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

Plea-Bargaining in Ireland

Introduction Plea-bargaining broadly refers to a process which results in an accused agreeing to plead guilty to an offence in return for a lighter sentence. … Read more

Environmental Criminal Law

Introduction Fuelled partly by increasing awareness of the precarious state of the planet’s natural life support systems, environmental protection has been rising rapidly up national … Read more