Ireland

Located in the North Atlantic, Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the English Channel. The country has just over 6.6 million inhabitants, making it Europe’s Second-largest Island, after Great Britain. Approximately 4.8 million live in the Republic of Ireland, and the remaining population in Northern Ireland.

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 gave Ireland its freedom from British Control. Complete independence in home-affairs, and foreign policy, was afforded to the country. The opt-out clause allowed the United Kingdom to retain control of Northern Ireland. The country is divided politically as the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Both share an open border and travel area between them. Both are members of the European Union.

The Republic is based on a Parliamentary-Democratic system, which is based on British models, and formalized in the country’s constitution. The Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President, is the head of the government. In terms of GDP per capita, the Republic of Ireland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world today. It was ranked as the world’s sixth most developed country in 2015, by the Human Development Index. In Northern Ireland, political power is held by the United Kingdom.

The Irish judicial system has five tiers of courts; including, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Circuit Court and the District Court.  The Irish constitution requires that justice be publically administered by an independent judiciary. 

Tourism is one of the greatest economic draws to the Republic of Ireland; Dublin is the most heavily visited region in the country. The country has a rich history in arts, literature, music, sports, sciences, food/drink, throughout the world.

The National Law Review covers news, stories, and developments from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and its effect on citizens and neighboring countries. The European Commission, European Union, data protections on foreign soils, post-Brexit impacts on the country, and stories which affect international relations with the US, EU, and worldwide. Visitors to the National Law Review will consistently find the most updated stories related to the country, and how the impact of news from the Republic of Ireland affects the country, European, and US-relations.

Custom text Title Organization
Jul
8
2022
Going Once, Going Twice, Sold: Real Time Bidding Data Privacy Breach Ward and Smith, P.A.
Jun
2
2022
Irish Aviation Authority Prosecutes Drone Operator for Illegal Use and Public Safety Risk Robinson & Cole LLP
Jan
13
2022
European Commission Defends Irish Data Protection Commissioner Hunton Andrews Kurth
Nov
1
2021
Country-Specific International Travel Restrictions Will Be Rescinded November 8, 2021 Miller Canfield
Oct
23
2021
A Step Closer to Agreement on Taxation of The Digital World Proskauer Rose LLP
Oct
18
2021
Irish DPC Draft Decision Permits Facebook to Rely on Contractual Necessity for Behavioral Advertising Hunton Andrews Kurth
Sep
23
2021
The End of NIEs Is Nigh – Biden’s Covid Team Announces Travel Restrictions to Be Lifted in November Hunton Andrews Kurth
Sep
22
2021
Biden Administration: C-19 Travel Bans to be Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Sep
8
2021
GDPR: Irish Supervisory Authority Fines Whatsapp 225 Million K&L Gates
Sep
3
2021
Irish Commissioner Fines WhatsApp €225 Million For GDPR Violations Hunton Andrews Kurth
Sep
2
2021
Irish DPA Hits WhatsApp with $266M Fine for Alleged GDPR Violations Robinson & Cole LLP
Jul
7
2021
US Department of State Extends Validity of National Interest Exceptions to 12 Months Mintz
Jul
7
2021
U.S. Department of State Announces Extension of Validity for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and India Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Jun
21
2021
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of June 14, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jun
15
2021
CJEU Issues Ruling on Jurisdictional Aspects of the GDPR’s One-Stop-Shop Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jun
15
2021
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: April–june 2021 K&L Gates
Jun
8
2021
Global Employment Law Update - Part 3: Estonia to Ireland McDermott Will & Emery
Mar
26
2021
Issues with Visa Issuances from Countries Subject to PP10143 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
17
2021
Private Equity Investment in Sport Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Mar
17
2021
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Mar
9
2021
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of March 1, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Mar
4
2021
U.S. State Department Makes Changes to National Interest Exception Eligibility Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Mar
3
2021
New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen Area Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
30
2021
Biden Administration Reinstates COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Europe and Brazil, Adds Restrictions for South Africa Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jan
19
2021
President Trump Lifts Travel Ban from Schengen Countries, UK, Ireland, and Brazil Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jan
14
2021
Advocate General Issues Opinion on GDPR’s One-Stop-Shop Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dec
17
2020
Irish DPA Issues €450,000 Fine Against Twitter for Data Breach Following EDPB Decision under the GDPR Consistency Mechanism Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dec
17
2020
Victory for Irish Landlords in Monsoon CVA Rent Disputes Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Sep
21
2020
Immigration Updates: Visa Processing, Travel Bans and the New USCIS Fee Schedule Faegre Drinker
Sep
17
2020
Irish Data Case Against Facebook Could Complicate All Data Transfers to the US Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Aug
11
2020
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP and European Civil Society Organizations Dedicated to Whistleblower Rights Provide Recommendations for Ireland’s New Whistleblower Law Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
Jul
21
2020
The End of Privacy Shield: European Data Protection Authorities React Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jul
6
2020
The European Union Reopens its Borders, but Bars Travelers from the United States Foley & Lardner LLP
Jun
30
2020
Global Solutions Episode 3: Go Away! International Travel and Border Restrictions Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
3
2020
Data Processing in Times of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance from EU and National Data Protection Authorities Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 

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