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Torts in Ireland 4th Edition

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he 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