June 30, 2016

Editorial Board


The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Twomey

Patron of the Journal

The President of the Law Society of Ireland

Editorial Advisor

Mr T P Kennedy


Ciarán Donohue

Ciarán is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from NUI Galway with a BCL (International) degree (2013), having spent his Erasmus year at the University of Groningen. Ciarán also holds an LL.M. in European Law from the University of Edinburgh (2015) and a Diploma in Irish for Lawyers from NUIG (2011). Ciarán was a research assistant at the University of Edinburgh, tutored law at NUIG and trained at the Legal Service of the European Commission. Ciarán won the Irish Centre for European Law human rights essay competition (2015) for his article: Horizontal Effect of General Principles and Fundamental Rights: From Mangold to AMS.

Editorial Committee

Daniel Griffin — Deputy Editor (Development and Finance)

Daniel is an associate at McCann FitzGerald. He was educated at Castleknock College and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin (2014). Daniel previously served as Chairperson of the UCD Student Legal Service and is a co-founder of the Student Legal Convention, a forum which is now in its fifth year. He has contributed to publications such as Ireland’s first Civic Guide to the Constitution, with a personal focus on the provisions of Article 28 of the Constitution and contributed to the Clinic Handbook, published to assist members of the UCD Student Legal Service, with his article: Legal Information and Legal Advice: The Difference.

Siobhán Power — Deputy Editor (Editorial)

Siobhán is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with a B.A. (Mod.) in History of Art and English Literature and completed a Masters of Common Law at UCD in 2015. Before commencing her traineeship, Siobhán worked as a research assistant in the UCD School of Law as part of a research group focussed on EU environmental law. Siobhán was formerly a member of the Editorial Board for Volume 15 and Volume 16 of the UCD Law Review.

 Kevin Ryan — Deputy Editor (Management)

Kevin is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald.  Having won the Round Hall Prize in his Senior Freshman year, Kevin graduated with a degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin in 2014.  Kevin completed the third year of his studies at Emory Law School in Atlanta, during which time he worked as a judicial clerk for Judge W Tailor at the Fulton County State Court. He has also worked as a legal researcher with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in California. Kevin has co-authored and published a Junior Certificate Science revision book.

Colm Brussels

Colm is a trainee solicitor at Matheson. He is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM), and Dublin City Univesity (MSc). Colm previously sat on the Editorial Board of the Cork Online Law Review and he is a part-time lecturer at DCU.

Dearbhla Cantwell

Dearbhla is an associate at Mason Hayes & Curran, where she works on the construction and energy teams. She completed her BCL Law with French Law degree at University College Dublin and spent a year studying at Université Aix-Marseille III during this time. Dearbhla represented University College Dublin at the Dublin City University National Moot Court Competition 2010 held in the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Eamonn Cunningham

Eamonn is an associate in Litigation & Dispute Resolution at Arthur Cox. He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Law with Politics, and having been awarded a scholarship during his degree by the British Council to study in the US, spent a year studying at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He also holds an Investment Operations Certificate from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Eamonn qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland before moving to practice law in Ireland. He previously competed in the UK Mediation Competition 2017 where he won the individual prize for best overall party to a mediation.

Edith Delaney

Edith is a solicitor at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She completed her traineeship at A&L Goodbody and spent part of her training in London. She completed her LL.B (Bus) at Trinity College and was a committee member of the university’s Free Legal Advice Centre. Edith completed the third year of her studies at Boston College in Massachusetts, during which time she worked as a campaign coordinator for a democratic political candidate. Before commencing her traineeship, Edith worked as a researcher with The Ireland Funds. In addition, she has worked at The Justice Project, Washington DC, where she contributed to publications on attorney misconduct and the juvenile justice system.  Edith has an interest in Irish-US relations and currently sits on the board of the Irish United States Alumni Association.

Matt Gregg

Matt is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from UCD with a joint-honours degree in history and politics, before completing a Masters in Common Law at the same institution. While at UCD, he wrote frequently for the University Observer and was Editor-in-Chief of Volume 15 of the UCD Law Review.

Jean Kiely

Jean is an associate at Arthur Cox. She graduated with an LL.B from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. She also studied at Emory University in Atlanta, where she was Secretary of the Student Bar Association. Jean was formerly a member of the Editorial Board of Volume 15 and Volume 18 of the Trinity College Law Review.

 Kelly Mackey

Kelly is an associate at ByrneWallace. She is a graduate of both Graphic Design and Interactive Media from IADT, Dún Laoghaire and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology. She is an alumnus of the Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship coordinated by the Free Legal Advice Centres and University of Washington. Kelly completed an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University where she received the Leiden Journal of International Law Thesis Prize in 2011. Kelly has worked as a judicial researcher where she produced analysis on Sentencing for Possession or Importation of Controlled Drugs for Sale or Supply (2014) under the direction of The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Charleton and then Chief Justice, The Hon. Ms. Justice Susan Denham. She has also worked in the Research and the Legal Department of Amnesty International Ireland. In 2017, she was a member of the Law Society of Ireland Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition team which won the national round and represented Ireland in the international round in Washington, D.C.

 Riccardo Savona Siemens

Riccardo is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B. degree (2014), having spent his Erasmus year at the University of Helsinki. Riccardo completed an LL.M. in International Banking and Finance Law from University College London (2016) where he won the Val Korah Prize of Excellence in Competition Law and was an editor of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. Riccardo was a research assistant in competition law at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society in UCL. He won the Gernot Biehler Casenote Competition (2012) for his case note: Extra-territorial claims for the Irish constitution? The Supreme Court’s approach in the case of Nottinghamshire County Council v Bpublished in the Trinity College Law Review. His article: Between sector-specific and horizontal: a new proposal for Ireland’s implementation of collective litigation mechanisms was published in Volume 17 of the Hibernian Law Journal.

Tara Smyth

Tara is a trainee solicitor at A&L Goodbody. She studied Law & French in Trinity College Dublin and graduated in 2016. Having been awarded a Cambridge Trust Scholarship, she completed her LL.M. specialising in European Law at the University of Cambridge in 2017. Tara has been a Senior Editor for both the Trinity College Law Review as well as the Cambridge International Law Journal.

Laura Twomey

Laura is a trainee solicitor at Dillon Eustace. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B. in 2013 having spent her Erasmus year at the University of Leiden. Laura obtained a Masters in Public Policy from University College London in 2015. Laura was part of the Trinity team that won the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Strasbourg in 2013, and subsequently completed an internship at the ECtHR. She was formerly a member of the editorial team for the Trinity Social and Political Review.