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    Preventive restructuring - Is Ireland a leader in the EU?
    (INSOL Europe, 2019-09-24) Finnerty, Aoife; Gant, Jennifer L. L.; European Commission
    In this paper, Aoife Finnerty considers a preventive restructuring process unique to Ireland, the Examinership Procedure, in light of the Preventive Restructuring Directive (PRD). The paper discusses whether Ireland is indeed a leader in European preventive restructuring given the existence of the Examinership Procedure for the past 30 years. The paper continues to consider some challenges that might arise with the implementation of the PRD, given the variance in domestic approaches to preventive restructuring pre-PRD and the expected difficulty with harmonising laws with such different starting positions.
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    JCOERE - Judicial Cooperation in the European Union: Insolvency and Rescue
    (INSOL Europe, 2019-09-24) Lynch Fannon, Irene; Gant, Jennifer L. L.; Gant, Jennifer L. L.; European Commission
    In this conference paper, the JCOERE project consider some implications connected to the Preventive Restructuring Directive and the cooperation obligations under the EIR Recast against the backdrop of emerging European debates. The paper then goes on to consider how the PRD reflects a range of preventive restructuring processes that already exist in the EU with a particular focus on the Irish Examinership process.
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    Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland: Conference summary
    (Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights (CCJHR), School of Law, University College Cork, 2018-04-25) Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR); Nasc, Irish Immigrant Support Centre
    The conference ‘Beyond McMahon – the Future of Asylum Reception in Ireland’ took place on Wednesday 25th April 2018 in the Western Gateway Building in University College Cork (UCC). Organised jointly by Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Support Centre, and UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), the conference was generously funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). The conference aimed to assess developments in the Irish asylum reception system (‘direct provision’) since the establishment of a Working Group on the Protection Process and Direct Provision, and its report,the ‘McMahon Report’(2015). Using the Report and its recommendations as a starting point, this conference aimed to examine the future of, and possible alternatives to, direct provision in Ireland. To this end, the conference gathered experts from other European jurisdictions and individuals with experience of Ireland’s current reception system, including – importantly – input from asylum seekers. Fiona Finn, CEO of Nasc, introduced the conference’s goal succinctly: it aimed to catalyse a change in the current Irish reception system. This summary hopes to record some of the main ideas and concerns related by speakers and audience members at the conference, so that they may be used for future reference.
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    Racism and hate crime in Ireland: is the legislative and policy framework adequate? Conference summary
    (Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights (CCJHR), School of Law, University College Cork, 2013-10) Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR); Nasc, Irish Immigrant Support Centre
    Hosted by Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC, this conference aimed to promote an open dialogue on Racism and Hate Crime in Ireland. Expert speakers and practitioners from a variety of fields were invited to explore the effectiveness of our current legislative and policy framework and to discuss the impact of hate crime, racism and discrimination of minority groups in Ireland. A number of key issues, and further points for consideration and recommendations were highlighted throughout the day by each of the speakers. This summary aims to highlight the emerging issues and themes, and to draw on these to suggest the next steps to take to respond effectively to racism and hate crime in Ireland.