ISEL’s 2020 AGM – 25 November 2020, at 5pm

The ISEL’s 2020 AGM is taking place online via Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday, 25 November 2020. Join the AGM here: Meeting ID: 915 6237 0035 Passcode: 024848   Please note that any personal data submitted will be processed in accordance with ISEL’s Privacy Notice available here. ISEL may also share your personal data […]

XXIX FIDE Reports Published

The XXIX FIDE Congress in The Hague was due to take place in May 2020.  Due to COVID-19, the Congress will now take place in May 2021.  In the meantime, the 2020 FIDE Board has published the XXIX FIDE Congress volumes, which include all national reports, including those prepared by the Irish national rapporteurs.  These […]

XXIX FIDE Congress postponed to 2021

The XXIX FIDE Congress was due to take place in The Hague in May 2020.  Due to restrictions on public events in the Netherlands necessitated by COVID-19, the Congress will now be held, in The Hague, from 12 to 15 May 2021.  All registrations for the Congress remain valid.

Irish Journal of European Law – Publication of Volume 22

The ISEL is delighted to announce that Volume 22 of the Irish Journal of European Law (2019-20) has now been published and is available to members here. This edition features valued contributions from Judge Síofra O’Leary of the ECtHR, Prof. Suzanne Kingston, Prof. Liz Heffernan, Dr. Noreen O’Meara, Darach Connolly, Senior Associate, DLA Piper and […]

Report on Litigation Funding and Class actions Launched

A joint report by the ISEL and litigation funding and class actions, prepared by the Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) and EU Bar Association Ireland was formally launched by Chief Justice Frank Clarke at an event in the Law Library of Ireland to mark the occasion. The report assesses whether litigation in Ireland is […]

Time spent in prison ‘cannot count towards EU residence’

The first weeks of 2014 and the closing weeks of 2013 saw the European Court of Justice deliver a number of interesting decisions. In cases C-378/12 and C-400/12 Onuekwere, the court concluded that periods of time spent in prison cannot be counted as part of the five years of legal residence after which one is […]

Website owners can link to protected works, court rules

January and February have seen a number of EU law developments. In Case C-466/12 (Nils Svensson and Others v Retriever Sverige AB) a question on interpretation of EU law was raised by a Swedish court before the Court of Justice regarding press articles written by Swedish journalists which were published on a freely accessible basis […]


Call for papers for the 2018 Volume of the Irish Journal of European Law Publication date December 2018. Submission date 28th September 2018 The Irish Journal of European Law has been published since 1992, and is a leading journal on European law edited by Irish scholars and practitioners. It is an international journal hosted on […]

XXVIII FIDE Congress, Lisbon Estoril, 23-26 May 2018

The ISEL is delighted to announce the XXVI FIDE Congress, which will be held in Lisbon Estoril, Portugal on 23-26 May 2018.  This year’s Congress is organised by The Portuguese Association for European Law (APDE). The congress is a unique opportunity to learn about and influence the development of EU law and to exchange ideas and […]