EU law



High Court: SFPA acted unlawfully by withholding approval of fish-weighing system based on EU concerns

The High Court has ruled that the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) acted ultra vires its powers by withholding approval for a pier-side weighing system for freshly-caught fish.

Published 8 June 2021

New EU rules require online platforms to remove 'terrorist content' within an hour

New EU rules requiring online platforms to remove "terrorist content" within an hour of receiving a removal order from state authorities have come into force.

Published 8 June 2021

CJEU finds in favour of female Tesco workers in equal pay fight

Supermarkets in the UK have suffered another blow in the battle for equal pay after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled employees working in stores can compare their roles to colleagues working in distribution centres for the purpose of equal pay.

Published 4 June 2021

Judge Anthony Collins nominated for appointment as CJEU Advocate-General

Judge Anthony Collins has been nominated for appointment as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 1 June 2021

Controversial copyright rules will help close 'value gap' between content creators and service providers

Controversial new EU copyright rules will help help close the "value gap" between content creators and online service providers, an expert in IP law has said.

Published 26 April 2021

Online seminar to explore legal and policy issues of CETA ratification

Experts in international trade and investment, EU external relations and Irish constitutional law will examine the legal and policy issues at stake in Ireland's ratification of the controversial CETA trade deal at an event later this month.

Published 12 March 2021

Sibel Top: Waiver of immunity of Catalan MEPs reintroduces politics in EU extradition law

Sibel Top, a PhD fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, considers whether EU extradition laws have passed the "Catalan test".

Published 12 March 2021

Irish Journal of European Law seeks submissions for 2021 volume

Legal scholars, practitioners, judges and public servants have been invited to make submissions for the 2021 volume of the Irish Journal of European Law.

Published 2 March 2021

European Commission to be sued over Article 16 chaos

A victims' rights campaigner is taking the European Commission to court over its short-lived threat to invoke Article 16 during the EU vaccine crisis.

Published 17 February 2021

European Commission expected to approve UK-EU data transfers

The European Commission is expected to decide this week that data protection standards are high enough in the UK to allow personal data transfers between the UK and the EU to continue.

Published 17 February 2021

Ireland raises concerns about EU minimum wage directive

Ireland has joined eight other member states in raising concerns about a proposed directive on adequate minimum wages across the European Union.

Published 9 February 2021

Ireland to join EU law enforcement system

Ireland is set to join a major EU law enforcement system next March in a "game-changer" for Garda investigations of cross-border crime.

Published 10 December 2020

Restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for British visitors to be relaxed

Proposed restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for goods purchased in Ireland by visitors from Great Britain are set to be relaxed in a bid to support Irish retailers.

Published 18 November 2020

Amazon charged by European Commission over use of sales data

Retail giant Amazon has been charged by the European Commission over its use of sales data on independent retailers to "illegally" obtain an advantage in the European marketplace.

Published 11 November 2020

Privacy watchdog to bear 'very heavy financial burden' in Schrems II case

Ireland's data protection watchdog is set to bear a "very heavy financial burden" after a judge ruled that it should pay costs in the landmark case brought by privacy campaigner Max Schrems which led to the striking down of the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement.

Published 2 November 2020