June 30, 2016

Editorial Committee


The Hon. Mr Justice Max Barrett

Patron of the Journal

The President of the Law Society of Ireland

Editorial Advisor

Mr TP Kennedy


Glen Rogers

Glen is a graduate in Law of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B., 2013) and is currently in training at McCann FitzGerald. He was formerly Managing Editor (vol. 16) and Senior Editor (vols. 14 and 15) of the Trinity College Law Review, and a finalist at the Irish National Law Debates (Galway, 2013). His article, The Chaos of Reasonable Doubt (2014) 17 TCLR 182, was Highly Commended at the Undergraduate Awards. Glen also represented Ireland on the Law Society team which placed second at the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (The Hague, 2017).

Editorial Committee

Seán Mernagh

Seán is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated from University College Dublin in 2011 with BCL Maitrise degree in Irish and French law, and completed an LLM in European Law at the College of Europe in 2012. Before commencing his traineeship, Sean worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and in the European Commission’s Legal Service. His research interests include EU and antitrust law.

Aoife Mac Ardle

Aoife is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and completed LL.M. degrees at the the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago Law School.  Aoife was part of the Law Society team that represented Ireland and won the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in 2015.  She previously worked as a Judicial Researcher for the High Court.

Daniel Griffin

Daniel is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He was educated at Castleknock College and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin (2014), where he served as Chairperson of the Student Legal Service and co-founded the Student Legal Convention.

Andrea Bowdren

Andrea is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox. She graduated from University College Cork with a BCL (International) degree in 2013 and completed her LL.M in Corporate and Securities Law at the London School of Economics in 2014. Since commencing her training contract, Andrea has obtained a Professional Diploma in Arbitration from University College Dublin. In 2016, she was a member of the Law Society team that won the national round and represented Ireland in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC.

Emma Libreri

Emma Libreri is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She holds a degree in Law & French and an MPhil in Public History & Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin. She was elected to scholarship in 2009 and a portion of her MPhil thesis was published by the Irish Museums Association in its Annual Journal. Emma completed internships at UNESCO and the European Commission and previously worked as a judicial assistant to The Hon. Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy. 

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.

Emily Cunningham

Emily is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She completed a B.A. in History and Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin and spent time in France at the Institut d’Études Politiques. She also holds an LL.M Law and Governance from Queen’s University Belfast, where she was the founding editor of the Queen’s Political Review journal. Emily spent two years as part of a research group in Trinity College called ACLED, tracking African political violence and worked for HealthyFutures.eu mapping historic climate change and health risk in Africa.

 Eoin Shiel

Eoin is a trainee solicitor at Matheson. He graduated with an LL.B. from Trinity College Dublin (2013) and subsequently obtained a Masters in Corporate and Securities Law from the London School of Economics (2015). Eoin was previously involved in organising the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Trinity Law Student Colloquium, a research forum for undergraduate students in Ireland. His research interests relate to European financial regulation and capital markets law.

 Andrew Desmond


 Michael Sinnott

Michael is a trainee solicitor at Matheson and a graduate of University College Dublin (BCL with History, 2014) and the University of Cambridge (LLM, 2015).  Michael has held teaching positions at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin and the Whitaker School of Government and Management, at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin.  He is a former editor of the UCD Law Review and has published on topics in Irish legal history such as the constitutional relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom in the eighteenth century and actions for breach of promise of marriage.  He recently won the Irish Legal History Society’s W.N. Osborough Composition Prize.  In addition to Irish legal history, Michael’s current research interests include the scope of judicial review and public law in Ireland.

 Siobhán Power

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.

 Dearbhla Cantwell


 James Roddy

James is a trainee solicitor at McDowell Purcell Solicitors and a graduate from the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. James’ article on the New Protections for Victims of Crime as published in the Law Society Gazette can be accessed here. James has a keen interest in the law of Professional Regulation.