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About the Centre

The Irish Centre for European Law is a neutral body that seeks to promote knowledge, understanding and the good practice of EU law and European Human Rights law. It is based at Trinity College Dublin and is operated on a not-for-profit basis.

The Centre was founded in 1988 by Dr Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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, representatives from industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations.

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 Dr Stephen Brittain BL, a practising barrister at the Irish Bar.

Upcoming Events


Procurement Law Seminar Series – September 2020

In view of the ongoing public health crisis, the annual ICEL/Eversheds Sutherland Public Procurement Law Conference will take the form of an online seminar series, taking place over the course of September 2020. Issues addressed at the conference will include: The impact of Brexit on…

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Environmental Law Conference

In October or early November, the ICEL will hold its annual environmental law conference in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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