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Bryan McCarthy and Sarah Slevin: Social media wars and the Digital Safety Commissioner Bill

Partner Bryan McCarthy and solicitor Sarah Slevin at Ronan Daly Jermyn write on proposals for greater regulation of social media.

Published 18 September 2018

Ron Moscona: Long way ahead for Copyright Directive

This week the EU Parliament adopted a new revised draft of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Market. The proposed EU legislation includes some significant changes to the copyright regime and a couple of surprise additions introduced at the last minute by the EU Parliament, explains Ron Moscona.

Published 17 September 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Ireland v United Kingdom

Between the 9th and 10th of August 1971, the British Army initiated ‘Operation Demetrius’ in Northern Ireland – which involved the arrest and internment of hundreds of people suspected of being associated with the IRA. Of those arrested and interned during Operation Demetrius, fourteen men were interrogated with the use of the ‘five techniques’ which had been authorised for ‘interrogation in depth’. The ‘five techniques’ were used by the Army and the RUC to torture the men, and the techniques, which were referred to as ‘disorientation’ or ‘sensory deprivation’, included:

Published 17 September 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Time limits to lodge an appeal to the Labour Court

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates briefly recaps a recent decision of the Labour Court on time limits.

Published 14 September 2018

Euan Duncan: Copyright or copywrong?

Following much controversy surrounding the European Union’s proposed Copyright Directive, MEPs have voted again on the Directive, this time in a vote of support with 438 in favour, 226 against and with 39 abstentions, writes Euan Duncan.

Published 14 September 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Hanged by a comma

Irish revolutionary Roger Casement, the ‘father of 20th-century human rights investigations’, was knighted in 1911 for his investigations into human rights abuses in the Congo and Peru while he worked a British Consul.

Published 10 September 2018

Barry Crushell: Workplace bullying, harassment and employers' obligation to provide a safe place of work

Barry Crushell, partner at Tully Rinckey Ireland, sets out his view on a recent Court of Appeal judgment on workplace safety.

Published 5 September 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Constructive dismissal cases show need for employees to take legal advice before resigning

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on recent constructive dismissal cases which illustrate the need for employees to take legal advice before resigning.

Published 4 September 2018

Eimear Coughlan: Leases and lender consent – does awareness constitute consent?

Eimear Coughlan, solicitor at O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors in Cork, explores recent case law on leases and lender consent.

Published 31 August 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Criminal Conversation

Criminal conversation gave a man a right of action for damages against anyone who had sexual relations with his wife, and the consent of the wife did not affect his entitlement to sue. It was not necessary that adultery resulted in separation, however if the couple was already separated the man was only entitled to sue if the separation was caused by the actions of the defendant. Despite the depiction in the picture above, it does not appear to have been the case that a wife could sue for criminal conversation in Ireland.

Published 31 August 2018

Kellie O'Flynn: Has the GDPR opened the door to class actions in Ireland?

Kellie O'Flynn, solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution team at William Fry, writes on the implications of the GDPR for litigation in Ireland.

Published 29 August 2018

Emily Paisley: Personal debt levels in Northern Ireland highest in the UK

Emily Paisley, a solicitor specialising in debt recovery for businesses at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, writes on debt recovery in Northern Ireland.

Published 29 August 2018

Darryl Broderick: Cliff Richard v The BBC and its effect on Irish privacy law

Darryl Broderick, partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Ronan Daly Jermyn, examines the impact in Ireland of Cliff Richard's recent court win in a major privacy lawsuit against the UK's public broadcaster.

Published 27 August 2018

Irish lawyer Aoife Kavanagh shares her New York success story

In February, Irish Legal News shared the story of Irish law graduate Aoife Moore Kavanagh, who had become one of the youngest-ever people to pass the New York bar exam. Today, she shares an update on her American adventure.

Published 23 August 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on recent cases clarifying the law on fixed-term contracts.

Published 22 August 2018