Articles



Gillian Rea: The long-awaited EU clinical trial regulation

Gillian Rea, solicitor at Dublin firm Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh, writes on changes to the legal framework of clinical trials in the European Union.

Published 13 July 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Éraic reparation in Brehon law

The native system of law in Ireland, Brehon law, was first written down in the 7th century and survived until the 17th century. The law was administered by Brehons, and Redwood Castle in Tipperary (pictured) is said to have been where the MacAodhagáin clan, as hereditary Brehons, established the first school of law.

Published 13 July 2018

Graeme Hydari: Criminal justice system failing autistic people

Autistic people are being let down by the criminal justice system in England and Wales, writes Graeme Hydari.

Published 10 July 2018

Suzanne Keenan: Constable wins employment disability discrimination claim against PSNI

Suzanne Keenan, associate director and head of employment at MKB Law, writes on her client's successful employment discrimination claim against the PSNI.

Published 9 July 2018

Blog: Brexit and Irish Unity — leaving the union?

Professor Colin Harvey of Queen's University Belfast (QUB) School of Law makes the case below for a relaxed, open and transparent conversation about Brexit and Irish unity.

Published 5 July 2018

NI Blog: Construction — employer risk on partial possession

Des Carr, a director in the commercial litigation department at Tughans in Belfast, writes on a major issue in the construction industry.

Published 3 July 2018

Blog: Will gender pay gap legislation make a difference?

Employment law expert Patrick Walshe, partner at Dublin firm Philip Lee, offers his perspective on proposed new gender pay gap legislation.

Published 2 July 2018

NI Blog: Love Islanders need to consider heart and mind

Jack Balmer, associate solicitor in the employment law team at Tughans in Belfast, looks through a legal lens at ITV2's Love Island.

Published 28 June 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on an important clarification of the law on protected disclosures.

Published 22 June 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: No sport on a Sunday

Anybody who has arrived at a “24-hour” supermarket in Northern Ireland after 6pm on a Sunday will suspect that the closed doors have something to do with observing the Sabbath in Christian tradition. What you might not know is that this rule has its origins in the Sunday Observance Act 1695, passed by the Parliament of Ireland as An Act for the better Observation of the Lord’s-Day, commonly called Sunday.

Published 22 June 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Transfer of Undertaking Regulations

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on an issue of key interest to many Irish businesses.

Published 19 June 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: The first Irish witch and her maid who became a martyr

Dame Alice Kyteler was the first woman to be condemned for witchcraft in Ireland, having been tried for seven charges by the Bishop of Ossory, Richard de Ledrede in 1324.

Published 15 June 2018

NI Blog: Unlawful political discrimination following failure to appoint highest scoring candidate

Louise McAloon, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors, writes on a recent decision from the Fair Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland.

Published 13 June 2018

Blog: Failure to enact family relationships act means some are still unrecognised in law

Dr Lydia Bracken, lecturer at University of Limerick School of Law, writes on the State's failure to enact key sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015.

Published 31 May 2018

Blog: Brexit, the island of Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement

It would be regrettable if Brexit undermined the efforts made to build constructive relationships across these islands in the last 20 years, writes Professor Colin Harvey of Queen's University Belfast' School of Law.

Published 23 May 2018