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). 
Her Research Masters examined the topic of disciplining judges and her PhD, for which she was awarded an IRC 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 and Judicial Politics. She has authored a number of books, including Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution (MUP 2016) and Constitutional Law in Ireland (Kluwer 2020) and she has published her research in high-ranking national and international journals.
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, by the Irish superior Courts and the UK parliamentary library, among others. She is editor-in-chief of the Irish Judicial Studies Journal.

Books

  Year Publication
2021 The Judicial Council Act 2019 Annotated.
Laura Cahillane (2021) The Judicial Council Act 2019 Annotated. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
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
2022 'The use of citizen assemblies to achieve constitutional and legal change in Ireland'
Laura Cahillane (2022) 'The use of citizen assemblies to achieve constitutional and legal change in Ireland'. Public Law, [Details]
2022 'Lessons from Ireland's Judicial Conduct Controversy'
Laura Cahillane and David Kenny (2022) 'Lessons from Ireland's Judicial Conduct Controversy'. Common Law World Review, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2022 'Damache v Minister for Justice and the Inexorable March of Fair Procedures'
Laura Cahillane (2022) 'Damache v Minister for Justice and the Inexorable March of Fair Procedures'. Irish Supreme Court Review, [Details]
2021 'THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING IN IRELAND'
Cahillane, L (2021) 'THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING IN IRELAND'. Irish Jurist, 65 :64-79 [Details]
2020 'Ireland as a learning experience for the Scottish citizens¿ assembly'
Cahillane L. (2020) 'Ireland as a learning experience for the Scottish citizens¿ assembly'. Edinburgh Law Review, 24 (1):95-103 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2020 'An Analysis of the Judicial Council Act'
Laura Cahillane (2020) 'An Analysis of the Judicial Council Act'. Dublin University Law Journal, [ULIR Link] [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]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2022 Towards Best Practice: A report on the new Judicial Council in Ireland.
Laura Cahillane, Rónán Kennedy, Saoirse Enright, Doireann Ansbro (2022) Towards Best Practice: A report on the new Judicial Council in Ireland. ICCL, Dublin. [Details]
2021 Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Head of Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, David Kenny (2021) Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Head of Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. N/A, N/A. [ULIR Link] [Details]
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]
2019 The application of the Irish Constitution and EU General Data Protection Regulation to the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 and the Government’s ‘Options for Consideration’ .
Dr. Conor O'Mahony, Dr. Fred Logue, Dr. Maeve O'Rourke, Dr. James Gallen, Dr. Eoin Daly, Mairéad Enright, Dr. Sinéad Ring, Rossa McMahon and Dr. Laura Cahillane (2019) The application of the Irish Constitution and EU General Data Protection Regulation to the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 and the Government’s ‘Options for Consideration’ . Adoption Rights Alliance, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Decade of Commemorations Dublin Castle event,
Laura Cahillane (2022) The Handover of Dublin Castle and Legal Authority in the State. [Invited Oral Presentation], Decade of Commemorations Dublin Castle event, Dublin Castle [Details]
2021 Irish Womens' Lawyers Seminar Series,
Laura Cahillane (2021) The Enigmatic Article 41.2 - Invited Keynote. [Keynote Address], Irish Womens' Lawyers Seminar Series, Online [Details]
2021 Commemorating the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921,
Laura Cahillane (2021) • A Legal Perspective on the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921. [Keynote Address], Commemorating the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921, University College Cork [Details]
2021 Judicial Education and Training in Twenty-First Century Ireland – European and International Perspectives,
Laura Cahillane (2021) Judicial Education and Training. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Judicial Education and Training in Twenty-First Century Ireland – European and International Perspectives, Online [Details]
2021 Law Reform Commission Seminar Series,
Laura Cahillane (2021) The Zalewski Decision and the question of Merits-based Appeals. [Invited Lecture], Law Reform Commission Seminar Series, Online [Details]
2021 Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?,
Laura Cahillane (2021) • Analysing the Judicial Conduct Framework in the Judicial Council Act 2019. [Oral Presentation], Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?, Online [Details]
2021 Imagining Feminist Constitutional Futures for Ireland/Northern Ireland,
Laura Cahillane (2021) Histories & Futures: The 1937 and 1921 Texts. [Invited Lecture], Imagining Feminist Constitutional Futures for Ireland/Northern Ireland, Online [Details]
2021 Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?,
Laura Cahillane (2021) Judicial Conduct. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?, Online [Details]
2021 Mná and the Law event,
Laura Cahillane (2021) Article 41.2. [Keynote Address], Mná and the Law event, Online [Details]
2021 Irish Supreme Court Review,
Laura Cahillane (2021) Damache v Minister for Justice and the Inexorable March of Fair Procedures. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Supreme Court Review, Online [Details]
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]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2021 Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2021, 5(2), pp. I.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2021, 5(2), pp. I. Editorial [Details]
2021 Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2021, 5(1), pp. I.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2021, 5(1), pp. I. Editorial [Details]
2020 Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2020, 4(1), pp. I.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2020, 4(1), pp. I. Editorial [Details]
2020 Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2020, 4(2), pp. I.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2020, 4(2), pp. I. Editorial [Details]
2019 Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2019, 3(2), pp. I.
