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Cross-Border Practice on the Island of Ireland: Convergence and Divergence

Wednesday 22 February 2022

  • Date: Wednesday 22 February
  • Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Location: The Gaffney Room, Bar of Ireland, and Online

  • Registration: Event registration can be completed: here

    This seminar, co-organised by The Bar of Ireland and Trinity Centre for Constitutional Governance (TriCON), will provide an opportunity for discussion of North South cross-border practice and in particular, the findings of the North South Legal Mapping Project (NSLMap).

    In the project, 20 academics from Ireland and Northern Ireland assessed the scope of legal convergence and divergence on the island of Ireland, across eight subject areas, including administrative law, employment law, and health law.

    Their Report to the Shared Island Unit in the Department of An Taoiseach identified high-level trends, explanations, and areas for further research. Three members of the NSLMap project will present the Report; there will then be responses from senior practitioners.

    • Chairperson: The Honurable Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, Chief Justice
    • Opening Remarks: Mr Rossa Fanning SC, Attorney General


  • Mr Paul Gallagher SC
  • Ms Margaret Gray SC KC
  • Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queens’ University Belfast
  • Professor Des Ryan BL, Trinity College Dublin and Law Library
  • Professor Andrea Mulligan BL, Trinity College Dublin and Law Library
  • Mr Peter Curran, Partner, Eversheds

  • Copies of the NSLMap report will be provided at the event, but it can be accessed online: here

    The NSLMap project received research funding from the Shared Island Unit of the Department of An Taoiseach and the Irish Research Council.

  • CPD Points: 2