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Supreme Court Visit to NUI Galway
Supreme Court Visit to NUI Galway 4 to 6 March, 2019
Be A Part Of History
Legal history will be made when the highest court in Ireland, the Supreme Court, sits in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway from 4 to 6 March 2019.
This will be the first time that the Supreme Court will sit outside of a courthouse since it returned to the Four Courts in 1932, the first time it sits in Galway and only the third time the court will sit outside of Dublin. Read more > The Supreme Court of Ireland
The Court will hear two cases while sitting in Galway, one of which will be an appeal against the decision of An Bord Pleanála to approve the first phase of an €850 million Apple data centre in Athenry. Please see Courts.ie for further information.
The School of Law at NUI Galway is honoured to host this landmark occasion and will run a series of events on campus such as student seminars and a public event. The School of Law will also co-host a CPD event with the Galway Solicitors’ Bar Association.
The judges of the Supreme Court will participate in these events as part of their commitment to outreach and engagement with the local community and law students. The events provide an unique opportunity to gain an insight into our legal system.
Download the booklet here: Supreme Court Visit to NUI Galway
Monday, 4 March, 2019
- Welcome and overview of Supreme Court sittings by the Chief Justice
- Sitting of Supreme Court (10.45am-1pm, Aula Maxima, no sitting in the afternoon) - 167/17 Promontoria (Oyster) Designated Activity Company v Hannon
- Galway Solicitors’ Bar Association and NUI Galway School of Law, CPD Event : “The Common Law post-Brexit”
Tuesday, 5 March, 2019
- Sitting of Supreme Court (10am-10.30am, Aula Maxima, no sitting in the afternoon) - 91/17 O'Brien v Clerk of Dail Eireann & ors
See https://www.irishlegal.com/article/judgment-reserved-denis-obriens-supreme-court-appeal for a background to this case.
- Public Event: “Women on Supreme Courts”
Time: 6pm Venue: Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building, NUI Galway - Register via Conference.ie ** FULL **
The School of Law will host a public event, entitled “Women on Supreme Courts”, to mark the visit of the Supreme Court to NUI Galway and International Women’s Day on 8 March. The panel discussion will focus on the contribution of women to judiciary in the superior courts. Speakers include: Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, former Supreme Court Judge Mrs Justice Matilda Twomey, Chief Justice of Seychelles and NUI Galway School of Law graduate, Mr Justice John MacMenamin and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne.
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
- Sitting of Supreme Court (11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, Aula Maxima) - 157/17 Fitzpatrick & anor v An Bord Pleanala & ors
In the Media
- 'Supreme Court Annual Report launched in Galway', Courts Service News, Courts.ie, March 2019
- 'Women on Supreme Courts', Courts Service News, Courts.ie, March 2019
- 'Why is the Irish planning system so complex?', RTÉ Brainstorm, 6 March 2019
- 'Supreme Court appeal over approval for Apple data centre', RTÉ, 6 March 2019
- 'Supreme Court sits outside Dublin for first time in 80 years', Irish Examiner, 4 March 2019
- 'Supreme Court’s first annual report notes dramatic drop in appeal wait times', The Irish Times, 4 March 2019
- '"This is a court for all of Ireland," says Chief Justice as Supreme Court goes west Court sits outside Dublin for first time in 80 years', Law Society Gazette, 4 March 2019
- 'Supreme Court to sit in Galway to hear appeal over Apple data centre', The Irish Times, 5 December 2018
- 'Supreme Court will hear Apple appeal in Galway', RTE, 5 December 2018