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Official indifference and persistent procrastination: An analysis of Sinnott
(Judicial Studies Institute, 2002)
The Supreme Court decision in Sinnott v. Minister for Education, 1 though predictable, resulted in widespread disappointment among disability groups and families of people with disabilities. By a majority of six to ...
The citizenship referendum: issues, observations and concerns
(National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism, 2004-06)
This report is the third of a new series of advocacy papers produced by the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI). The first advocacy paper focussed on the reform and harmonisation of ...
Possible Irish responses to climate change
(Kluwer Law International, 2008)
Climate change is becoming a very important political, social and economic issue. Recent weeks have seen the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, with predictions of ...
‘Substantial Interest’ requirement for judicial review of planning decisions: Harding v Cork County Council and An Bord Pleanála and Xces Projects Ltd now known as Kinsale Harbour Developments Ltd  IESC 27;  2 ILRM 251
(SAGE Publications, 2009-02)
The Supreme Court of Ireland recently considered the criteria by which a person may be said to have a “substantial interest” (which is the statutory requirement) in a planning matter which is sufficient to allow that person ...
Access to justice under the Århus Convention and Irish judicial review
(SAGE Publications, 2008)
The case of Sweetman v An Bord Pleanála, decided in the High Court of Ireland in April 2007, raises a number of interesting issues regarding the scope of Directive 2003/35/EC on public participation in respect of the ...
The Irish national climate change strategy: new laws, future policies?
(Round Hall, 2009)
This paper is an overview of climate change law and policy in Ireland. It sketches the background to the international agreements covering climate change emissions. It also gives a brief summary of relevant European ...
Legal briefing: Travellers
(Centre for Housing Research, 2009)
Virtual rights? property in online game objects and characters
(Taylor & Francis, 2008-07-18)
The new industry of Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) brings together two sets of fictions: the interactive stories of shared computer games and the legal devices of intellectual property. In these ...
Charging for public participation: fees for submissions or observations on Environmental Impact Assessment
(SAGE Publications, 2007)
In case C-216/05, Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation which required the payment of a fee by those making submissions regarding an environmental impact assessment (EIA) ...
Corr v IBC - Civil liability and employee suicide
(Clarus Press, 2007)
The English Court of Appeal decision in Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd1 held that an employer could be found liable for the suicide of an employee. 2 Sedley and Wilson LJJ (with Ward LJ dissenting) overturned the trial court ...