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"it's worth a shot…" Guidance note issued by the President of the High Court in relation to the vaccination of wards of court against Covid-19

Ireland - April 30 2021 There are more than 2,000 wards of court in Ireland, most of whom are elderly and vulnerable people. A substantial number of wards of court are in…

Eimear Burke.

Tir gan teanga, tir gan anam - European Court of Justice conducts case in Irish for first time

European Union, Ireland - March 25 2021 On 17 March 2021, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") delivered its judgment in relation to a case which was conducted in the Irish language for the…

Eimear Burke, Paul Bruun-Nielsen.

Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811 repealed - a welcomed development

Ireland - March 24 2021 n February 2021, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman signed a statutory instrument (S.I. No. 24 of…

Eimear Burke, Paul Bruun-Nielsen.

Report by Mental Health Commission finds many facilities to be unsuitable after years of neglect

Ireland - February 26 2021 The Mental Health Commission (“MHC”), the regulator of mental health services, has recently published a report titled 'a report on physical…

Eimear Burke.

"I've got the power…!" UK Court of Appeal refuses to grant an interim injunction which would prevent a public body from fulfilling its statutory power

United Kingdom - September 15 2020 The UK Court of Appeal recently considered the case of R (on the application of the Governing Body of X) v Office for Standards In Education…

Eimear Burke.