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

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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 fundamental issues regarding journalistic privilege and … Read more

New Parole Board


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 minister has set out the details … Read more

Human-Rights & Brexit

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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 work together to provide oversight of … Read more

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

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 upon settling in Liverpool. Initially the … Read more

Automatic Extension of Immigration Permissions

Foreign nationals with immigration stamps due to expire in the coming weeks will be able to remain in Ireland until at least January 20th, 2021 under the latest temporary extension by Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Three categories of foreign nationals will be able to avail of the extension period – those who … Read more


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