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Trinity College Dublin
Welcome to the website of the the Irish Centre for European Law at Trinity College, Dublin.
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 John D.Cooke SC, retired Judge of the Irish High Court and a former Judge of the General Court of the European Union.
The Centre's Director is Gary Fitzgerald BL, a practising barrister at the Irish Bar. Anne Fitzpatrick BL is the assistant director with responsiblity for Brexit events.
The Centre jointly hosted this conference on 8 May 2014 with the Irish Society of European Law and the Academy of European Law. The conference was followed by the launch of the book, Of Courts and Constitutions, Liber Amicorum in Honour of Nial Fennelly, published by Hart Publishing. Pictured are editors of the book, Noel Travers SC and Judge Kieran Bradley, with Mr Justice Nial Fennelly.
For details of the Abusive lending seminars, examining the impact of the Charter on debt collection cases, click here.
We are delighted to return to Belfast for the 3rd time this year to discuss Brexit and a number of substantive areas of EU law. Click here for more details.
Exclusive to members paid up for 2017, President Koen Lenaerts will give a talk on the challenges and opportunities facing the ECJ. Click here for more details.
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