Articles



Dr Louise Crowley: Ireland needs to consider 'clean-break' divorce

Dr Louise Crowley, senior lecturer at University College Cork School of Law, writes on the case for reform of Ireland's divorce laws.

Published 28 November 2018

Gerry Liston: Bill to ban goods from illegal Israeli settlements has no legal obstacles

Gerry Liston, solicitor and legal officer for Sadaka (The Ireland Palestine Alliance) and the Global Legal Action Network, writes on the legality of the Occupied Territories Bill ahead of its return to the Seanad tomorrow.

Published 27 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Sir Edward Carson at the Bar

Sir Edward Carson’s controversial role in Irish history and status as a unionist icon has obscured his reputation as one of Ireland’s great legal figures.

Published 23 November 2018

Richard Grogan: Redundancy or continuity of service?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent redundancy case involving an employee transfer.

Published 22 November 2018

Dr Susan Leahy: Time to reconsider whether Irish law protects complainants in rape trials

Law lecturer Dr Susan Leahy, co-author of Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and Punishment, writes for Irish Legal News on the conduct of rape and sexual assault trials in Ireland.

Published 20 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Typhoid Mary

Last week marked 80 years since the death of Mary Mallon, who, after over 26 years of imprisonment, died in an isolation hospital on North Brother Island in New York. Mary’s incarceration was not the consequence of being convicted of any crime, but was instead the reaction to her being identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever.

Published 16 November 2018

Patrick Walshe: Social media to be next big legal minefield for firms

Patrick Walshe, partner in the employment and pensions group at Dublin firm Philip Lee, writes on the challenges posed to employers by social media.

Published 15 November 2018

Elaine Motion: Brexit case highlights how language matters in both law and politics

Elaine Motion, executive chairman at Scottish law firm Balfour+Manson, writes on the significance of language in the Article 50 case currently before the Scottish courts.

Published 12 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: The Ballot Act of 1872

The secret ballot was introduced in Britain and Ireland in July 1972 by the Ballot Act of 1872, with the aim of mitigating the effects of bribery, intimidation, and coercion in elections.

Published 9 November 2018

Peter Groarke: Finding a balance in introducing legislation

Peter Groarke, associate solicitor in the healthcare team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, writes on the legislative process.

Published 8 November 2018

Dr Vincent Power: Brexit deal will only be the start of the process

Dr Vincent Power, head of the EU, competition and procurement group at A&L Goodbody, considers the likely outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

Published 6 November 2018

Richard Grogan: What does the law say about holding disciplinary hearings?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent High Court case on the importance of fair procedures.

Published 5 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Pitchcapping

During the United Irishman Rebellion of 1798, one of the forms of torture used by the British on suspected Irish rebels – or Croppies – was pitchcapping. Victims were subjected to "caps" full of boiling tar, or "pitch", and gunpowder, forced on their heads and set alight.

Published 2 November 2018

Niamh Magee: Could watchdogs crack down on social media endorsements? #spon #af #ad

Niamh Magee, associate in the corporate team at Carson McDowell, writes on a new investigation into celebrity and social media endorsements.

Published 1 November 2018

Matthew Scott: ECtHR blasphemy law judgment is dreadful

The BarristerBlogger, Matthew Scott, takes a comprehensive look at the European Court of Human Rights' recent blasphemy judgment and finds it severely wanting.

Published 31 October 2018