Laura Cahillane


 
researcher

Biography

Laura is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Limerick.
She is a first class honours graduate of UCC (BCL (Law and French) 2007, LLM (by Research) 2008, PhD 2012, PGCTHLE 2013). 
She was awarded the title of “College Scholar” twice during her undergraduate studies and spent her third year studying in the Université Robert Schumann, Strasbourg and working part time as a Research Assistant in the European Parliament. Her Research Masters examined the topic of disciplining judges and her PhD, for which she was awarded an IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholarship, considered the drafting of the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution.
Laura undertook a Post Doctoral Fellowship in UCC and held lectureships in UCC and DCU before joining the School of Law at UL. Her research interests lie in the areas of Constitutional Law, Legal History, Judicial Politics and Comparative Law and she has published nationally and internationally in these areas. Her monograph on the 1922 Constitution was published by Manchester University Press in 2016.
She is a frequent contributor to the media on legal and constitutional issues and has advised the Oireachtas on law reform on a number of occasions. Her work has been cited several times in the Dáil and the Seanad and also by the Irish superior Courts. She is editor-in-chief of the Irish Judicial Studies Journal.

Books

  Year Publication
2020 Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System.
Raymond Byrne, Paul McCutcheon, Laura Cahillane and Emma Roche-Cagney (2020) Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System. Dublin: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2020 Constitutional Law in Ireland - second edition.
Laura Cahillane and Seán Ó Conaill (2020) Constitutional Law in Ireland - second edition. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer. [Details]
2016 Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2016) Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution. UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2017 Constitutional Law: Ireland.
Laura Cahillane, Seán Ó Conaill (2017) Constitutional Law: Ireland. Europe: Kluwer International Publishing. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice
Laura Cahillane and Jennifer Schweppe (Ed.). (2019) Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2018 Special 80th Anniversary Edition Dublin University Law Journal
Laura Cahillane and David Kenny (Ed.). (2018) Special 80th Anniversary Edition Dublin University Law Journal Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2017 Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution
Laura Cahillane, James Gallen, Tom Hickey (Ed.). (2017) Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2016 Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities
Laura Cahillane, Jennifer Schweppe (Ed.). (2016) Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities Ireland: Clarus Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Popular Sovereignty under the 1922 Constitution: Theory and Reality'
Laura Cahillane (2021) 'Popular Sovereignty under the 1922 Constitution: Theory and Reality' In: Cahill, O’Cinnéide, Ó Conaill & O’Mahony (eds). Constitutional Change and Popular Sovereignty: Populism, Politics and the Law in Ireland. Oxfordshire: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Researching Law and Legal Research: Introducing the Case Studies Approach'
Laura Cahillane (2019) 'Researching Law and Legal Research: Introducing the Case Studies Approach' In: Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2019 'Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice'
Laura Cahillane and Jennifer Schweppe (2019) 'Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice' In: Cahillane, L. and Schweppe, J (eds). Introducing the Case Studies Approach. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2019 'Researching the Irish Free State Constitution: Combining Law and History'
Laura Cahillane (2019) 'Researching the Irish Free State Constitution: Combining Law and History' In: Laura Cahillane (eds). Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2018 'The Treaty: An Historical and Legal Interpretation'
Laura Cahillane and Paul Murray (2018) 'The Treaty: An Historical and Legal Interpretation' In: L Weeks & M Ó Fathartaigh (eds). The Anglo-Irish Treaty Debates of 1921. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'The Fifteenth Amendment of the Irish Constitution Act 1995'
Laura Cahillane (2018) 'The Fifteenth Amendment of the Irish Constitution Act 1995' In: E. Rackley and R. Auchmuty (eds). Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating 100 years of Women in Law in the UK and Ireland. London: Hart Bloomsbury. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Judicial Appointments in Ireland: The Potential for Reform'
