First edition. - Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Book — xxxvi, 373 pages ; 25 cm
The origins of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court and the Irish Free State
The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
The judges of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court and the Constitution
The Supreme Court and Northern Ireland
Family and personal life
The Supreme Court and the European Union
The Supreme Court and the European Convention on Human Rights
This book examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Ireland since its creation in 1924. It sets out the origins of the Court, explains how it operated during the life of the Irish Free State (1922-1937), and considers how it has developed various fields of law under Ireland's 1937 Constitution, especially after the 're-creation' of the Court in 1961. As well as constitutional law, the book looks at the Court's views on the status and legal system of Northern Ireland, administrative law, criminal justice and personal and family law. There are also chapters on the Supreme Court's interaction with European Union law and with the European Convention on Human Rights. The argument throughout is that, while the Court has been well served by many of its judges, who on occasion have manifested a healthy degree of judicial activism, there are still several legal fields in which the Court has not developed its jurisprudence as clearly or as imaginatively as it might have done. It has often displayed undue conservatism and deference. For many years its performance was hampered by its extreme workload, generated by its inability to control the number of appeals brought to it. However, the creation of a new Court of Appeal in 2014 has freed up the Supreme Court to act in a manner more analogous to that adopted by supreme courts in other common law countries. The Court's future looks bright. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xii, 337 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Plates
Summary of the Text
Notes on Dating and Orthography
Anfuigell: Text, Variants, Commentary, and Translation
Appendix 1: Text and commentary from source C
Appendix 2: Commentary from
32 source T
Appendix 3: Commentary from
51 source T
Appendix 4: List of variant MS readings against CIH
Appendix 5: Regarding Aidbred `Claiming'
Appendix 6: O'Davoren's Glossay no. 862(3) and CIH 1452.11-24 Glossary Bibliography Index.
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In A Raven's Battle-cry Charlene M. Eska presents a critical edition and translation of the previously unpublished medieval Irish legal tract Anfuigell. Although the Old Irish text itself is fragmentary, the copious accompanying commentaries provide a wealth of legal, historical, and linguistic information not found elsewhere in the medieval Irish legal corpus. Anfuigell contains a wide range of topics relating to the role of the judge in deciding difficult cases, including kingship, raiding, poets, shipwreck, marriage, fosterage, divorce, and contracts relating to land and livestock. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Legal Cases that Changed Ireland examines key legal cases which have brought about significant social change in Ireland. The book is based on the 2015 project, entitled 'Changing Ireland, Changing Law, ' which involved a series of seminars under four themes exploring the relationship between legal action and social change. The four themes included: Women Changing Law, Changing Society; Sexual Identity, Law and Social Change; Immigration, Asylum and Legal Change; and Public Interest Litigation: Does it Work? Under each theme, a perspective is also provided by key non-governmental organizations that supported or initiated strategic legal cases, namely the Public Interest Law Alliance, the National Women's Council of Ireland, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, and the Immigrant Council of Ireland. While the changing nature of society is evident every day in our courtrooms, it is only in exceptional cases that we hear the stories behind moments of legal change. This book documents not only the stories of the legal cases themselves, but also the experiences of individuals who have taken cases of social importance. Recognizing that it is not only cases heard in the superior courts resulting in judgments pored over by constitutional lawyers than can shape people's lives in profound ways, this book also supports the sharing of experiences of cases in other legal venues, such as the Equality Tribunal. These stories assist us to understand more about the nature of legal processes. [Subject: Irish Law, Legal History. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"[This work] defines the principal words, concepts and phrases, their legal source, whether statutory or judicial, and gives a brief introduction to the law. Now in its sixth edition and with its definitions having been cited in the Supreme Court, this book remains essential to the understanding and practice of the law. The dictionary can also be used as a subject-index of Irish law which reflects the up-to-date legislative and judicial developments in each area whilst also encompassing references to academic commentaries."-- Provided by publisher.
"King's Inns. An Inn of Court (q.v.) established in Dublin by Henry VIII as a means of making Ireland an English dependency and the centre of the Irish legal profession, without which English law could not spread through Ireland. Despite changes of government, it remains the Inn of Court of the Republic of Ireland"--Page 703, The Oxford companion to law / David M. Walker. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1980.
Third edition. / Revised in accordance with matter found in the fifth volume of the Ancient laws of Ireland, issued since the first edition was written, and with matter gleaned elsewhere. - Glasgow : P.J. O'Callaghan, Ltd., [1917?]
Book — 1 online resource (vii, 141 pages) : illustrations
Popular sovereignty, political freedom and democratic control
Constitutional rights and freedom as non-domination
Political constitutionalism and executive power
Judicial power and popular control
Republican perspectives on constitutional interpretation
Education and civic virtue
State and religion in the pluralist republic.
The political theory of the Irish Constitution considers Irish constitutional law and the Irish constitutional tradition from the perspective of Republican theory. It analyses the central devices and doctrines of the Irish Constitution - popular sovereignty, constitutional rights and judicial review - in light of Republican concepts of citizenship and civic virtue. The Constitution, it will argue, can be understood as a framework for promoting popular participation in government as much as a mechanism for protecting individual liberties. It will be of interest to students and researchers in Irish politics, political theory and constitutional law, and to all those interested in political reform and public philosophy in Ireland. -- . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Irish Law This was the first, and remains the best, dictionary of Irish law. It defines the principal words, concepts and phrases, their legal source, whether statutory or judicial, and gives a brief introduction to the law. Now in its 4th edition and with its definitions having been cited in the Supreme Court, this book remains essential to the understanding and practice of the law. Extensively cross-referenced to the relevant articles and books which can be consulted for further information, this book examines every area of Irish law thoroughly. (source: Nielsen Book Data)