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Coimisinéir Teanga, Seán Ó Cuirreán last night officially launched the first imprint in a new series of legal texts which will examine the current state of the Irish language in legal affairs.

The co-editors of the text Súil ar an Dlí, Dr Elaine Fahey and barrister Caroline O’Connor were both present at the launch and An Coimisinéir Teanga praised their work and the in-depth analysis provided by practicing Irish language legal professionals.

Súil ar Dlí received support from Foras na Gaeilge and the Arthur Cox Foundation and a new edition to the series is expected to be published every year.

The text contains critiques and analysis of case law and of legislation as well as the latest developments in the field.

The book contains an analysis by Senior Counsel, Séamas Ó Tuathail of aspects of Criminal law and Caroline Ní Chonchúir and Vivienne Walsh examine the recently enacted Legal Practitioners (Irish language) Act, 2008. Seán Ó Conaill from the Department of Law in University College Cork critiques the status of the Irish language as an official language.

Other articles examine topical issues such as the Lisbon Treaty, the proposed constitutional amendment regarding the protection of children and developments in Judicial Review.

The Commissioner emphasised the importance of the book for use by other Irish language speaking legal professionals and he referred to the recent campaign launched by the Office of An Choimisinéir Teanga to inform the public of their language rights before the Courts.

© 09 Márta 2010


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