Torts in Ireland

Torts in Ireland

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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:

Immunity in the conduct of investigations
No duty of care on a commercial server of alcohol
Accrual and quantification of claims for pure economic loss
Dismissal of claims for adducing misleading evidence.

Includes new cases on topics such as:

Psychiatric harm
State liability for negligent misrepresentation
Liability for violation of ECHR rights
Witness immunity
Employers' liability
Road traffic accidents
Misfeasance in public office
Contributory negligence
Vicarious liability

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 2009
The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011
The 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 38mm | 1,060g
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0717159701
  • 9780717159703
  • 209,998

Table of contents

Part I: Causes of Action

1. Negligence: General Principles

2. Negligence: Specific Applications

3. Statutory Duties

4. Trespass

5. Nuisance

6. Strict Duties

7. Economic Torts

8. Personality Rights: Defamation and Privacy

9. Constitutional and EU Rights

10. Miscellaneous Torts

Part II: General Issues

11. From Obligation to Liability I: Causation and Remoteness

12. From Obligation to Liability II: Defences, Proof and Limitations

13. Parties to Tort Actions

14. Responsibility for Others

15. Remedies

Afterword: The Role of Tort Law
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About Eoin Quill

Eoin Quill, BCL, LLB, LLM is a lecturer in Law at the University of Limerick. He is an examiner in torts for the Law Society of Ireland.
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