Laura Cahillane (2017) 'Judicial Appointments in Ireland: The Potential for Reform' In: Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution. UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2016 'The Use of History in Law: avoiding the pitfalls'
Laura Cahillane (2016) 'The Use of History in Law: avoiding the pitfalls' In: Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities. Ireland: Clarus Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Methods and Methodologies in Legal Research: Framing the Context'
Laura Cahillane, Jennifer Schweppe (2016) 'Methods and Methodologies in Legal Research: Framing the Context' In: Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities. Ireland: Clarus Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'The Constitutionality of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Ireland'
Laura Cahillane (2021) 'The Constitutionality of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Ireland'. Irish Jurist, [Details]
2020 'Ireland as a Learning Experience for the Scottish Citizens’ Assembly'
Laura Cahillane (2020) 'Ireland as a Learning Experience for the Scottish Citizens’ Assembly'. Edinburgh Law Review, [Details]
2020 'An Analysis of the Judicial Council Act'
Laura Cahillane (2020) 'An Analysis of the Judicial Council Act'. Dublin University Law Journal, [Details]
2019 'Principles, policies and fair procedures after O’Sullivan v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and Crayden Fishing Company Ltd v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority'
Laura Cahillane (2019) 'Principles, policies and fair procedures after O’Sullivan v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and Crayden Fishing Company Ltd v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority'. Irish Supreme Court Review, [Details]
2018 'Revisiting Article 41.2'
Laura Cahillane (2018) 'Revisiting Article 41.2'. Dublin University Law Journal, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Judicial Diversity in Ireland'
Laura Cahillane (2016) 'Judicial Diversity in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Ireland’s System for Disciplining and Removing Judges'
Laura Cahillane (2015) 'Ireland’s System for Disciplining and Removing Judges'. Dublin University Law Journal, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'An Insight into the Irish Free State Constitution'
Laura Cahillane (2014) 'An Insight into the Irish Free State Constitution'. American Journal of Legal History, [Details]
2013 'Need for Sentencing Guidelines in Ireland?'
Laura Cahillane (2013) 'Need for Sentencing Guidelines in Ireland?'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, [Details]
2013 'Review of Gerard Hogan's The Origins of the Irish Constitution'
Cahillane, L. (2013) 'Review of Gerard Hogan's The Origins of the Irish Constitution'. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, 3 (1) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Review of Eoin Carolan’s The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects'
Laura Cahillane (2013) 'Review of Eoin Carolan’s The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects'. Irish Jurist, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Anti-Party Politics and the Irish Free State Constitution'
Laura Cahillane (2012) 'Anti-Party Politics and the Irish Free State Constitution'. Dublin University Law Journal, [Details]
2012 'Application of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003'
Laura Cahillane (2012) 'Application of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003'. Irish Employment Law Journal, [Details]
2011 'The Influence of the Post War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State'
Laura Cahillane (2011) 'The Influence of the Post War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State'. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, [Details]
2010 'The Prerogative and its Survival in Ireland: Dusty Antique or Positively Useful?'
Laura Cahillane (2010) 'The Prerogative and its Survival in Ireland: Dusty Antique or Positively Useful?'. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Judicial Discipline: Where do we Stand? A Consideration of the Curtin Case'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Judicial Discipline: Where do we Stand? A Consideration of the Curtin Case'. Irish Law Times, [Details]
2009 'Disciplining Judges: The Special Position of District Court Judges'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Disciplining Judges: The Special Position of District Court Judges'. Irish Law Review, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Ireland's Forgotten Constitutions'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Ireland's Forgotten Constitutions'. Irish Law Times, [Details]
2008 'Some Comparative Aspects of Common and Civil Law'
Laura Cahillane (2008) 'Some Comparative Aspects of Common and Civil Law'. Irish Law Times, [Details]
2005 'Eire, Ireland or the Republic; What’s in a Name?'
