Blogs



Deirdre Malone: Lessons for employers from the Starbucks case

Deirdre Malone, partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn, considers the key learnings for employers in a widely-publicised case involving racial discrimination at Starbucks.

Published 5 February 2021

Gillian Keating: When language is loose and 'best efforts' is not good enough

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Gillian Keating and intern Jamie Wall take a closer look at the EU vaccine contract debacle.

Published 3 February 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: The rights of the dead

Benjamin Bestgen this week explains that the extinction of rights upon death is more complicated a matter than it first seems. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 3 February 2021

Richard Grogan: The law on fixed-term contracts expiring during maternity leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994.

Published 2 February 2021

Blog: High Court delivers first adjudication enforcement judgment pursuant to Construction Contracts Act 2013

Philip Lee partner Clare Cashin, senior associate Michael Cahill and associate Thompson Barry Doherty provide an overview of the first judgment in Ireland concerning the enforcement of an adjudicator's decision.

Published 2 February 2021

Patrick Mullarkey: Tsunami of medical negligence suits looms after Covid-19

Patrick Mullarkey, partner and joint head of healthcare at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, warns of a tsunami of medical negligence cases that could become one the many fallouts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 29 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Respectable offenders

Benjamin Bestgen examines the impact of "respectability" in criminal trials. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 27 January 2021

Seán O'Donnell: A child-oriented approach to data processing

Seán O'Donnell, partner at ByrneWallace, examines the 14 principles underpinning Ireland's regulator's approach to data processing.

Published 26 January 2021

Eamon Harrington: The rise in mediation and remote mediations during Covid-19 restrictions

Eamon Harrington, dispute resolution partner at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, looks at how Covid-19 and Lockdown 3.0 is having an impact on the court system and on mediations to resolve disputes.

Published 25 January 2021

Richard Grogan: Dismissing an employee who is on sick leave

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the increasingly prominent issue of dismissing an employee who is sick or ill.

Published 22 January 2021

Dr David Kenny: Time to admit the government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Dr David Kenny, assistant professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, argues the government's legal advice on the rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

Published 20 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Held to higher standards

Benjamin Bestgen considers the fairness of the high standards to which we hold lawyers. Read last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 20 January 2021

Jason O'Sullivan: Covid-19 vaccine conundrum for employers

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, examines the dilemma employers will face when they encounter employees who refuse to take the vaccine and what measures they should take to deal with them.

Published 18 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Smart contracts

Benjamin Bestgen gives readers an overview of smart contracts this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 January 2021

Karen Kearney: Defendants' experts – it is time to stop the whitewash

Karen Kearney, partner at Cantillons Solicitors, explores the issue of expert witnesses through the prism of a recent medical negligence case.

Published 12 January 2021