July 2, 2016


The Hibernian Law Journal held its Annual Lecture of 2019 Ireland, Northern Ireland and a Constitutional Conversation – at the Law Society of Ireland on 28 November 2019.  


  • Mr Justice Michael Twomey (Chair & Judge-in-Residence of the Hibernian Law Journal)
  • Paul Gallagher SC (29th Attorney General of Ireland
  • Sir Paul Girvan (Former Lord Justice of Appeal in Northern Ireland)
  • Professor Aileen Kavanagh (Chair of Constitutional Governance at TCD)
  • Mr Justice John L Murray (10th Chief Justice of Ireland)

Previous Lectures


One Island, Two Systems: The Future of Rights Post-Brexit

Speakers: Mr Justice Michael Twomey (Chair), Séamus Woulfe SC, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC (Doughty Street Chambers), Professor Conor Gearty (London School of Economics), Eilis Barry (Chief Executive of FLAC)


Checkpoint Cathal – Brexit and the Border

Speakers: Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon (Chair), Senator Michael McDowell SC, Miriam González (Partner, Dechert LLP), Professor Colin Harvey (Queen’s University Belfast)


Climate Change and Legal Disruption

Speakers: Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan (Chair), Professor Maria Lee (UCL), Dr Áine Ryall (UCC) and Dr Eloise Scotford (KCL)


World Wide Web or Wild Wild West? The Rule of Law in a Digitised Society

Speakers: Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan (Chair), Cliona Kimber BL, Dr. Eoin O’Dell (TCD), Dr. Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Hull)


The Future of the Legal Profession

Speakers: Professor Stephen Gillers (NYU), Professor Alan Paterson (Strathclyde), Professor John Flood (UCD), Mr Justice Michael Peart


Press for Freedom – Legal Friction between Press Freedom and Press Regulation in Modern Society

Speakers: David Leigh (The Guardian), Professor John Horgan (Press Ombudsman), Mr Justice Michael Peart, Vincent Browne


The Future of Defamation in an Online Society

Speakers: Mr Justice Michael Peart, Mr Hugh Mohan SC, Mr Michael Kealey (Solicitor)


The Commercial Court

Speakers: Mr Justice Peter Kelly, Ms Justice Finlay-Geoghegan, Mr Justice Michael Peart


Nationalism, Constitutionalism and the Future of the European Union

Speaker: Professor Sir David Edward


The Three Courts

Speakers: Mr Justice Kevin O’Higgins, Ms Justice Fidelma Macken, Professor Imelda Maher (UCD)


Speaker: Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston


Speakers: Judge Erik Mose, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda & Dr Maurice Manning, President of the Irish Human Rights Commission


Justice John Cooke – Impressions on White Paper

Speakers: Geoffrey Robertson QC, (2004-2005) 5 Hibernian Law Journal 1 and Robert Marshall (Solicitor)


Sanctions and International Law: Connect or Disconnect?

Speakers: Andreas Lowenfeld (NYU), (2003) 4 Hibernian Law Journal 1 and  “Legal Limits to International Sanctions” – Gernot Biehler (TCD), (2003) 4 Hibernian Law Journal 15


The Rule of Law and Judicial Remedies in the European Union

Speakers: Advocate General Francis G. Jacobs, (2002) 3(1) Hibernian Law Journal 1


Post Nice or Anti-Nice? The Debate on Europe’s Constitutional Future after Ireland’s No Vote

Speakers: Professor Gráinne de Búrca (EUI), (2001) 2 Hibernian Law Journal 1, John Rogers SC, Dr. Vincent Power (Solicitor)


The Second Great English Reform of Civil Justice – A Triumph of Hope over Experience

Speakers: Professor Adrian Zuckerman (Oxford), (2000) 1(2) Hibernian Law Journal 178 and Michael McDowell SC, “A Reply to Mr Zuckerman” (2000) 1(2) Hibernian Law Journal 198