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Trinity College Dublin
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A & L Goodbody Solicitors
The Law Society of Ireland
Pictured at the Centre's conference on 10 May 2013, 'Fundamental Rights Protection in the European Union', are The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Chairman of the Centre and An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Judge Allan Rosas of the Court of Justice of the European Union, speaking at the Centre's Fundamental Rights conference on 10 May 2013 in Dublin.
Niamh Hyland SC and The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Peart, High Court, speaking at ICEL's 2013 Public Procurement Conference held on 7 February 2013. For further details of the event, click here.
The Centre held a joint conference with the Environmental Protection Agency on 18 October 2012. For details of the conference and a photo gallery, please click here.
Pictured at the ICEL/EPA conference at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 18 October 2012, Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, Supreme Court judge, The Hon. Mr Justice John MacMenamin and Mary Robinson.
Welcome to the webiste of the the Irish Centre for European Law at Trinity College, Dublin. See here to learn more about us.
Founded by Mary Robinson in 1988, the Centre is a neutral body that seeks to promote knowledge, understanding and the good practice of EU law and European Human Rights law. It is operated on a not-for-profit basis.
Guided by an expert Board, the Centre produces conferences, seminars, courses and publications of quality in specialised fields of European law.
Its members comprise solicitors, barristers, academics and interested persons. The Centre also welcomes corporate members, including, law firms, government departments, non-governmental organisations and universities, public bodies and agencies, as well as businsses who operate in areas affected by EU law.
The Centre's Chairman is The Honorable Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, former Judge of the Irish Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The Centre's Director is Nathy Dunleavy, a practising barrister at the Irish Bar.
(L-R) Pictured at the Centre's Public Procurement conference on 28 June 2012 at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin are Nathy Dunleavy, Director of ICEL; The Hon Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Chairman of ICEL; Mr Patrick McGovern, Arthur Cox; Mr Laurentiu Dinu, Government Advisor, Romania; and Mr Claudio Romanini, European Commission, Brussels
(L-R) Remy Farrell SC; Catherine Heard, Head of Policy, Fair Trials International, London; James MacGuill, Solicitor; Patrick McGrath SC; and Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, speaking at the Centre's conference on 19 June 2012 on the European Arrest Warrant and EU-US Extradition.
The Centre hosted a EU Litigation Update conference attended by over 90 delegates on 10 May 2012. The conference was chaired by The Hon. Mr Justice John Cooke of the Irish High Court and addressed by Daniel Beard QC of Monckton Chambers, London; Maurice Collins SC; Catherine Donnelly BL and Vincent Power of A&L Goodbody.
(L-R) Miguel Maduro, Professor of EU Law at the European University Institute, Florence and former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish High Court and barrister and former Irish Attorney General, Paul Gallagher SC at a conference held on 2 February 2012 on Arguing EU Law, International Law and Consitutional Law before National Courts. Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne of Edinburgh University also addressed the conference.
Professor John FitzGerald, Economic and Social Research Institute addressing Members of the Irish Centre for European Law at the Competition in Energy and Regulated Markets seminar, 25 November 2011
(L to R) Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC, Court of Justice of the European Union and The Honourable Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, The High Court of Ireland at a seminar on the impact of EU Citizenship Law on practice. The event was organised with the kind support of the Communicating Europe Initiative. Click Here for Photo Gallery.
The Hon. Mr Justice Myjer, judge at the European Court of Human Rights, addressing the Irish Centre for European Law on "The Right to a Fair Trial: Perspectives on Article 6 ECHR"
(L to R) Mr Eric Gippini-Fournier (European Commission); Professor Peter Gjortler (Riga Graduate School of Law); Mr Noel Travers BL; Mr Serge Patou (European Commission); Mr Andrew Fergus BL; Ms Eva Massa (Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland); Mr Dieter Kraus (Head of Chambers of the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union); Ms Karolina Mojzesowicz (European Commission)
(L to R) Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (University of Oxford), The Hon. Mrs Justice Maureen Harding-Clark (High Court) and Ms Jacqueline Kelly Solicitor (Senior Solicitor, Irish Refugee Council).
Over the past 20 years, the Irish Centre for European Law has provided an important forum for debate and discussion on major developments in the area of EU law. It has been the link between legal practitioners, academics and representatives of the wide range of sectors affected by European Law