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Oral Oaths in Ireland: A Case for Reform

by Alejandro Bans Burtchaell Alejandro Bans Burtchaell is a current Masters in Common Law student at UCD. In this article, he discusses issues with the current Irish system for swearing oaths and affirmations in the courtroom before proposing that Ireland  abolishes the oath and adopts the secular Swiss system of secular affirmations. Section 21 of…

The Graham Dwyer Court of Justice Appeal: A Cruel Criminal With a Worthy Question

by Charlotte Waldron. Charlotte is a final-year Business and Law student at UCD. In this article, she critically assesses the Court of Justice’s decision in the Graham Dwyer appeal which concerned the use of data in fighting serious crime. She discusses the meaning of the Court’s decision for EU Member States’ data protection obligation’s in…


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