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The Command Economy of 1952

To buy a house is the most significant purchase most people will make. It is the ultimate consumer purchase.

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Dactyloscopy

In fact fingerprints are material for heavy duty intellectual analysis.

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Secret(ive) Courts

Construction may be everything; if the object of criticism thinks the criticism may lower him/her in the estimation of right-thinking members of the community he/she may sue for defamation.

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Counsel

This is the body that ensures that Ireland has no provision for launching class actions;

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The other Blairs

Like many lawyers, Mr. Blair’s representation of his client, Dred Scott, was not for money but from conviction.

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Flying a Balloon?

The Gardaí have had a history of their own difficulties with search warrants and the like.

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Passports

A passport is a very odd document. It does not belong to the bearer. It grew from a “letter of introduction” to its present form. It is a request from the home state of the traveller to the state or states to which the traveller is going, to accord the traveller respect and not to infringe his/her rights. As an instance of this Giovanni Belzoni, an Italian strongman (literally), in 1815 procured a letter from the British consul in Naples to […]

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Independent Contractors

This means that confusion as to who is or is not an employee need not deprive an injured person from securing proper compensation when injured in a workplace.

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All Together Now…!

Will Ireland suffer the humiliation of Irish citizens bringing a class action in London for events which happened in Ireland?

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Just a minute!

What a pity the court failed to make clear whether the Plaintiff had made an error by applying to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board for an authorisation to issue proceedings against the Defendant or not.

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