Last year my partner and I decided to send our three-year-old son to Naíscoil Dhoire, an Irish-medium nursery school based in the Shantallow area of Derry. We took this decision to give us a better insight into bilingualism through an Irish-medium education and to explore it as an option for our son’s education. After nursery, … Continue reading Irish Language Act, Not About Road Signs or Courtrooms – it’s About Certainty
In early 2001 aged fifteen, I dropped out of my final compulsory year at school. I was due to sit several GCSE exams that June in St Brigid’s College. However, I never showed up. At the age of 15/16, I struggled to fit in or adapt to school life. In those day’s I carried … Continue reading Returning to Study, the Second Chance.
From the moment, the recent shock result of the EU referendum in the UK was announced, much has been written on subject. There is considerable concern in the business community in both the UK and the EU in regards to how Brexit will affect their operations. In March 2017, the British Prime Minster Teresa … Continue reading Brexit’s Possible Impact on the Food Production Industry in the North of Ireland
Administrative law is an area of law that controls and constrains government powers. It provides for transparency and accountability to the process of government. Administrative law is an area that has grown enormously in scope and significance in recent times. This essay will discuss the Judicial Review process and Inquires which are two important areas … Continue reading Strengths and weaknesses of the Judicial Review process and Inquires as mechanisms used to challenge administrative action on the island of Ireland.
The ongoing debate surrounding morals and their role in the foundations and the functioning our current legal systems is a debate that is at the core of many prevalent issues across the political spectrum. For instance, here in the North of Ireland questions such as should homosexuals be permitted to legally marry or should woman … Continue reading Are morals are the fabric of a society? If so, can the government legitimately legislate in line with the prevalent morals of a country.