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Drafting a new Environmental Code –What it would look like and what would it do?

At our symposium next Friday, 21st January, Louise Beirne BL will present a draft Model Environmental Code. The purpose of the draft Code is to set out elements of a Model Environment Code1, with a view to promoting legislative reform in this area Note: this is an introduction to Louise Beirne’s paper which will be … Continued


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Celebrating a Centenary

On November 1, 1921, history was made at the Irish Bar. It was the first call of the newly fledged Irish Free State. And the first to see women…

The Denham Fellowship

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Creating a fairer, more equitable environment for all members of the independent referral bar is a key priority of the Council. It aims to ensure…