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Andrew Kirke: Uncle Sam and the red dragon

After increasingly positive noises around a potential trade deal between the USA and China (even the exchange of “beautiful letters” between presidents), recent weeks have seen both sides double down, levying increased tariffs in what many are now describing as a renewed trade war, writes Andrew Kirke.

Published 21 June 2019

Blog: Seek and Destroy - Hosting providers’ obligations to track down illegal content may be extended by European Court

Tina English and Lee O'Donovan look at a recent opinion from the European Court on the scope of 'takedown orders' imposed on host providers.

Published 21 June 2019

Andrew Kirke: Unlucky 13 – does the copyright directive spell the end for memes?

Andrew Kirke considers the controversial Copyright Directive, designed to control how copyrighted content is shared on online platforms.

Published 20 June 2019

Rossa McMahon: The issue of fraud is exaggerated by the insurance industry

Rossa McMahon, solicitor at PG McMahon Solicitors, responds to recent comments about personal injury claims and the impact on insurance costs.

Published 18 June 2019

Pat Daly: It is time to abandon the farce of settling cases without an admission of liability

Pat Daly, partner at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, writes on settlements without admission of liability in medical negligence cases.

Published 18 June 2019

Dr Eoin Daly and Dr David Kenny: Government blocking of legislation is constitutionally dubious

Dr Eoin Daly, lecturer in law at NUI Galway, and Dr David Kenny, assistant professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, examine the Government's use of the "money message" to control legislation.

Published 14 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A bigamist’s mixed-marriage declared null and void

On 15 August 1857, Maria Theresa Longworth and Major William Charles Yelverton got married in a Catholic Church near Rostrevor. They had previously married in Edinburgh on or about 13 April 1857 according to Scottish law; however, Theresa refused to cohabit with Major Yelverton until they were married according to her own Catholic religion.

Published 14 June 2019

Dr Eoin Guilfoyle: Before sentencing guidelines, we need sentencing information

Dr Eoin Guilfoyle, teaching associate in law at University of Bristol Law School, considers proposals to introduce sentencing guidelines in Ireland.

Published 12 June 2019

Dr Kevin Sweeney: The right to information in criminal proceedings

Dr Kevin Sweeney, author of Arrest, Detention and Questioning: Law and Practice, explores the law in Ireland and the EU on access to information in criminal proceedings in his article for Irish Legal News.

Published 10 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The couple facing execution

On 9 June 1976, Marie and Noel Murray were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.

Published 7 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The swindling judge removed from office

In 1830, Sir Jonah Barrington became the only High Court judge to be dismissed from office by the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Published 31 May 2019

David Taylor: Who decides where a child in care should live?

David Taylor, solicitor in the child and family law team at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, considers a recent High Court judgment clarifying the powers of the District Court under the Child Care Act 1991.

Published 30 May 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The hanging judge who ran out of rope

John Toler, the first Earl of Norbury, earned his reputation as “the hanging judge” during his time as a particularly callous judge in Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Published 24 May 2019

Philip O'Leary: Respect and fairness must be keystones of bank culture

Philip O'Leary, managing partner of FitzGerald Legal & Advisory, reflects on his recent appointment to the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB) and his role as chairman of the Legal Aid Board.

Published 23 May 2019

Ciaran O'Shiel: Social media and the 'ordinary reasonable reader'

Ciaran O'Shiel, associate in IP, media and data disputes at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the consequences of a recent judgment of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 May 2019