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The ICEL is 30 years in existence this year and to mark this event we are holding a special afternoon conference to examine two high level themes on the European Union. Leading Irish and international speakers will examine the impact of EU law on Ireland since membership and then look at the future development of EU law in the coming years. This promises to be a uniquely interesting event and we are delighted that Mary Robinson can join us for part of the afternoon.

We would like to give a special thanks to Kings Inns for hosting this event.

It is followed by a three course dinner in the Kings Inns Dining Hall. This is a great opportunity for attendees to join the speakers and board of the ICEL in a more social celebration of the first 30 years of the ICEL. For more information about dining, click here. Please do click to familiarise yourself with dining etiquette, especially the dress code of a dark suit or dress, suitable for court.

The conference will start at 2pm and finish at 5:30pm. It will be followed by a wine reception, and then dining in Kings Inns.

Please select the appropriate ticket below. If you want to join us for dining in the Dining Hall, there is an additional charge of €50 and you will be given an option to add this to your ticket before you check out. Don’t worry, you can always change your mind later on and either cancel or pay for dining.


To view the programme, click here.

Confirmed speakers, topics and chairs

The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken – Chair

The Hon. Mr John D. Cooke SC – Chair

Mary Robinson SC founding Director of the ICEL, former president of Ireland – An overview of the ICEL

The Hon Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice

Judge Siofra O’Leary, European Court of Human Rights –

Courts, judges, lawyers and legal Principles – Ireland’s contribution to European Courts and European case-law

Margaret Gray BL – The impact of EU law on environmental protection in Ireland

Eamonn Conlon, Partner, A&L Goodbody – Europe’s Refugee “Crisis” and Asylum “System”