Derived from the Latin root tortus meaning ‘crooked’ or ‘wrong’, tort law has been a tool of restitutive justice since classical antiquity. Tort remains prominent with negligence, trespass, nuisance and defamation cases continuing to dominate court lists and by extension, media headlines.
The purpose of tort law is to restore the status quo ante by compensating victims of wrongful conduct, provided the claimant successfully shows the loss suffered was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s tortious act.
Our leading text in this area, The Law of Torts by McMahon and Binchy, has long been recognised as the authoritative, seminal text on Irish tort law. The fourth edition contains insightful commentary on the key areas of Irish tort law as well as guidance on recent developments including the possibility of vicarious liability for sexual assaults and the updated defamation regime.
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