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Update on Judicial Appointments Row

Dr Laura Cahillane Given that today the Dáil will begin its consideration of the now controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and given the amounted of heated discussion on topics such as the lay element of the commission, I will attempt … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference of the British and Irish Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Trinity College Dublin 4-5 September 2017 ICON-S is founded on a recognition that a full explication and understanding of today’s “constitutional” cannot take place in isolation from other branches of public law or in a context that is exclusively national. … Continue reading

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Latest Controversy Demonstrates need for Transparent Judicial Appointments System

Dr Laura Cahillane On Tuesday, as one of the final acts of Enda Kenny’s Cabinet, the Attorney General was nominated to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeal. This, of itself, is not overtly controversial (although note the Whelehan … Continue reading

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Guest Post: David Kenny on NVH v Minister for Justice

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in NVH v Minister for Justice and Equality ([2017] IESC 35) is a landmark case in several respects. A unanimous seven judge Supreme Court held that the complete ban on asylum seekers working while awaiting determination … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Tribunals in Ireland? Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Disclosures Tribunal

Dr Laura Cahillane Tribunals in Ireland have a long and controversial history. Many felt that with the passing of the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004, we had seen the end of tribunals in Ireland. While the new legislation allows for … Continue reading

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