Darius Whelan


Law
Law Department
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 3452
E: d.whelan@ucc.ie
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Darius Whelan received his BCL Degree in 1986 from University College Dublin and then completed an LL.M. thesis, also at UCD, on 'The Comparative Method and Law Reform' in 1990. He was called to the Bar in 1988 and his Ph.D. was conferred by Trinity College Dublin in 2000 for a thesis on the topic 'Criminal Procedure and Mental Health'. He runs the Irish Law e-mail discussion group and the Irish Law Site (www.irishlaw.org), which is hosted at UCC. His research interests include Mental Health Law and Internet Regulation.  He is Director of UCC’s LLM in Intellectual Property and E Law.  Darius is one of the Public Leads for Creative Commons Ireland.  He is currently President of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, the members of which represent patients admitted to approved centres under the Mental Health Act 2001. 
 
I welcome inquiries from students interested in undertaking a Ph.D. in one of my areas of interest, for example  Mental Health Law, Internet Law or Employment Law. 

Mental Health Law, Electronic Legal Resources, E Law, Internet Regulation, Employment Law 

Books

 YearPublication
(2009)Mental Health Law and Practice: Civil and Criminal Aspects.
Whelan, Darius; (2009) Mental Health Law and Practice: Civil and Criminal Aspects. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
(1993)Practice and Revision Kit: Irish Company and Partnership Law.
Whelan, Darius, McCormack, Gerard, Bowman, Conor, Browne, Dervla, Clohessy, Grainne, McCabe, Bernard, O'Callaghan, William; (1993) Practice and Revision Kit: Irish Company and Partnership Law. : BPP (I) Publishing in association with BPP Publishing Ltd. [Details]
(1992)Study Text: Irish Business Law.
Whelan, Darius, Meenan, Charles, Carroll, Brian, Clohessy, Grainne, Costigan, John, Hennigan, Michael, O'Callaghan, William, Whelan, Marie; (1992) Study Text: Irish Business Law. : BPP (I) Publishing in association with BPP Publishing Ltd. [Details]
(1992)Practice and Revision Kit: Irish Business Law.
Whelan, Darius, Meenan, Charles, Browne, Dervla, Carroll, Brian, Costigan, John, Hennigan, Michael, McCarthy, Paul, O'Callaghan, William; (1992) Practice and Revision Kit: Irish Business Law. : BPP (NI) Publishing in association with BPP Publishing Ltd. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'The interface between mental health and the criminal justice system: Legal and policy perspectives'
Whelan, Darius and Brennan, Michael (2014) 'The interface between mental health and the criminal justice system: Legal and policy perspectives' In: Mental Health in Ireland: Policy, Practice and Law. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2008)'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006'
T.J. McIntyre, Keith Spencer and Darius Whelan; (2008) 'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006' In: Criminal Legislation Annotated 2006-2007. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
(2007)'The Bloody Sunday Tribunal Video Simulation'
Darius Whelan; (2007) 'The Bloody Sunday Tribunal Video Simulation' In: Visual Practices across the University. Paderborn:: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. [Details]
(1990)'Introduction'
Whelan, Darius; (1990) 'Introduction' In: Handbook of Irish Case Law 1989. [Details]
(1991)'Introduction'
Whelan, Darius; (1991) 'Introduction' In: Student Law Reporter 1990. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2010'
Whelan, Darius (2012) 'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2010'. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 2012 (R.135):40-01-40-18 [Details]
(2012)'Diversion of Offenders with Mental Disorders: Mental Health Courts'
Ryan, Sarah and Whelan, Darius (2012) 'Diversion of Offenders with Mental Disorders: Mental Health Courts'. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 2012 (1) [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Can the Right to Personal Liberty be Interpreted in a Paternalistic Manner? : Cases on the Mental Health Act 2001'
Whelan, Darius; (2011) 'Can the Right to Personal Liberty be Interpreted in a Paternalistic Manner? : Cases on the Mental Health Act 2001'. Irish Human Rights Law Review, 2 [Details]
(2007)'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006'
Whelan, Darius; (2007) 'The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006'. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 2006 [Details]
(2007)'Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective'
Darius Whelan; (2007) 'Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 2 :124-140 [Full Text] [Details]
(2004)'Mental Health Tribunals: A Significant Medico-Legal Change'
Darius Whelan; (2004) 'Mental Health Tribunals: A Significant Medico-Legal Change'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 10 [Details]
(2001)'The existence or non-existence of an enforceable contract for the sale of land: the Statute of Frauds revisited'
Darius Whelan; (2001) 'The existence or non-existence of an enforceable contract for the sale of land: the Statute of Frauds revisited'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 8 [Details]
(2001)'Fitness to Plead and Insanity in the District Court'
Darius Whelan; (2001) 'Fitness to Plead and Insanity in the District Court'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 11 (2) [Details]
(2001)'Some Procedural Aspects of Insanity Cases'
Darius Whelan; (2001) 'Some Procedural Aspects of Insanity Cases'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 11 (3) [Details]