Laura Cahillane (2005) 'Eire, Ireland or the Republic; What’s in a Name?'. Irish Law Times, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 IALT Seminar Series,
Laura Cahillane (2020) Judicial Discipline and the Woulfe Affair. [Invited Oral Presentation], IALT Seminar Series, Online [Details]
2019 Sovereignty, Populism and Constitutional Politics,
Laura Cahillane (2019) Popular Sovereignty under the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution: Theory v Reality. [Oral Presentation], Sovereignty, Populism and Constitutional Politics, University College Cork [Details]
2018 Irish Supreme Court Review Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2018) Principles, policies and fair procedures after O’Sullivan v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and Crayden Fishing Company Ltd v Sea Fisheries Protection Authority. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Supreme Court Review Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2018 In dialogue with the Supreme Court,
Laura Cahillane (2018) Introducing the M Case on the rights of the Unborn. [Oral Presentation], In dialogue with the Supreme Court, University of Limerick [Details]
2018 Supreme Court Visit to Limerick,
Laura Cahillane (2018) Members of the Supreme Court visited UL. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Supreme Court Visit to Limerick, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 Women's Legal Landmarks Workshop,
Laura Cahillane (2017) The Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Women's Legal Landmarks Workshop, University of Birmingham [Details]
2017 The Constitution at 80,
Laura Cahillane (2017) Revisiting Article 41.2. [Oral Presentation], The Constitution at 80, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 The Constitution at 80,
Laura Cahillane (2017) 80th Anniversary of the Constitution. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Constitution at 80, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 Mr Justice Humphreys Guest Lecture,
Laura Cahillane (2017) Lecture on Constitutional Amendment. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mr Justice Humphreys Guest Lecture, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 Research Methodologies Workshop,
Laura Cahillane (2017) discussions on Research Methodologies. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Research Methodologies Workshop, University of Limerick [Details]
2016 Law, Revolution, and Sovereignty,
Laura Cahillane (2016) Democratic experimentation in the 1922 Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law, Revolution, and Sovereignty, NUI Galway [Details]
2015 Lady Hale Agenda Setting Lecture,
Laura Cahillane (2015) AHSS lecture - Judicial Diversity. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Lady Hale Agenda Setting Lecture, University of Limerick [Details]
2015 Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2015) International conference on Comparative Law. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2014 Judges, Politics, and the Irish Constitution,
Laura Cahillane (2014) A Review of the Judicial Appointments Process in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Judges, Politics, and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City University [Details]
2014 Research Methodologies Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2014) Historical Methodology: Avoiding the Pitfalls. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Methodologies Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2014 Brehon Law Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2014) The Influence of Brehon Law and the Ancient Gaelic State on the Drafters of the 1922 Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Brehon Law Conference, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2014 Justice Henchy Memorial Lecture,
Laura Cahillane (2014) Mr Justice Gerard Hogan gave lecture on legacy of the late Mr Justice Henchy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Justice Henchy Memorial Lecture, Clare [Details]
2014 Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution,
Laura Cahillane (2014) interdisciplinary conference on the Constitution. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin [Details]
2013 British Legal History Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2013) British and Irish Negotiations on the Irish Free State Constitution – Authority and Legitimacy. [Oral Presentation], British Legal History Conference, University of Glasgow [Details]
2013 North South Criminology Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2013) interdisciplinary. [Conference Organising Committee Member], North South Criminology Conference, UCC [Details]
2013 Constitution Project Event on Seanad Referendum,
Laura Cahillane (2013) Debate involving Politicians and Academics on referendum. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Constitution Project Event on Seanad Referendum, UCC [Details]
2012 ISCL Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Judicial Review – Tentative Beginnings in Europe and its Adoption in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ISCL Conference, University College Cork [Details]
2012 90th Anniversary of the 1922 Constitution,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Appreciating the Irish Free State Constitution – Novelties and Experiments. [Oral Presentation], 90th Anniversary of the 1922 Constitution, University College Cork [Details]
2012 The Burren Law School,
Laura Cahillane (2012) The Legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Burren Law School, Clare [Details]
2012 Meeting of the National Women’s Council of Ireland,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Reforming the Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Meeting of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Cork [Details]
2012 Constitution Project Event on 1922 Constitution,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Four speakers on 1922 Constitution. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Constitution Project Event on 1922 Constitution, UCC [Details]
2012 Constitution Project Event on Children Referendum,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Public Information event. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Constitution Project Event on Children Referendum, UCC [Details]
2012 CCJHR Postgraduate Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Postgrad. [Conference Organising Committee Member], CCJHR Postgraduate Conference, UCC [Details]
2012 Constitution Project Event on the Referendum Process,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Investigation the effectiveness of the referendum process. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Constitution Project Event on the Referendum Process, UCC [Details]
2011 ISCL Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2011) The Influence of the post-War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State. [Oral Presentation], ISCL Conference, University College Dublin [Details]
2010 CCJHR Postgraduate Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2010) Postgrad. [Conference Organising Committee Member], CCJHR Postgraduate Conference, UCC [Details]
2010 Irish Jurisprudence Society Symposium,
Laura Cahillane (2010) The Politics of Property and Principle: Economic Rights in the Drafting of the Irish Free State Constitution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Jurisprudence Society Symposium, University College Cork [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Country Report: Ireland, Constitution-making and Deliberative Democracy.
Harris, Cahillane, Farrell, Stone and Suiter (2020) Country Report: Ireland, Constitution-making and Deliberative Democracy. EU COST Action Report CA17135, 2020, EU. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 Why Judicial Appointments Reform is Necessary.
