EU law



CJEU: European 'right to be forgotten' does not extend worldwide

The "right to be forgotten" in EU law does not extend worldwide, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has determined.

Published 25 September 2019

High Court: Environmental activists successfully challenge the validity of peat extraction legislation

An environmental activist network has been granted an order setting aside secondary legislation which amended the regulation of large-scale peat extraction.

Published 24 September 2019

Number of judges at the General Court of the European Union to increase by seven

The number of judges at the General Court of the European Union will increase next week when the court welcomes seven additional judges.

Published 20 September 2019

Companies able to file beneficial ownership information with new central register from today

Companies and industrial and provident societies (I&Ps) can file their beneficial ownership information in the new central register with effect from today.

Published 29 July 2019

High Court: Minister who wrongly applied EU regulation must reconsider residence card application

A man who claimed that he was a dependant of his brother, who is a naturalised citizen of the UK, has been granted an order of certiorari quashing the decision refusing him a residence card.

Published 26 July 2019

High Court: Environmental activists granted injunction restraining the implementation of legislation

An environmental activist network has been granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the implementation of secondary legislation introduced in January 2019 pending the outcome of judicial review proceedings contending that the legislation is invalid.

Published 24 July 2019

Bill providing for cross-border recognition of bail decisions to be published

Draft legislation providing for cross-border recognition of bail decisions and the monitoring of bail conditions is set to be published.

Published 19 July 2019

European Commission launches antitrust investigation into Amazon marketplace practices

The European Commission has announced the opening of a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon over its use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace.

Published 17 July 2019

Germany's proposed autobahn toll ruled unlawful by European Court

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a German autobahn toll proposal which would have put the burden of cost solely on the owners and drivers of cars registered in other EU member states is contrary to EU law.

Published 19 June 2019

Last in set of six EU directives on rights during criminal proceedings enters force

The last in a set of six EU directives providing guarantees during criminal proceedings across all member states has come into force.

Published 12 June 2019

Supreme Court: Facebook loses appeal against decision to refer data protection case to CJEU

Facebook has lost an appeal against the decision to refer a complaint about EU-US data transfer to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.

Published 4 June 2019

Leading criminal barrister warns Ireland faces court action over EU directive

A leading criminal barrister has warned that Ireland could face a legal challenge over its implementation of an EU Directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings.

Published 4 June 2019

Media lawyers warn of unintended consequences of proposed EU ban on social media anonymity

Proposals backed by a senior European politician to ban anonymity on social media could have an adverse impact on people living under repressive regimes, media lawyers in Ireland have warned.

Published 20 May 2019

CJEU: Registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid

The General Court of the EU has confirmed that registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid.

Published 16 May 2019

CJEU: Member states cannot restrict registration of EU lawyers and must apply proportionate practice conditions

EU member states can not place their own conditions on the registration of lawyers from another member state and must apply the principle of proportionality to conditions on their ability to practise, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 8 May 2019