(2000)'Internet Discussion Groups for Lawyers'
Darius Whelan; (2000) 'Internet Discussion Groups for Lawyers'. Bar Review, 5 [Details]
(1996)'Lawyers and the Internet'
Darius Whelan; (1996) 'Lawyers and the Internet'. Irish Law Times, 14 [Details]
(1995)'Criminal Charges against Mental Patients'
Darius Whelan; (1995) 'Criminal Charges against Mental Patients'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 5 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(1999)'Setting Up a Legal Mailing List'
Whelan, Darius; (1999) 'Setting Up a Legal Mailing List' Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, * :3-4. [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Section of Psychiatry,
Whelan, Darius (2013) Implications for Psychiatrists of Case-Law on the Mental Health Act 2001. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Section of Psychiatry, Cork , 28-FEB-13 - 28-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association seminar,
Whelan, Darius (2012) Daring to Change: The Interim Report of the Steering Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association seminar, Dublin , 23-JUL-12 - 23-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Dublin Solicitors Bar Association seminar,
Whelan, Darius (2012) E Law Developments: Copyright Law; Employees and Internet Use. [Invited Oral Presentation], Dublin Solicitors Bar Association seminar, Dublin , 13-DEC-12 - 13-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest,
Whelan, Darius (2011) Recent European Litigation on the Legality of Internet Filtering for Copyright Reasons. [Oral Presentation], Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC, USA , 28-AUG-11 - 28-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011)Mindfield Festival of Ideas,
Whelan, Darius (2011) Copyright Law and Remixing. [Invited Oral Presentation], Mindfield Festival of Ideas, Dublin , 29-APR-11 - 29-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Themes from Recent Mental Health Case-Law,
Whelan, Darius; (2010) Themes from Recent Mental Health Case-Law. [Oral Presentation], Themes from Recent Mental Health Case-Law, Cork (Faculty of Law, UCC / Mental Health Lawyers Association) , 26-FEB-10 - 26-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Mental Health Law: The Need for Change,
Whelan, Darius; (2010) Mental Health Law: The Need for Change. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Mental Health Law: The Need for Change, Dublin (Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association) , 08-OCT-10 - 08-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)Involuntary to Voluntary Status and Back Again: Recent Case-Law under the Mental Health Act 2001,
Whelan, Darius; (2009) Involuntary to Voluntary Status and Back Again: Recent Case-Law under the Mental Health Act 2001. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Involuntary to Voluntary Status and Back Again: Recent Case-Law under the Mental Health Act 2001, Dublin (Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association Seminar) , 01-OCT-09 - 01-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act and the Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board,
Whelan, Darius; (2009) The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act and the Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act and the Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board, Cork (Irish Criminal Bar Association annual conference) , 01-MAY-09 - 01-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Mental Health Tribunals: Recent Developments,
Whelan, Darius; (2008) . [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Tribunals: Recent Developments, Dublin (Mental Health Lawyers Association Conference) , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Mental Health Tribunals and the Best Interests Principle,
Whelan, Darius; (2008) Mental Health Tribunals and the Best Interests Principle. [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Tribunals and the Best Interests Principle, Cork (Centre for Recovery and Social Inclusion conference ) , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)European Human Rights Standards in the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006,
Whelan, Darius; (2007) . [Oral Presentation], European Human Rights Standards in the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006, Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective,
Whelan, Darius; (2007) . [Oral Presentation], Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective, Adare (Judicial Studies Institute Annual District Court Conference) , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights seminar on Mental Health and Human Rights,
Whelan, Darius; (2007) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights seminar on Mental Health and Human Rights, Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Human Rights in Reviews of Detention under Ireland's Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006,
Whelan, Darius; (2007) Human Rights in Reviews of Detention under Ireland's Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. [Oral Presentation], Human Rights in Reviews of Detention under Ireland's Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006, Padua (International Association of Law and Mental Health annual congress) , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)More than a Rubber Stamp? The Role of Mental Health Tribunals,
Whelan, Darius; (2007) . [Oral Presentation], More than a Rubber Stamp? The Role of Mental Health Tribunals, NUI Galway , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Annual Criminal Law Conference of Central Law Training,
