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ECHR Rules Arrest of Russian Activist Violated his Rights

Alexei Navalny is a Russian political activist and lawyer, who is also currently the leader of the Russia of the Future party. According to the New York Times, he is “arguably Vladimir’s most serious foe,”, though the Russian government has…

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Stuart Olding Seeks To Reclaim Costs From Paddy Jackson Trial

In the few months that have ensued post the controversial Paddy Jackson- Stuart Olding Rape trial, various other contentious issues have followed. Firstly, there was heated debate about the judgment, the trial process and particularly rape culture in Ireland. Then…

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Keeping Politics To The Politicians

Last November, financial markets worldwide braced themselves as Donald Trump barged his way into the Oval Office, using not much more than braggadocious remarks and a deep wallet. Despite the initial 7% drop in US equities, things picked up as…

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When Free Speech Comes At A Price

Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote ‘The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic’. The day before Ireland’s population voting to repeal the blasphemy law, the…

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EU To Update Audio-Visual Media Services Legislation

On 2 October, the EU voted to update their regulations regarding Audiovisual Media Services. With 452 votes for the changes and a mere 132 against, it’s evident that this is a strongly felt topic within parliament, but what are the…

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United Kingdom to introduce abortion decriminalisation bill

MPs in Westminster launched a bid to introduce a bill which would decriminalise abortion later this month. Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, announced her intention to introduce this bill. A coalition of MPs from five different parties is…

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Let Them Eat Cake? A Case of Bakery Discrimination

This case began in 2014 when Gareth Lee went to the Belfast-based baking company and requested that they bake him a cake adorned with the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ along with the logo for Queerspace, and the puppets Bert and…

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Minister for Business Criticised for Denying Work Permit

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, has been criticized for failing to use her discretionary executive powers under the Employment Permits Act, 2006. Her decision to refuse the application for the renewal of an employment permit by…

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European Court of Justice To Rule On Article 50

It has been over two years since Britain made the destructive decision to leave the European Union. Despite the considerable amount of time that has passed it seems that both parties are moving further and further away from reaching an…

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Child and Family Agency TUSLA Finds Itself In Court Again

The Child and Family Agency TUSLA has found itself under fire once again this week as another controversial case involving the agency passed through the High Court. The case involves a twenty-year-old mother, known only as KM, who gave birth…

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OPINION: The US Supreme Court Faces A Cross Roads

The turmoil surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court began on 16th September. The Washington Post ran an article where Christine Blasey Ford, a professor of psychology at Paolo Alto University, alleged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her…

Belfast Police detain journalists as part of ‘intimidation tactic’, court rules

Controversy recently arose in Belfast concerning the search and arrest operation of two award-winning journalist’s Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. The journalists are famously known for their recent documentary ‘No Stone Unturned’ which investigated the loyalist murders of six civilians…