Torts in Ireland

The 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:
    • Privacy
    • 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
    • Trespass
    • Nuisance
    • Misfeasance in public office
    • Causation
    • Contributory negligence
    • Vicarious liability
    • Damages.

  • 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.

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Undergraduate law and business students, legal practitioners and insurers

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Publication Date

August 2014




Paperback, 672 pages

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Part I: Causes of Action
1. Negligence: General Principles
2. Negligence: Specific Applications
3. Statutory Duties
4. Trespass
5. Nuisance
6. Strict Duties
7. Economic Torts
8. Personality Rights: Defamation and Privacy
9. Constitutional and EU Rights
10. Miscellaneous Torts

Part II: General Issues
11. From Obligation to Liability I: Causation and Remoteness
12. From Obligation to Liability II: Defences, Proof and Limitations
13. Parties to Tort Actions
14. Responsibility for Others
15. Remedies

Afterword: The Role of Tort Law


234 x 157 mm


By Eoin Quill

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Eoin Quill, BCL, LLB, LLM is a lecturer in Law at the University of Limerick. He is an examiner in torts for the Law Society of Ireland.

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