Laura Cahillane (2019) Why Judicial Appointments Reform is Necessary. Blog [Details]
2018 Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate. Blog [Details]
2018 Delaying tactics or useful deliberative exercises? The Irish Citizen’s Assembly and the Convention on the Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Delaying tactics or useful deliberative exercises? The Irish Citizen’s Assembly and the Convention on the Constitution. Blog [Details]
2017 Judges and Sentencing Policies.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Judges and Sentencing Policies. Dublin: Blog [Details]
2017 The Resurrection of Tribunals in Ireland? Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Disclosures Tribunal.
Laura Cahillane (2017) The Resurrection of Tribunals in Ireland? Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Disclosures Tribunal. Blog [Details]
2017 Update on Judicial Appointments Row.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Update on Judicial Appointments Row. Cork: Blog [Details]
2017 Latest Controversy Demonstrates need for Transparent Judicial Appointments System.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Latest Controversy Demonstrates need for Transparent Judicial Appointments System. Cork: Blog [Details]
2016 The Judicial Appointments Saga.
Laura Cahillane (2016) The Judicial Appointments Saga. www.constitutionproject.ie: Blog [Details]
2016 The President, Public Statements and Political Controversies.
L Cahillane (2016) The President, Public Statements and Political Controversies. Blog [Details]
2015 Answers to Marriage Referendum Questions posed on RTÉ’s Prime Time.
Laura Cahillane (2015) Answers to Marriage Referendum Questions posed on RTÉ’s Prime Time. Blog [Details]
2015 The Bederev case – a careful and considered restatement of the principles and policies test.
Laura Cahillane (2015) The Bederev case – a careful and considered restatement of the principles and policies test. Blog [Details]
2015 Understanding the Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2015) Understanding the Constitution. Blog [Details]
2014 The Demise of the One Judgment Rule.
Laura Cahillane (2014) The Demise of the One Judgment Rule. Blog [Details]
2013 The Council of State and the Referral of Bills to the Supreme Court.
Laura Cahillane (2013) The Council of State and the Referral of Bills to the Supreme Court. Blog [Details]
2013 McGowan v Labour Court and the Unconstitutionality of Registered Employment Agreements.
Laura Cahillane (2013) McGowan v Labour Court and the Unconstitutionality of Registered Employment Agreements. Blog [Details]
2013 Judicial Independence and the Current Controversy.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Judicial Independence and the Current Controversy. Blog [Details]
2013 Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Judicial Appointments. Blog [Details]
2013 Preferendum on the Seanad.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Preferendum on the Seanad. Blog [Details]
2012 Thoughts on the Irish Free State Constitution 90 Years On.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Thoughts on the Irish Free State Constitution 90 Years On. Blog [Details]
2012 Judge Heather Perrin and the question of judicial discipline and removal.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Judge Heather Perrin and the question of judicial discipline and removal. Blog [Details]
2012 Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on the Government's Referendum Campaign.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on the Government's Referendum Campaign. Blog [Details]
2012 Looking to the Past in Order to Move Forward.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Looking to the Past in Order to Move Forward. Blog [Details]
2011 Judicial Pay Referendum – Much Ado about Nothing.
Laura Cahillane (2011) Judicial Pay Referendum – Much Ado about Nothing. Blog [Details]
2010 Missed Opportunities in the Early Development of Judicial Review of Legislation in Ireland.
Laura Cahillane (2010) Missed Opportunities in the Early Development of Judicial Review of Legislation in Ireland. Blog [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
2020 Submission on Judicial Appointments to Minister for Justice.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, David Kenny (2020) Submission on Judicial Appointments to Minister for Justice. Consultancy [Details]
2020 Opinion on Judicial Removal for Paul Murphy TD.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Opinion on Judicial Removal for Paul Murphy TD. Consultancy [Details]
2020 Opinion on Judicial Appointments and Removal for Sinn Féin.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Opinion on Judicial Appointments and Removal for Sinn Féin. Consultancy [Details]
2019 Opinion on the application of the Irish Constitution and EU General Data Protection Regulation to the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016.
