Flying and operating drones in Ireland

I obtained my drone operator’s licence this week. On the website of the Irish Aviation Authority you must take a test comprising multiple choice questions after watching a ten minute video with some basic information about flying and operating a drone. The whole process was less than seamless as you must first register on a site called MySRS.ie.… Continue reading Flying and operating drones in Ireland

The disciplinary procedure in the Enoch Burke case

Rosemary Mallon BL referred in the High Court last week to the disciplinary process in the dispute between Wilson’s Hospital School and Enoch Burke, the schoolteacher. She referred, if memory serves me correctly, to “stage 4” of the procedure. What is “stage 4”? What was she referring to? I am not going to comment directly… Continue reading The disciplinary procedure in the Enoch Burke case

“He who seeks equity must do equity”, Judge reminds Enoch Burke

“He who seeks equity must do equity” is an equitable principle or maxim that was given an airing in the High Court yesterday in the Enoch Burke/Wilson’s Hospital case. Mr Justice Brian O’Moore expressed surprise to Enoch Burke that he was seeking relief from the High Court in circumstances where he admitted to being in… Continue reading “He who seeks equity must do equity”, Judge reminds Enoch Burke

“What’s with the rainbow tie?” A glimpse into discrimination

“What’s with the rainbow tie?” was part of the comment on my YouTube video. The video was about the school/employer in the Enoch Burke case going to the High Court to pursue Burke’s assets by way of sequestration for his breach of High Court orders prohibiting him from entering the school while suspended. Last week… Continue reading “What’s with the rainbow tie?” A glimpse into discrimination

The curse of knowledge-a reminder from the Enoch Burke controversy

It’s an easy mistake to make. That is, assuming everyone else is aware of and knows something that you do. That everyone has a similar grasp of how something works, for example the legal system. It is only when a legal issue or controversy enters into the public domain and attracts a larger than usual… Continue reading The curse of knowledge-a reminder from the Enoch Burke controversy

Advice for a young person wanting to pursue a career in law

I was contacted by a young person on Instagram recently who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in law. He wanted to know if I would have any advice for him. Having thought about it I concluded that the best thing he, or any young person in his position could do, would be to… Continue reading Advice for a young person wanting to pursue a career in law

The Enoch Burke case: “what are your own personal views?”

A commenter on one of my Facebook pages, underneath a post and video, dealing with the Enoch Burke case asked me what my view of the situation was. I had published a video about Burke being released and relied on the reporting in some of the major newspapers such as the Irish Times and The… Continue reading The Enoch Burke case: “what are your own personal views?”