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Peter McKenna explains the significance of this year's Law Society Council elections — the first with electronic voting in place. The Law Society Council election is held every year in which 15—16 ordinary members, and two provincial delegates, are elected to serve for a two-year period.

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On 8 September, Mr Justice Mark Heslin committed Enoch Burke to prison for his failure to comply with a court order restraining him from trespassing at Wilson’s Hospital School. Although Mr Burke had been ordered to stay away from his former place of work since September 2022, a permanent inj

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Felim Ó Maolmhána reflects on the law and practice of drawing constituency boundaries as Ireland's new Electoral Commission prepares to present its recommendations. The political anoraks among us love nothing more than an election — any election, absolutely anywhere. Those of us

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Dr Kevin Wozniak and Dr Ian Marder sound a note of caution on calls to step up policing of Dublin city centre. Commentators regularly lament the state of the Dublin city centre’s North side. Most recently, after a series of violent incidents and media reports, Morning Ireland wrote up its segm

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As S.I. 391/1998 - Rules of the Superior Courts (No 6) Disclosure of Reports and Statements approaches its 25th birthday. The decision of the Court of Appeal in O’Flynn v Health Service Executive [2022][i] of Mr Justice Noonan provided a detailed overview of the case law since its introduction

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In the competitive legal landscape, marketing is a necessity. However, unlike other industries, legal marketing is a delicate dance, with ethical and regulatory considerations playing a pivotal role. So, how can law firms market themselves effectively while staying within the bounds of professional

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The Family Courts Bill represents long-awaited progress to reform Ireland’s family courts system in the public interest. Since this was first promoted by the Law Reform Commission in the 1970s, families have faced long delays, courthouses not fit for purpose, and unequal access to ancillary se

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William Fry consultant Deirdre O'Donovan and partner Paul Convery look at the enhanced CEA and its involvement in tackling white-collar crime over the last year. With effect from 7 July 2022, the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) was formally established as an independent statutory body under th

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Despite plans for an EU withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty, a failure to deal with its sunset clause will continue to threaten action on the climate emergency, argues Eoin Jackson. On 7th July 2023, the European Commission announced its intention to facilitate a co-ordinated withdrawal of the

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Benjamin Bestgen and Alexander Jeuk discuss the practicalities of rebalancing the scales of justice making the legal system accessible to everyone. The complaint that the law tends to favour the wealthy and powerful while being much less available to the impecunious is not new. And there is much evi

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