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1709 Blog Red Bus seminar: early announcement

The recent decision of Judge Colin Birss QC in Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd & another EWPCC 1 has attracted a good deal of attention on the blogosphere and Continue Reading

Nothing to fear from debating with extremists | Irish Examiner

Nothing to fear from debating with extremists By Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan Friday, January 27, 2012 Rather than ban the debate or protest outside the venue, it is our duty to Continue Reading

Law Student Colloquium and Brian Lenihan Memorial Address

The fourth annual Law Student Colloquium will take place in the Graduates’ Memorial Building (map) and the Law School (map) Trinity College Dublin, on Saturday 4 February 2012. The Colloquium is Continue Reading

Intolerance of intolerance, and threats to free speech

Intolerance of intolerance, and threats to free speech

In DW Griffith's silent-era powerful - if flawed - classic movie, Intolerance (1916) (IMDB | wikipedia), the contemporary story of a poor young woman, separated by the intolerant prejudice of social Continue Reading

Letters of Note: Nothing good gets away (letter from Steinbeck to his son)

In November of 1958, John Steinbeck — the renowned author of, most notably, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men — received a letter from his eldest son, Thom, who Continue Reading

French landmark case: A new dawn for investigative journalism? | Online Journalism Features | Journalism.co.uk

At the end of last year the French courts finally ended a long running legal battle which saw an investigative journalist cleared of defamation 10 years after he first reported on Continue Reading

Is internet access a human right?

A recent United Nations Human Rights Council report examined the important question of whether internet access is a human right.   Whilst the Special Rapporteur’s Continue Reading

The Council of State and the recusal of judges

The Council of State and the recusal of judges

Two very different stories in the media over the last few days have coalesced in my mind over the weekend. The first story is the announcement by the President of seven appointments to the Council of Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

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

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution




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This blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. I am happy for you to reuse and adapt my content, provided that you attribute it to me, and do not use it commercially. Thanks. Eoin

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The image in the banner above is a detail from a photograph of the front of Trinity College Dublin night taken by Melanie May.

Others whose technical advice and help have proven invaluable in keeping this show on the road include Dermot Frost, Karlin Lillington, Daithí Mac Síthigh, and Antoin Ó Lachtnáin.

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