Freedom of Expression
In Ireland, we have difficulty understanding broad concepts, or so it seems. Currently, the Irish Times (one, at least, of its âopinion columnistsâ?) and the Sunday Business Post (the editorial) are citing the principle of democracy to accord respect (and, possibly, equality with the Irish referendum verdict) to the âviewsâ? of other EU member states on the Lisbon Treaty. The Government itself (the Taoiseach) defends Mr. Sarkozyâs ârightâ? to express his reaction to the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by […]
Here in McGarr Solicitors (inhabitants of the USA, note; a solicitor is a lawyer), we spell “intellectual” with three els.
The real news story of the Dublin Port Tunnel is not its faults; it is the role of the whistleblower/s.
Of course, we might comfort ourselves with the reflection that we don’t mind if the British GMC seeks to foil any intention we have to practice medicine in the UK, there being, generally, none.
Most witnesses are compellable, that is, they will be obliged to attend and give evidence in court. The method of doing this is to serve a subpoena on the witness. Reasonably enough, the witness is and should be protected from litigious attack for giving evidence. Absolute privilege attaches to statements that are made in the course of the administration of justice. This has been stated as ââ¦anything said, or published in writing, in the court and as part of legal […]
The use of the World Wide Web has implications for the law relating to conflict of laws. This is the body of law developed to address questions generated by the involvement in a legal issue of one or more legal systems or, more correctly, legal jurisdictions. Publication on the Web involves publication everywhere the material is accessed. Therefore publication will, potentially if not actually, invoke the legal rules of every place of access. Eoin OâDell publishes in Ireland and is, […]
Do we know for certain what government policy is? Is the National Spatial Mananagment Plan really Government policy?