The Provocation Defence in Ireland

Introduction Every first year law student will know that provocation (currently termed ‘loss of self-control’ in England and Wales) can reduce a conviction for murder … Read more

Police Interviews and COVID-19 

Introduction Traditionally, criminal investigation, prosecution and trial have been organised and conducted on the basis that the relevant participants are in each other’s physical presence. … Read more

Covid-19 and the benign police state

Introduction The designation ‘police state’ is generally associated with a situation in which the police (or other executive authority) are conferred with sweeping discretionary powers … Read more