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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 30

    Dunne on Sexual Orientation at the CJEU: Advocates General tackle Asylum Procedures and Blood Ban

    Dunne on Sexual Orientation at the CJEU: Advocates General tackle Asylum Procedures and Blood Ban
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Peter Dunne. Peter is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin. He has previously worked with a number of LGBTI rights groups in Europe and the United States On July 17, 2014, two…
  • Jul 28

    The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concern

    The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concern
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Louise Mallinder of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster. You can follow Louise on Twitter @MallinderLouise In the dead of night on 21 July 2014, Tamboran…
  • Jul 24

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland
    Yesterday the UN Human Rights Committee released its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, following hearings in Geneva on which Máiréad Enright blogged here and here. Those Concluding…
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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
  • Jul 14

    Recent mental health new

    Recent mental health new
    Some recent mental health news from my twitter feed:Maybe a mental health court needed ? > Diversion, which is used in juvenile justice, is needed in District Court http://t.co/spuVB49D4U— Darius Whelan (@dariuswirl) July 14, 2014MT…
  • Apr 23

    Events in April 2014 and after

    Events in April 2014 and after
    I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Four Courts CC BY ncareyHere's the current listing:25-26 April 2014:Law Society Annual Conference 2014 - Dromoland Castle, Co.…
  • Dec 3

    Events in December 2013 and after

    Events in December 2013 and after
    Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY, Kieran Lynam, from FlickrI've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law,…
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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 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
  • Jul 12

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia
    The Slovenian Constitutional Court has ruled data retention to be unconstitutional and ordered deletion of  data collected under the law. Following an application by the Slovenian Information Commissioner the court held that data…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
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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/
  • Jul 20

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security
    You might think that the Department of Justice and Equality - which is responsible for data protection law in Ireland - would have adequate security in place for its own systems. Apparently not. Here's an excerpt from briefing materials for…
  • Jul 16

    July 2014 update

    July 2014 update
    Blogging here has been light with most material going on Twitter or DigitalRights.ie instead but I should jot down a few updates you might not otherwise have seen.I've put together a surveillance library on the DRI site which brings together…
  • Apr 16

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15
    Two bursaries are available for BIALL members to cover the cost of the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2014/15.   The Legal Foundations Course is an online course providing a grounding in legal concepts for librarians and information…
  • Jul 29

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!
    The second edition of the BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management is now available! Edited by Loyita Worley and Sarah Spells, this valuable handbook and important reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information…
  • Jul 16

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!
    Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.Filling in the…
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