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The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a leading peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for articles, commentaries and notes in all areas of legal scholarship and across a range of methodologies including doctrinal, theoretical and socio-legal. 

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Current Issue

Vol. 73 No. 2 (2022): Summer

Published: 2022-07-28

Special Issue: Covid-19 and Legal Responses on the Island of Ireland

Guest Editors: Ollie Bartlett, Neil Maddox, Ronagh McQuigg and Andrea Mulligan


COVID-19 and legal responses on the island of Ireland: introducing the key themes

Ollie Bartlett, Neil Maddox, Ronagh McQuigg, Andrea Mulligan
Abstract 131 | NILQ 73.2.0 Introduction Downloads 18

Page 197-201


Territorial approaches to a pandemic: a pathway to effective governance?

Mary Dobbs, Andrew Keenan
Abstract 51 | NILQ 73.2.1 Dobbs and Keenan Downloads 16

Page 202-233

COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland and Northern Ireland: a comparison of the legal framing of reasonableness

Katharina Ó Cathaoir, Christie MacColl
Abstract 65 | NILQ 73.2.2 Ó Cathaoir and MacColl Downloads 4

Page 234-259

Digital technology and privacy attitudes in times of COVID-19: formal legality versus legal reality in Ireland

Edoardo Celeste, Sorcha Montgomery, Arthit Suriyawongkul
Abstract 182 | NILQ 73.2.4 Celeste et al Downloads 21

Page 283-309

Domestic abuse: the ‘shadow pandemic’

Ronagh McQuigg
Abstract 58 | NILQ 73.2.6 McQuigg Downloads 5

Page 341-364

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The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a legal research journal published quarterly by the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast.