A ground-breaking research project has brought together young black people from Blanchardstown and gardaí who work there to explore the extent to which restorative practices can facilitate dialogue and build understanding. Restorative practices (RP) are a set of principles, skills and process
Climate law expert Dr Orla Kelleher has joined Maynooth University as an assistant professor in law. A specialist in in climate change, environmental and human rights law, Dr Kelleher's current research focuses on environmental rights, climate litigation, climate justice and just transitions.
Restorative justice is becoming more common in Ireland but is "still not being used to its full potential", new research has found. A second mapping exercise by researchers at Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology has found that the six main providers delivered 1,056 restorative justice
Constitutional law expert Dr Mariana Velasco-Rivera has joined Maynooth University Department of Law as an assistant professor. Dr Velasco-Rivera, whose research explores the relationship between constitutionalism, constitutional design and democracy and how political norms and practices shape legal
Maynooth University Department of Law has announced the appointment of Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu as an assistant professor in private law. Dr Hortoğlu's research focuses primarily on arbitration law and private international law, while she also retains a keen interest in the interaction between law and
Maynooth University Department of Law has announced the appointment of Dr Joe Garrihy as an assistant professor in criminology. Dr Garrihy previously held lectureships at Birmingham City University and the University of Winchester in the UK and at Maynooth.
Migration and human rights expert Dr Clíodhna Murphy has been promoted to associate professor at Maynooth University Department of Law. Dr Murphy joined the university in 2014, having previously lectured at Dublin City University and held a post-doctoral fellowship at University College Cork.
Legal academic Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne has provided research to the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement. Dr Ní Ghráinne, recently appointed as assistant professor of international justice at Maynooth University Department of Law, is a
The law schools at Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University have been recognised for their commitment to advance gender equality for students and staff. Both schools have attained the Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Advance HE, which has never before been awarded to a law school in the State.
Dr Lauren Kierans, a qualified barrister and expert in whistleblowing law, has joined Maynooth University as a law lecturer. Dr Kierans, whose monograph Whistleblowing and the Protected Disclosures Act in Ireland: Law Rights and Policy will be published early next year by Clarus Press, will commence
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne has joined Maynooth University as assistant professor in international justice. An expert in public international law, particularly in the areas of forced migration and human rights, she will teach international human rights law and international humanitarian
Dr Mary Dobbs has joined Maynooth University as a lecturer in equity, trusts and environmental matters. She previously worked as a senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, where she specialised in environmental law and governance, agriculture and genetically modified crops, particularly in the
EU law expert Professor Tobias Lock of Maynooth University Department of Law has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU law and fundamental rights. Jean Monnet Chairs, awarded through the EU's Erasmus+ programme, are teaching posts with a specialisation in EU studies for university professors.
An international exchange student from Spain has won the Walls and Toomey Solicitors Family Law Prize for the highest annual mark in family law at Maynooth University Department of Law. Beatriz Jimena Tamayo Velasco, from the Universidad de Valladolid, attained first place in a class of over 225 fam
Maynooth University has appointed Dr Avril Brandon and Dr Cian Ó Concubhair as assistant professors in the Department of Law. Dr Brandon, who joined the university in September, has been promoted to assistant professor of criminology, while Dr Ó Concubhair has joined the department as