Brendan Slattery, partner and head of environment and planning at McCann FitzGerald, considers recent court challenges to strategic housing developments. Last week, the third strategic housing decision to be challenged in the courts was quashed. Cairn Homes had its planning permission for 217 homes
Karyn Harty, partner in dispute resolution and litigation at McCann FitzGerald, considers the impact of defamation reform in Britain on litigation in Ireland. Earlier this year, Newsbrands Ireland, the group representing many of Ireland’s newspaper titles, launched a campaign calling for refor
Law firms Arthur Cox, Dillon Eustace, Matheson and McCann FitzGerald have renewed their sponsorship of the Hibernian Law Journal for its upcoming 18th volume. The legal journal, which celebrates its 20th year in publication this year, expects to publish its 18th volume at the Law Society of Ireland
Former McCann FitzGerald partner Ambrose Loughlin has been appointed to the board of state-owned Shannon Group. The group, which has a commercial mandate, is responsible for Shannon Airport, Shannon Commercial Properties, Shannon Heritage and the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).
Irish firms McCann FitzGerald and Matheson won recognition at the inaugural Benchmark Europe Awards last night. McCann FitzGerald triumphed in three categories, including Irish Law Firm of the Year, while Matheson partner Sharon Daly was named Irish Lawyer of the Year.
McCann FitzGerald has announced the appointment of eight new partners and consultants across the firm, including its first-ever partners outside of Dublin and London. The firm has elevated Laura Treacy, Niall Best, Richard Gill, Doug McMahon and Rosaleen Byrne to partner, while Louise Delahunty, Cat
The Hibernian Law Journal has announced that this year's Hibernian Law Medals will be awarded jointly to the 8th President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese, and former Supreme Court Justice of Ireland, Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness. The conferral ceremony on Friday 29 March will mark the second
Karyn Harty, partner at McCann FitzGerald, has been appointed as a lay member to the governing body of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). The Council sets the RCPI's mission, vision and strategic direction and approves general policies. It also ensures the accountability of the RCPI
A senior Irish lawyer has sounded the alarm over the impact of a no-deal Brexit on cross-border cases and enforcement of court judges, the Irish Independent reports. Seán Barton, partner at McCann FitzGerald, said cases requiring international co-operation, such as cross-border fraud cases or