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High Court rejects incinerator plan

The High Court has ruled that a planning application for an incinerator in Mallusk, County Antrim, should not proceed. 
 

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County Court orders letting agent to return administration fee to tenant

On 21st December 2017 Belfast County Court ordered a letting agent to return an administration fee to a tenant under the provisions within The Commission on Disposals of Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

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Loughinisland case to be reheard before new judge

A legal challenge to a Police Ombudsman's ruling of collusion in the Loughinisland killings will be reheard before a new judge.

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Facebook settles landmark legal case

A 14 year old Northern Ireland girl has settled her legal action against Facebook after a man allegedly posted a naked photograph of her on a Facebook page.

 

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NI Court of Appeal overturn Police Ombudsman funding decision

On 7th November the Court of Appeal reversed a decision of the High Court that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had failed to provide sufficient funding to the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI).

In the earlier decision the High Court ruled that the DOJ acted unlawfully by failing to provide sufficient funding to PONI to enable it to carry out its statutory obligation to investigate a complaint by Patricia Bell within a reasonable period of time. 

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Resident group to challenge Council's planning decision  

On 14th November the High Court granted permission to residents to judicially review Belfast City Council’s planning decision to approve a major office development in an inner city housing district. 
 
Residents in the Markets area of Belfast are opposed to the construction of a multi-storey office block as they claim it will impact negatively on their right to privacy. 
 

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