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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…

Business Law

The Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017

Ireland lacks a simple way for litigants to bring combined actions. Following the tracker mortgage scandal last year, there has been another attempt to pave the way for multi-party actions (MPAs). Based on the Law Reform Commission’s 2005 Multi-Party Litigation…

Business Law

The Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017

Ireland lacks a simple way for litigants to bring combined actions. Following the tracker mortgage scandal last year, there has been another attempt to pave the way for multi-party actions (MPAs). Based on the Law Reform Commission’s 2005 Multi-Party Litigation…

The Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017

Ireland lacks a simple way for litigants to bring combined actions. Following the tracker mortgage scandal last year, there has been another attempt to pave the way for multi-party actions (MPAs). Based on the Law Reform Commission’s 2005 Multi-Party Litigation…

Driving Change: The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Clayton Christensen in his seminal book The Innovator’s Dilemma reflected how every business leader must one day face a challenge to its business model, regardless of its industry or tenure as top dog. Approximately a century ago, the carmaker industry…

Exclusive Jurisdiction

The exclusionary rule is an established legal principle that forbids illegally obtained evidence to be used against any accused person. This legal notion first circulated in the English courts in the late 18th century but received its fullest expression in…

When Legal Artifice Meet Legal Artificiality

When the printing press first appeared, scribes who had previously made a living out of copying out manuscripts revolted en masse. They railed against this new technology, decrying it as a threat to their livelihood and to the care and…

Are the Road Traffic Acts Still Roadworthy?

The Road Traffic Acts play a daily role in the lives of many people and are some of the most controversial laws in Ireland today. It is frequently argued that the law is unclear in the area and it is…

High Court Recalls Man’s Right to Be Forgotten

The High Court has overturned a Circuit Court order which previously endorsed a man’s ‘right to be forgotten’. The man in question was Mark Savage, who had stood as an Independent candidate in North Dublin local elections in 2014.  Mr…

Gerry Adams Loses 1970s Appeal

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has failed to have two historic convictions concerning escape bids overturned. This escape bids arose out of circumstances when Adams was interned without trial in 1972 during the Troubles in Maze/Long Kesh Prison. Adams…

The Technological Universities Bill 2015 in the Seanad

The Technological Universities Bill 2015 passed the Dáil at the end of January and is now going through the process to obtain Seanad approval. The Bill sets out the framework under which the Institutes of Technology around the country would…

Brexit May Affect Extradition Agreements

The Supreme Court has referred a question to the European Court of Justice regarding British extradition, following the challenge of an arrest warrant by an Irishman. Mr Thomas Joseph O’Connor, from Cloughbeirne, Roscommon, was sentenced in Blackfriars Crown Court in…