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Features in the legal profession in Ireland:

Blog: Criminal liability for corrupt companies

Blog: Criminal liability for corrupt companies

Edward Evans investigates the corporate criminal liability measures within the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017. Hot on the heels of the publication of the Government’s report on white collar crime last month (Report), the Minister for Justice and Equality published the much anticipated Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill aims to […]

Blog: Can Video Broadcasting “Kill” the Radio Star?

Blog: Can Video Broadcasting “Kill” the Radio Star?

After the High Court awarded damages for the unauthorised broadcasting of a DVD, John Sugrue and Anna Ní Uiginn ask if video broadcasting can “kill” the radio star? The High Court, in Fleming & Ors v Teilifís Mhaigh Eo Teoranta t/a Irish TV, awarded €150,000 in damages to a plaintiff, his manager, and their production company arising […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Employment bill ‘toothless’ as currently drafted

Richard Grogan on employment law: Employment bill ‘toothless’ as currently drafted

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on new legislation introduced by the Government. The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill was introduced on the 7th December 2017 and, while it is to be welcomed, there are certainly some issues with the bill. Information to be furnished to employees A new Subsection 1 […]

Interview: Mark Adair of Mason Hayes & Curran explains ‘net neutrality’

Interview: Mark Adair of Mason Hayes & Curran explains ‘net neutrality’

Net neutrality has emerged as the new hot online issue. A concerted effort by Ajit Pai, the new chair of the US Federal Communications Commission, to overhaul net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015 has been met with anger across social media. But what is “net neutrality”, and what might its […]

Blog: Payment for leave not taken – watch out!

Blog: Payment for leave not taken – watch out!

Scottish solicitor David Hoey, of BTO LLP, looks at the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in a case on holiday pay for miscategorised employees, with very serious implications for employers. This is a topical issue with a plethora of cases seeking to identify what in law and in fact a worker is and […]

Blog: Blame game leaves us no closer to resolution

Blog: Blame game leaves us no closer to resolution

Liam Herrick, executive director at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, writes at a critical juncture for policing in Ireland. At its most basic level, policing is about investigating the truth and holding individuals to account. In the past week, as the political scandal surrounding the handling of whistleblower Maurice McCabe threatened the future of […]

NI Blog: The new UK industrial strategy — God bless us, everyone?

NI Blog: The new UK industrial strategy — God bless us, everyone?

Ciara Lagan, corporate partner at Tughans in Belfast, writes on the UK government’s new industrial strategy and the challenges ahead. The Government’s new industrial strategy has just been announced. This is a welcome publication in light of the dip in productivity growth highlighted in the Budget last week. But what difference will it make in […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Pregnancy-related dismissal

Richard Grogan on employment law: Pregnancy-related dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on a case involving pregnancy-related dismissal. The case of Wrights of Howth Seafood Bars Limited and Dorota Murat EDA1728 involved an issue of a pregnancy related dismissal. The Labour Court in this case reviewed the law. The Court reviewed the case of C-177/88 […]

Blog: Jury is still out on Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

Blog: Jury is still out on Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

Professor Raymond Murphy of the Irish Centre For Human Rights at NUI Galway writes following the successful prosecution of Ratko Mladić. Ratko Mladić, commander of ethnic Serb troops in Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, has now been convicted of genocide and jailed for life. But for years to come his victims and many others will continue to […]

Blog: A happy Brexit? Brace yourselves for a dramatic change – for the worse

Blog: A happy Brexit? Brace yourselves for a dramatic change – for the worse

In an article first published on the LSE Brexit blog, Professor Conor Gearty scrutinises the notion of “a happy Brexit” and outlines ways in which the EU Withdrawal Bill will constitute a large transfer of power to the executive branch and may lead to the restriction of civil liberties. A happy Brexit? Much of the […]