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UCC conference on enforcing EU environment law

A conference on “Enforcing EU Environmental Law” will take place at the faculty of law at UCC next Friday from 2pm-5.30pm in the UCC Brookfield Health Science Complex.

The event is supported by the Communicating Europe Initiative. Admission is free, but advance registration is essential.

Programme and booking details available at:

Conference on rights and education

The Irish Human Rights Commission and the school of law at Trinity College Dublin are hosting a conference entitled “Education Religion: A Human Rights Perspective” next Saturday, November 27th, in the Davis lecture theatre, Trinity College.

CPD points are available. For details and registration see or contact Karine Petrasuc on e-mail:,

Tel: 01-858 9601.

Law and Society fatherhood lecture

The inaugural annual Law and Society lecture, hosted by the school of law and government at DCU, takes place on Thursday, December 2nd, at 6.30pm in the Mella Carroll lecture theatre, DCU Nursing Building.

Chaired by Carol Coulter of The Irish Times, Prof Richard Collier, professor of law and social theory at the University of Newcastle will speak on “Fatherhood, Law and Personal Life: Rethinking Debates about Fathers and Law”.

Personal debt and bankruptcy forum

Mr Justice Brian McGovern (right) of the High Court will chair a conference on personal debt and bankruptcy tomorrow in Griffith College, Dublin, from 1pm to 6pm.

The conference carries five CPD hours and costs €350.

Registrations may be made via, or telephone inquiries to 01-4163310.

Breakfast briefing on compliance

William Fry solicitors will host a breakfast briefing on “Essential Compliance to Protect Directors from Liability” in its offices at Wilton House, Fitzwilton Place, Dublin 2, at 7.30am tomorrow.

The guest speaker will be Kevin Prendergast of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

Mediator group for northeast region

A group of mediators has been formed in the northeast area. Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern will launch the group at the courthouse, Dundalk, at 4.30pm on Monday, November 29th.

Contact them at