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Richard Grogan on employment law: Pregnancy-related dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on a case involving pregnancy-related dismissal.

Published 28 November 2017

Blog: Jury is still out on Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

Professor Raymond Murphy of the Irish Centre For Human Rights at NUI Galway writes following the successful prosecution of Ratko Mladić.

Published 27 November 2017

Blog: A happy Brexit? Brace yourselves for a dramatic change – for the worse

In an article first published on the LSE Brexit blog, Professor Conor Gearty scrutinises the notion of "a happy Brexit" and outlines ways in which the EU Withdrawal Bill will constitute a large transfer of power to the executive branch and may lead to the restriction of civil liberties.

Published 24 November 2017

NI Blog: A time of crisis and challenge — Brexit and our constitutional future

Dr Colin Harvey, professor of human rights law in the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, writes on the repercussions of Brexit across the island of Ireland.

Published 23 November 2017

Equal Civil Partnerships: Implications of Strasbourg’s latest ruling for Steinfeld and Keidan

Professor Helen Fenwick and Dr Andy Hayward of Durham Law School provide a critical analysis of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Ratzenböck and Seydl v Austria and its implications for Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, a British couple seeking legal recognition of civil partnerships for heterosexuals.

Published 23 November 2017

Richard Grogan on employment law: Christmas parties – a nightmare for employers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on a seasonal topic in the run-up to Christmas.

Published 22 November 2017

Blog: The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part

Dr Laura Cahillane, lecturer in the School of Law at University of Limerick, shares her view on the Irish Constitution at 80.

Published 20 November 2017

Blog: The critical balance — protecting your name vs free expression

Andrea Martin, partner at MediaLawyer Solicitors in Dublin, writes on the critical balance that underpins our defamation laws.

Published 13 November 2017

Blog: Remaining provisions of Children First Act 2015 coming into effect

Partner Diego Gallagher and solicitor Orla Crowe from ByrneWallace's health services team examine forthcoming the Children First Act 2015.

Published 8 November 2017

Blog: A balanced approach to the legalities surrounding 'gag' clauses is needed

Stephen Holst, partner at McCann FitzGerald, writes on the complex issue of "gag" clauses.

Published 6 November 2017

Richard Grogan on employment law: Dealing with an ageing workforce

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on the challenges of an ageing workforce.

Published 2 November 2017

Blog: CaseCrunch v Lawyers NOT Deep Blue v Kasparov

Scottish solicitor Brian Inkster, who recently presented at the 2017 Practice Transformation Summit in Cork, writes on a legal battle between lawyers and AI.

Published 1 November 2017

The robots are coming, but don’t panic: The AI legal revolution explained

Irish Legal News reporter Kevin Burns meets former lawyer Noah Waisberg, co-founder and CEO of Canadian legal tech company Kira Systems, who is in Dublin to meet Irish clients and spread the word that Artificial Intelligence is an opportunity and not a threat – that it should be embraced and not dreaded.

Published 26 October 2017

Richard Grogan on employment law: Agency workers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on suing the right party.

Published 24 October 2017

A continuing role for juries

Kevin Burns of Irish Legal News meets Niamh Howlin, a senior lecturer in UCD Sutherland School of Law, to discuss her recently published work - Juries in Ireland: Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century - and learn how Ireland was distinguished among common law jurisdictions for its prolific use of juries in almost all aspects of the law.

Published 24 October 2017