The learner will outline the main sources of law in Ireland and demonstrate an understanding of the Courts structure in Ireland. In particular, the learner is expected to trace the major developments in the Irish legal system following Ireland’s move towards independence from English rule.
A. Discuss the development of the Irish Legal System from its beginnings under the Brehon law system to the present day.
B. Critically assess the modern Irish legal system and the various sources of law from which it is drawn and the Courts structure. In your answer, make reference to the legal system of another jurisdiction of your choice.