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Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol Products
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • March 10 2016

Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol products may soon be a reality in Ireland. The new Bill proposes to introduce a floor price for alcohol products


Gill Russell v HSE - the “real rate of return” judgment
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2015

On Thursday, 5 November 2015, the Court of Appeal delivered its much anticipated Judgment in the case of Gill Russell v HSE in relation to the "real


Refusing medical treatment - advance care directives
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 20 2015

The High Court has recently ruled that an acutely ill and profoundly disabled 10 year old girl in State care should not be resuscitated or receive


Mental health law: Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 potential implications
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 26 2015

On 5 March 2015, Minister Kathleen Lynch published the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 and indicated that her department would


Professional regulation and discipline: “misconduct” and “poor professional performance” in Irish law
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • February 12 2015

In 2012, rejecting the advice of its legal assessor, the Fitness to Practise Committee (“FPC”) of the Medical Council (the “Council”) recommended to


Referring employees for medical assessment
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • January 9 2013

In a recent High Court case, Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland 2011, which involved a referral by the Central Bank of a senior employee for psychiatric


Technical specifications what if they exclude certain tenderers?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • United Kingdom
  • August 24 2012

A recent Scottish case considers complex issues that can arise in relation to the drafting of technical specifications


Professional regulation bias
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 27 2012

In December 2011, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a domiciliary midwife from a High Court decision refusing to restrain the continuation of a professional misconduct hearing on the ground of objective bias


Cautious reminder claims arising from medical treatment should not be submitted to the Injuries Board
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • September 12 2011

In June 2011, Mr Justice Hedigan handed down judgment in an interesting case, Carroll v The Mater Hospital, where the question of the Injuries Board (previously PIAB) and its application to claims arising in a medical treatment context was considered


HSE- v- JOB: High Court judgment of Mr Justice Birmingham 3rd March 2011
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • September 12 2011

In this case the High Court had to consider if it had inherent jurisdiction to direct the involuntary detention of a patient in circumstances where the involuntary detention provisions in the Mental Health Act, 2001 did not apply