Articles



Dr Eoin Daly and Dr David Kenny: Government blocking of legislation is constitutionally dubious

Dr Eoin Daly, lecturer in law at NUI Galway, and Dr David Kenny, assistant professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, examine the Government's use of the "money message" to control legislation.

Published 14 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A bigamist’s mixed-marriage declared null and void

On 15 August 1857, Maria Theresa Longworth and Major William Charles Yelverton got married in a Catholic Church near Rostrevor. They had previously married in Edinburgh on or about 13 April 1857 according to Scottish law; however, Theresa refused to cohabit with Major Yelverton until they were married according to her own Catholic religion.

Published 14 June 2019

Dr Eoin Guilfoyle: Before sentencing guidelines, we need sentencing information

Dr Eoin Guilfoyle, teaching associate in law at University of Bristol Law School, considers proposals to introduce sentencing guidelines in Ireland.

Published 12 June 2019

Dr Kevin Sweeney: The right to information in criminal proceedings

Dr Kevin Sweeney, author of Arrest, Detention and Questioning: Law and Practice, explores the law in Ireland and the EU on access to information in criminal proceedings in his article for Irish Legal News.

Published 10 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The couple facing execution

On 9 June 1976, Marie and Noel Murray were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.

Published 7 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The swindling judge removed from office

In 1830, Sir Jonah Barrington became the only High Court judge to be dismissed from office by the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Published 31 May 2019

David Taylor: Who decides where a child in care should live?

David Taylor, solicitor in the child and family law team at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, considers a recent High Court judgment clarifying the powers of the District Court under the Child Care Act 1991.

Published 30 May 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The hanging judge who ran out of rope

John Toler, the first Earl of Norbury, earned his reputation as “the hanging judge” during his time as a particularly callous judge in Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Published 24 May 2019

Philip O'Leary: Respect and fairness must be keystones of bank culture

Philip O'Leary, managing partner of FitzGerald Legal & Advisory, reflects on his recent appointment to the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB) and his role as chairman of the Legal Aid Board.

Published 23 May 2019

Ciaran O'Shiel: Social media and the 'ordinary reasonable reader'

Ciaran O'Shiel, associate in IP, media and data disputes at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the consequences of a recent judgment of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 May 2019

Naomi Gaston: Challenger bank faces down fake news

Naomi Gaston, senior associate and head of banking and finance at Mills Selig, considers how businesses can protect themselves from the impact of "fake news" and rumours.

Published 17 May 2019

Ciarán Ahern & Patrick O'Neill: Positive changes to Irish immigration rules and regulations

Associate Ciarán Ahern and solicitor Patrick O'Neill in the employment, pensions and incentives team at A&L Goodbody examine recent changes to the Irish immigration regime.

Published 16 May 2019

Lucy Clarke: Major procedural changes introduced with the launch of new Commercial Hub

Lucy Clarke, associate in litigation and dispute resolution at Carson McDowell, writes on the launch of the new Commercial Hub in the Northern Ireland courts.

Published 16 May 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Scold’s Bridle

The Scold’s Bridle or Branks was a form of punishment usually reserved for women who resisted subordination and didn’t conform to being a quiet and virtuous wife.

Published 10 May 2019

Scottish Legal Heritage: A scandalous divorce recalled

Our sister publication, Scottish Legal News, recalls a scandalous divorce case from just across the water.

Published 3 May 2019