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O’Leary’s Benefaction

There seems to be no end to the debt of gratitude the Irish (and now, the English) legal profession owe to the managing director of Ryanair. He has clarified the words of a suitable jurisdiction clause on websites to confer jurisdiction within the EU. See HERE for how he did it. (This writer has adapted those words below to accommodate his purposes and intentions. Feel free to appropriate the clause without attribution, but on terms of repudiation of liability by […]

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Taxis

It will not apply to debates on the legitimacy of tight time limits on applications for Judicial Review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts, because there are no such debates.

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What’s the news?

Every judge can now have his/her “followers” and indeed, may use Twitter to sample opinion with a view to staying onside any any particularly thorny legal question.

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Hold Your Horses!

It frequently happens that a Plaintiff is driven by necessity to apply for injunctive relief to the court before the trial of the Plaintiff’s action.

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The, Private, Public Servant

Our Financial Regulator is confident, and has asserted so in public, that he is not at fault in failing to properly regulate the Irish Banks in circumstances where they ultimately needed rescuing by the taxpayers. For his pains he has been told by (some) elected representatives he ought to resign. In fact, it is difficult to criticise him. That is not to say he is not open to criticism, just that it is difficult to do so, as was seen […]

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A rose by any other name…

When the “Evening Herald�? published a report in December 2004 about a certain criminal case it would have been hard to foresee the actual consequence of the publication.

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What happened?

With regard to the tort of negligence, road traffic accidents are exceptional. They are exceptional because they conceal the fact that, often, the factual cause of an event is not discovered.

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À la recherche du temps perdu

It’s easier to forget than to remember. If a witness has forgotten things it is permissible, sometimes, for the witness to check a written record of what has been forgotten.

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Stop thief!

There is a qualified privilege for words spoken, without malice, to protect property or detect crime.

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Yes I did! No you did’nt!

Even in the midst of happiness there is dissatisfaction.

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