Essentials of Irish Law


An essential, engaging, concise and clearly written account of the fundamental principles of Irish law. 


Authors: Mary Faulkner & Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh | ISBN: 9781911611646 | Format: Paperback | Price: €45 | Publishing:  26 January 2022


Essentials of Irish Law is an engaging, clearly written and comprehensive reference work giving a concise account of the principles of Irish law. This book covers all of the core legal subjects including: constitutional law, company law, EU law, the Irish legal system, contract law, tort, criminal law, land law and equity, employment law, family law and jurisprudence.

Reflecting all new relevant constitutional, statutory and judicial developments, it is both a complete introduction to Irish law for students coming to the subject for the first time as well as a handy and accessible reference work for practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge of the principles of a particular area.

Content Includes

  • The Irish Legal System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Jurisprudence
  • Land Law & Equity


About the Authors

Mary Faulkner is an established author and has over 30 year’s experience in lecturing, research, course design & development and management at third level and is the author of the Essentials of Labour Law (Clarus Press).

Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh is a practising barrister in both civil and criminal law, practising in both the Irish and English languages. He has appeared in several highprofile and reported cases in both the Irish and EU Courts. He has published on a wide range of topics as diverse as statutory interpretation, white collar crime and planning law. He has recently published a seminal work An Ghaeilge sa Dlí on the Irish language and the law. He is the law and Irish academic coordinator at King’s Inns, overseeing courses in lawyer-linguistics (EU), legal translation and legal practice through Irish.


Who Should Buy This Book?

This book is written and designed for anyone interested in learning more about Irish law. In particular undergraduate law students, FE1 students and anyone requiring an overview of Irish law.

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