Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System: Law, Policy & Politics

Tanya Ni Mhuirthile, Catherine O'Sullivan and Liam Thornton, Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System: Law, Policy and Politics (Dublin: Roundhall, 2016), pp. 1- 595.

25 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2016

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Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Dublin City University - School of Law and Government

Catherine O'Sullivan

University College Cork - School of Law

Liam Thornton

UCD Sutherland School of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2016

Abstract

Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System: Law, Policy and Politics sets down and examines the Irish legal system in a clear and accessible manner, while also requiring the student to think about deeper issues relating to law and its interaction with society.

Key features: Explains and critically assesses how Irish law is made and applied; Focuses on what the law is, the concept of the rule of law, sources of law, the civil and criminal court systems, Irish law and international law, alternative dispute resolution, the role of judges, solicitors and barristers in the Irish legal system and the administration of justice; Explains the intricacies of the Irish legal system, while also providing analysis and discussion on key areas and controversies;Includes a section on how to find, read and analyse legislation, cases, other textbooks and journal articles so that students can put their knowledge into practice.

Key learning features: A clear and logical structure; Includes practical examples, tips and advice; Dedicated legal insight sections that assist students in understanding law in its societal context throughout; Exercises, time to reflect and case focus features throughout.

Keywords: Legal Systems, Irish Legal System, Rule of Law, Sources of Law, Irish Constitution, Legislation, Actors in Legal Systems, Access to Justice, Irish Administrative Law

Suggested Citation

Ní Mhuirthile, Tanya and O'Sullivan, Catherine and Thornton, Liam, Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System: Law, Policy & Politics (June 30, 2016). Tanya Ni Mhuirthile, Catherine O'Sullivan and Liam Thornton, Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System: Law, Policy and Politics (Dublin: Roundhall, 2016), pp. 1- 595. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786512

Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Dublin City University - School of Law and Government ( email )

Ireland

Catherine O'Sullivan

University College Cork - School of Law ( email )

College Road
Cork, County Cork
Ireland

Liam Thornton (Contact Author)

UCD Sutherland School of Law ( email )

L129 UCD Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland
00 353 1 716 4129 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.liamthornton.ie

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