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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Mar 25

    End Direct Provision: #DirectProvision15

    End Direct Provision: #DirectProvision15
    Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer, Irish Refugee Council. Liam Thornton is a lecturer in law in UCD.  On April 10th 2015, direct provision will be 15 years in existence. To mark this, Human Rights in Ireland will dedicate one…
  • Mar 20

    Guest Post: 20 years after Beijing: let’s take a few steps back.

    Guest Post: 20 years after Beijing: let’s take a few steps back.
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Leonard Taylor, who is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. His research topic is on Catholicism and human rights.  You can contact him…
  • Mar 16

    Socio-Economic Rights, the Constitution and the ECHR Act 2003: O’Donnell v South Dublin County Council in the Supreme Court

    Socio-Economic Rights, the Constitution and the ECHR Act 2003: O’Donnell v South Dublin County Council in the Supreme Court
    This note is based on MacMenamin J.’s unapproved decision, not yet available on courts.ie. SCOIRL have a succinct post on the outcome in this case. A decision was also given by McKechnie J, and is not yet available. However, I…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
  • Mar 24

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper

    SLS Media and Communications – 2015 Call For Paper
    Paul Wragg has recently taken over as convenor of the Media & Communciations section of the Society of Legal Scholars, which is certainly good news after my three years of dictatorial misrule in the post.  I’m pleased…
  • Mar 11

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy

    Programme for The Campbell Legacy
    Registration is now open for our one-day conference on misuse of private information, breach of confidence and the world since Campbell v MGN. You can register online here. Here’s the draft programme (click to enlarge):
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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/
  • Mar 24

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court
    The Indian Supreme Court today gave a landmark decision on the Information Technology Act 2000. Most media coverage has focused on the fact that the court struck down section 66A - the offensive messages provision - finding that it was…
  • Jan 22

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court
    Just before Christmas a murder trial collapsed when the prosecution failed to lay the correct evidential basis for admitting mobile phone records against the accused. There's no written judgment but according to media reports:The State…
  • Oct 24

    Discovery of encrypted document

    Discovery of encrypted document
    Today's Irish Times has a story arising out of the Quinn litigation against the state which raises important issues around access to encrypted documents:The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
  • Mar 24

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!
    I almost didn't realize that it already has been a year since our very first full year of blogging, but here it is: IP Iustitia has turned a respectable 2 years since its inception in the early days of 2013. This writer for one is humbled and…
  • Mar 18

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU
    With a globally interconnected web of information, and the (relatively) free exchange of information comes a great deal of questions alongside the masses of benefits it presents to the 21st century world. Discussion, the exchange of ideas,…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015

    Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015
    Now in it’s 10th year, nominations are now open for the Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2015.The annual award of £500 is made, courtesy of Wildy's, to an individual law librarian / legal information professional who has…
  • Mar 12

    "What's in a Name?"

    "What's in a Name?"
    What's in a name, or indeed an acronym? Can it be a handicap and if so when does that handicap become sufficient to justify the pain and expense of changing it? How to ensure that any new name isn't more of a handicap than the old one?…
  • Mar 9

    BIALL Quiz Night

    BIALL Quiz Night
    Wed 22 April (Bookings Now Open)Our popular annual Quiz Night returns, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Prenax, and the kind donation of prizes by Wildy & Sons. John Evans again takes the helm as Quiz Master, and all profits from…
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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/
  • Mar 19

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update
    You may have seen on social media that today is #DigitalRightsMatter day, which is really to say, today is like every other day. Because, for an increasing number of people in the world, digital rights matter every single day. Being able to…
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
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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
  • Mar 5

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001
    The Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 has been published today.  The press release is here.  The full report is available here.  For reaction from Mental Health Reform and Amnesty…
  • Feb 26

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act
    I have written a short piece for the Irish Times concerning school admissions and the Equal Status Act.  The article has been published here.  I may in due course develop this into a longer article for a journal in which I can…
  • Feb 12

    Gender Equality in Promotion

    Gender Equality in Promotion
    The case of Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who successfully claimed gender discrimination concerning the senior lecturer promotions process in NUI Galway, has been widely reported in the media.  This case illustrates a number of key…
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