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Archive for January, 2021

Covid-19 Testing in the Workplace

Posted in News on 21st January 2021

Similar to testing being carried out in nursing homes and food production facilities, many employers are considering introducing mandatory Covid-19 test for those who are still working on site. In light of the sharp rise of cases post-Christmas, employees may need to provide a negative Covid-19 test before coming...

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The High Court: Full costs awarded to partially successful applicants in judicial review

Posted in News on 13th January 2021

A recent case has occurred where the High Court has granted an order for full costs, even though the applicants experienced some success in their proceedings for judicial review. The court based their reasoning for this on the fact that the case was of “general public importance”, which raised...

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New Parole Board

Posted in News on 8th January 2021

It is welcome news the establishment of an independent Parole Board to replace the current board that was established on an administrative basis in 2001. The new Parole Board will be accompanied by a statute, will be completed by July this year, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced. The...

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Human-Rights & Brexit

Posted in News on 5th January 2021

In the aftermath of Brexit, cross-border bodies will work together to make sure Human Rights are upheld in both the Republic and the North of Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) will...

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Non-binary person granted asylum for the first time in the UK

Posted in News on 3rd January 2021

A landmark ruling has taken place in the UK, after a non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum for the first time. The applicant, Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, when arriving in the UK in October 2017, identified as a gay man, but came to identify as non-binary...

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