The Irish State’s COVID-19 Response and the Rule of Law: Causes for Concern


Since March 2020, the most dominant issue in the Irish legal landscape has been, unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ireland has not declared a constitutional state of emergency since the pandemic reached its shores: it cannot, as a public health emergency is not grounds for use of emergency powers in the Irish constitution.



Conor Casey, Oran Doyle, David Kenny