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Claiming compensation: Magdalene Laundries
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • June 28 2013

This week saw the announcement in the Dáil of the compensation scheme for the survivors of Magdalene Laundries. For the uninitiated, the


Moriarty Tribunal Report issues
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 29 2011

In March the long awaited second and final report of the Moriarty Tribunal of Inquiry established in 1997 was published


Long-arm reach for corruption prosecution
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • December 14 2011

The High Court has recently held in Kennedy v DPP that public officials can be prosecuted for corruption notwithstanding a delay of up to 19 years in bringing such proceedings


Access to information on the environment
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • March 14 2012

In two judgments, the European Court of Justice has provided guidance on the extent of the exemption for authorities acting in a legislative capacity from having to provide access to environmental information under the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention


Limited resources and statutory obligations what happens when they conflict?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • March 15 2012

In the wake of the recommendations of the McCarthy Report in 2009, and the subsequent cutbacks in public spending over the past 3 years, statutory bodies are now required to carry out their functions within diminishing budgets


No "right" to admission data in discrimination claims
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 28 2011

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has ruled in Kelly v University of Ireland (University College, Dublin), that the European Council equal treatment directives do not create an express right to obtain unredacted disclosure from a course provider of the admission application forms and scores of successful applicants


Termination of fixed term contracts and unfair dismissal
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • February 21 2012

The Claimant in this case was employed on a temporary basis as a clerical officer within a Garda Station


Freedom of Access to Information on Environmental Matters (Directive 200304)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • January 7 2009

In October 2008 the Information Commissioner, Emily O'Reilly, ordered that the Department of the Taoiseach allow access to documents relating to cabinet discussions on greenhouse gas emissions


Corruption digest
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Ireland
  • November 16 2010

The High Court was told last month that businessman Jim Kennedy has denied claims by former lobbyist Frank Dunlop that he gave £25,000 to Mr Dunlop in 1992 to buy councillors' votes for a re-zoning of lands at Carrickmines


Policing the law makers: new bill introduced to govern the judiciary
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 17 2010

The Minister for Justice has now published the General Scheme of the Judicial Council Bill, which has received the government's approval