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  • Northern Ireland Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Religious Education In Schools

    In re an Application by JR87, (NI CA, April 30, 2024), is an appeal in a challenge to the legality of religious education and collective worship practices in schools in Northern Ireland. In the case, parents who are humanists and are not raising their daughter in any religious tradition object to the Christian religious education...

  • ESMA agrees with investment restrictions on GBP LDI funds in Ireland and Luxembourg

    On 29 April 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a press release which outlines its advice to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) on investment restrictions for GBP Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) funds to ensure their resilience. The advice follows the notification from the...

  • FSA survey finds cost concerns leading to riskier behavior among consumers

    A survey has shown how rising prices are prompting people to take more food safety risks in an attempt to save money, according to recently released research. The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Food and You 2 survey was conducted between April and July 2023. A total of 5,812 adults from 4,006 households across England, Wales,...

  • Food-related complaints increase in Ireland in 2023

    The number of hygiene and safety complaints received by the Irish food agency in 2023 was higher than previous years, according to statistics recently released. A total of 7,732 complaints and queries were handled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Advice Line in 2023. There were 4,395 complaints from consumers, with more than...

  • Irish agency highlights shellfish norovirus risk

    An agency in Ireland has published a notice to try to reduce the incidence of contaminated oysters in the market and minimize norovirus-related illnesses. The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) Food Safety Information Notice covers strategies to manage norovirus risks in oysters. It coincides with the SFPA and Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) annual food...

  • Privacy World Week in Review

    In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information. In Narrow Vote California Moves Next Generation Privacy Regs Forward | Privacy World EDPB Versus Ireland? Does the Opinion on...

  • EDPB Versus Ireland? Does the Opinion on “Main Establishments” Mean the End of the GDPR “One-stop Shop” Mechanism?

    On February 13, 2024, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released its opinion on the notion of the main establishment of a controller in the EU under article 4(16)(a) GDPR and the criteria for the application of the “one-stop shop” mechanism, in particular, regarding the notion of a controller’s “place of central administration” (PoCA) in...

  • Irish research shows high confidence in the safety of food

    Industry and consumer research by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has revealed strong confidence in food safety measures. Consumers believe that food safety in the country has improved in the past five years, with some 9 in 10 people saying food in Ireland is safe. Surveys were undertaken with nationally representative samples of...

  • Dublin and London

    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Europe last week, with first stops in Dublin and London. Late January may not seem like the ideal time to visit Ireland and England. Though the weather was chilly and darkness gathered early in the afternoon, it turned out not to be a bad time to visit after...

  • The DUP and The Deal: Power-Sharing Returns to N Ireland

    Our December blog, examined the optimism at the end of last year that a way could be found out of the political deadlock that has paralysed the Northern Ireland Assembly for the last two years. As our blog noted, although those hopes did not materialize, the fact that the discussions had reached such an advanced...

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  • Listeria risk: authority tells food industry to toughen controls

    05/07/2005 Tighter controls need to be adopted by both the food industry and consumers to limit the spread of the harmful food pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, concludes a new report. Detailing some 58 recommendations for risk prevention, the report was prepared by the Food Safety Authority of...

  • Warhol Among “Toxic Assets”

    The National Asset Management Agency of Ireland, also known as NAMA or Ireland’s “bad bank,” has consigned a collection of 14 works to Christie’s valued at up to $2.8 million.  This article claims that the collection includes a Warhol “Dollar Sign” painting valued at $400,000 to $600,000,...

  • So, Who Started this Horse and Pig DNA in my Hamburger Firestorm in Europe?

    And, in the US do we test for DNA in our meat? A month ago the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published the findings of a targeted study examining the authenticity of a number of beef burger, beef meal and salami products available from retail outlets in Ireland. Those Damn Irish checking...

  • N.Y. court rules U.S. warrants include overseas data: Microsoft loses first round of legal challenge

    At the end of April, a magistrate judge of the Southern District of New York denied a motion filed by Microsoft for the quashing of a search warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act (the Act). Microsoft had argued that the warrant should be quashed because the data concerned was stored in ...

  • Microsoft versus the Federal Government; Round Three

    Microsoft Corporation’s (Microsoft U.S.) reply brief is due this week in its appeal of The District Court for the Southern District of New York’s order to comply with the U.S. government’s warrant requiring the turnover of a customer’s emails stored in Ireland by its Irish subsidiary.   The warrant ...

  • Another Man Overboard Marks Three Year Anniversary of Disappearance of Richard Fearnside

    A reader of Cruise Law News brought to my attention that a crew member disappeared at sea from a ferry operated by Irish Ferries from Rosslare, Ireland to Pembroke, Wales yesterday. A number of newspapers have reported that a a large air and sea search was just suspended after the crew member...

  • US Magistrate Judge Upholds Search Warrants for Google Data Stored Overseas, “Shards” and All

    By Serrin Turner and Megan Behrman Another front recently emerged in the legal battle over whether US law enforcement authorities can use a search warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) to obtain data stored overseas. Until now, the battle has been focused in New York, where...

  • International Cannabis Spotlight: Ireland

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Given the origin of the holiday, we write to update you on the regulation of cannabis in Ireland. Historically, Ireland has had a conservative cannabis policy due to the nation’s heroin epidemic, among other factors. In 1977, the government enacted the Misuse of Drugs Act (t...

  • Brexit – Where are we now?

    Over the period since the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Prime Minister’s tactic has been to try to bring the pro-Brexit wing of the Conservative Party, and the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionists, back on side.  No.10 appear to have been successful in whittling the pro-Brexit wing’s...

  • FSAI and BfR events highlight food safety

    Two events in recent days focused on food safety in Ireland and Uruguay. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and Uruguayan Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) hosted the first Latin American Risk Assessment Symposium from Aug. 27 to 29 while the Food Safety...

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