Monthly Archives: June 2016

Judicial Diversity in Ireland

Dr. Laura Cahillane Vol_6_Issue_1_Article_1 Judicial diversity is not a subject which is much discussed in Ireland. Despite the fact that our judiciary is still a relatively homogenous group with figures on female judges only recently improving, it seems neither the … Continue reading

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“Cultural Vandalism akin to Ripping a Knife through a Rembrandt”?: A Critical Assessment of the Protections afforded to Irish Cultural Rights under Ireland’s Developing Heritage Laws

Dr. Thomas L. Muinzer Vol_6_Issue_1_Article_2 In March 2012 Tralee Circuit Criminal Court, Ireland, indicated that it was seeking to benchmark an appropriate level of cultural heritage protection by fining a private citizen substantially for intentionally destroying a protected national monument. … Continue reading

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The Contractual Certainty of Commercial Agreements to Mediate in Ireland

Dr. Ronán Feehily Vol_6_Issue_1_Article_3 Dispute resolution clauses have evolved over time becoming more complex and responding to judicial direction with court decisions resulting in more careful and detailed drafting. When investigating the enforceability of mediation clauses where one party refuses … Continue reading

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Surrogacy, Equal Status and Social Welfare Benefits

Mel Cousins Vol_6_Issue_1_Article_4 This case note discusses the recent High Court decision concerning a claim under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2012 arguing that the failure of the Department of Social Protection to provide a payment during surrogacy leave – equivalent … Continue reading

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