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
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, 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 Professor Colin Harvey consider the case for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland in our current Brexit-dominated landscape.
Published 30 October 2019
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent ruling on sexual harassment.
Published 23 October 2019
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, associate professor at TCD School of Law, considers climate change within the context of human rights law.
Published 16 October 2019
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
In March 1817, Peter Blake brought Mary Wilkins to Court seeking compensation for breaking a promise of marriage.
Published 4 October 2019
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
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
On 10 September 1831, Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in Reenascreena – a townland nestled between the villages of Leap and Rosscarbery in West Cork.
Published 20 September 2019
Kate McKenna, partner in the EU, competition and regulatory law group at Matheson, highlights a recent EU case involving interim measures for competition law concerns and shares the Irish perspective.
Published 19 September 2019
Eimear Nugent, solicitor at immigration law specialists Berkeley Solicitors, examines an important ruling on the rights of EU citizens' spouses.
Published 13 September 2019