The Lost Laws of Ireland

Author: Catherine Duggan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908689214

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1265

The ancient laws of Celtic Ireland were used from the time before Patrick until the 17th century when they were outlawed and disappeared. Crafted by judges, known as Brehons, the laws were surprisingly modern in their approach to timeless issues and reflect a complex and sophisticated society. This book gives an outline of the main features of the laws and their history, and ultimately focuses on certain themes that are significant to the modern reader, such as equity and fairness, transparent legal process and women's rights. Many of the legal manuscripts have been lost or destroyed and the laws were not translated into English until modern times. As a result, they have mostly remained obscure and unstudied. Only recently have they given up their secrets. The ancient laws provide a window into society in early Ireland where learning was revered, social mobility was expected and fairness and harmony were social goals. Their resilience demonstrates their value and effectiveness. The Brehon legal system came to an end officially in 1605 after enduring for over a thousand years.

The Brehon Laws

A Legal Handbook

Author: Laurence Ginnell

Publisher: London : T.F. Unwin


Category: Ireland

Page: 249

View: 6174


Cattle Lords and Clansmen

The Social Structure of Early Ireland

Author: Nerys T. Patterson

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268161461

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 9097

In Cattle Lords and Clansmen, Nerys Patterson provides an analysis of the social structure of medieval Ireland, focusing on the pre-Norman period. By combining difficult, often fragmentary primary sources with sociological and anthropological methods, Patterson produces a unique approach to the study of early Ireland—one that challenges previous scholarship. The second edition includes a chapter on seasonal rhythm, material derived from Patterson’s post-1991 publications, and an updated bibliography.

Property and the Law of Finders

Author: Robin Hickey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317502

Category: Law

Page: 196

View: 5460

Are finders keepers? This most simple of questions has long evaded a satisfactory legal answer. Generally it seems to have been accepted that a finder acquires a property right in the object of her find and can protect it from subsequent interference, but even this turns out to be the baldest statement of principle, resting on obscure and confused authority. This first full-length treatment of finders sets them in their legal-historical context, and discovers a fascinating area of law lying at the crossroads of crime, obligations, and property. That on the same facts a finder might be thief, bailee, and/or property right holder has clouded our conceptual analysis, and prevented us from stating simply our rules about finding. Nonetheless, when the applicable doctrines and policies of our property law (particularly the central concept of possession) are explored and understood in the light of countervailing rules of crime and tort, we can argue confidently that, despite centuries of doubt and confusion, English law has succeeded in producing a body of law that is theoretically and practically coherent. Property and the Law of Finders makes this argument, and will appeal to anyone specifically interested in the law of personal property, and also to those with broader concerns about the evolution of common law concepts and their ability to yield workable, practical solutions.

The Law of Dreams

A Novel

Author: Peter Behrens

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887847749

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 404

View: 5356

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Peter Behrens's bestselling novel is gorgeously written, Homeric in scope, and haunting in its depiction of a young man's perilous journey from innocence to experience.The Law of Dreams follows Fergus O'Brien from Ireland to Liverpool and Wales during the Great Potato Famine of 1847, and then beyond — to a harrowing Atlantic crossing to Montreal. On the way, Fergus loses his family, discovers a teeming world beyond the hill farm where he was born, and experiences three great loves.

Ancient Laws of Ireland

Author: Ireland. Commissioners for Publishing the Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5685


The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850

Author: Seán Patrick Donlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317025997

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 2627

While Irish historical writing has long been in thrall to the perceived sectarian character of the legal system, this collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691) to the Great Famine (1845-1849). Particular attention is paid to an understanding of the legal character of the state and the reach of the rule of law, with contributors addressing such themes as: how law was made and put into effect; how ordinary people experienced the law and social regulations; how Catholics related to the legal institutions of the Protestant confessional state; and how popular notions of legitimacy were developed. These themes contribute to a wider understanding of the nature of the state in the long eighteenth century and will therefore help to situate the study of Irish society into the mainstream of English and European social history.

Colonial Ireland, 1169-1369

Author: Robin Frame

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846823220

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 9374

Between 1169 and around 1240, large parts of Ireland were occupied by members of an Anglo-Norman upper class, which had already advanced into Wales and which was still engaged in acquiring land in Scotland. In their wake came peasants, craftsmen, and traders, to settle mainly in the lowlands of the south and east. English law and forms of government were also transplanted, as the Plantagenet kings asserted their authority, turning Ireland into a lordship where they could reward those around them with lands and rights, and from which they expected financial returns and support in their wars. No part of the island was unaffected by the military and political activities of the Anglo-Normans, who upset existing power-structures and faced Irish rulers with complex pressures and choices. This book examines the processes of conquest and colonization, against the background of economic expansion and seigneurial enterprise apparent elsewhere in Britain and Europe. It also explores the nature and extent of colonial retreat, and the political and cultural adjustments that were evident amid the less favorable conditions of the 14th century. The book, originally published in 1981, has been revised and expanded for the present edition and also contains a guide to more recent work.

The Modern Law of Evidence

Author: Adrian Keane,Paul McKeown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198811853

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 5478

A superbly clear, direct, and detailed explanation of the rules that underpin the law of evidence. The Modern Law of Evidence is a lucid, engaging, and authoritative guide to this fascinating area of study. Straightforward and practical in approach, it also provides concise and focused analysis of the theory behind the law, with an emphasis on recent discussion and current debates. An ideal text for undergraduates and students studying on the Bar Professional Training Course and Legal Practice Course, The Modern Law of Evidence is also an authoritative reference point for practitioners and judges.

A View of the Laws of Landed Property in Ireland

Of the Relation of Landlords and Tenants, and of the Condition of the Latter; Actually, Morally, and Politically Considered: with a Mode Suggested of Attaching the Mass of the People to British Interests

Author: U. O'Dedy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Land tenure

Page: 144

View: 1332


A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland

Treating the Government, Military System and Law, Religion, Learning and Art, Trades, Industries and Commerce, Manners, Customs and Domestic Life of the Ancient Irish People

Author: Patrick Weston Joyce

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 574

View: 1692


The Irish Stage

A Legal History

Author: W. N. Osborough

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846825286

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7726

Drama, opera, ballet, circuses, concerts, and puppet-shows: down the years, all these species of live entertainment faced innumerable difficulties in Ireland. The challenges that are the focus in this unusual study are those that touched on matters of law. Assorted venues encountered episodes of censorship and of riot. Safety of buildings, performers' contracts, dramatic authors' performing rights, liquor licensing all merit attention too, as, indeed, necessarily must the issue of the lawfulness of any 'theatrical' activity itself, given the ill-defined powers of the Irish Master of the Revels (1638-1830) and the controls exerciseable under the Dublin Stage Regulation Act (1786-1997). [Subject: Irish Studies, Legal History, Drama]