The boy who cried automation and the downside of doomsaying

Richard Susskind is not afraid to make big calls. Author of the acclaimed bestseller, The End of Lawyers, Susskind holds professorships at the University of Oxford, Gresham College and Strathclyde University – in addition to being the IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Read more

Q&A with Eoin O'Connor: Author of National Security Law in Ireland

Our online editor caught up with barrister and author, Eoin O'Connor BL, whose new book, National Security Law in Ireland, hits shelves on January 31. We picked Eoin's brain on some of the most pressing contemporary issues affecting national security law and policy in Ireland. Pre-order your copy here. Read more

Airbn-bye: curbing the shared economy during a housing crisis

On Thursday the 25th of October, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy announced plans for a new set of regulations designed to curb short-term lettings through platforms like Airbnb. The regulations, which are due to come into force in June 2019, will aim to free-up properties for long-term renting and therefore help to. Read more

Continual referenda: are we in danger of diluting the Constitution?

Last Friday, Ireland went to the polls to decide on two important Constitutional issues. First and foremost, the electorate decided to retain Michael D. Higgins as President of the Republic and chief custodian of Bunreacht na hÉireann. Read more

Putting the ground rents legislation back on track

One of the most successful legislative schemes of recent decades in Ireland has been the ground rents legislation which enables lessees holding their properties on long leases at a small (ground) rent to buy out the freehold title. This applies not only to residential lessees but also commercial lessees. However, the. Read more
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