Courts service secures spacious venues to choose juries safely
With many courts buildings being too small for sufficient social distancing, the courts service will employ the likes of hotels and sports venues to empanel the jury, which requires bringing large numbers of people together
In a first for the Irish justice system, hotels, sports venues and a theatre have been secured by the courts service for empanelling juries, in order to stay in line with the current public health guidelines.
Trial by jury is a fundamental element of the criminal justice system and is guaranteed by the constitution.
Up to now empanelling a jury has involved bringing large numbers of people into a courts building. Once a jury is...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Regulation of officers carrying out evictions to commence early next year
Until training and standard requirements are decided, private enforcement contractors do not fall under the remit of the Private Security Authority
High Court will decide on row over Bantry salmon farm plan
Mowi Ireland wants to build a €9 million salmon farm at Shot Head in Bantry that has been opposed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and environmental activists
Jeweller claims he put €800k into account to avoid bank charges
Hynes cousins are standing trial for alleged fraud on their companies, with the liquidator seeking their personal liability for €4.8 million and €1.5 million of debt