Laura Cahillane (2019) Editorial, Irish Judicial Studies Journal, 2019, 3(2), pp. I. Editorial [Details]

Annotations/Encodings

  Year Publication
2021 Annotations on Irish constitutional history in Agatha Christie’s Secret Adversary.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Annotations on Irish constitutional history in Agatha Christie’s Secret Adversary. Annotations/Encodings [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2022 Invited report on potential wordings for Constitutional Amendments for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, Conor O'Mahony (2022) Invited report on potential wordings for Constitutional Amendments for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality. Policy Contribution [Details]
2022 Invited Submission and address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Invited Submission and address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to Judicial Planning Working Group.
Laura Cahillane, Rónán Kennedy, ICCL (2021) Submission to Judicial Planning Working Group. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Invited submission and address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Heads of Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, David Kenny (2021) Invited submission and address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Heads of Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Policy Contribution [Details]
2020 Submission on Judicial Appointments to Minister for Justice.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, David Kenny (2020) Submission on Judicial Appointments to Minister for Justice. Policy Contribution [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. Policy Contribution [Details]
2018 Invited address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Invited address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Article 41.2. Policy Contribution [Details]
2014 Invited address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Invited address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Judicial Appointments. Policy Contribution [Details]
2014 Submission on Judicial Appointments Reform to Department of Justice.
Laura Cahillane (2014) Submission on Judicial Appointments Reform to Department of Justice. Policy Contribution [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
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]
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 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]

Blog

  Year Publication
2022 What Irish judges should be taught before they go on the bench.
Laura Cahillane and Rónán Kennedy (2022) What Irish judges should be taught before they go on the bench. Blog [Details]
2020 The Denham Report.
Laura Cahillane (2020) The Denham Report. Blog [Details]
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]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2021 Address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Address to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Invited Lectures [Details]
2021 A Legal Perspective on the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921.
Laura Cahillane (2021) A Legal Perspective on the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921. Invited Lectures [Details]
2021 Address to the Citizens’ Assembly on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Address to the Citizens’ Assembly on Article 41.2. Invited Lectures [Details]
2021 Mná and the Law, International Women’s Day event.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Mná and the Law, International Women’s Day event. Invited Lectures [Details]
2021 IWLA seminar on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2021) IWLA seminar on Article 41.2. Invited Lectures [Details]
2020 IALT seminar on Judicial misconduct.
Laura Cahillane (2020) IALT seminar on Judicial misconduct. Invited Lectures [Details]
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
2022 Changes to process of choosing judges a progressive surprise, Irish Times.
Laura Cahillane, Tom Hickey, David Kenny (2022) Changes to process of choosing judges a progressive surprise, Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2022 • Removing a judge remains difficult despite recent reforms.
