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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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Scholarship Bulletin

At Constitution Project @ UCC, we plan to begin publishing periodic bulletins on the latest Irish constitutional scholarship. The aim is to provide a resource that brings together a comprehensive list of the latest scholarship on the Irish Constitution, including … Continue reading

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Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman 1951-2016

Dr Conor O’Mahony and Dr Seán Ó Conaill Everyone at Constitution Project @ UCC was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland. Mr Justice Hardiman was a highly accomplished … Continue reading

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