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The Turf Club is entitled to enforce the rules of racing against a jockey and trainer in relation to a bet. O’Connell vs Turf Club IESC 57 (Supreme Co(...)

Emergency services respond following the balcony collapse in Berkeley last month, in which six students died. Photograph: Demotix / Splash News

On June 16th, six students were killed and seven others were injured when a balcony collapsed during a birthday party in a fourth floor apartment in B(...)

Minister  for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: acknowledged the importance of the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

When a person is convicted of a crime, there is a legitimate expectation of punishment, with the most serious consequence being the loss of liberty. I(...)

Law Judgments

The Circuit Court should not have determined the custody of child on an application for relocation. RL v Judge Heneghan IECA 120 (Court of Appeal, Hog(...)

Migrants gather  at a  border crossing on the Mediterranean  between Italy and  France: the EU is focused on increasing the budget for Frontex, the EU agency for the management of co-operation at external borders of the union. Photographs: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

CATHERINE DONNELLY Following the terrible loss of life in the Mediterranean in April, the EU introduced a European agenda on migration on May 13th. (...)

Nell McCafferty  outside the Criminal Courts of Justice on  Parkgate Street, Dublin:  she  concedes conditions are better but believes the building is far from ideal. “The thing that stood out for me, I cannot hear anything. You could hear everything in old Bridewell.” Photograph: Court Collins.

She is known as a social campaigner, a playwright and an outspoken feminist but Nell McCafferty first made her name as a District Court reporter for T(...)


Former resident of State institution did not suffer “abuse” and was not entitled to compensation CM v Residential Institutions Redress Review Committe(...)

William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association photographed in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The American legal system is going through a significant shift – and lawyers who don’t believe it are in for a shock, according to the president of th(...)

Law Society of Ireland: recently released figures which reveal that  practising female solicitors outnumber  practising male solicitors for the first time.

Prior to finalisation of the Legal Services Reform Bill, the Irish legal services market has already seen significant changes. The Law Society of Ire(...)

Court entitled to adjudicate debtor a bankrupt notwithstanding that he had been adjudicated a bankrupt in foreign country In re Sean Dunne (a bankrupt(...)

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