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Dermot Walsh: Gsoc has failed and is not fit for purpose

Dermot Walsh, professor of law at the University of Kent, writes on the record of the Garda watchdog.

Published 7 August 2018

Liam Herrick: Amnesty case highlights flaws in Electoral Act

Liam Herrick, executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), writes following yesterday's settlement between Amnesty and Sipo.

Published 1 August 2018

Blog: Allegations and privacy – striking the balance

Striking the balance between reporting allegations and respecting privacy in cases of alleged sexual misdeeds is a thorny issue, writes Fintan Canavan, partner at BLM.

Published 26 July 2018

Blog: UK Supreme Court case of Owens v Owens highlights need for reform

The eagerly awaited judgment in the case of Owens v Owens was handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday and marks the first time the Court had been asked to rule on the issue of divorce itself, as opposed to financial issues that arise because of divorce, writes Julie Tierney.

Published 26 July 2018

Blog: Sustaining the Rule of Law in the Irish border region will depend on institutional co-operation

The UK government’s White Paper is an important step towards avoiding a ‘hard’ border in Ireland. However, sustaining the rule of law in the Irish border region will depend on institutional co-operation, writes Jan van Zyl Smit (Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law).

Published 24 July 2018

Blog: Time to draw up a modern slavery statement?

John Kelly looks at the merits of drawing up a modern slavery statement.

Published 24 July 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Gender gap info should be classified by job

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the upcoming gender pay gap disclosure legislation.

Published 20 July 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Grounds for Divorce

Brehon law, which was codified in the 7th and survived until 17th century, has been described in some instances as being moderately progressive in regards to women’s rights and issues like divorce. Given that divorce was prohibited in Ireland from 1937 until the marriage referendum in 1995, the numerous grounds for divorce recognised in ancient Ireland were comparably liberal to our more recent history.

Published 20 July 2018

Ronan Geary: Court of Appeal suggests a more restrictive approach to discovery

Ronan Geary, partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn in Cork, offers insights into a recent court ruling on discovery.

Published 19 July 2018

Olivia O'Kane: Sir Cliff Richard OBE is awarded an unprecedented and highest award in this area of law

Olivia O'Kane, partner at Belfast firm Carson McDowell, comments on yesterday's court ruling in favour of Sir Cliff Richard.

Published 19 July 2018

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