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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 3

    The Fennelly Commission and Garda Misconduct

    The Fennelly Commission and Garda Misconduct
    Much media attention on the interim report of the Fennelly Commission has thus far focused on the actions of certain key people, in particular the Taoiseach and the Attorney General. In the coming days and weeks is important that we drill…
  • Sep 2

    Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children: Language of the Mute

    Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children: Language of the Mute
    My job is to research historical child sexual abuse in Ireland. It’s a job that can be heartbreaking, frustrating, and (still, after eight years) shocking. I think these feelings are shared by the Irish public, who are still reeling…
  • Sep 2

    Systems Failure: The Fennelly Commission and Responsible Government in Ireland

    Systems Failure: The Fennelly Commission and Responsible Government in Ireland
    The interim report of the Fennelley Commission of Inquiry, published yesterday, provides extraordinary insights into public administration in Ireland, raising critical issues of transparency, accountability and the division of labour between…
Rank this Week: 43

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 24

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’
    The latest Quilliam Club podcast is the first in a new series on ‘identity and technology’. The discussion took as its starting point Norberto Andrade’s “Oblivion: The Right to Be Different… from Oneself //…
  • Jul 20

    Because the computer speaks English?

    Because the computer speaks English?
    I’m pleased to say that a paper of mine, first presented in the Soillse seminar series in Edinburgh last year, has now been published in the Journal of Media Law. An open access version (post-peer review) is available for download here,…
  • Jul 16

    For whom the bell troll

    For whom the bell troll
    I’ve written a short piece for The Conversation on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, legislation recently adopted in New Zealand. Tackling the trolls: how New Zealand raised the bar with its new laws I’ve had half an…
Rank this Week: 566

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen
    Ireland has been building up searchable lists of the names and addresses of it’s Naturalised citizens- people who swear an oath of allegiance to the state in a moving ceremony held in the National Conference Centre. Then the state has…
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
Rank this Week: 1366

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Jun 16

    Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence

    Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence
    Poster put up in London internet cafes from 2010 onwardsBackground:It's not about asking owners to spy on their customers, it's about raising awareness," a police spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with force policy. "We don't ask…
  • May 4

    PPS numbers: internet saviours?

    PPS numbers: internet saviours?
    Bank Holiday Mondays are quiet news days, making them a good time to get any old nonsense into the newspaper. Today is no exception as the Irish Times appears to have taken the opportunity for a special edition of breathless internet…
  • Apr 29

    "Homophobe" brings Ireland's first "right to be forgotten" court case

    "Homophobe" brings Ireland's first "right to be forgotten" court case
    A fascinating story in today's Irish Times details what seems to be the first court case in Ireland following the Google Spain ruling. However a less sympathetic plaintiff would be hard to find. The case is being brought by a Dublin man, Mark…
Rank this Week: 1364

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Inner Temple Library

    Inner Temple Library
    The last BIALL Blog post gave a link to an article by Ruth Bird (Bodleian Law Librarian at the University of Oxford) in Slaw magazine.  Ruth’s opening sentence was vivid – and being married to an accountant it struck a…
  • Aug 10

    An interesting read...

    An interesting read...
    In a recent article by Ruth Bird (Bodleian Law Librarian at the University of Oxford) in Slaw magazine, Ruth looks at the enduring value of building a tangible collection on shelves within a library space and…
  • Aug 10

    Page not found -- using web links in litigation

    Page not found -- using web links in litigation
    Karen Palmer, president of the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) and senior information officer at Simmons & Simmons LLP, examines the challenges surrounding the use of web links by lawyers in this interview by…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 24

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK
    The music industry is a hugely cut-throat business, with the 'little guy' often being dominated by the big companies that control the market and access to the more lucrative avenues within that industry. Due to this drastic imbalance…
  • Aug 10

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright
    The impact of social media on today's social interaction is undeniable, with people turning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more and more of their entertainment, social and news needs. As this new interaction space has grown, and…
  • Aug 4

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?
    Memories are an important part of life, especially when it comes to travels to far-away lands or places, filled with culture, icons and landmarks that dot human history's timeline. As an avid traveler, this writer has taken his share of…
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Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Aug 10

    Events in September 2015 and after

    Events in September 2015 and after
    I've recently updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current listing:Thu. 10 Sep. 2015 6 p.m.:  Securing Justice in an Unjust World - Helena Kennedy - Annual Lecture, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human…
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event

    Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning event
    We held an event on Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning in May 2014 and here is a brief report:Funded by:National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning - www.teachingandlearning.ie.Theme:  Teaching for…
  • Jul 14

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork

    IT Law Clinic at University College Cork
    From September 2015, the School of Law at University College Cork will open an IT Law Clinic.UCC law students will provide information to businesses in the IT sector on issues such as copyright law, web domain names, electronic commerce law…
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Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
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