Reviews



Weekend Books – Crowdfunding the Revolution

Barrister and lecturer Ruth Cannon recommends a new book on the funding of the Irish war of independence.

Published 13 November 2020

Review: Textbook as tool, nutrition and weapon

Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP, reviews a new textbook on public law.

Published 5 November 2020

Review: The Tumbling Lassies of today

Scottish silk and chair of the Tumbling Lassie Committee, Alan McLean QC, takes a look at a new book on modern slavery.

Published 4 September 2020

Judge in his own cause

Kapil Summan, editor of our sister publication Scottish Legal News, reviews Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption.

Published 7 May 2020

Weekend Books – Are You With Me?

Irish Legal News editor Connor Beaton assesses Mike Chinoy's new biography of Irish human rights lawyer Kevin Boyle.

Published 1 May 2020

Weekend Books – Online Courts and the Future of Justice

Barrister Andrew McKeown critically examines the proposals put forward by legal tech expert Professor Richard Susskind OBE in his latest book.

Published 20 December 2019

Weekend Books – The Crown Agent

Scots lawyer and author Willie McIntyre was highly impressed with Scottish advocate Stephen O'Rourke's debut novel.

Published 4 October 2019

Weekend Books — The Battle of the Four Courts

For the last four years, the dome of the Four Courts in the heart of Dublin's legal quarter has been obscured by scaffolding, a bleak reminder of the damage it sustained in the opening salvo of the Irish Civil War nearly a century ago. Though most lawyers have seen first-hand the building's enduring scars, few will know the intricate details of the siege that shaped the nascent Irish Free State.

Published 17 May 2019

Weekend Films — Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Director Joe Berlinger's new Ted Bundy biopic arrives in cinemas and on Sky Cinema today amid a storm of controversy over its casting of former teen heart-throb Zac Efron as the notorious murderer, rapist and necrophile who killed at least 30 women in the 1970s.

Published 3 May 2019

Weekend Films — Peterloo Massacred

Graham Ogilvy is disappointed by Mike Leigh’s newly released epic Peterloo.

Published 16 November 2018

Weekend Books — Revolting Prostitutes

Dublin solicitor Wendy Lyon examines the new book by sex workers and activists Juno Mac and Molly Smith ahead of its Irish launch events in Cork tonight and Dublin tomorrow.

Published 9 November 2018

Review: BlackBerry KEY2

Published 5 October 2018

Weekend Books — The secret’s out

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

Published 7 September 2018

Film Review — In the Fade

Following the conclusion earlier this week of the five-year-long National Socialist Underground (NSU) trial in Munich, In the Fade (German: Aus dem Nichts) from German-Turkish director Fatih Akin makes particularly timely viewing.

Published 13 July 2018

Weekend Reviews — No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned, director Alex Gibney's ground-breaking documentary on the 1994 Loughinisland massacre, has taken local cinemas by storm since its public début last Friday. In nearby Downpatrick, all tickets for weekend showings sold out.

Published 17 November 2017