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UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80

The Constitution at 80, a conference to mark the 80th anniversary of Bunreacht na hÉireann, took place at the University of Limerick on Saturday 11th November. The Conference was opened by the President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, and the opening keynote address was provided by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights… Continue reading UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80

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Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

The book, Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland, co-edited by Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology) of the Hate and Hostility Research Group at UL along with Seamus Taylor of Maynooth University, was launched on Wednesday 18th October by Chief Commissioner of the… Continue reading Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

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Workshop on Women’s Legal Landmarks

Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited by the Women’s Legal Landmarks project in the UK to contribute a chapter on the Fifteenth Amendment to the (Irish) Constitution Act 1995 (which introduced divorce in Ireland) and to present at a workshop in Birmingham in February. The Women’s Legal Landmarks project is a collaborative reflection… Continue reading Workshop on Women’s Legal Landmarks

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Justice Richard Humphreys gives guest lecture to UL Law students

Mr Justice Humphreys, Judge of the High Court, visited UL on 3rd February and gave a lecture to a packed audience comprising the students of Constitutional Law and the University community. The topic of the lecture was ‘The future of Constitutional Amendments’ and Justice Humphreys gave a broad history of constitutional amendments in Ireland under… Continue reading Justice Richard Humphreys gives guest lecture to UL Law students

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UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam featured recently on ‘Ireland’s national anthems’ a radio documentary broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. Written and presented by Dr Michael Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, the programme also featured historian Diarmaid Ferriter, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor… Continue reading UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

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16th Irish-German International Conference: Connections in Motion

Date: 31st October - 1st November Organised by the Irish Centre of Transnational Studies (Mary Immaculate College) and Centre of Irish-German Studies (University of Limerick) in collaboration with the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance, the National Dance Archive of Ireland, the School of Culture and Communication and the School of Design (University of Limerick). This… Continue reading 16th Irish-German International Conference: Connections in Motion

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BREXIT: The road to God-knows where

By Owen Worth, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick On the 23rd June the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU, thus becoming the first nation to endorse an exit since Greenland in 1985 and the first sovereign state. Due to the rather ad hoc nature of the British Constitution… Continue reading BREXIT: The road to God-knows where

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A Lot is Happening in European Criminal Justice – But Not in Ireland…

This article was originally published on the School of Law blog https://criminaljusticeinireland.wordpress.com.  Dr Andrea Ryan, Director, Centre for Crime Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, UL // original post Introduction There have been many developments in the field of European Criminal Justice, but it is not a much-discussed topic in Ireland. The European Arrest Warrant, which… Continue reading A Lot is Happening in European Criminal Justice – But Not in Ireland…