the Irish for rights


Dr Johnson defined gallimaufry as 1. A hoch-poch ... 2. Any inconsistent or ridiculous medley. ... Here's another hoch-poch, or hotch-potch (though, of course, not a hotchpot) of links Continue Reading

Too many guides, not enough style

My previous post on the advent of the Irish Law Journal led to some quite interesting discussion about the nature of citation styles and how crowded the market for legal journals in Ireland is. By Continue Reading

A new development in Irish legal journal publishing

A new development in Irish legal journal publishing

In the US, most law journals are run and edited by law students; every law school publishes its flagship law review; and many publish specialist journals as well. Outside the US, most law journals Continue Reading

Fáilte, IJLS!

As prefigured here a little while ago, there is a new peer-reviewed Irish legal journal, the Irish Journal of Legal Studies. The publication of Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010 has just been announced on the Continue Reading

Canadian style

No, this isn't a post about the Canadian blog and magazine Precedent: The new rules of law and style. Instead - following on from my posts about OSCOLA (here), the infamous Bluebook (here), Continue Reading

Announcing the Irish Law Quarterly

It is exciting news that there is to be a new online peer-reviewed Irish law journal, the Irish Law Quarterly. (Don't be cynical: it is exciting news; and the world - or at least Ireland - really Continue Reading

Towards an All Black Book?

By way of update to my post on Legal Citation, I note that Geoff McLay on 15 Lambton Quay (the Faculty Blog for the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law) writes: The proposed uniform Continue Reading

FoE in the EHRLR

The current issue of the European Human Rights Law Review ( 3 EHRLR | table of contents (pdf) | hat tip ECHR blog) contains a wonderful piece by my colleague Dr Ewa Komorek entitled "Is Media 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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