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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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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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The Final Report of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: A Constitutional Perspective

Dr Fiona Donson and Dr Darren O’Donovan Since its inception, widespread doubt and scepticism has permeated discussion about the banking inquiry. As the end of the process neared, doubts emerged as to whether the committee would be able to publish … Continue reading

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