Rehabilitation should have been addressed in a sentence for arson. DPP vs Flynn, IECA 290, (Court of Appeal, Edwards J, December 4th, 2015) The Court (...)

Conor McGregor celebrates after his first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight on December 12th, 2015 in Las Vegas. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Getty Images

A decision by mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, to take a case against the Sunday World claiming breach of priva(...)

Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin

Everyone’s talking about Making A Murderer, the ground-breaking documentary series from Netflix which explores the case of Steven Avery, the Wiscons(...)

Steven Avery in his  booking photo from the Netflix documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’

There are no available figures on how many people around the world have been watching the 10-part documentary series Making a Murderer about the exone(...)

 The scales (statue) of justice, on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Unmarried co-habitee awarded significant damages arising from death of partner as result of poor medical care Barry v Health Service Executive [2015](...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

The scales  of justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

A certificate is required to appeal a costs order to Supreme Court. Rowan vs Kerry County Council, IESC 99 (Supreme Court, Dunne J, McKechnie J, Decem(...)

Intimidation of whistleblower: “It is clear that the intention of the legislation is to allow an employee to make a protected disclosure and then be utterly protected in their dealings with their employer”

Whistleblowing has been the subject of considerable media and political attention in Ireland in recent years. There have been a number of high-profil(...)

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government minister and an entire Dáil committee are among the names featuring in the Four Courts lists in the opening law term of 2016. W(...)

The right of bankrupts to litigate had been vested in the official assignee. Bank of Ireland v O’Donnell, IESC 89, (Supreme Court, Denham CJ, December(...)

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