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How acceptable is delay in prosecuting young people?

How acceptable is delay in prosecuting young people?

Niamh Kelly, Solicitor, considers a recent judgment of the High Courts and notes that where blameworthy prosecutorial delay occurs, action should be taken to prohibit such a prosecution.

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Courts Closure

Due to Met Éireann Status Red weather warnings, court sittings scheduled for Wednesday 28th February, Thursday 1st March and Friday 3rd March 2018 in Counties Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath have been cancelled.

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Car owners who permit learner drivers to drive their car unaccompanied may face criminal prosecution

The Minister for Transport is seeking to hold car owners who give their vehicle to an unaccompanied learner driver criminally responsible for their actions.

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Roadside testing for drugs - are motorists being tested?

Roadside testing for drugs - are motorists being tested?

Luke Staines, Solicitor, writes on the drug driving provisions in the Road Traffic Act 2016 commenced in April 2017.

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BLOG: Should rehabilitation be taken into account in sentencing sex offenders?

Ciara Hallinan, Solicitor, considers a recent Court of Appeal judgment on incentivising rehabilitation.

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