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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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Scholarship Bulletin: 2016

The following is a list of scholarship produced on the Irish Constitution during 2016. (It may not be comprehensive; please notify Conor O’Mahony of any omissions and they will be added.) The listing has been limited to publications focusing substantially … Continue reading

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The Judicial Appointments Saga

Dr Laura Cahillane   In 1995, Brian Cowen urged the Dáil to delete the sections of the Court and Court Officers Bill 1995, which subsequently established the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. Cowen had been part of a ministerial sub-committee which … Continue reading

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Squaring Circles: Recent Case Law on Medical Decision-Making and the Unborn

Dr Conor O’Mahony On November 2, the High Court ruled in Health Services Executive v B that a woman could not be forced by court order to undergo a caesarean section in circumstances where her previous medical history posed an … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The President, Public Statements and Political Controversies

Dr Laura Cahillane Following comments made this week by President Higgins on the lack of reform of the Direct Provision system and homelessness (reported here), questions are again being raised on the role of the President and whether by speaking … Continue reading

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