Articles by Ailbhe Hanmore

Parental Rights of Same-Sex Couples in Ireland

As we celebrate pride week this week, it is important to cast an eye over the development of the recognition of parental rights for same-sex couples in Ireland over the last number of decades and to the difficulty which many same-sex couples...

June 24th, 2021|

Virtual Reality/Virtual Insanity – Courtroom Trial and Error

COVID-19 has led to a near shutdown of the Courts with only ongoing criminal trials and urgent matters being heard. This has led to a delay in the administration of justice and a congested judicial system. Virtual courtrooms were first announced in Ireland in January 2020 as part of the Court Service ten-year strategy document. Plans to modernize the Court service and develop virtual courtrooms have been accelerated in response to COVID-19...

May 12th, 2020|

Assessing Children’s Disability Needs in a Time of Crisis

Last week, up to 100 people gathered at the round hall of the Four Courts in protest at emergency COVID-19 measures passed by the Oireachtas. The legislation challenged includes the Health Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act of 2020...

April 27th, 2020|

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