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Law and Public Administrative in Ireland

ISBN13: 9781905536702
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Clarus Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Paperback
Price: £80.00

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Law and Public Administrative in Ireland provides a comprehensive account of an area of law which is conceptually difficult. In examining the key themes and concepts of administrative law, and their application to real cases, this book clarifies and enlivens this crucial area of law.

Law and Public Administrative in Ireland provides an up-to-date analysis of the core grounds of judicial review. It incorporates landmark post Celtic Tiger era decisions concerning procedural fairness and analyses the contested nature of the reasonableness ground in Irish law in the aftermath of Meadows v Minister for Justice. Underlining the ever evolving nature of administrative law, it evaluates recent refinements to traditional concepts and distinctions such as the borderline between an error of law and error of fact, legitimate expectation and the obligation to take relevant matters into account. The rising importance of the European legal instruments receive a direct examination, with the authors charting the emerging use of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights, and how international perspectives have impacted traditional concepts and approaches to the subject.

Law and Public Administrative in Ireland displays the breadth and diversity of Irish administrative law, supplying an analysis of many legislative reforms and legal innovations which followed Ireland’s economic downturn. The authors explore both the law and the factors informing it, looking at the policy choices which have shaped the Irish administrative State. The book reflects upon the efforts to strengthen parliamentary scrutiny over the administrative state as well as critically reviewing the role of non-judicial bodies, including the Office of the Ombudsman and Public Inquiries. The landmark reform of the institutional structures of local government in the Local Government Reform Act 2014, including changes to the planning and development, are analysed for the first time.

Law and Public Administrative in Ireland provides an account of this complex area of law which is both accessible and contextual, making it an invaluable text for both students and academics. The scope of the material covered in the book is highly relevant to those studying Administrative Law.

Irish Law
1. Administrative Law: Values and Tensions
2. Parliamentary Oversight of Public Administration
3. Freedom of Information and its role as an accountability mechanism.
4. The Ombudsman and Administrative Justice.
5. Public Inquiries
6. Local Government in Ireland
7. Narrow Ultra Vires: Unauthorised Decision-Making
8. Legislative Purpose, Discretion and the Reasoning Process
9. Unreasonableness, Proportionality and Administrative Decisions
10. Audi Alteram Partem
11. Bias in Decision-Making
12. Legitimate Expectation
13. Judicial Review Procedure and Remedies
14. The Impact of European Union Law on Irish Judicial Review
15. The European Convention on Human Rights and Government Decision Making
16. Into the Future: Reforming Irish Administrative Law