Founder & Editor: Daithí Ó' Maonaigh, LL.B.
Welcome to the UniRights site and thank you for taking an interest in your rights as a third-level student in Ireland (of course much of the information on this site applies to non-students also). All too often students, unaware of their rights, allow others, including The State, to infringe upon their Constitutional and statutory rights, thus potentially empowering & encouraging said individuals & public bodies to infringe on yet more people's rights! Conversely, ignorance of their responsibilities and the rights of others can often land students in hot water too. This website aims to apprise you of your most basic and commonly infringed upon rights and what you can do about it. If you need help with anything, feel free to get in touch. I aim to keep this site updated as often as possible but do bear with me and please let me know if you happen across any outdated material.
Best of luck with your studies - Daithí
Who Am I?
I am a Corporate Governance specialist and have recently completed Master's Degree studies in the fields of International Tax Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Governance, White Collar Crime, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Finance Law at UCD Sutherland School of Law. I am also an Honours Bachelor of Law, LL.B. graduate at the Institute of Technology, Carlow and Legal Assistant with PILA, the Public Interest Law Alliance - a project of FLAC.
With a lengthy career spanning numerous industries including Construction, Media, Education & Professional Services, I chose to study law at Honours level as I grew more and more intrigued by the way the world around me truly worked. During my time at college I sat as Moot Court Officer on the I.T. Carlow Law Society Committee, which won Society of the Year for two years running, and was involved in organising the College's first ever law-themed careers seminar, 'Spotlight on Law', with guests from Government Ministers to local Solicitors, Gardaí, Insurance Experts and Chartered Secretaries and local politicians in attendance at our various talks throughout the year. I was also involved in successfully and safely organising student trips to King's Inns and Blackhall Place.
As part of my LL.B. Degree, I completed studies in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, The Irish Legal System, Legal Research & Communications, Legal Practice & Procedure, Tort Law, Employment Law, Media Law & the Digital Environment, Contract law, Evidence, Equity & Trusts Law, Consumer Protection and Personal Insolvency Law, European Union Law, Company Law, and Land Law & Succession. I have also undertaken the Law Society of Ireland's "Street Law" seminar with John Lunney; an initiative geared towards educating young people and other groups on their rights as citizens of Ireland and how the law forms a part of our everyday lives.
I have also worked as a Personal Reader, Researcher and Editor for a Ph.D. Doctoral student from Queen's University Belfast with a visual impairment, along with various roles in solicitors' firms.
I began this initiative as way of filling the hours during the initial Covid-19 lockdown and before long I became immersed in the process. I have thoroughly enjoyed the research involved and it has benefited me enormously, both in my studies and as a means of retaining some degree of sanity during lockdown.
I hope you can derive some benefit from the information on this site and I wish you the very best of health and happiness.
Is mise le meas agus míle buíochas,
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