New Scheme to Regularise Undocumented Migrants

Following the Government’s announcement on 6th December 2021, a new scheme will open for an estimated 17,000 undocumented migrants to regularise their status in Ireland. The scheme will be open for applications for a period of 6 months, starting from January 2022. The Scheme will allow undocumented migrants to seek labour without any restrictions. The [...]

2022-02-04T11:53:26+00:00December 15th, 2021|Articles, News|

A New Player on the block: Procedural Safeguards in EPPO Cross-border Investigations

Credit "Court of Justice of the European Union" Tasked with the fight against fraud threatening the EU financial interests the newly created European Public Prosecutor Office [EPPO] will create a new range of cross-border investigations that might impact Irish citizens. In her recent paper for ERA Forum, Elise Martin-Vignerte discusses the presence of [...]

2020-09-30T17:28:33+01:00September 30th, 2020|Articles, News|

COVID-19: A condensed overview for employees

The current spread of COVID-19 across Europe is a worrying time for employees and employers alike. It is an unprecedented period and it is important to keep informed. If my employer sends me home or requests that I stay home as a precaution to contain the spread of COVID-19? There is an expectation by the [...]

2020-09-21T16:52:24+01:00March 18th, 2020|Articles|

Lithuanian Prosecutors, an Independent Authority? – View from Ireland

A revolution in the European Warrant Scheme? In two preliminary judgments on 27/05/2019 the CJEU ruled on the independence of German (C-508/18 and C-82/19 PPU) and Lithuanian prosecutors (C-509/18). While it followed the Advocate General’s opinion in finding the German prosecutor not to be an issuing judicial authority [IJA] within the meaning of art. 6(1) [...]

2020-09-18T10:37:06+01:00July 12th, 2019|Articles|

Breach of Fair Trial and Human Rights by “Systematic” Delays in Prosecution – Protection of Citizens by the European Court of Human Rights

McFarlane - A 14 year legal journey to obtain justice In 2010, a 14 year case came to an end before the European Court of Human Rights. James MacGuill, assisted by Aimée McCumiskey, represented Mr McFarlane in the European Court of Human Rights. It was argued, on behalf of Mr McFarlane, that his right under [...]

2020-09-18T10:40:21+01:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles|

The New Act – Evolution in Employment Law

Enactment of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection has heralded the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 (the “new Act”), which is law as of today, as a “game changer for thousands of employees across the country”. As an employee, how aware are you of this legislation? As [...]

2020-09-18T10:42:00+01:00March 4th, 2018|Articles|

Advising Clients in Garda Custody – Some Practical Issues

For the Monaghan Bar Association Even the most experienced criminal law practitioners find advising persons in custody to be daunting. With the additional responsibility of being present at the interview the stakes are now much higher and the task more challenging. However in reality advising clients in custody is no different to representing them in [...]

2020-09-18T10:43:17+01:00April 10th, 2017|Articles|