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# law - Friday 22 January, 2016

The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

# law - Friday 8 January, 2016

Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem

“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”

# law - Monday 28 December, 2015

Family courts were shrouded in mystery, now it's not, we should be paying attention

During court proceedings the state failings are often highlighted, but should that be the case?

# law - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'My daughter is my life': Mother pleads with judge to return child from care

The child was taken into state care after concerns about physical abuse.

# law - Thursday 17 December, 2015

An 1871 law catering for 'lunatics' was FINALLY repealed today

A new law will repeal the Lunacy Regulations Act, which has been on Ireland’s statute books for 144 years.

# law - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

# law - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

You need a driver's licence to use these weird-looking scooters

They’ve been banned in London, but what’s the law surrounding self-balancing scooters in Ireland?

# law - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# law - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

# law - Friday 7 August, 2015

New York lawyer being sued formally demands Trial by Combat

Richard Luthmann asked the court for permission to ‘release the souls of the Plaintiffs from their corporeal bodies.’

# law - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Now Irish workers can build up their holidays when they're long-term sick

You can also carry over the leave you’ve build up, for up to 15 months.

# law - Friday 3 July, 2015

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work? Stop This post contains a poll

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work?

Cycling groups have questions about the enforceability of the new charges.

# law - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case

The supermarket maintained the employee failed to reach the minimum productivity levels the company sets.

# law - Friday 5 June, 2015

Attempt to increase Wayne Dundon's 6 year prison sentence for threatening to kill and intimidate witnesses has failed

Dundon was found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of threatening Alice Collins that he would kill or cause serious harm to her sons.

# law - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Elderly man cleared of shooting two intruders, killing one

It is the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defence laws.

# law - Friday 22 May, 2015

Former DIT lecturer turned politician admits affair with secretary in bizarre photo shoot

“Fightin’” Joe Morrissey was jailed after claims he had sex with a 17-year-old. Now they plan to get married…

# law - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register - but none of their details are public

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.

# law - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

# law - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

People are sniffing cheap butane gas to get high on the streets of Dublin

The “old-school” gas sniffing is on the rise, says Ana Liffey director, Tony Duffin.

# law - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Irish nanny charged over baby's death to be released on bail

McCarthy will be confined to home and have to wear a GPS monitor and surrender her passport.

# law - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Does UCC have something against water protesters?

Or people called Joan? The college has posed a slightly dramatic (to say the least) question involving an anti-water charge protest on an exam.

# law - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The42 A former Man United goalkeeper is in trouble with the law Problems

A former Man United goalkeeper is in trouble with the law

After running into a cyclist with his car last year, the ex-player has pleaded guilty at a Sydney court.

# law - Monday 20 April, 2015

Graham Dwyer likely to lodge appeal against conviction

There were numerous legal arguments that Dwyer’s legal team could argue are grounds for appeal.

# law - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# law - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

# law - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# law - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?

An independent TD says a loophole means it is.

# law - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

# law - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# law - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

# law - Monday 29 December, 2014

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon

Or, you know, in three years.

# law - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Lipstick 'traitor' sign hung on Áras gates as President rubber-stamps contentious bill

Dozens of protesters gathered in near freezing temperatures in the Phoenix Park today, carrying candles, banners and flags.

# law - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live

The solicitor for the Child and Family Agency wanted the case adjourned until January.

# law - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# law - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Explainer: What happens when a witness walks out of court?

Can you do that?

# law - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# law - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

# law - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

# law - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They're still going - and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

# law - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Undocumented and living in the US? Here's what the new immigration reforms mean for you

In the US it is estimated that there is over 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens.