Marie Flynn BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2016

LL.M (International Human Rights Law), LL.B (Law), BL

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • General Practice
  • Judicial Review
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration & Asylum Law
Marie Flynn BL
Other Languages:
French (Working)
Irish (Fluent)
Direct Professional Access:

  • A.A. v. Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (2023, High Court, ex tempore) – whether an applicant for international protection in direct provision accommodation who was suffering with a number of disabilities was entitled to an accessible bathroom – junior counsel for the Applicant.
  • C.K. v. Ballymaguire Foods Limited (December 2022, ADJ-00029721) – complaint of racial discrimination in the workplace – counsel for the Complainant.
  • S v. Minister for Justice and Equality C-22/21 – whether a Union citizen must show they are the “head of the household” in order to establish that a family member is a member of their household for the purposes of Directive 2004/38/EC – junior counsel for the Applicants/Appellants.
  • Rahman v. Healy [2022] IEHC 206 – whether the duration for which a taxi licence issues can be reduced on the basis that the applicant’s permission to remain is temporary in nature – junior counsel for the Applicant.
  • B v. Minister for Justice (2022, unreported, High Court) – whether elderly parents enjoyed “more than normal emotional ties” with adult refugee children for the purposes of Article 8 ECHR – junior counsel for the Applicant.
  • Awan & Ors v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2021] IECA 298 – role of the Court in judicial review proceedings – junior counsel for the Appellants.
  • Shishu & Anor v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2021] IECA 1 – test for establishing membership of the household of a Union citizen and dependency for the purposes of Directive 2004/38 and the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 – junior counsel for the Applicants, who were the Respondents to the appeal.
  • Wei and Tang v. Minister for Justice and The Commissioner of An Garda Síochána [2021] IEHC 546 – motion for contempt of court against the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána – junior counsel for the Applicants.
  • A.J.K. v. Minister for Defence [2020] 2 I.R. 800 – whether a person with subsidiary protection was eligible to enlist in the Defence Forces – junior counsel for the Applicant/Appellant.
  • Babatunde v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 759 – whether the relationship between a person in “loco parentis” and a child was covered by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – junior counsel for the Applicant.
  • A Consultant v. The Health Service Executive [2019] – operation of the Disciplinary Procedure under the Common Consultants’ Contract 1997 – junior counsel for the Plaintiff.
  • P.F. v. The International Protection Appeals Tribunal [2019] IEHC 624 – meaning of the term “compelling reasons” in refugee law – junior counsel for the Applicant.
  • Inquest into the death of M.B. [April 2019] – Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights compliant investigation into the death of a person who had been living in direct provision – junior counsel instructed on behalf of the family of the Deceased.

Join Spouse Visas after the Decision in Gorry (May 2023) – Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association

Visa Decisions and the Family Reunification Policy Document (February 2023) – Irish Immigration Lawyers CPD

Overview of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (June 2022) – Bar of Ireland’s Human Rights Committee CPD

Leave to Land and Detention (November 2021) – Irish Immigration Lawyers Association CPD

Recent Case Law in the Area of Immigration Law (April 2021) – CPD for Immigration Solicitors

Recent Developments in Immigration Law (September 2019) – CPD for Immigration Solicitors

Overview of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (September 2018) – Griffith College Dublin

Marie provides advice to a number of immigration and housing NGOs on a pro-bono basis.

Marie is a Committee Member of the Bar of Ireland’s Human Rights Committee.

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