Inquest hears three generations of family killed in ‘horror’ crash in Mayo

A jury has returned verdicts of accidental death at inquest arising from a car crash that claimed the lives of three generations of the same family in Co Mayo last year. Mary Ann Wilson, 67, her 39-year-old daughter, Marcella, and her six-year-old son, Sean, died when the car they were travelling in collided with a [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:00:09+01:00September 20th, 2018|Accident, Death, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Road Safety|Comments Off on Inquest hears three generations of family killed in ‘horror’ crash in Mayo

Donegal Specsavers ordered to pay €12k to Muslim worker sacked a day after Manchester terror attack

A Donegal Specsavers has been ordered to pay €12,000 in compensation to a Muslim woman who was sacked the day after the Manchester terror attack last year. At the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), Adjudication Officer, Emer O’Shea has found that Letterkenny Specsavers Ltd discriminated against Amina Ferrah on the grounds of religion when sacking the [...]

By |2018-09-19T12:30:05+01:00September 19th, 2018|Courts, Employment, Law|Comments Off on Donegal Specsavers ordered to pay €12k to Muslim worker sacked a day after Manchester terror attack

Jennifer Lawrence’s hacker gets 8 months in prison

The man who hacked Jennier Lawrence, a Connecticut man who also hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people has been sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport. After prison, he must serve three years of supervised release and perform [...]

By |2018-08-31T13:00:41+01:00August 31st, 2018|Crime, Cyberlaw, International Law, Law|Comments Off on Jennifer Lawrence’s hacker gets 8 months in prison

Unmarried mother from Antrim wins court fight over widowed parent’s allowance

An unmarried mother has won a Supreme Court battle to access widowed parent’s allowance for her bereaved children. Siobhan McLaughlin, 46, was refused the benefit after her partner John Adams died from cancer in January 2014 because the couple, who had four children and were together for 23 years, were not married or in a civil [...]

By |2018-08-31T10:00:04+01:00August 31st, 2018|Civil Partnerships, Law, Legal, News|Comments Off on Unmarried mother from Antrim wins court fight over widowed parent’s allowance

Irish Central Banker Lays Down the Law at Bitcoin Gathering

Many bitcoin backers trekked to Dublin this week hoping that a senior central banker scheduled to speak at a bitcoin conference there would help bestow a measure of legitimacy to the virtual currency. Not so fast. Instead, Gareth Murphy, director of markets supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, essentially the number three man at [...]

By |2014-07-04T09:14:49+01:00July 4th, 2014|Law, News|Comments Off on Irish Central Banker Lays Down the Law at Bitcoin Gathering
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