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Clinical trials in Ireland and changing legislation
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • August 18 2015

Before any medicinal product is given permission to access the Irish market, it must be first tested in a clinical trial to verify that it is safe


Court refuses to grant declaration as to identity of the data controller
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • August 17 2015

The High Court, in In the Matter for Mount Carmel Medical Group (South Dublin) Ltd (In Liquidation) 2015 IEHC 450 considered the issue of who is a


Apple HealthKit - the rise of the mobile health app and its data protection implications
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 22 2014

With the launch of iOS 8 Apple included a new developer framework called HealthKit. The premise of HealthKit is simple: an operating system wide


Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy


A “double Irish” for life sciences companies
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • March 18 2014

Many U.S. life sciences are basing their international operations and tax structure in Ireland. We continue to receive such inquiries from clients


Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent


Developments in legalising medicinal cannabis
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 12 2014

The use of cannabis in all forms is strictly prohibited in Ireland. On November 6 2013 independent Member of Parliament Luke Flanagan presented the


Doing business in Ireland guide
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 7 2015

Over 1,150 international companies have operations in Ireland. These companies are involved in a wide range of activities and sectors including


New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently


BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland