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EU Law in Ireland

In the Irish legal order, there is a rapid increase in the amount of case law on European Union law. This book analyzes the key case laws, texts, and commentaries in a diversity of EU law-related subject areas, and it provides an up-to-date and comprehensive collection of materials on EU law. The standard published texts in EU law do not include any materials as to the Irish legal order, and research considering the operation of EU law in the national courts has frequently excluded data as to Ireland on the basis of a paucity of case law. However, in recent years, there has been a major increase in case law in this area from the Irish Superior Courts and a large increase in EU Regulations and Directives in Irish law. A collection of key case law and materials is now a timely one. A mini-schedule of relevant primary legislation and constitutional texts are included in the book, which will be of major interest to students, academics, practitioners, and government/public servants.
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Table of Contents

* Overview of EU law in the Irish courts 1973-2010 * The Emanation of the State Doctrine in Irish Law: Direct and Indirect Effect and State Liability * The Primacy of EU law in Ireland * The Duty of Co-operation * The Constitutional Dimension to the Implementation of EU in Ireland * Litigation by the Irish State at EU Level and EU Law Litigation Emanating from Ireland * EU Consumer Law in Ireland: Product Liability, Package Holiday Law and Unfair Contract Terms * The Legal Role of the Oireachtas in EU Affairs * The European Arrest Warrant in Ireland Appendices * European Communities Act 1972 * European Union Act 2009 * European Union Scrutiny Act 2002 * European Union Act 2007 * Article 29.4 of the Constitution post- Lisbon * Selection of Key Cases

About the Author

Dr Elaine Fahey is a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI Florence, Italy (2009-2010) and Assistant Lecturer in Law (On leave 2009-2010), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. She has taught at Trinity College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland, Humboldt University, Berlin and is a former Judicial Research Assistant at the Four Courts, Dublin. She is the author of Practice and Procedure in Preliminary References to Europe: 30 years of Article 234 EC Case Law from the Irish Courts (2007) and has served as Secretary to the Irish Society for European Law.

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