EU law



CJEU: Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland

US tech giant Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes, the General Court of the European Union (EGC) has ruled.

Published 16 July 2020

Court of Appeal: Fishing case should have been taken by way of judicial review

The owner of a fishing vessel has lost his appeal in an action taken against the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Published 15 July 2020

Northern Ireland courts could gain power to depart from EU case law

Northern Ireland courts could have the power to depart from the acquis of EU law under proposals set out by the UK government yesterday.

Published 3 July 2020

Colin Russell: I want to ride my (Brompton folding) bicycle

Colin Russell, trainee solicitor at William Fry, considers a recent European Court of Justice ruling that copyright protection can apply to a product's shape.

Published 18 June 2020

European Commission opens two competition investigations into Apple

The European Commission has opened two formal competition investigations into Apple in relation to its App Store and Apple Pay.

Published 17 June 2020

'European law? I was told there's no future in that': Lawyers share experiences of building a career in EU law

Lawyers have shared their perspectives and experiences of building a career in EU law in an online event hosted by the Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) and the Young Bar Committee of The Bar of Ireland.

Published 10 June 2020

Supreme Court: Minister’s appeal on Citizens Directive Regulations upheld

The Supreme Court has held that the High Court erred in granting certiorari of the Minister for Justice’s refusal of an application for liberty to enter and remain in the State.

Published 5 June 2020

Attorney General warns Israeli goods bill would be 'impractical' to enforce

Draft legislation to ban Israeli goods from the occupied Palestinian territories in Ireland will be "impractical" to enforce, Attorney General Séamus Woulfe SC has said.

Published 4 June 2020

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Patrick Penninckx, head of the information society department at the Council of Europe, conducted a webinar entitled Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights this week. It was organised by the European Law Students Association (ELSA) as part of a series of webinars on law and technology.

Published 29 May 2020

Michael McDowell: Ireland should be slow to condemn Karlsruhe

Senator Michael McDowell gives his view on the developing row between the German federal courts and the European Union.

Published 20 May 2020

Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC sues Court of Justice over attempt to sack her

A British member of the Court of Justice of the European Union is suing her judicial colleagues after they attempted to sack her on the basis the UK has left the EU, The Critic reports.

Published 1 May 2020

EU begins legal proceedings against Poland over attack on judiciary

The European Union has begun legal proceedings against Poland for undermining the rule of law as it expressed “serious concern” the country will not host "free and fair" elections next month.

Published 30 April 2020

Diarmaid Gavin: State aid rules during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Diarmaid Gavin and trainee Kate Murphy explore the European Commission's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 8 April 2020

EU member states cannot unilaterally disregard social security certificates allegedly based on fraud

EU member states cannot unilaterally rely on alleged fraud to set aside certificates for social security coverage validly issued by another member state, the European Court of Justice has ruled in a landmark judgment on the posting of workers.

Published 8 April 2020

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing asylum seekers

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing to comply with mandatory quotas for relocating asylum seekers, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 3 April 2020