Competition Law Essay 2015/2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015/2016 Competition Law Essay Competition. The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers. The Competition is open to anyone who is, or will be within one year of the Deadline (see below), a […]

Irish Journal of European Law – Special Volume – Changing Sovereignty

Welcome to the Irish Journal of European Law (IJEL)’s Special Volume  – Changing Sovereignty in Europe – with Guest Editorial by Imelda Maher Table of Contents – IJEL Vol 18 Issue 1 – Special Volume -Changing Sovereignty

European agenda on migration launched

CATHERINE DONNELLY Following the terrible loss of life in the Mediterranean in April, the EU introduced a European agenda on migration on May 13th. In the short term, the focus is on increasing the budget for Frontex – the EU’s agency for the management of co-operation at external borders of the union – to provide […]

Winner of the Competition Law Essay Competition 2014/2015

Séan O’Dea has been selected, unanimously, as the winner of this year’s Competition Law Essay Competition, for his essay “Developing a Competition Culture”.  The Society would like to congratulate Séan and to thank all those who entered the competition. The Society would also like to express its sincere thanks to the members of the adjudicating […]

Court decisions show variety of areas influenced by EU law

The Opinion of Advocate General Bot indicating a failure by Ireland to comply with the EU Working Time Directive in respect of doctors’ hours issued on March 19th has understandably garnered significant attention in Ireland. However, the European Courts and the Commission have in recent weeks issued a number of interesting decisions illustrating the variety of areas […]

Irish Journal of European Law: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Irish Society for European Law recently re-launched the Irish Journal of European Law as an e-journal. The Journal, which has been published since 1992, is a leading international journal on European law edited by Irish scholars and practitioners. The 2014 volume is now available on the Society’s website at https://www.isel.ie/journal. The Journal – which is blind peer-reviewed […]

ISEL Competition Law Essay Competition

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2014 Competition Law Essay Competition. The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers. The Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, trainee solicitors and devil barristers in Ireland and their equivalents […]

EU law update: Ryanair’s German state aid ‘unlawful’

During September and October there have been some interesting decisions made by both the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. On October 15th, the Commission announced its decision that Ryanair has received unlawful state aid granted through Leipzig-Altenburg airport in Germany because the agreement between the parties is not capable of being profitable for the airport “even […]

European Commission gives go-ahead to purchase of O2 Ireland by Hutchinson 3G

The merger of the second- and fourth-largest mobile network operators in Ireland will now go ahead after the European Commission approved the acquisition of Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland) by Hutchinson 3G (H3G). The merged entity will face only two competitors – Vodafone and Eircom. While the commission had initial concerns that the merger could result in a significant reduction in competition in […]

‘Right to be forgotten’ creates data dilemma

French philosopher Paul Ricoeur wrote “To be forgotten is to die twice”. However, in recent days the Court of Justice of the EU has taken steps towards recognising a “right to be forgotten”, for EU citizens. The case in question is Google Spain and Google v AEPD and Gonzalez. It resulted from a complaint by a Spanish […]