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  • Kilcommins, Shane; Moffett, Luke (Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, 2015)
    Introduction Concern for crime victims has been a growing political issue in improving the legitimacy and success of the criminal justice system through the rhetoric of rights. Since the 1970s there have been numerous ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland, Ltd, 2016)
    Protection against retrials for the same criminal offence is a fundamental principle of criminal justice and procedure in legal systems concerned with securing due process of law. The ancient common law prohibition on ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd., 2016)
    The common law did not consider possession a constituent element of the actus reus based on the idea that possession was not equated with the external manifestation of mens rea. However, with the development of the ...
  • Eaton, Sinead (Irish Society for European Law, 2011)
    There are many possible reasons for controlling market power. While in the United States the efficiency argument appears to have prevailed1, in the EU Treaty motivations such as political freedom are seen side by side with ...
  • Cahillane, Laura (University College Cork, 2016)
    Judicial diversity is not a subject which is much discussed in Ireland. Despite the fact that our judiciary is still a relatively homogenous group with figures on female judges only recently improving, it seems neither the ...
  • Keane, Eddie (Intersentia, 2016)
    This article discusses the implementation of the flexicurity system in Ireland. As the percentage of dependent employees in temporary employment in Ireland grew from 5.3% in 2002 to 10.2% in 2012, it is clear that fl exible ...
  • Kilcommins, Shane; Spain, Eimear (School of Law, University of Limerick/ Office of the Inspector of Prisons, 2016)
    Foreword The absence of reliable, comprehensive information on deaths in custody within this jurisdiction has long stuck me as lamentable. This project emerged from a conversa-tion between Prof. Shane Kilcommins and me ...
  • Kilcommins, Shane (SAGE Publications, 2016)
    It is clear that Ireland has witnessed evidence of a ‘tooling up’ of the state in the fight against crime over the last two decades. Crime control analyses—often relying upon the use of stark juxtaposition—are very useful ...
  • Elder, Shaun (University of Limerick, 2014)
    The empirical genesis for this novel inter-disciplinary dissertation was the devastating global financial crisis. A separate and simultaneous Irish crisis was located in the banking sector. The financial market domain, ...
  • O'Sullivan, Kathryn (2016)
    Family law in British Columbia, Canada has witnessed significant change in the last 5-6 years. Family property law, in particular, has seen drastic reform. One of the most significant changes which has arisen in the ...
  • Doran, Kate (University of Limerick, 2014)
    Bail is a device which provides for the pre-trial release of a criminal defendant after security has been taken for the defendant’s future appearance at trial. Ireland has traditionally adopted a liberal approach to bail. ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Limited, 2008)
    With the continued expansion of the European Union and the free movement of persons, there is potential for increased cross-border crime and the associated difficulties with concurrent prosecutorial jurisdictions for the ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd.,, 2006)
    The victim of crime1 is not an active participant per se in the criminal justice system. The victim is effectively a third party whose input to the criminal justice process is confined to that of being an informant2 and ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd.,, 2009)
    The common law principle against double jeopardy is a proscription against retrials for the same criminal offence following a trial on the merits by a court of competent criminal jurisdiction.1 The Minister for Justice, ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd, 2006)
    Double jeopardy jurisprudence evolved in the common law in response to the inherent deficiencies in medieval criminal procedure and the draconian punishments imposed on defendants. This common law principle proscribes ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd, 2006)
    The commission of criminal offences has conventionally been responded to by the criminal justice system with the imposition of punishment in the form of a term of imprisonment, which may be accompanied by a pecuniary ...
  • Coffey, Gerard (Sage Publications, 2009)
    What constitutes an intention to commit a criminal offence has proven to be a notoriously difficult concept to define.1 The issue as to whether the accused intended the consequences of the prohibited act or omission ...
  • O'Sullivan, Kathryn (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd.,, 2016)
    The legal questions in relation to the ownership of the sky in which drones are operating must, as a priority, be addressed. Does a landowner, for example, have a right to exclude the use of drones over their property ...
  • O'Sullivan, Kathryn (Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd, 2016)
    This article briefly considers the difficulties inherent in the Irish ancillary relief scheme and highlights the vulnerability of financially weaker spouses, particularly women, at the point of divorce. The article calls ...
  • O'Sullivan, Kathryn (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
                               The Succession Act 1965 brought, it was said, a revolutionary change in the law of succession to Ireland (Re Urquhart [1974] IR 197 at 208). However, despite the enormous impact it has ...

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