Multiple (2019) Opinion on the application of the Irish Constitution and EU General Data Protection Regulation to the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Contribution to Oireachtas Bibliographic Library.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Contribution to Oireachtas Bibliographic Library. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Opinion on Judicial Appointments Bill for Fianna Fáil.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Opinion on Judicial Appointments Bill for Fianna Fáil. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Opinion on Judicial Appointments Bill for Sinn Féin.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Opinion on Judicial Appointments Bill for Sinn Féin. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Article 41.2. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Opinion on the Constitutional Limits on Legislative Action in Adoption Information and Tracing Bill.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny, Conor O'Mahony (2018) Opinion on the Constitutional Limits on Legislative Action in Adoption Information and Tracing Bill. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Opinion on Article 41.2 for Green Party.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Opinion on Article 41.2 for Green Party. Consultancy [Details]
2018 Opinion on Article 41.2 for Oireachtas Parliamentary researchers.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Opinion on Article 41.2 for Oireachtas Parliamentary researchers. Consultancy [Details]
2016 Opinion on Judicial Appointments for Minister Shane Ross.
Laura Cahillane (2016) Opinion on Judicial Appointments for Minister Shane Ross. Consultancy [Details]
2014 Submission on Judicial Appointments to Department of Justice.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Submission on Judicial Appointments to Department of Justice. Consultancy [Details]
2014 Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Judicial Appointments. Consultancy [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2017 Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the topic of Article 41.2. Invited Lectures [Details]
2014 Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the Topic of Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the Topic of Judicial Appointments. Invited Lectures [Details]
2012 The Legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2012) The Legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution. Invited Lectures [Details]
2012 Article 46 and Amendment of the Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Article 46 and Amendment of the Constitution. Invited Lectures [Details]
2012 Reforming the Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Reforming the Constitution. Invited Lectures [Details]
2012 An Sainchumas in Éirinn.
Laura Cahillane (2012) An Sainchumas in Éirinn. Invited Lectures [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2020 'Golfgate' shows that we need an independent body to investigate complaints against judges.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny (2020) 'Golfgate' shows that we need an independent body to investigate complaints against judges. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 Woulfe controversy: How wide should the gap be between politicians and the judiciary?.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny (2020) Woulfe controversy: How wide should the gap be between politicians and the judiciary?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 As a judge, should Séamus Woulfe have been anywhere near the golf dinner?.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny (2020) As a judge, should Séamus Woulfe have been anywhere near the golf dinner?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 Denham Inquiry highlights need for mechanism to hold judges to account.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Denham Inquiry highlights need for mechanism to hold judges to account. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 Woulfe crisis shows that sorry is sometimes the hardest word.
Laura Cahillane, (2020) Woulfe crisis shows that sorry is sometimes the hardest word. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 New proposal on appointing judges silent regarding transparency.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny (2020) New proposal on appointing judges silent regarding transparency. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2020 Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business.
Laura Cahillane, David Kenny (2020) Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part.
Laura Cahillane (2017) The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 We need to talk about the Women in the Home Provision.
Laura Cahillane (2017) We need to talk about the Women in the Home Provision. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 Questions remain about Dáil privilege despite judgment - The Irish Independent.
Laura Cahillane (2015) Questions remain about Dáil privilege despite judgment - The Irish Independent. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 High Court Clarification a Victory for Democracy - The Irish Examiner.
Laura Cahillane (2015) High Court Clarification a Victory for Democracy - The Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 Parliamentary Privilege - the Irish Independent.
Laura Cahillane (2015) Parliamentary Privilege - the Irish Independent. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2014 Cameras in Court Rooms.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Cameras in Court Rooms. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 Q&A on Supreme Court Referendum Campaign Ruling.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Q&A on Supreme Court Referendum Campaign Ruling. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 Debate on Proposed Court Reform Now Required.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Debate on Proposed Court Reform Now Required. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 The Irish Free State Constitution – Inspired by Irish history and world democracies.
Laura Cahillane (2012) The Irish Free State Constitution – Inspired by Irish history and world democracies. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 The Judicial Pay Referendum is a Waste of Public Funds.
Laura Cahillane (2011) The Judicial Pay Referendum is a Waste of Public Funds. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2011 The Irish Free State Constitution: Genesis, Drafting and Legacy.
Laura Cahillane (2011) The Irish Free State Constitution: Genesis, Drafting and Legacy. Thesis [Details]
2008 Disciplining Judges in Ireland.
Laura Cahillane (2008) Disciplining Judges in Ireland. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Book Completion Grant University of Limerick
2019 RFCL Funding UL
2021 Teaching Hero Award National Forum for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2013 Arthur Cox Foundation Grant Arthur Cox Foundation
2009 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar Irish Research Council
2009 Faculty of Law Scholarship University College Cork
2007 College Scholar University College Cork
2005 College Scholar University College Cork

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Society of Legal History member /
Irish Legal History Society member /
Irish Society of Comparative Law Member /
Constitution Project Founder /