Torts in Ireland

ISBN: LC9780717159703


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Quick Overview

The fourth edition of this well-established textbook clarifies the essential concepts of tort law in Ireland, while providing clear and detailed explanations of the rules relating to each tort.

New to this edition:

Key ground-breaking decisions in a number of recent Supreme Court and High Court cases involving:PrivacyImmunity in the conduct of investigationsNo duty of care on a commercial server of alcoholAccrual and quantification of claims for pure economic lossDismissal of claims for adducing misleading evidence.

Includes new cases on topics such as:Psychiatric harmState liability for negligent misrepresentationLiability for violation of ECHR rightsWitness immunityEmployers’ liabilityRoad traffic accidentsTrespassNuisanceMisfeasance in public officeCausationContributory negligenceVicarious liabilityDamages.

All the core areas of the law of torts as applied in Ireland are dealt with, along with reference to recent legislation and initiatives, including:The Defamation Act 2009The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011The Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011.

Focuses on Irish law, but relevant new material from other jurisdictions such as England, Australia, Canada and the US is also included.
Written For:

Undergraduate law and business students, legal practitioners and insurers