Cork-based Comyn Kelleher Tobin has appointed Cian Duane, Michelle Cronin and Clíona Kenny as partners in the firm. Mr Duane joins the firm as a partner in the commercial department, bringing significant experience leading commercial real estate transactions.
An Oireachtas committee has called on the Irish government to bring an inter-state case against the UK in the European Court of Human Rights in relation to its controversial legacy law. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, which ends criminal investigations and civil c
Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal has refused John Miller leave to appeal his conviction for the murder of his fiancée Charlotte Murray. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appeal, Lady Chief Justice Dame Siobhan Keegan determined that the trial judge had appropriately decided to leav
No prosecutions will be brought against 16 people referred by the investigation into the Provisional IRA informer codenamed "Stakeknife", Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has said. The decisions, which concern murders committed between 1981 and 1993, follow the death earlier this
There remain significant barriers to abortion access in Northern Ireland four years on from decriminalisation, according to a new report. Amnesty International's 159-page report, Legal but not local: Barriers to accessing abortion services in Northern Ireland, lays bare "the failures and wide-rangin
Belfast solicitor Brian Speers, chair of the Law Society Mediation Service (LSMS) in Northern Ireland, writes on an important case for those interested in developments regarding mediation. On 29th November 2023, the Court of Appeal in England and Wales issued its judgment in the case of James Church
The University of Galway Law Review is now accepting submissions for Volume III, to be published in print and online next September. Articles are welcome on any area of law and can be written in English, Irish or French.
The Irish head of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Dr Michael O'Flaherty, has joined UCD Sutherland School of Law as an adjunct professor. Dr O'Flaherty was appointed in 2015 as director of the FRA, the independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights i
The High Court has determined that University of Limerick’s on-campus student accommodation is comprised of private dwellings for the purposes of s.21(6)(a) of the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (as amended) and therefore exempt from water charges. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Ms J
Professor Colm O'Cinneide defends the human rights framework from significant challenges to its legitimacy and integrity in a new lecture released in video format by Queen's University Belfast. The academic, a professor of constitutional and human rights law at University College London (UCL), deliv
The Dublin University Law Journal, published by Clarus Press in association with Trinity College Dublin, has issued a call for submissions for Volume 45. The editors — Conor Casey, Oran Doyle, Hilary Hogan and Suryapratim Roy — welcome articles that adopt a wide range of methodological a
Time is something of a scarce commodity for solicitor Susan Martin. Like the principal of any independent law firm, she has been dealing with the inescapable practicalities of life that kick in at this time of year — a list of demands that were somewhat reduced when she recently completed her
Fiona McNulty clearly thrives on being “involved”. And she positively embraces the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that both extend beyond and complement her work as a senior associate at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP by Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. “I enjoy
Not all that’s useful in a legal career is learned at university. In Kevin Winters’ case, his concern about injustice began as a 10-year-old boy working during school holidays on building sites in areas such as Twinbrook in republican west Belfast and Dee Street in loyalist Ballymacarret
When Rob McDwyer describes moving to Australia as a Dublin solicitor with just over a decade of experience under his belt, he manages to make a career-defining move sound like something of a whim. Encouraged by a handful of friends and acquaintances to follow them in making the leap, he decided to a
Is artificial intelligence (AI) an unprecedented opportunity or an existential threat to humanity? Should we revel in its seemingly limitless possibilities, or should there be a global pause called on its development? And, importantly, how will it impact businesses in every sector? These are among t