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Ronald Conway: What have the Romans (and other European partners) ever done for us?

Scottish solicitor advocate Ronald Conway responds from the perspective of a lawyer in the UK to Michael Upton's recent reflections on Brexit.

Published 4 February 2020

Joanne Ryan: Interlocutory injunctions and the fallout from Merck Sharpe & Dohme

Joanne Ryan, associate at William Fry, examines a recent decision that answers a question that arose for practitioners from the Supreme Court judgment in Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Published 31 January 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: Religious equality in the Government of Ireland Act 1920

On the centenary of the Government of Ireland Act 1920, this piece of legislation will be recalled for effecting the partition of Ireland into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. What may be overlooked is that David Lloyd George’s Government of Ireland Act 1920 included a subsection which prohibited laws “interfering with religious equality”.

Published 31 January 2020

Michael Upton: A Valediction – forbidding mourning thoughts on leaving the European Union

Senior Scottish advocate Michael Upton reflects on the UK's departure from the European Union.

Published 31 January 2020

Blog: High Court decision causes uncertainty around performance bonds

Arthur Cox partners Karen Killoran and Niav O'Higgins look at a recent judgment on performance bonds, which are widely used in the construction industry as a means of protecting employers against non-performance or financial default by the contractor.

Published 30 January 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: The Murder of Tomás MacCurtain

The first Republican Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás Mac Curtáin, was born on 20 March 1884 in the townland of Ballyknockane, about fifteen miles north of Cork City.

Published 24 January 2020

Richard Grogan: Who is an employee?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at the law surrounding gig economy workers.

Published 23 January 2020

Sarah Elliott: Courts may rule on payments in family break-ups

Family lawyer Sarah Elliott of Worthingtons Solicitors examines the law when unmarried families break up.

Published 22 January 2020

Dr Eoin O'Dell: The legal perils of hot coffee

Dr Eoin O'Dell, associate professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, examines a situation that has cropped up from the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Published 21 January 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: The Glenrowan Siege and the end of the Kelly Gang

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880. Part I, Part II and Part III of this series were published last year.

Published 17 January 2020

Richard Grogan: What is a protected disclosure?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the law on protected disclosures.

Published 15 January 2020

Jennifer Cashman: Is it legal in Ireland to discriminate against vegans?

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Jennifer Cashman and solicitor Alan Devaney consider whether a recent UK employment equality decision recognising ethical veganism as a belief protected by law could be replicated in Ireland.

Published 15 January 2020

Deirdre Munnelly: Courts criticise lawyer referrals to medical experts

Mason Hayes & Curran partner Deirdre Munnelly and associate Aisling Pierce examine a recent judgment criticising lawyers who refer their clients for specialist medical evaluation in the absence of a referral from the client’s primary treating doctor.

Published 10 January 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: New food supplements tax shows incompetence on tackling health crisis

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, comments on the tax on food supplements introduced in Ireland this month.

Published 10 January 2020

Richard Grogan: Spanish court declares gig economy company workers are employees

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent Spanish court ruling on gig economy workers.

Published 9 January 2020