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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publication of springsummer government legislation programme 2014
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • January 21 2014

The Government has published its Legislation Programme for SpringSummer 2014. We have set out below a list of key Bills of interest which are coming