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High Court clips wings of licensing bodies
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • October 7 2014

On 14 August, 2014, the High Court delivered a judgment which will be of significant interest to applicants for licences and licensing bodies alike


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


Disability, reasonable accommodation and schools - dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Eversheds
  • Ireland
  • February 10 2015

The recent case of Ms A (on behalf of her son) v The Board of Management of a National School provides guidance on the area of disability


Legislation update (30072013)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 30 2013

This legislation update covers the Freedom of Information Bill, the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Houses of the


Judicial review: setting aside decisions for “unreasonableness”
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 27 2012

The 2010 Supreme Court decision in Meadows v The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform 2010 IESC 3 clarified the extent to which a decision of an administrative decision-maker might successfully be set aside by way of judicial review on the basis of a lack of proportionality, as opposed to the previous, higher-threshold, bases of utter unreasonableness or irrationality


The Louise O’Keeffe case
  • Eversheds
  • Ireland
  • February 25 2014

The relationship between Irish Law and the European Convention on Human Rights (the “Convention”) and the distinction between the Convention and EU


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


Recent case involving judicial review of decision by Minister for Education to remove an employee from office
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 17 2012

The recent case of Catherine McSorley v The Minister for Education and Skills and Kilkenny Vocational Education Committee (28 April 2012) involved an interesting judicial review of a decision by the Minister for Education to remove the applicant from her position as principal of a vocational school following an investigation conducted under the Vocational Education Acts 1930 2001


High Court ruling on effect of repealed legislation
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • March 20 2013

If rights and obligations are acquired and incurred under legislation, and the legislation is subsequently repealed, can legal proceedings concerning


Duty to give reasons for administrative decisions
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 21 2013

In December 2012, the Supreme Court overturned a High Court decision whereby decision-makers have a duty to provide reasons for their decisions. This