Blogs



Richard Grogan on employment law: Employment bill 'toothless' as currently drafted

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on new legislation introduced by the Government.

Published 12 December 2017

Interview: Mark Adair of Mason Hayes & Curran explains 'net neutrality'

Net neutrality has emerged as the new hot online issue. A concerted effort by Ajit Pai, the new chair of the US Federal Communications Commission, to overhaul net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015 has been met with anger across social media.

Published 4 December 2017

Blog: Payment for leave not taken – watch out!

Scottish solicitor David Hoey, of BTO LLP, looks at the Court of Justice of the European Union's decision in a case on holiday pay for miscategorised employees, with very serious implications for employers.

Published 30 November 2017

Blog: Blame game leaves us no closer to resolution

Liam Herrick, executive director at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, writes at a critical juncture for policing in Ireland.

Published 29 November 2017

NI Blog: The new UK industrial strategy — God bless us, everyone?

Ciara Lagan, corporate partner at Tughans in Belfast, writes on the UK government's new industrial strategy and the challenges ahead.

Published 29 November 2017

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