Business and Law

Legal History Event

Funded by the Irish Research Council, this is an event covering historical and legal matters from 1916-1922 including the Rising, McCurtain Inquest and a history of the School of Law.

The School of Law at University College Cork, in association with the Irish Legal History Society, invites you to a Legal History Evening. This evening is part of a project funded by the Irish Research Council as part of the Decade of Centenaries scheme covering the period 1916-1926. It will begin at 6pm with Opening remarks from The Hon Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, Supreme Court. This will be followed by a paper from Robert D. Marshall (President Irish Legal History Society, 2012-15): Law & Insurrection in Ireland: the Irish experience of 1916. Who was responsible for the trials following the surrender and how were the trials of the Kent brothers conducted? Irene Lynch Fannon (Professor, School of Law, University College Cork): Patrick Lynch K.C. -From Parliamentarian to Republican 1917-1922. Patrick Lynch K.C. contested the East Clare Bye Election against Eamon DeValera in 1917 as an Irish Parliamentary Party member. In the following years he defended a number of republican activists and represented the McCurtain family at the inquest following the Black and Tan raid on their home and the murder of Tomas McCurtain, Mayor of Cork. He was Attorney General 1936-1940. and Steve Hedley (Professor, School of Law, University College Cork) will discuss The Law Faculty at Queen’s College Cork/University College Cork 1849-1922.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Business and Law
Time: 6.00 pm- 8.00 pm
Location: Council Room, Main Quadrangle
Target Audience: Staff, Students interested in law and history 1916-1922
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Deirdre Kelleher, Irene Lynch Fannon

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