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Recent Developments in Media Law and Regulation

TCD crest, via TCD Law School website.The School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, will host a conference on the above theme on Thursday, 17 January 2008 next. Full details here. This conference offers an excellent opportunity for legal practitioners, journalists, editors and anyone with an interest in the Irish media to keep up to date with the many significant developments that have occurred in the last 12 months. Many of the questions to be discussed on the day have already featured on this blog, and the speakers will include my colleagues Dr Eoin Carolan and Dr Neville Cox, Prof John Horgan (the recently-appointed Press Ombudsman), solicitors Karyn Harty and Paula Mullooly, and barrister Luá¡n Ó Braonáin SC.

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3 Responses to “Recent Developments in Media Law and Regulation”

  1. Ronan says:

    Eoin, thanks for posting this.

  2. Eoin says:

    You’re welcome, Ronan. I sometimes wonder if there’s anyone out there, paying any attention to my mad scribblings on this blog, so this kind of response is very gratifying.

    And now that you know about the conference, since it makes money for the Law School (which should, in theory, have some benefits for me), register at once and pay immediately (if you go, that’s all the better for you, but I’m sure the Law School is happy once you’ve paid!). But seriously, if you attend, I hope to see you there.

  3. Ronan says:

    I announced this conference twice this week. Once at a government advisory board called the IAB – Internet Advisory Board, which is under the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and the other at a plenary session elsewhere ;).

    I think your ‘scribblings’ are not in-fact mad, but food for thought.

    Have already written to Catherine and requested a couple of things, including my registration.

    In general terms, I think you should find a good website hit or reader counter. I know about five people who are reading your blog on a daily basis.

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"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

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