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Lyndy Cantillon: Facts on the Health Service Executive's X-ray debacle

Lyndy Cantillon comments on a recent health debacle which saw patients' X-rays misread.

Published 6 December 2018

Richard Grogan: Employment law in turmoil after landmark EU ruling

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes for Irish Legal News following a landmark ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 5 December 2018

Professor Steven Peers: Revoking the notice to withdraw from the EU?

Professor Steven Peers of University of Essex School of Law explains and comments on today's opinion from Advocate General Sánchez-Bordona on the revocability of Article 50.

Published 4 December 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Billy in the bowl

Navigating the streets of Dublin in a wooden bowl fortified with iron, "Billy in the bowl", as he was so nicknamed, was born without legs and said to have been blessed with a handsome face. Using this to his advantage, Billy was "one of those curious beggars who frequented fairs and public places, where he picked up a good deal of money" (Collins, 1913). However, Billy wanted more and so he created a cunning act to part people from their possessions.

Published 3 December 2018

Richard Grogan: Judgment brings sea change for employers and employees

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) with significant ramifications for Irish employment law.

Published 29 November 2018

Lyn McCarthy: New bill will modernise Irish coronial law

Lyn McCarthy, associate solicitor in the healthcare team at Hayes Solicitors, sets out in full the Government's proposed reforms to Irish coronial law.

Published 29 November 2018

Dr Louise Crowley: Ireland needs to consider 'clean-break' divorce

Dr Louise Crowley, senior lecturer at University College Cork School of Law, writes on the case for reform of Ireland's divorce laws.

Published 28 November 2018

Gerry Liston: Bill to ban goods from illegal Israeli settlements has no legal obstacles

Gerry Liston, solicitor and legal officer for Sadaka (The Ireland Palestine Alliance) and the Global Legal Action Network, writes on the legality of the Occupied Territories Bill ahead of its return to the Seanad tomorrow.

Published 27 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Sir Edward Carson at the Bar

Sir Edward Carson’s controversial role in Irish history and status as a unionist icon has obscured his reputation as one of Ireland’s great legal figures.

Published 23 November 2018

Richard Grogan: Redundancy or continuity of service?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent redundancy case involving an employee transfer.

Published 22 November 2018

Dr Susan Leahy: Time to reconsider whether Irish law protects complainants in rape trials

Law lecturer Dr Susan Leahy, co-author of Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and Punishment, writes for Irish Legal News on the conduct of rape and sexual assault trials in Ireland.

Published 20 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Typhoid Mary

Last week marked 80 years since the death of Mary Mallon, who, after over 26 years of imprisonment, died in an isolation hospital on North Brother Island in New York. Mary’s incarceration was not the consequence of being convicted of any crime, but was instead the reaction to her being identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever.

Published 16 November 2018

Patrick Walshe: Social media to be next big legal minefield for firms

Patrick Walshe, partner in the employment and pensions group at Dublin firm Philip Lee, writes on the challenges posed to employers by social media.

Published 15 November 2018

Elaine Motion: Brexit case highlights how language matters in both law and politics

Elaine Motion, executive chairman at Scottish law firm Balfour+Manson, writes on the significance of language in the Article 50 case currently before the Scottish courts.

Published 12 November 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: The Ballot Act of 1872

The secret ballot was introduced in Britain and Ireland in July 1972 by the Ballot Act of 1872, with the aim of mitigating the effects of bribery, intimidation, and coercion in elections.

Published 9 November 2018