Laura Cahillane and Rónán Kennedy (2022) • Removing a judge remains difficult despite recent reforms. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2021 Real alternative to ‘women in the home’ clause now needed.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Real alternative to ‘women in the home’ clause now needed. Newspaper Articles [Details]
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]

Media

  Year Publication
2022 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Media [Details]
2022 Quoted in Irish Times article on Judicial Council Report by Mary Carolan.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Quoted in Irish Times article on Judicial Council Report by Mary Carolan. Media [Details]
2022 Interview on RTE News at One on the definition of the family in the Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Interview on RTE News at One on the definition of the family in the Constitution. Media [Details]
2022 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland and on the RTE digital news channel.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland and on the RTE digital news channel. Media [Details]
2022 Quoted in Law Society Gazette and Irish Legal News on Judicial Council Report.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Quoted in Law Society Gazette and Irish Legal News on Judicial Council Report. Media [Details]
2022 Quoted in Journal.ie article on the woman in the home provision.
Laura Cahillane (2022) Quoted in Journal.ie article on the woman in the home provision. Media [Details]
2021 Appearance on RTE TV The Week in Politics, on Seanad reform.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Appearance on RTE TV The Week in Politics, on Seanad reform. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on Morning Ireland re Oireachtas Privilege.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on Morning Ireland re Oireachtas Privilege. Media [Details]
2021 Appearance on Oireachtas TV to discuss Citizens’ Assembly.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Appearance on Oireachtas TV to discuss Citizens’ Assembly. Media [Details]
2021 Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Process to appoint top judge has “same problems” as before’, by Cormac O’Keeffe.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Process to appoint top judge has “same problems” as before’, by Cormac O’Keeffe. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘‘Women’s place is in the home’: Citizens’ Assembly again tackles thorny issue’, by Ronan McGreevy.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘‘Women’s place is in the home’: Citizens’ Assembly again tackles thorny issue’, by Ronan McGreevy. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Irish Times article on judicial education by Mary Carolan.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Irish Times article on judicial education by Mary Carolan. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on RTE News at One on guidance vs law re Covid restrictions.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on RTE News at One on guidance vs law re Covid restrictions. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in The Journal article, ‘'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results’, by Rónán Duffy.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in The Journal article, ‘'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results’, by Rónán Duffy. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on RTE Drivetime on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on RTE Drivetime on Article 41.2. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on RTE Drivetime on the Attorney General in private practice.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on RTE Drivetime on the Attorney General in private practice. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on Morning Ireland on right to identity for adopted persons.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on Morning Ireland on right to identity for adopted persons. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘President’s complaints about volume of bills absolutely legitimate’, by Colm Keena.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘President’s complaints about volume of bills absolutely legitimate’, by Colm Keena. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Journal.ie article, breakingnews.ie article and Belfast Telegraph article on Citizens’ Assembly deliberations.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Journal.ie article, breakingnews.ie article and Belfast Telegraph article on Citizens’ Assembly deliberations. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on Newstalk Breakfast on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on Newstalk Breakfast on Article 41.2. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘New Covid-19 outdoor guidelines permit gatherings of 200, live music in hospitality settings’, by Jack Horgan Jones.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘New Covid-19 outdoor guidelines permit gatherings of 200, live music in hospitality settings’, by Jack Horgan Jones. Media [Details]
2021 Interview on RTE Drivetime on maternity leave for politicians.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Interview on RTE Drivetime on maternity leave for politicians. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in Law Society Gazette article, ‘Formal training is needed to ensure judicial excellence’.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in Law Society Gazette article, ‘Formal training is needed to ensure judicial excellence’. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Restrictions? Let's begin by lifting one that has solely targeted women, by Alison O’Connor.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Restrictions? Let's begin by lifting one that has solely targeted women, by Alison O’Connor. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Bar Council: A new Judicial Appointments Commission is 'unnecessary'’, by Cianan Brennan.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Bar Council: A new Judicial Appointments Commission is 'unnecessary'’, by Cianan Brennan. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Crucial changes needed to judicial appointments bill, warn experts’, by Cormac O’Keeffe.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Crucial changes needed to judicial appointments bill, warn experts’, by Cormac O’Keeffe. Media [Details]
2021 Quoted in Echo Live article ‘Clarification of Covid regulations needed, says expert as new hospitality guidelines issued’.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Quoted in Echo Live article ‘Clarification of Covid regulations needed, says expert as new hospitality guidelines issued’. Media [Details]
2021 Research quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Attorney General ‘should be ineligible’ for senior judicial appointment for 12 months’.
