Archived Events

European Union Law in Practice Seminar - October 18th

On Friday, 18 October 2013 from 5-7pm, the Faculty of Law UCC hosted a seminar on European Union Law in Practice in Boole 1 Lecture Theatre, Main Campus, UCC.  This event was funded by the Department of An Taoiseach Communicating Europe Initiative 2013.  

Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of College of  Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (deputising for the UCC President Dr Michael Murphy) and Judge Anthony M Collins, General Court of the European Union.

‌Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of College of  Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (deputising for the UCC President Dr Michael Murphy) and Judge Anthony M Collins, General Court of the European Union, pictured on the occasion of the judge’s first public address since his appointment by the Government to the General Court in September 2013.  


The contributors were: Judge Anthony M Collins, General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union and Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU and Competition, A&L Goodbody.  

European Union (EU) Law impacts directly on many areas of legal practice including, for example, employment law, family law, immigration and EU citizenship law, competition law, planning and environmental law, agriculture law, fisheries law and consumer law.  The seminar provides an overview of the impact of EU law in practice, followed by a more detailed examination of particular aspects of EU law and how they interact with Irish law.  EU law is sometimes perceived as being complex and difficult to decipher.  This state of affairs is compounded by the sheer volume of EU measures and the rapidity with which the law evolves.  The seminar aims to demystify EU law and to explore its relevance in day to day legal practice.  

There is no charge to attend the seminar, but advance booking is essential:

Programme and booking details available here:  EU Law in Practice Programme and Booking Details (377kB)

Racism and Hate Crimes Conference October 4th


Racism and Hate Crimes in Ireland: Is the Legislative and Policy Framework Adequate?

Conference: 4th October 2013

L-R Stephen O’Hare (ICCL), Professor Siobhán Mullally, (Director CCJHR, Faculty of Law, UCC), Jennifer Schweppe, (U.L.), Deputy David Stanton, T.D. Chair Joint Oireachtas Committee Justice Defence and Equality, Séamus Taylor (NUIM), Carole-Anne O’Brien, (Belong to youth services), Fiona Finn, (NASC), David Joyce, B.L. (IHRC), Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, T.D.

Venue: Brookfield Health Science Building, College Road, Room G10, University College Cork

Time: 1.15 – 5.00pm (registration begins at 1.00pm)

 Hosted by NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC


  • Michael Farrell, Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and Senior Solicitor with FLAC
  • David Joyce, Barrister at Law, Member of the Irish Human Rights Commission and of the Board of the Equality Authority
  • Deputy Aodhan O’Riordain, T.D.
  • Stephen O’Hare, Policy and Research Officer, ICCL
  • Carole-Anne O’Brien, BelongTo Youth Services
  • Seamus Taylor, NUI Maynooth
  • Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick

Chair: Prof Síobhán Mullally, Director,  CCJHR, UCC

The conference is free to attend. To register, please email:

3.5 CPD group hours available

Public Lecture - Human Rights

Public Lecture


‘National Human Rights Commissions: Giving Teeth to International Treaties’


Professor Brian Burdekin AO


Thursday 7th November 2013, 3.00-5.00pm


Venue: Western Gateway Building, room 304


Hosted by:

Department of Government


Central for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Faculty of Law

University College Cork


All welcome


(No advance booking or registration required)

School of Law

Scoil an Dlí

Room 1.63, T12 T656