All Hail Public Inquiries! Long May They Reign?

Jack Lyons-University College Cork, Law (International) Introduction Following the Mahon Report, the Irish public thought they had bid farewell to the era of public inquiries. ‘We’ll not see your likes again. Thankfully.’ wrote Michael Clifford on the contentious issue of public inquiries reigning for decades in the Irish domain.[1] However, February 2018 marked the one-year[…]


Direct Provision: the implications of N.H.V. v Minister for Justice and Equality

am Marie O’ReillyJF Law   “Work offers dignity and the best means of integration, and reduces the cost to the State” -A person living in Direct Provision expressing their desire to work[1]       Introduction   On May 30th, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a Burmese man’s appeal over the blanket[…]


No “I” in Students’ Union: The Constitutional Right to Opt-Out

Eoin Forde JF Law, JEB Introduction The issue of mandatory Student Union membership is one that has reared its head on Irish college campuses many times over recent years. The genesis of modern campaigns can be seen in 2015, with some students of UCDSU wishing to ‘opt-out’ due to the union’s position on the Eighth[…]


The General Data Protection Regulation: An overview of its impact on European Society

Campbell Whyte JF Law & French Introduction In the 21st century, the line between public life and private life is becoming increasingly blurred. Our lives are more online now than ever before. While this loss of privacy is due in part to our own willingness to share on social media, it is also due in[…]

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Turp v Canada :  Une décision controverse intouchable par le pouvoir judiciaire

  Kaitlin Corbeil- JF Law and Political Science Le droit international traite surtout de matières reliées aux valeurs fondamentales qui ajoutent à la complexité de la vie humaine, ainsi qu’aux relations entre les états jumelés. Il s’ajoute aux conversations de matières humanitaires en présentant une voix forte en sa légitimé et sévère en sa finalité.[…]


Satire in Irish law, and comparisons with other jurisdictions

Ross Malervy[1]   The Irish constitution guarantees both the right to a good name[2] and the right to free speech,[3] rights which come into conflict with one another in satire. However, in defamation cases the Irish courts are currently reluctant to rely on these constitutional protections, feeling that rights are adequately protected by existing tort[…]