New Irish human rights blog

I’ve been away for a few weeks and things have been busy in the meantime, not least on the blogging front. This is mostly due to the arrival of a new Irish human rights blog appropriately entitled Human Rights in Ireland.

The blog is written by a number of contributors chosen for their knowledge and diverse focus areas and their aim is “to provide varied and diverse content relating to human rights”. Thus far they have been successful.

Its certain a blog to watch to keep up to date not only on Irish human rights issues, but international human rights issues as well as more practical matters such as conferences, journals, and jobs.

Irish Law Quarterly : a new law journal is announced

A new online peer-reviewed law journal, the Irish Law Quarterly has recently been announced. The first issue of the ILQ will be in January 2010.

The Journal’s website is at

The ILQ is an innovative journal which aims at broad coverage of legal issues, national and international, both purely doctrinal and interdisciplinary. It’s published aim is a diversity of high quality discussion of the law from any angle. Both commentary on current matters and more considered pieces are invited. All pieces of substantial length will be peer-reviewed, shorter pieces may be so reviewed at editors’ discretion.

The Journal is currently looking for relevant submissions; there are notes for contributors at

If anyone is interested in discussing a possible submission, contact the editors.

Updates announcing content of upcoming issues, publication of each issue, and so forth, can be requested by sending a message to

The Irish Law Quarterly is run by members of the Law Faculty, University College Cork, and is generously supported by a grant from the National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.