Like many lawyers, Mr. Blair’s representation of his client, Dred Scott, was not for money but from conviction.
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 […]
Will Ireland suffer the humiliation of Irish citizens bringing a class action in London for events which happened in Ireland?
The Irish State has a very poor record in defending the constitutional right to compensation for personal injury.
Ireland is a small place; we should be temperate in our comments because we may offend where no offence is meant and our reduced “degrees of separation” makes the comment fester.
Domestically, what is in issue is this: on what possible moral basis does the Oireachtas claim the right to restrict the public expression of opinion?
Once again, the remedy for such social ills is to hand; introduce forms of proceedings in court called Multi-Party Actions.