Laura Cahillane (2021) Research quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Attorney General ‘should be ineligible’ for senior judicial appointment for 12 months’. Media [Details]
2020 Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on valid constitution of Seanad case.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on valid constitution of Seanad case. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Very little can be done to #golfgate judge says legal expert’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Very little can be done to #golfgate judge says legal expert’. Media [Details]
2020 Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show. Media [Details]
2020 Appearance on Oireachtas TV.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Appearance on Oireachtas TV. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on virtual Oireachtas sittings.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on virtual Oireachtas sittings. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne on Woulfe Controversy.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne on Woulfe Controversy. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Polish protests and judicial independence.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Polish protests and judicial independence. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Selection System is Opaque’, by Shane Phelan.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Selection System is Opaque’, by Shane Phelan. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Woulfe and judicial appointments reform.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Woulfe and judicial appointments reform. Media [Details]
2020 Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Appearance on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne show.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne show. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in RTE.ie article, ‘Woulfe controversy 'judiciary's version of Saipan’, by Órla O’Donnell.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in RTE.ie article, ‘Woulfe controversy 'judiciary's version of Saipan’, by Órla O’Donnell. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Daily Mail article, ‘'Separation of powers excuse is not a valid one'.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Daily Mail article, ‘'Separation of powers excuse is not a valid one'. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Seamus Woulfe controversy.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Seamus Woulfe controversy. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘'It's very serious, it's grave' - Taoiseach not pre-empting meeting with opposition leaders on Seamus Woulfe controversy’, by Philip Ryan, Shane Phelan, Senan Molony and Luke Byrne.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘'It's very serious, it's grave' - Taoiseach not pre-empting meeting with opposition leaders on Seamus Woulfe controversy’, by Philip Ryan, Shane Phelan, Senan Molony and Luke Byrne. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Former Chief Justice Denham to lead ‘unprecedented’ investigation into Woulfe’s conduct’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Former Chief Justice Denham to lead ‘unprecedented’ investigation into Woulfe’s conduct’. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne show on Woulfegate.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne show on Woulfegate. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in The Currency article, ‘Lone Woulfe: Can the Supreme Court judge survive golfgate?’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in The Currency article, ‘Lone Woulfe: Can the Supreme Court judge survive golfgate?’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Supreme Court flexes muscles in judge furore’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Supreme Court flexes muscles in judge furore’. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Radio One’s Today with Katie Hannon on judicial appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Radio One’s Today with Katie Hannon on judicial appointments. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘Constitution vague on removing judges as it is a political act, says expert’, by Colm Keena.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Times article, ‘Constitution vague on removing judges as it is a political act, says expert’, by Colm Keena. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Mr Justice Woulfe's future to be decided by Oireachtas’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Legal News article, ‘Mr Justice Woulfe's future to be decided by Oireachtas’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Times article by Colm Keena, ‘Colleague pressure on a judge would raise questions about independence’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Times article by Colm Keena, ‘Colleague pressure on a judge would raise questions about independence’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Sunday Business Post article, ‘Crying Woulfe over ‘a calamity waiting to happen’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Sunday Business Post article, ‘Crying Woulfe over ‘a calamity waiting to happen’. Media [Details]
