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Garda’s use of pepper spray has case withdrawn from court

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A female garda who had been called a “c**t, a whore and a pig” faced conviction for use of a pepper spray on a handcuffed teenager who had to be subdued.

The prosecution arose out of an incident at Paul Street shopping centre in Cork city on May 12th 2012. A 16 year old youth had, with others, been involved in a violent incident and he had kicked in a glass panel on one of the doors.

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Judge raps judgment in favour of Eminem

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In one of the more unusual court judgments in the US a Michigan Judge wrote a rap to deliver her judgment in favour of Eminem.

The rap singer had been sued by a former classmate arising out of the lyrics of “Brain Damage” (a song from the 1999 albumThe Slim Shady LP)

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Top legal stories of 2013

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There were few winners in 2013 in the helter-skelter world of legal affairs. It was the year that finally saw the introduction of laws to help debtors navigate personal insolvency and brought with it the promise of a referendum on same-sex marriage. For complete article click here

Michael Lowry

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Michael Lowry, Independent TD for North Tipperary, has been charged in Thurles District Court with filing a false tax return by “knowingly and wilfully” filing an incorrect tax return in October 2003 for the 2002 tax period.

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Anglo Irish Bank

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Anglo Irish Bank (John Bowe), Irish Life Assurance and Irish Life & Permanent (Denis Casey and Peter Fitzgerald) were mentioned in the District Court when the 3 named former employees were charged in relation to a €7.2 billion fraud.

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Retired Garda brings High Court action

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John Wilson, referred to in the media as a Garda whistleblower, has commenced High Court proceedings seeking to challenge findings made in May 2012 that he was in breach of discipline by attending court proceedings in Cavan while off duty.

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Garda Inspector Summoned

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Garda Inspector Paul O’Brien is accused of attempting to frustrate a drink-drive prosecution and was summoned to appear before Dublin District Court.

He is alleged to have consumed alcohol

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Collusion and Judicial Separation

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How can a case come before the Irish family law courts?

Under Irish law a married couple cannot file for divorce unless they have been living apart for a minimum period of 4 years. However, there is a prior procedure by way of judicial separation which separating couples may avail of to determine, inter alia, financial relations between each other.

Legal separation can be approached in two ways:

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