Scotland and Brexit: Brave Heart or Timorous Beastie?

At the Scottish National Party (SNP) party conference yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon) announced that the Scottish Government would issue a draft of a second independence...

Court of Appeal: Circuit Court had no jurisdiction in possession proceedings

The Court of Appeal has found that the Circuit Court does not have jurisdiction in possession proceedings not otherwise falling within the exceptions created by the Land...

CJEU rules that persons who facilitate terrorist groups can be excluded from refugee status

The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has interpreted EU law, coupled with the Geneva Convention, as meaning that persons...

EU adopts new rules to guarantee legal aid in criminal proceedings

A set of new rules and regulations for criminal legal aid proposed by the European Commission in 2013 have finally been agreed and are to be put...

Ireland abortion ban subjected woman to suffering and discrimination – UN experts

A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected...

List of new senior counsel includes 20 men and three women

The latest list of barristers approved for admission to the inner bar features 20 men and three women. Up until now, an advisory committee consisting of the Chief...

CJEU finds UK legislation unlawfully allowed for general and indiscriminate retention of data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the UK’s Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA), a temporary emergency law which...

The constitutional equivalent of breaking the space-time continuum

Referring Brexit to the Court of Justice of the European Union: Why Revoking an Article 50 Notice Should be Left to the United Kingdom An Encore to (R)Miller...

Court of Appeal: Internet Service Providers must assist in identifying copyright infringers

The Court of Appeal has decided that the effect of EU law empowers the High Court to grant injunctions against non-infringing ISPs, thereby providing copyright holders with...

Agreement paves way for Irish adoptions from Philippines

An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect. An administrative agreement on intercountry adoption was signed by the the Adoption Authority...