2020 Appearance on RTE Brendan O’Connor radio programme.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Appearance on RTE Brendan O’Connor radio programme. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Report into Seamus Woulfe conduct.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Morning Ireland on Report into Seamus Woulfe conduct. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Report ordered on Judge’s Dinner Attendance’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Examiner article, ‘Report ordered on Judge’s Dinner Attendance’. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on Newstalk Drive on Woulfe meeting.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on Newstalk Drive on Woulfe meeting. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted on front page of Sunday times article by Mark Tighe: ‘Woulfe hits out at government over Golfgate’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted on front page of Sunday times article by Mark Tighe: ‘Woulfe hits out at government over Golfgate’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Times article by Colm Keena, ‘Golfgate has damaged public’s view of Supreme Court, say legal academics’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Times article by Colm Keena, ‘Golfgate has damaged public’s view of Supreme Court, say legal academics’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Examiner article by Daniel McConnell: ‘Unprecedented report on Seamus Woulfe had to pull its punches’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Examiner article by Daniel McConnell: ‘Unprecedented report on Seamus Woulfe had to pull its punches’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Tuairisc article, ‘Ní cóir bac a chur ar cheisteanna réasúnta faoi cheapadh breithimh’, by Cathal MacCoille.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Tuairisc article, ‘Ní cóir bac a chur ar cheisteanna réasúnta faoi cheapadh breithimh’, by Cathal MacCoille. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Journal.ie article by Stephen McDermott, ‘'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law’.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Journal.ie article by Stephen McDermott, ‘'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law’. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted on RTE news piece by Orla O’Donnell on Woulfe transcripts.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted on RTE news piece by Orla O’Donnell on Woulfe transcripts. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne on potential removal of Seamus Woulfe.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE radio Today with Claire Byrne on potential removal of Seamus Woulfe. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted on Virgin Media TV’s The Tonight Show. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted on RTE news piece by Orla O’Donnell on Judicial Council.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted on RTE news piece by Orla O’Donnell on Judicial Council. Media [Details]
2020 Interview on RTE Drivetime on Woulfe transcripts.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Interview on RTE Drivetime on Woulfe transcripts. Media [Details]
2020 Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Cabinet were not informed sitting judges had applied for Supreme Court role given to Séamus Woulfe’, by Shane Phelan and Philip Ryan.
Laura Cahillane (2020) Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Cabinet were not informed sitting judges had applied for Supreme Court role given to Séamus Woulfe’, by Shane Phelan and Philip Ryan. Media [Details]
2019 Appearance on Oireachtas TV debate on Council of State.
Laura Cahillane (2019) Appearance on Oireachtas TV debate on Council of State. Media [Details]
2018 Quoted in Irish Times Article on Peter Sutherland and referendum wording.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Quoted in Irish Times Article on Peter Sutherland and referendum wording. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Cormac ag a 5 on RTE Radio na Gaeltachta.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Cormac ag a 5 on RTE Radio na Gaeltachta. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Irish Legal News on visit of Supreme Court to Limerick.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Irish Legal News on visit of Supreme Court to Limerick. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Mary Wilson RTE Drivetime on rights of unborn case.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Mary Wilson RTE Drivetime on rights of unborn case. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Newstalk newsdesk on AG comments on Judicial Appointments Bill.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Newstalk newsdesk on AG comments on Judicial Appointments Bill. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Newstalk’s Lunchtime with Ciara Kelly.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Newstalk’s Lunchtime with Ciara Kelly. Media [Details]
2018 Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Surprised to find yourself taking De Valera's side’.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Quoted in Irish Independent article, ‘Surprised to find yourself taking De Valera's side’. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM. Media [Details]
2018 Quoted in Independent UK version on Article 41.2 referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Quoted in Independent UK version on Article 41.2 referendum. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM, on woman in the home provision.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM, on woman in the home provision. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Newstalk’s Lunchtime with Ciara Kelly on upcoming referendums.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Newstalk’s Lunchtime with Ciara Kelly on upcoming referendums. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Irish Times Political Podcast.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Irish Times Political Podcast. Media [Details]
2018 Discussion with Minister Finian McGrath, Senator Lynn Ruane and Catherine Martin TD on Juno McEnroe’s Sunday edition on Dublin City FM.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Discussion with Minister Finian McGrath, Senator Lynn Ruane and Catherine Martin TD on Juno McEnroe’s Sunday edition on Dublin City FM. Media [Details]
