EU law



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

Ireland raises rule of law concerns among coronavirus responses

A joint statement issued by Ireland and 13 other European countries has raised concern about "the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Courts 'still obliged' to refer unclear EU law issues to CJEU

The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said.

Published 2 April 2020

Flanagan welcomes EU justice ministers' focus on asylum and victims' rights

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has welcomed a focus on asylum policy and victims' rights at the first Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting since the new European Commission took office.

Published 4 December 2019

Ireland ordered to pay €5m for failing to comply with EU wind farm ruling

Ireland has been ordered to pay a lump sum of €5 million to the European Commission and a further penalty of €15,000 per day until it complies with a European court ruling concerning a wind farm which was handed down over a decade ago.

Published 12 November 2019

Concerns raised over compliance of new €1.25bn land agency with EU state aid laws

Concerns have been raised about the possibility of delays to the work of the new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) because of EU state aid rules.

Published 11 October 2019

CJEU: EU law does not prevent member states from ordering host providers to remove comments

EU law does not preclude a host provider such as Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal nor does it preclude such an injunction from producing effects worldwide – within the framework of the relevant international law which it is for member states to take into account – the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Published 3 October 2019