UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

On April 23 2014, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a seminar with Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio on The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes! The seminar will take place in the Harty Boardroom in the School of Law from 1pm to 2pm. Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging(…)

A Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality at NUI Galway

The School of Law at NUI Galway, in association with the French embassy in Ireland, will host a Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality on April 25th. The keynote speaker is Erwann Binet, deputy of the French National Assembly. Deputy Binet was the rapporteur for the French “pour tous” (marriage equality) bill in 2013 and will speak on(…)

Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue?

We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating to business and human rights in Ireland. It aims to address legal and policy(…)

#DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’

#DirectProvision14:  Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’

Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer for Irish Refugee Council ‘One year on, and still no change’, Thursday 24 April, 6pm at the Powerscourt Gallery in Dublin city centre. This marks one year since the national day of action last year which called for an end to the institutional accommodation of people seeking international protection in Ireland. The exhibition(…)

Today in Irish Legal History: The Kerry Babies and the Memory of Feminist Protest.

The Irish Times today carries an article reminding us of the 30th anniversary of the events which lead to the “Kerry Babies case”. Joanne Hayes, approaching her 25th birthday, gave birth late on the night of April 12th, 1984, in what later became controversial circumstances, to a son who did not survive. The infant would(…)

Legal professionals as ‘bloodhounds’ for white-collar criminality

We are pleased to welcome this guest post by Dr Joe McGrath, NUI Galway. A part of the prosecution against some former executives at Anglo Irish Bank, ostensibly initiated by a Garda raid on that bank’s headquarters in February of 2009, has now collapsed over five years later. The Court has directed that the jury(…)

#directprovision14 Conclusion: The Start of Year 15

#directprovision14 Conclusion: The Start of Year 15

How slowly they die as we kneel beside them, whisper in their ear. And we are too late. We are always too late Eavan Boland, Outside History (1990) I would like to thank all contributors for their posts today, in particular persons in the direct provision system, who have shared their own personal experiences and(…)

#directprovision14: Why we can’t justify Direct Provision

#directprovision14: Why we can’t justify Direct Provision

Sue Conlan is CEO of the Irish Refugee Council Claims that the system of Direct Provision is necessary to dissuade others from ‘choosing’ Ireland as a country in which to seek asylum are based on assumptions that people have access to information about the reality of life in Ireland and, using that knowledge, are able(…)

#directprovision14: A Poem

#directprovision14: A Poem

From an asylum seeker I will like to say is all over, but we just began, Loved to end it all but the dreams just began, Emotions are deep, but saturated with the love of continuity, How do I phrase the sentence? How can I illustrate the understanding I have? If only knowledge can be(…)

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