Whelan, Darius; (2006) The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Criminal Law Conference of Central Law Training, Dublin , 29-SEP-06 - 29-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Administrative Law, Fair Procedures and Judicial Review [with Professor David Gwynn Morgan],
Whelan, Darius; (2006) Administrative Law, Fair Procedures and Judicial Review. [Oral Presentation], Administrative Law, Fair Procedures and Judicial Review [with Professor David Gwynn Morgan], Dublin (Mental Health Commission) , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Mental Health Law: Civil Commitment in Post-Celtic-Tiger Ireland,
Whelan, Darius; (2006) . [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Law: Civil Commitment in Post-Celtic-Tiger Ireland, St Louis University Law School , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Creative Commons Ireland Perspective,
Whelan, Darius; (2006) Creative Commons Ireland Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Creative Commons Ireland Perspective, Dublin (Royal Irish Academy) , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005)Mental Health Tribunals,
Whelan, Darius; (2005) . [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Tribunals, Dublin (Law Society) , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)European Community Law Workshop for Practitioners,
Whelan, Darius; (2005) Accessing and Researching EC Law using Electronic Resources. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Community Law Workshop for Practitioners, UCC, Cork , 10-NOV-05 - 10-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)The Criminal Law (Insanity) Bill 2002,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) The Criminal Law (Insanity) Bill 2002. [Oral Presentation], The Criminal Law (Insanity) Bill 2002, Meath (Schizophrenia Ireland workshop) , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Redundancy and Transfer of Undertakings,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) . [Oral Presentation], Redundancy and Transfer of Undertakings, Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)E Law: Legal Issues for the Information Age,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) www.ucc.ie/law/events/e-law/. [Conference Organising Committee Member], E Law: Legal Issues for the Information Age, Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Legal Obligations in Monitoring Employees' Communications: Web, E-Mail and Telephone,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) Legal Obligations in Monitoring Employees' Communications: Web, E-Mail and Telephone. [Oral Presentation], Legal Obligations in Monitoring Employees' Communications: Web, E-Mail and Telephone, Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)SIPTU Nursing Convention on Health Service Reforms,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) The Mental Health Act 2001. [Invited Oral Presentation], SIPTU Nursing Convention on Health Service Reforms, Killarney , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Information Liberties,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) Information Liberties. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Information Liberties, . [Details]
(2004)Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law,
Mee, John, Whelan, Darius; (2004) Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law, . [Details]
(2004)Internet Regulation,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) Internet Regulation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Internet Regulation, . [Details]
(2004)Employment Law: Recent Developments,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) www.ucc.ie/law/events/. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Employment Law: Recent Developments, Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Development of an LLM in E Law and Commercial Law,
Whelan, Darius; (2004) . [Oral Presentation], Development of an LLM in E Law and Commercial Law, Durham (Legal Framework for the Information Society workshop) , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2003)Copyright Implications of the Use of ICT Materials,
Whelan, Darius, Crowley, Louise; (2003) Copyright Implications of the Use of ICT Materials. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Copyright Implications of the Use of ICT Materials, . [Details]
(2003)Seminars on Internet Regulation,
Whelan, Darius; (2003) Seminars on Internet Regulation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Seminars on Internet Regulation, . [Details]
(2003)The Role of Mental Health Tribunals under the Mental Health Act 2001,
Whelan, Darius; (2003) The Role of Mental Health Tribunals under the Mental Health Act 2001. [Oral Presentation], The Role of Mental Health Tribunals under the Mental Health Act 2001, Dublin (Irish College of Psychiatrists) , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2001)26th International Congress on Law and Mental Health,
Whelan, Darius; (2001) 'Improvement of Ireland's Criminal Insanity Law: A Consideration of Overdue Judicial and Legislative Reform'. [Invited Oral Presentation], 26th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Montreal, Canada , 01-JUL-01 - 01-JUL-01. [Details]
(1999)Freedom of Information Conference,
Whelan, Darius; (1999) Publication of Information by Public Bodies under Sections 15 and Section 16'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Freedom of Information Conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 01-APR-99 - 01-APR-99. [Details]
(1998)Open and Shut - Freedom of Information in Ireland,
