Articles tagged as Irish Law

The Constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann) enacted in 1937 is the fundamental legal document that sets out in its 50 Articles how Ireland should be governed. The Constitution is written in both Irish and English. The following selection of essays and cases is relevant to those studying law within Ireland or for those studying Irish law from outside the country.

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Including law essays, dissertations, problem questions, case summaries, and law lectures, suitable for law students working towards their LLB / LLM qualifications or those studying for the new SQE.

Strict Liability in Criminal Law

Criminal Law

In Criminal Law strict liability is an offence that is imposed despite at least one element of mens rea being absent thus the reticence of the courts to impose such liability without this crucial element being present....

Last modified: 21st Sep 2023

Murray v Ministry of Defence - 1988

Case Summaries

Margaret Murray, M, was a suspect of aiding IRA, a prohibited organisation in Northern Ireland. D and five soldiers arrived at M’s house to arrest M at 7a. D ascertained M’s identity, assembled all the occupants of the house in one room, and searched the house....

Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Rules of Contract Law Tutorials

Contract Law

The general rule for the doctrine of privity imposes that only the parties to a contract are entitled to take action in order to enforce it so ......

Last modified: 9th Nov 2020

Adversarial Criminal Justice System

Criminal Law

In an adversarial criminal justice system, the victim of crime is almost entirely eliminated from an active role in the process of responding to the convicted offender....

Last modified: 9th Nov 2020

The Capacity of a Company to Contract

Business Law

In Ireland every company registered under the Companies Act 1963-2009 must have a memorandum and articles of association. Under s.16 of ......

Last modified: 5th Nov 2020

All Registered Companies Must Have Memorandum of Association

Business Law

In Ireland every company registered under the Companies Act 1963-2009 must have a memorandum and articles of association. Under s.16 of the Compani......

Last modified: 5th Nov 2020

The duty of care

Tort Law

The duty of care arises in the tort of negligence, a relatively recently emerged tort. The general principal is that you should not harm those people to whom you owe a duty of care by your acts of omissions....

Last modified: 9th Oct 2019

Has the Law Remained True to the Neighbour?

Judicial Law

Donoghue v. Stevenson is a remarkable example of common law judges at work, distinguishing, over-ruling, criticising and explaining hundreds of decisions extending......

Last modified: 9th Oct 2019

Industrial Relations in Ireland

Employment Law

Industrial relation became increasingly popular over the past number of years with the increase of financial prosperity in nearly all industries....

Last modified: 20th Aug 2019

Embryo and Foetal Rights

Medical Law

(Embryos are “…not, strictly speaking, either ‘persons’ or ‘property’, but occupy an interim category that entitles them to special respect because of their potential for human life”)...

Last modified: 19th Aug 2019

Adverse Possession Makes it De Facto

Land Law

It is the policy of the Limitation Acts that those who go sleep upon their claims should not be assisted by the courts in recovering their property...

Last modified: 16th Aug 2019

Domestic Violence is a Worldwide Crime

Criminal Law

Domestic Violence is a worldwide crime and occurs across cultures in every social grouping in society regardless of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation....

Last modified: 14th Aug 2019

Company Law 2006 Companies Act

Company Law

A trading company has implied power to borrow, however, whether express or implied, it carries implications by law a power to give a security for the loan...

Last modified: 12th Aug 2019

What is Redundancy and Why it Happens

Employment Law

In this chapter I will discuss what redundancy is and why it happens and also the benefits of a good redundancy process on the staff being made ......

Last modified: 7th Aug 2019

Fundamental Rights in the Irish Constitution

Constitutional Law

A fundamental right is a basic human right. The Irish Constitution recognises that people living in Ireland have certain fundamental rights ......

Last modified: 6th Aug 2019

The Sources of Irish Law

Constitutional Law

Law is the essential and one of the primary elements which controls and protects economic, political and social relationships in every country ......

Last modified: 6th Aug 2019

Legal Burden of Proof

Criminal Law

Any student of the law of evidence soon becomes familiar with the dictum of Viscount Sankey LC in Woolmington v DPP where he said:...

Last modified: 6th Aug 2019

Mediation Process from the Perspective of a Mediation Practitioner

Business Law

This essay examines the mediation process from the perspective of a mediation practitioner. It considers the approaches to mediation, advantages an......

Last modified: 6th Aug 2019

Interpreting the Irish Constitution

Administrative Law

The aim of this Chapter is to provide an introduction and overview of the various interpretative techniques that are and have been employed ......

Last modified: 6th Aug 2019

A Company Should be Given Full Contractual Capacity

Business Law

The term ‘company has no strictly technical meaning in law’ according to Keane, but he refers to it ‘to mean a number of people combined for ......

Last modified: 23rd Jul 2019

The Childcare Act

Family Law

The Childcare Act 1991 was a milestone act which brought about huge positive changes in the way children at risk were dealt with in Ireland....

Last modified: 22nd Jul 2019

Rights of Families & Parents

Family Law

Rights of Families & Parents. If the State was entitled to intervene in every case where professional opinion differed from that of parents, or where the State considered parents to be wrong in a decision, we would be rapidly stepping towards the Brave New World....

Last modified: 22nd Jul 2019

Judicial Reviews in Ireland

Administrative Law

The Irish court's position as to whether to grant judicial review on the grounds of administrative unreasonableness has changed significantly over the past thirty years....

Last modified: 7th Jun 2019