Maria Curran: Safeguarding principal private residences

Fieldfisher solicitor Maria Curran and trainee Hugh O'Neill consider how protections for borrowers facing possession proceedings have been increased.

Published 14 August 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Murder and Martyrdom in Rathcannon, Pt. II

...continued from last week's Irish Legal Heritage:

Published 9 August 2019

Jill Gracey: Holiday pay ruling a headache for employers across Northern Ireland

Jill Gracey, senior associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the issue of holiday pay from the perspective of employers.

Published 8 August 2019

Ciarán Ahern: Court ruling leaves citizenship applicants in urgent need of new legislation

Ciarán Ahern, associate in employment law at A&L Goodbody, writes on the urgent need for new legislation following a recent court ruling on the citizenship process.

Published 7 August 2019

Nicholas Nolan: Traditional lease versus flexible workspace

Nicholas Nolan, solicitor in the commercial property division at O'Reilly Stewart in Belfast, examines the legal implications of using flexible workspaces as opposed to more traditional leases.

Published 7 August 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Murder and Martyrdom in Rathcannon

On 30 June 1827, the nephew of a landlord was shot dead in Rathcannon, County Tipperary.

Published 2 August 2019

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen: New leaders and old problems – Brexit and the rule of law crisis

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.

Published 31 July 2019

Richard Grogan: Dismissed pregnant workers should bring equality claims instead of unfair dismissal claims

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers recent cases illustrating the different means of recourse for pregnancy-related dismissal.

Published 31 July 2019

Audrey Whyte: Luas driver re-engaged as dismissal held to be a disproportionate sanction

Audrey Whyte, associate in the employment, immigration and reward team at Lewis Silkin in Dublin, writes on a recent Labour Court decision.

Published 29 July 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Terence MacSwiney

On 25 October 1920, Terence MacSwiney died in London’s Brixton Prison after 74 days on hunger strike.

Published 26 July 2019

Martin Burns: Commercial Court requires expert witnesses to be trained as expert witnesses

Martin Burns, head of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) research and development at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, reflects on rule changes in the Northern Ireland courts.

Published 23 July 2019

Brendan Slattery: Are our planning laws failing us just when we need them most?

Brendan Slattery, partner and head of environment and planning at McCann FitzGerald, considers recent court challenges to strategic housing developments.

Published 22 July 2019

Sean O'Reilly: Smart contracts – a possible shake-up in traditional contract law

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Sean O'Reilly and Adam McCarthy consider the implications of smart contracts.

Published 19 July 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Richard Pigott and the Forgeries Commission

Richard Pigott was a journalist who worked with several nationalist newspapers across the island of Ireland, including the Ulsterman and the Nation. For most of his life, Pigott appeared to support the Fenian movement and had been imprisoned for seditious libels on the government during his career.

Published 19 July 2019

Mark O'Shaughnessy: The obligations on social media platforms to remove defamatory content may be increasing

Mark O'Shaughnessy, partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team at ByrneWallace, writes on defamation and social media.

Published 18 July 2019