2018 Quoted in Irish Times (Diarmuid ferriter).
Laura Cahillane (2018) Quoted in Irish Times (Diarmuid ferriter). Media [Details]
2018 Quoted in Irish Times, Irish Examiner, RTE.ie, and thejournal.ie on contribution to Oireachtas Justice Committee discussion on Article 41.2.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Quoted in Irish Times, Irish Examiner, RTE.ie, and thejournal.ie on contribution to Oireachtas Justice Committee discussion on Article 41.2. Media [Details]
2018 Appearance on Oireachtas TV debate on Constitutional change.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Appearance on Oireachtas TV debate on Constitutional change. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Ivan Yates on Newstalk drive on wording of 8th amendment referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Ivan Yates on Newstalk drive on wording of 8th amendment referendum. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One on wording of 8th amendment referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One on wording of 8th amendment referendum. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with RTE Radio One, News at One programme.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with RTE Radio One, News at One programme. Media [Details]
2018 Interview with Marian Finucane on Radio One.
Laura Cahillane (2018) Interview with Marian Finucane on Radio One. Media [Details]
2017 Research on Article 41.2 reported in Irish Times.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Research on Article 41.2 reported in Irish Times. Media [Details]
2017 Interview with Irish Times on Judicial Council Bill and comments reported in three separate pieces including on front page.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Interview with Irish Times on Judicial Council Bill and comments reported in three separate pieces including on front page. Media [Details]
2017 Radio interview on Morning Ireland on Máire Whelan appointment.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Radio interview on Morning Ireland on Máire Whelan appointment. Media [Details]
2017 Radio interview on Morning Ireland on constitutionality of CPO to deal with housing crisis.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Radio interview on Morning Ireland on constitutionality of CPO to deal with housing crisis. Media [Details]
2017 Interview with the Irish Catholic and research on drafting of Constitution quoted.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Interview with the Irish Catholic and research on drafting of Constitution quoted. Media [Details]
2017 Appearance on TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne on Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Appearance on TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne on Judicial Appointments. Media [Details]
2017 Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Interview with Joe Nash on Limerick’s Live 95 FM. Media [Details]
2017 Interview with Hugh O’Connell, Sunday Business Post on Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Interview with Hugh O’Connell, Sunday Business Post on Judicial Appointments. Media [Details]
2017 Interview with Patrick Smyth, Irish Times, on Royal Prerogatives.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Interview with Patrick Smyth, Irish Times, on Royal Prerogatives. Media [Details]
2017 Radio interview on Radio One with Mary Wilson on Judicial Appointments.
Laura Cahillane (2017) Radio interview on Radio One with Mary Wilson on Judicial Appointments. Media [Details]
2015 Appearance on RTE’s Prime Time on Marriage Referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2015) Appearance on RTE’s Prime Time on Marriage Referendum. Media [Details]
2013 Interview with Sunday Independent on Charlie Allen Trust.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Interview with Sunday Independent on Charlie Allen Trust. Media [Details]
2013 Radio Interview with Near FM on judicial appointments and discipline.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Radio Interview with Near FM on judicial appointments and discipline. Media [Details]
2013 Legal opinion sought from Prime Time on Court of Appeal Referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Legal opinion sought from Prime Time on Court of Appeal Referendum. Media [Details]
2013 Radio Interview with Breakfast show on Newstalk Radio, on dispute regarding judicial independence.
Laura Cahillane (2013) Radio Interview with Breakfast show on Newstalk Radio, on dispute regarding judicial independence. Media [Details]
2012 Radio Interview with The History Show, RTE Radio 1, on the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Radio Interview with The History Show, RTE Radio 1, on the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution. Media [Details]
2012 Radio Interview with Breakfast show on Newstalk Radio, on judicial discipline and independence following the case of Judge Heather Perrin.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Radio Interview with Breakfast show on Newstalk Radio, on judicial discipline and independence following the case of Judge Heather Perrin. Media [Details]
2011 Radio Interview with Phoenix FM on Judicial Pay Referendum.
Laura Cahillane (2011) Radio Interview with Phoenix FM on Judicial Pay Referendum. Media [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
2020 IRC funding (shared) IRC
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 /

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Autumn LA4430 Constitutional LawConstitutional Law
Spring LA4440 Constitutional LawConstitutional Law
Spring LA6002 Dissertation MethodologyLaw
Spring LA4042 Administrative LawLaw
Autumn LA6071 Advanced Constitutional LawAdvanced Constitutional Law