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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Bank Holiday

With the June bank holiday just around the corner, this week's TOTW examines the history behind and legal basis for these much-loved non-business days. Read more

The contractual standing of soccer players: Tangible assets or mere employees?

Transfer season is upon us. Around this time of year, the back pages of newspapers are rife with a strange sort of speculation whereby grown men openly ponder where other grown men are going to be working next year, what fees are involved and what level of remuneration they may have been offered. Read more

GDPR: A brief refresher to mark one year of enforcement

On Friday, 25 May 2018, the much-heralded General Data Protection Regulation came into force with direct effect across the territory of the EU. Almost exactly one year later, we examine whether much has changed given that no fines have been issued thus far by the Irish Data Protection Commission. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: European Election

Today's elections will be the ninth time that Ireland votes to send delegates to the European Parliament. Thirteen MEPs will be elected, although two of whom will be designated as not taking their seats until Brexit comes into effect. This week's TOTW provides insight into the history and legislative basis for. Read more
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Article 42A: Did it have an appreciable impact on family law proceedings?

With tomorrow’s divorce referendum just a matter of hours away, our online editor takes a look at whether Article 42A, which was inserted into the Constitution following the 2012 children’s rights referendum, has had a measurable impact on family law proceedings in this jurisdiction. Read more

Media Law in Ireland (2nd Edn) now available online

The second edition of Media Law in Ireland is now live online for subscribers to our IT/IP service. Authors Eoin Carolan and Ailbhe O'Neill write in their preface: Read more

Irish Employment Law Update - May 2019

The latest issue of Irish Employment Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Authored by subject expert Tara Murphy BL, this issue contains commentary, case notes and notes on legislative developments.  Read more
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Domestic Violence Act 2018: No definition provided, but some useful innovations included

On 12 December 2018, S.I. 532/2018 was signed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan. Cited as the Domestic Violence Act (Commencement) Order 2018, this statutory instrument enacted the named legislation from 1 January 2019. Read more
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High Court issues comprehensive statement on solicitors’ duty in family law litigation

Mason Hayes and Curran v Queally [2018] IEHC 614   Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Discovery

Discovery is a core aspect of litigation which involves the disclosure and inspection of relevant documents by both sides to allow them to ready their respective arguments. Discovery may be voluntary or court-ordered, and is useful as it encourages parties to settle. Read more

Irish Conveyancing Precedents - Issue 79

Issue 79 of Irish Conveyancing Precedents has just been added to our Irish Property Law service. Containing new case law as well as revised co-ownership agreements, this issue is now live for online subscribers. Read more
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European Union Law Briefing - May 2019

Request for preliminary ruling as to whether a public prosecutor can be considered a 'judicial authority' for EAW, fears about the future of the common law and Google fined for abuse of dominant position. Read more

Irish Wills and Probate Law Update - Issue 20

Authored by succession law experts, Stephen Spierin BL and Brian Spierin SC, Issue 20 of our Irish Wills and Probate Law Update contains commentary on the recent case of Re Estate of Hannon [2018] IEHC 482. Read more

Intellectual Property and IT Law Update - Issue 18

Authored by technology law experts at William Fry, the April issue of our IP/IT Update contains valuable guidance on data protection - with a special focus on the EU's move towards a unified 'Digital Single Market'. Now live for BPrO online subscribers. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Gazumping

With the Premier League summer transfer window set to open this week, here is a phrase you might see repeated ad nauseum in football podcasts and columns alike over the next few months as Europe's elite teams compete for the signatures of up and coming players. Read more

‘Mr Moonlight’ case ends in conviction following prosecution based on circumstantial evidence

On Wednesday 1 May, Mr Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore County Tipperary was convicted of the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan (52), who went by the moniker 'Mr Moonlight', following the longest murder trial in the history of the state. Read more

Planning and Environment Law Briefing - May 2019

Airbnb portal constitutes an 'information society service' - AG Szpunar On Tuesday 30 April 2019, the ECJ released the opinion of Advocate General Spuznar in Case C-390/18 which pertained to a complaint lodged in January 2017 by an association of French hoteliers, Association pour Hébergement et Tourisme, which. Read more

Irish Civil Litigation Update - April 2019

Issue 34 of Irish Civil Litigation Update is now live for subscribers to our online services. Authored by a team of subject experts, this update covers personal injuries and the issue of amendment of pleadings. Read more

Law Society joins in call for a ‘yes’ vote on divorce referendum

In late April, the Law Society's non-standing Family and Child Law Committee released a report entitled Divorce in Ireland: The Case for Reform. This landmark piece of research takes stock of socio-legal developments and research in the area of divorce law in Ireland over the past 20 years, and makes 11 key. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Special Courts

To celebrate the release of one of our most eagerly anticipated titles in years, The Special Criminal Court: Practice and Procedure by Alice Harrison, this week's TOTW offers an introduction to the area of special courts. Read more

Immigration and Asylum Law Briefing - May 2019

S v Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 34 Read more
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