Articles



Richard Grogan: How to invite discrimination cases without even trying

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates responds to reports about a job advertisement published by a UK celebrity chef.

Published 11 November 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A Glasgow kiss

In 1937, a story emerged in the newspapers about a girl from Glasgow called Julia Clarke who had been sentenced, in absentia, to one month's imprisonment for “kissing a boyfriend in public”.

Published 8 November 2019

Barry Walsh: I’m bringing my lawyer… or maybe a clown!

Barry Walsh, partner and head of employment at Fieldfisher, considers employees' right to accompaniment or representation in internal company processes.

Published 1 November 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The Witch of Youghal

On 24 March 1661, Florence Newton was committed to prison in Youghal, Co Cork, having been accused of bewitching a young servant girl named Mary Langdon.

Published 1 November 2019

Oliver Garner: New Irish Protocol could lead to indefinite jurisdiction of EU Court in the UK

The infamous ‘backstop’ is gone, but the new Irish Protocol could lead to the indefinite jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union within the United Kingdom, writes Oliver Garner of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Published 31 October 2019

Claire Edgar: Ruling sets out courts' powers in child abduction cases

Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, considers yesterday's UK Supreme Court decision in a child abduction case.

Published 31 October 2019

Dr Anne Smith and Prof Colin Harvey: Northern Ireland still needs a Bill of Rights

Dr Anne Smith and Professor Colin Harvey consider the case for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland in our current Brexit-dominated landscape.

Published 30 October 2019

Richard Grogan: Ruling sets out the law on sexual harassment

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent ruling on sexual harassment.

Published 23 October 2019

In detail: The newly-enacted provisions of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

Large parts of the landmark Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 were commenced by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan through statutory instrument earlier this month.

Published 22 October 2019

Suryapratim Roy: Is climate change an issue of human rights?

Suryapratim Roy, associate professor at TCD School of Law, considers climate change within the context of human rights law.

Published 16 October 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The 'Long' history of quackery

Social media is replete with various examples of quackery; from detox teas and bee-sting facials, to more sinister bleach therapies and cancer cures. Far from being a novel issue, quackery in Ireland has a long history, and many of us who have grown up in rural areas have heard stories of people who you’d visit for ‘the cure’.

Published 11 October 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: An engagement originating in avarice

In March 1817, Peter Blake brought Mary Wilkins to Court seeking compensation for breaking a promise of marriage.

Published 4 October 2019

Darryl Broderick: Show me the money? Courts clarify disclosure rules in loan sales litigation

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and solicitor Hilda Mannix examine two recent judgments clarifying the circumstances in which a loan purchase price would be disclosed to borrower litigants.

Published 30 September 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa (Part II)

Upon merging with the Irish Republican Brotherhood, members of the Phoenix Society were trained in the use of rifles and military tactics by Irish-American officers of the Fenian Brotherhood (Shane Kenna, Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian (Merrion Press, 2015)).

Published 27 September 2019

Conor Gearty: Johnson's behaviour made the Supreme Court case about the very existence of the rule of law

Professor Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at LSE Department of Law, offers his initial thoughts on the historic Miller/Cherry judgment.

Published 25 September 2019