Over the course of this module, students will cover the following topics: separation of powers, constitutional interpretation, judicial review, constitutional rights, the Attorney General & Auditor General, Ireland as a nation, state and people, the constitutional relevance of foreign international law and the important constitutional role of the Irish president.
This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Irish Criminal Law. Over the course of nine lectures students examine the nature and definition of a crime, the burden and standard of proof applicable in criminal trials, rules of evidence and the defences available to an accused person. The course also explores the jurisdiction of the criminal courts in Ireland and examines the different types of crimes which exist including; fatal, non-fatal, sexual, property and public order offences.
The purpose of Company Law is to familiarise students with the law governing the operation of companies. The students will explore the formal requirements of incorporating a limited liability company, and the effect of incorporation. They will examine the the various categories of securities held by a company, as well as the role of various officers, including directors and shareholders, in the management and day-to-day running of the company. Finally, the students will consider the various ways a company can come to an end.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the various methods of ownership of property. It examines such areas as tenures, estates and equitable interests. The module also reviews the limitations of the Landlord and Tenant Acts and the Succession Acts and discusses the formal requirements of wills and the effect of intestacy (where no will is made).
This module aims to provide an examination of the fundamental elements of Tort Law. Torts are civil wrongs, or actions by one person that cause damage to another, for which a remedy can be obtained, usually in the form of compensation. The module explains the nature and function of torts and then examines the requirements of certain individual torts, including negligence, occupiers’ liability, liability for defective products, trespass, defamation, nuisance, passing off and liability for animals and fire. The module also discusses the remedies available to a litigant who has suffered damage and the possible defences that can be relied upon by the wrongdoer.
Torts are concerned with civil wrongs whereby one party causes damage to another party. The module explains the nature and function of torts and then examines certain torts in detail, including negligence, product liability, trespass, defamation, nuisance and liability for animals and fire. The module also discusses the remedies available to a litigant who has suffered damage and the possible defences that can be claimed by the wrongdoer.
This module is aimed at providing students with a fundamental knowledge of how to create a legally binding contract, the formal requirements of a contract, the various factors that can vitiate consent in a contract, and how a contract can be lawfully discharged as well as the remedies available for breach of contract.