Whelan, Darius; (1998) www.ucc.ie/law/foi/conference/. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Open and Shut - Freedom of Information in Ireland, Cork , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)Open and Shut - Freedom of Information in Ireland,
Whelan, Darius; (1998) Freedom of Information Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Open and Shut - Freedom of Information in Ireland, University College Cork , 10-JAN-98 - 10-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)Irish Association of Law Teachers,,
Whelan, Darius; (1998) 'Mental Health, Liberty and Preventative Detention'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers,, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin , 01-APR-98 - 01-APR-98. [Details]
(1994)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Whelan, Darius; (1994) The Internet and Computer-Assisted Learning. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Adare , 01-DEC-94 - 01-DEC-94. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2004)Extending the Scope of Employment Equality Legislation: Comparative Perspectives on the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination.
Kilcommins, Shane, McClean, Emma, McDonagh, Maeve, Mullally, Siobhán and Whelan, Darius; (2004) Extending the Scope of Employment Equality Legislation: Comparative Perspectives on the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination. Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(1997)Review of Penelope Kent's Law of the European Union (1997) 31 Law Teacher 149.
Darius Whelan; (1997) Review of Penelope Kent's Law of the European Union (1997) 31 Law Teacher 149. London: Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(2005)Guide to Irish Law.
Whelan, Darius; (2005) Guide to Irish Law. Electronic Article [Details]
(2001)Guide to Irish Law.
Whelan, Darius; (2001) Guide to Irish Law. Electronic Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2011)Courts Set Stage for Internet Debate.
Whelan, Darius (2011) Courts Set Stage for Internet Debate. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2008)Legacy of Unresolved Legal Issues on Mental Health.
Whelan, Darius; (2008) Legacy of Unresolved Legal Issues on Mental Health. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2007)A Justifiable Move.
Whelan, Darius; (2007) A Justifiable Move. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2006)Major New Mental Health Law Long Awaited.
Whelan, Darius; (2006) Major New Mental Health Law Long Awaited. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2004)Companies Need Clear Internet Use Policy.
Whelan; (2004) Companies Need Clear Internet Use Policy. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2003)Chance to Put Right the Flaws in Insanity Laws.
Whelan, Darius; (2003) Chance to Put Right the Flaws in Insanity Laws. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1999)Moving Statutes Captured on Disk.
Whelan, Darius; (1999) Moving Statutes Captured on Disk. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1998)Farmers Who Grass to Competition Authority Could Open Floodgates.
Whelan, Darius; (1998) Farmers Who Grass to Competition Authority Could Open Floodgates. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1993)Judging Complex Psychology with Antiquated Set of Rules.
Whelan, Darius; (1993) Judging Complex Psychology with Antiquated Set of Rules. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1992)Judges Must Walk Delicate Line in Making Decision to Go Public.
Whelan, Darius; (1992) Judges Must Walk Delicate Line in Making Decision to Go Public. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002President's Awards for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member01-JAN-91 / 01-JAN-20
Society of Legal Scholars Member01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-20
Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association President/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer in Law01-OCT-13 /
University College Cork College Lecturer in Law01-SEP-97 / 30-SEP-13
Institute of Technology Tallaght Lecturer01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-97
Waterford Institute of Technology Lecturer01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-92
Law Library Barrister (Devil)01-JAN-88 / 01-JAN-89

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1986University College Dublin B.C.L.Law
1989University College Dublin LL.MLL.M By Research: The Comparative Method and Law Reform
1988King's Inns Barrister at LawLaw
1999Trinity College Dublin Ph.D.Criminal Procedure and Mental Health
2009University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning

Other Activities

 Description

External Examiner at Waterford Institute of Technology

Mental Health Law, Employment and Labour Law, Internet Regulation, Copyright Law, Cybercrime

 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Payne Elliott Doctoral DegreeYes
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Legal Research and Methodology LW6504Legal Research and Methodology
2014LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Dissertation LW6575LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Dissertation
2014Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation LW6574Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation
2014Mental Health Law: Civil and Criminal Aspects LW6558Mental Health Law: Civil and Criminal Aspects
2014Cybercrime LW6560Cybercrime
2014Employment and Labour Law LW3355Employment and Labour Law
2014Transferable Skills - Law - Work Placement LW3222Transferable Skills - Law - Work Placement
2014Transferable Skills - Law - Research Project LW3223Transferable Skills - Law - Research Project