Murdoch's Term of the Week: Carbon Fund

With Budget 2020 placing a huge emphasis on climate action, perhaps it is time to get reacquainted with previous attempts at combating this global issue. This week's TOTW offers concise insight into the fund set up following the Kyoto Protocol. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Fixed-Term Contract

Fixed-Term Contract: Unfair dismissal legislation does not apply to fixed term contracts of employment where the dismissal consists only of the expiry of the term or cesser of the purpose: Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 s.2(2)(b). Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Prorogation

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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Garda, Complaints Against

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, which is an independent body with responsibility for investigating complaints, was established by statute in 2005. This week's TOTW examines this often controversial area. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Habeas Corpus

Often wrongly attributed to the Magna Carta, the medieval concept of habeas corpus and the explicit recognition of citizens bodily autonomy it imported was brought into law by Henry II through the Assize of Clarendon 1166. This week's TOTW digs deeper. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Damage to the Environment

With a new proposed 'carbon tax' dominating the headlines in the lead-up to Budget 2020, perhaps it is time to reacquaint ourselves with the various statutory definitions of damage to the environment. This week's TOTW offers assistance. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Sittings of Court

With the Superior Courts currently in recess until the beginning of Michaelmas term on 7 October, this week's TOTW offers insight into the rules governing court sitting periods. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Assignment of Contract

Assignment of Contract: Generally liabilities under a contract cannot be assigned without the consent of the other party to the contract. Liabilities can be assigned by Novation (qv). Some contractual rights in a contract cannot be assigned eg those involving Contracts of Service (qv) and some others require to meet. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: An Bord Pleanála

The founding of the Wide Streets Commission in 1757 marked the first concerted effort at urban planning in Dublin. With a remit to transform the capital from a medieval town into a modern city fit for international commerce, the Commission oversaw the extension of Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street), to the River. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Zillmerizing

Zillmerisation refers to a method of valuing life insurance policies and companies. Developed by the eponymous August Zillmer in the latter half of the nineteenth century, this method involves offsetting initial expenses against later increases in premiums. Over time, the asset is ammortised and the expenses are. Read more
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