Winner of our Adare Manor draw announced!

Congratulations to Jennifer from County Meath who won a €750 voucher for Adare Manor this week in our prize draw!

We hope you enjoy your stay!

And don’t worry, there will be another draw for a voucher for Adare Manor in time for Christmas! Stay tuned for more info soon!

Irish barristers could follow English example with strike action (via Irish Legal News)

As strikes grind the English courts to a halt, barristers in Ireland have talked up the case for similar action here as a minister reportedly gives consideration to long-awaited fee restoration.

Members of the Bar Council last week met with Michael McGrath, the minister for public expenditure and reform, who is expected to reach a decision within weeks on whether to finally reverse pay cuts made in the wake of the financial crisis.

Under FEMPI legislation, professional fees paid to barristers practising criminal law on behalf of the State were cut by amounts ranging from 28.5 per cent to 69 per cent over the period from 2008 to 2011.

Darren Lalor BL, who this year helped to organise a number of barristers’ protests outside the Criminal Courts of Justice, told Irish Legal News it is “mindbogglingly how the underfunding of our criminal justice system is permitted to continue”.

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Coursing club refused injunction restraining land owner from locking it out of grounds (via Irish Times)

County Kerry Coursing Club denies bringing legal proceedings in order to frustrate sale of the property

The County Kerry Coursing Club has been refused a High Court injunction restraining the owner of the former Tralee Racecourse from locking it out of grounds that have been used for hare coursing for more than a century.

Dismissing the club’s application on Thursday, Mr Justice Garrett Simons said he would deliver a detailed judgment next week.

Judge Simons heard legal argument as to why the coursing club should be granted an injunction which included a denial that legal proceedings had been brought by the club in order to frustrate the sale of the property.

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