EU law



New legal framework for Eurojust to be brought to Oireachtas

The Oireachtas will be asked to approve Ireland's participation in a new EU regulation governing Eurojust following its approval by the Government.

Published 7 May 2019

Frontrunner for European Commission president calls for financial penalties for rule of law violations

The frontrunner for next president of the European Commission has called for financial penalties for EU member states which fail to protect the rule of law.

Published 1 May 2019

Centralised unit for the service of EU documents established in Castlebar

A new centralised unit for the service of EU documents across the whole country has been established in Castlebar.

Published 16 April 2019

EU member states to implement controversial copyright laws within two years

EU member states have two years to implement controversial new copyright laws following their adoption by the EU Council of Ministers.

Published 16 April 2019

Professor Tobias Lock to advise Scottish Parliament committee

Professor Tobias Lock of Maynooth University Department of Law has been appointed constitutional advisor to a Scottish Parliament committee.

Published 9 April 2019

Representatives of top EU courts meet in Dublin for two-day seminar

Representatives of the top courts in each of the 28 EU member states visited Dublin this week for a two-day seminar.

Published 27 March 2019

European Parliament approves controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament has voted to approve a controversial new copyright directive which critics say will limit freedom of expression online.

Published 27 March 2019

Google fined €1.5 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has imposed a €1.49 billion fine on search giant Google for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Published 21 March 2019

CJEU: Member states can deprive dual nationals of EU citizenship

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has affirmed that EU member states can, where certain conditions are met, remove citizenship from dual nationals even if that would lead to them losing their EU citizenship status.

Published 12 March 2019

King's Inns conference explores opportunities for lawyer-linguists

The King's Inns held a conference this week on career opportunities for law graduates as lawyer–linguists in the EU.

Published 8 March 2019

European Parliament committees back Laura Codruţa Kövesi as inaugural chief prosecutor

Two key European Parliament committees have selected Romanian judge Laura Codruţa Kövesi as their top choice for the inaugural European chief prosecutor.

Published 28 February 2019

Irish trademark law overhauled for first time in over 20 years

Irish trademark law has been overhauled for the first time in over two decades following the transposition of an EU directive into Irish law.

Published 17 January 2019

State seeks 'leapfrog appeal' of landmark Dwyer ruling on data retention law

The State is to ask the Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a High Court ruling that sections of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 are inconsistent with EU law.

Published 14 January 2019

Professor Tobias Lock joins Maynooth University Department of Law

EU law expert Professor Tobias Lock has joined Maynooth University Department of Law from Edinburgh Law School.

Published 8 January 2019