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Criminal solicitor Frank Buttimer, on Episode 12 of The Fifth Court podcast

In the new episode of The Fifth Court podcast, Frank Buttimer discusses his career as a solicitor specialising in criminal law. He talks about some of his high-profile cases, including the application to surrender Ian Bailey to France under a European arrest warrant. Also discussed in the podcast are the

The Fifth Court podcast – interview with Mr Justice Gerard Hogan

A new podcast, The Fifth Court, has been launched, to cover Irish legal issues. Presented by Peter Leonard BL and Mark Tottenham BL (editor of Decisis), the guest for the first episode is Mr Justice Gerard Hogan of the Supreme Court of Ireland. October 2022 sees the centenary of Dáil

Early case law available online

Many in the legal profession have benefited from the Free Access to Law Movement without necessarily being aware that there was a Free Access to Law Movement. Like running water, or street lighting, the free availability of statutes and judgments online is now taken for granted, without much thought for

Vicarious trauma in the legal profession

(This piece was originally published in Law Ireland in January 2020) In December 2019, it was reported that a former ‘content moderator’ was suing Facebook Ireland, as well as a recruitment agency, for psychological injuries (“Man sues Facebook over having to watch ‘extremely disturbing content’”, The Irish Times, 4 December 2019). His job