Tag Archives: Ireland

Blame it all on my roots

This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in non-ruminant science advertised). In the UK, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (“DRIP”) Bill is before the House… Read More »

Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision

I am a fair-weather blogger, and so I cannot remember the last time I had so many visits or retweets in a day.  Piggybacking on the unexpected traffic boost, here are ten things worth reading (from various sources) about the reason for that traffic – the finding by the Court of Justice of the EU… Read More »

When Irish eyes are watching

Last year, I was invited to give a ‘response’ to two very interesting papers at a seminar of the British Association for Comparative Law. The papers, by Paula Giliker and Elspeth Christie Reid, were on the evolution of breach of confidence and privacy, primarily in relation to England and Scotland. (Eric Clive wrote up his… Read More »

PSA: Hibernian Law Journal 2013

With permission, here is a recent email I received from the editors of the Hibernian Law Journal.  You can contact the journal via email. Established in 1999, the Hibernian Law Journal is a legal journal co-ordinated by trainee and qualified solicitors. Its multidisciplinary focus facilitates detailed argument and discussion on a wide range of topics… Read More »

Cyberlaw at the Society of Legal Scholars

I’m at the annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, where I’ll be convening the Media & Communications section later in the week.  Yesterday, though, I had the pleasant opportunity to sit back (or lean forward) and listen to the papers in this year’s ‘cyberlaw‘ section.  Here are some comments on the papers (not… Read More »