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EU Law Update: Two states ordered to recover unpaid corporation tax

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The European Commission has ordered Luxembourg and the Netherlands to recover unpaid tax from Fiat and Starbucks in the region of €20 million to €30 million each. On October 21st, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager condemned tax rulings ordered by Luxembourg and the Netherlands in favour of Fiat and Starbucks respectively as illegal and contrary to the EU state aid rules. A decision by […]

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EU Law Update: Travelling time is ‘working time’

There were developments in September in relation to the European Law obligation on airlines to pay compensation where a flight is delayed or cancelled. A European Court of Justice judgment on September 17th, in a case arising from a claim for €600 from KLM because of a 29-hour delay, reinforces consumer rights. KLM had argued […]

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Competition Law Essay 2015/2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015/2016 Competition Law Essay Competition. The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers. The Competition is open to anyone who is, or will be within one year of the Deadline (see below), a […]

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Irish Journal for European Law – Special Volume – Changing Sovereignty

Irish Journal of European Law (IJEL)’s Special Volume  – Changing Sovereignty in Europe – with Guest Editorial by Imelda Maher. https://www.isel.ie/article/view-free/id/177

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European agenda on migration launched

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CATHERINE DONNELLY Following the terrible loss of life in the Mediterranean in April, the EU introduced a European agenda on migration on May 13th. In the short term, the focus is on increasing the budget for Frontex – the EU’s agency for the management of co-operation at external borders of the union – to provide […]

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Winner of the Competition Law Essay Competition 2014/2015

Séan O’Dea has been selected, unanimously, as the winner of this year’s Competition Law Essay Competition, for his essay “Developing a Competition Culture”.  The Society would like to congratulate Séan and to thank all those who entered the competition. The Society would also like to express its sincere thanks to the members of the adjudicating […]

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Court decisions show variety of areas influenced by EU law

The Opinion of Advocate General Bot indicating a failure by Ireland to comply with the EU Working Time Directive in respect of doctors’ hours issued on March 19th has understandably garnered significant attention in Ireland. However, the European Courts and the Commission have in recent weeks issued a number of interesting decisions illustrating the variety […]

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Irish Journal for European Law: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Irish Society for European Law recently re-launched the Irish Journal of European Law as an e-journal. The Journal, which has been published since 1992, is a leading international journal on European law edited by Irish scholars and practitioners. The 2014 volume is now available on the Society’s website at https://www.isel.ie/journal. The Journal – which […]

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ISEL Competition Law Essay Competition

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2014 Competition Law Essay Competition. The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers. The Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, trainee solicitors and devil barristers in Ireland and their equivalents […]

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EU law update: Ryanair’s German state aid ‘unlawful’

During September and October there have been some interesting decisions made by both the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. On October 15th, the Commission announced its decision that Ryanair has received unlawful state aid granted through Leipzig-Altenburg airport in Germany because the agreement between the parties is not capable of being profitable for the airport “even […]

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