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# Ruling

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# Debt Management
Those in debt will not be hit with extra VAT charge
A ruling has found that debt management company Money Village will not be subject to VAT.
# Report
'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse
Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.
# Read all about it
What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?
The Streisand effect in full swing.
# Birmingham
Loud sex lands British woman in prison
The woman’s boyfriend, Wayne, received no punishment.
# Equality Tribunal
MS sufferer made to do 'boring, degrading and insulting' work awarded €20,000
She had been inappropriately transferred by her employer.
# Family
Separated man awarded €4,000 after being told not to attend his daughter's sports day
The man’s wife had enrolled her in a school without his knowledge.
# Ruling
High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights
The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.
# Benefits
A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"
The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.
# abuse ruling
Taoiseach (and two Ministers) will meet with Louise O'Keeffe in 'the coming weeks'
It was originally hoped that this meeting would take place in September.
# upheld
Press watchdog says Indo got it wrong on Gerry Adams letter
The Press Ombudsman says the article breached the Sinn Féin leader’s right to a good name.
# Equality Tribunal
Receptionist wins €63k for victimisation and reduced hours after maternity leave
In a separate case, the HSE was found not to have discriminated against a young man with a number of health issues.
# Unfair Dismissal
Woman sacked after child played in créche toilet bowl gets €15k
The tribunal ruled that too much blame was attributed to the créche worker over the incident.
# Courts
Was it legal? High Court refers PTSB bail-out case to Europe
The High Court could not rule on whether the move was legal.
# Farce
Opinion: Celtic-Legia debacle highlights UEFA's ridiculous double standards
It was confirmed earlier today that the Scottish side would progress to the next round despite being beaten 6-1.
# speed check
High Court ruling may result in the dismissal of many speeding cases
Justice Kearns said it is ‘insufficient’ for the gardaí to state that it is ‘normal or usually the case’ that the photographic record is included with the summons.
# Ruling
Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours
The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.
# Blocking
EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites
The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.
# regulations
Japan decides bitcoin isn't a currency, but will be taxed
Under the new regulations, the Japanese government will treat bitcoin like any other goods and services, and will tax any transactions made using it.
# Supreme Court
Suspects being questioned by gardaí 'need greater protection'
The Supreme Court has ruled that anyone being held in custody who requests a lawyer cannot be questioned until they get legal advice.
# safe streets
ASBOs can change perception that 'out of control' O'Connell Street is unsafe
The Dublin City Business Improvement District think ASBOs will improve Dublin’s anti-social behaviour issues, but a Dublin City Councillor said he isn’t convinced.
# Fixing
Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitor from ebooks case
The company tried to block the monitor saying he had a personal bias against it.
# Ruling
Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.
# Courts
Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling
European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.
# statement in full
Parents of Dylan Gaffney Hayes release statement about €8.5m HSE settlement
The family of Dylan Gaffney Hayes, who suffered catastrophic brain injuries during birth, was awarded a settlement of €8.5 million in the High Court today.
# Courts
Conversation between two judges on family law case had 'no effect' on ruling
In a ruling in July, Judge Henry Abbott said a fellow judge had approached him about a case that was before him.
# Data Protection
Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts
The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.
# Copyright
Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading
The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.
# Ruling
Ryanair loses EU court battle over sale of Alitalia planes
The Dublin-based carrier had argued the sale shouldn’t be allowed as the Italian airline received unlawful state aid.
# Marie Fleming
Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die
There was standing-room only in the small courtroom on Monday morning as the 7 judges ruled that Marie Fleming, who has MS, did not have the right to end her own life with help from her partner.
# landmark case
Supreme Court dismisses Marie Fleming’s ‘right to die’ appeal
Chief Justice Susan Denham said the circumstances were “very tragic” but that there was no Constitutional ‘right to die’.
Column: How can lay juries cope with serious fraud cases, like that of Anglo Irish Bank?
With over 24 million documents and a court case that could take over six months, the availability of jurors and their understanding of this complex trial is being flagged by legal professionals. Nuala Haughey explores the future of juries in white collar crime cases.
# Ruling
Olympics: India suspended from IOC - source
The suspension comes amid an ongoing row between the Indian Olympic Association and the organisation.
European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund is lawful.
# Expert Group
Prime Time 'reveals section of Expert Group report on abortion'
It said that its recommended options to implement the European Ruling in the case of A, B and C versus Ireland include primary legislation or guidelines.
# Referendum
Varadkar: 'If the government made a mistake we accept that'
The Transport Minister has insisted that the children’s referendum will go ahead tomorrow amid calls for it to be postponed in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling about the government’s information campaign.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Éireann welcomes High Court ruling on school transport scheme
The court found that the Bus Éireann does not have a contract with the Government, so the scheme does not have to be put out to tender.
# fiscal compact
German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law
The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.
# Stem Cell
US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'
THE Food and Drug Administration now have the ability to declare certain stem cells as drugs in the hope of greater policing their use.
# Michaela
Michaela McAreavey murder trial nearing an end
Court has been adjourned until Friday.
# Ruling
Hopkins TKO ruled illegal, champ gets his belt back
Bernard Hopkins is once again the WBC light-heavyweight champion following a ruling in the United States.