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Possible Implementation of a Gross Negligence Rape Offence in Ireland
Law

Possible Implementation of a Gross Negligence Rape Offence in Ireland

Most UCD students are familiar with the animated ‘tea’ consent video, often shown in the first days of orientation to newly accepted students. While consent in concept is as easy as tea, the legislation surrounding consent and rape law it…

brexit, brexit impact on ireland
Law

Brexit: Not so Unexpected?

In recent times, it proves virtually impossible to avoid the phenomenon that is Brexit. Each day we are reminded that this country’s future draws closer to an uncertainty as our closest neighbour plans to bid farewell to their EU Membership….

Law

Unmarried Partners Must Testify Against Each Other

A recent case has concluded by saying that unmarried partners must testify against each other and cannot opt-out of appearing before the court. In the case of JC v MC, the Gardai charged the two brothers, the eponymous JC and…

Chief Justice Frank Clarke Discusses Court Reform

In a seminar hosted in NUI Galway on 17th January, Chief Justice Frank Clarke addressed the topic of reforming the court system. In the speech, Chief Justice Clarke remarked that the approach to reforming the courts had been ‘overly piecemeal’,…