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Covid-19 Restrictions and Religious Freedom in France

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, School of Law, UCC On 29th March 2021, the French highest administrative court, Conseil d’État, ruled that the curfew restrictions did not constitute a grave and manifestly illegal breach of the freedom of worship, even during the … Continue reading

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The Constitutionality of Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Professor Conor O’Mahony Yesterday, during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, the leader of the opposition Mary Lou McDonald suggested to the Taoiseach that “not alone is it necessary to have a system of mandatory hotel quarantine, but it is also the … Continue reading

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Is there a Right to Freedom of Thought in Irish law?

Freedom of thought does not enjoy specific recognition in the text of the Irish Constitution. And although there have, to date, been several dozen proposals to amend the Constitution, none of them has suggested adding freedom of thought. If this … Continue reading

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You Can’t Sit With Us – Some European Responses on the Remote Sitting of Parliaments

Jack Larkin The pandemic has created the tragic conditions for several experiments on the question of how societies organise. The obvious example is the domain of public health; comparing how different states tailor their lockdown regimes. Yet comparisons can also … Continue reading

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Lockdown v. Liberty: do we still believe in freedom?

Maria Cahill All around the world, countries have been imposing lockdowns to try to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. These lockdowns have severely restricted people’s movement and interaction with family members; they have had a drastic effect … Continue reading

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