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# irish courts

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2022
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Opinion: Trans rights issues are being used as a right-wing recruitment tool
Aoife Gallagher argues that anti-trans campaigners do not have science on their side no matter how hard they try.
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Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required
Darren Lalor is leading the campaign for better legal aid rates for barristers defending criminal cases in the District Court.
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Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.
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Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message
CEO of Women’s Aid Sarah Benson says the judiciary and other legal professionals need more training on how best to handle domestic violence cases.
# INTERNAL AUDIT
Over €123,000 paid out incorrectly in 'on-call' allowances to Courts Service staff
A separate audit warned of “reputational damage” over working time breaches.
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Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials