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Friday 15 January, 2021

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Jan 15th 2021, 12:10 AM 18,600 Views 46 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the legal advice provided to Government in relation to rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Advice vs Law: Here's how gardaí are permitted to enforce the new Level 3 restrictions
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# Covid-19

Advice vs Law: Here's how gardaí are permitted to enforce the new Level 3 restrictions

Oct 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 64,859 Views 33 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says depriving gardai of Covid-19 enforcement powers could undermine the whole effort.

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: The Supreme Court's ruling on the government's climate plan is a watershed moment
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# Midnight Must Read

Opinion: The Supreme Court's ruling on the government's climate plan is a watershed moment

Aug 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 22,746 Views 24 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the Supreme Court’s ruling has major implications for environmental policy and the court.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege
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# Denis O'Brien

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:30 PM 378 Views 24 Comments

For our parliament to work, there must be freedom for representatives to speak without fear of legal consequences, writes David Kenny.

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Saturday 1 October, 2016

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'
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An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'

Oct 1st 2016, 7:30 PM 197 Views 52 Comments

David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”.