Seán Ó Conaill

Leachtór/Lecturer
Law
Dámh An Dlí / Faculty of Law
Coláiste Na HOllscoile Corcaigh / University College Cork
Corcaigh / Cork
Éire /Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3811
E: s.oconaill@ucc.ie

Dr Seán Ó Conaill (Law and Irish Lecturer) is a graduate of UCC (BCL Law and Irish 2005, LLM Criminal Justice 2006). Seán joined the School of Law in late 2008 having previously lectured at Cardiff University. His PhD research funded by a Government of Ireland Scholarship looked into the use of the Irish language in the legal system. His research interests are in the areas of Constitutional Law, the Law of Sport (which involves ongoing consultancy with various sporting bodies in Ireland), Minority Language Rights, Language Law and Irish Studies generally. He has a particular interest in the everyday use of Irish in the legal system. He has delivered papers in Ireland, the UK, North America across Europe and regularly contributes to Irish language media. Cuireann Seán fáilte roimh theagmháil as Gaeilge.

Research Interests

Irish Constitutional Law, Irish Language Law and Policy, The Law of Sport, Company Law generally with a particular focus on Corporate Insolvency

Books

YearPublication
(2017)Constitutional Law: Ireland.
Seán Ó Conaill, Laura Cahillane (2017) Constitutional Law: Ireland. Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer International Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2017)'Sustainable Financing in Football and the EU'
Seán Ó Conaill (2017) 'Sustainable Financing in Football and the EU' In: Jack Anderson, Richard Parrish, Borja Garcia (eds). Handbook on EU Sports Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2016)'Legal Education and the Irish Language'
Seán Ó Conaill (2016) 'Legal Education and the Irish Language' In: Emod Veress (eds). Multilingualism and Law. Cluj, Romania: Sapienta University Press. [Details]
(2014)'An Dlí agus an Ghaeilge, an Dátheangachas agus Meiriceá Thuaidh // The Law and the Irish Language - Bilingualism in North America'
Seán Ó Conaill (2014) 'An Dlí agus an Ghaeilge, an Dátheangachas agus Meiriceá Thuaidh // The Law and the Irish Language - Bilingualism in North America' In: Shelia Scott and Aralt Mac Giolla Chionnaigh (eds). An Fiache Bliain atá Romhainn: Taighde agus Teagasc na Gaeilge i Meiriceá Thuaidh // Research and Teaching of the Irish Language in North America the Next 20 Years. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Centre for European Studies Dalhousie University. [Details]
(2009)'An Ghaeilge Mar Theanga Oifigiúil seachas Teanga Mhionlaigh: An Dearcadh Mícheart?'
E Fahey and C Ní Chonchúir (eds); (2009) 'An Ghaeilge Mar Theanga Oifigiúil seachas Teanga Mhionlaigh: An Dearcadh Mícheart?' In: Súil ar an Dlí. Baile Átha Cliath: First Law. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Law and language(s) at the heart of the European project: educating different kinds of lawyers'
Benedicte Sage-Fuller, Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, Seán Ó Conaill (2013) 'Law and language(s) at the heart of the European project: educating different kinds of lawyers'. Current Legal Problems, :493-512 [Details]
(2011)'“The Judicial Pay Amendment – Getting Lost in Translation”'
Seán Ó Conaill (2011) '“The Judicial Pay Amendment – Getting Lost in Translation”'. Irish Law Times, 29 :206-210 [Details]
(2008)'“Legal Practitioners Irish – Worth the Wait”'
Seán Ó Conaill (2008) '“Legal Practitioners Irish – Worth the Wait”'. Law Society Gazette, 107 (7):14-16 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2009)'“Where Cúpla Focal is not Enough – The Lasting Legacy of Ó Beoláin v. Fahy” “Áit nach Sásaíonn Cúpla Focal – Oidhreacht Leanúnach Ó Beoláin v. Fahy” [Article Published bilingually]'
Seán Ó Conaill (2009) '“Where Cúpla Focal is not Enough – The Lasting Legacy of Ó Beoláin v. Fahy” “Áit nach Sásaíonn Cúpla Focal – Oidhreacht Leanúnach Ó Beoláin v. Fahy” [Article Published bilingually]' Irish Student Law Review, 16 :171-212. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2013)Improving Football Governance Through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership.
Seán Ó Conaill, (2013) Improving Football Governance Through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership. FORAS/ Supporters Direct Europe, Cork. [Details]

Blog

YearPublication
(2016)Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman 1951-2016.
Conor O'Mahony, Seán Ó Conaill (2016) Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman 1951-2016. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)The Revised Irish Wording for the Marriage Referendum – An Analysis.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) The Revised Irish Wording for the Marriage Referendum – An Analysis. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Water Protests and The Office of the President.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Water Protests and The Office of the President. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Supreme Court Judgment in the Jordan Case and the Childrens’ Referendum.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Supreme Court Judgment in the Jordan Case and the Childrens’ Referendum. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Dáil Privilege and Publication.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Dáil Privilege and Publication. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Terminology and the Marriage Referendum.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Terminology and the Marriage Referendum. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)The Irish Wording of the Marriage Referendum.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) The Irish Wording of the Marriage Referendum. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Teasc Gaeilge an Reifrinn Posta.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Teasc Gaeilge an Reifrinn Posta. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Judicial Pragmatism at the Expense of Language Rights: The Ó Maicín Decision.
Seán Ó Conaill (2014) Judicial Pragmatism at the Expense of Language Rights: The Ó Maicín Decision. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2014)The Role of the Attorney General in the Garda Tapes Controversy.
Seán Ó Conaill (2014) The Role of the Attorney General in the Garda Tapes Controversy. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2012)Shadow Constitutional Convention: Ó Conaill on the Irish Language - HumanRights.ie.
Seán Ó Conaill (2012) Shadow Constitutional Convention: Ó Conaill on the Irish Language - HumanRights.ie. Blog Globe icon [Details]
(2012)Legal Analysis of teh Children's Referendum: Some Perspectives on the Irish Wording.
Seán Ó Conaill (2012) Legal Analysis of teh Children's Referendum: Some Perspectives on the Irish Wording. Blog Globe icon [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2015)Equality terminology may be troublesome for government.
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Equality terminology may be troublesome for government. Cork, Ireland: Newspaper Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2010)“Sporting Bodies Face Challenges on Pitch Invasions”.
Seán Ó Conaill (2010) “Sporting Bodies Face Challenges on Pitch Invasions”. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)Pá na Breithiúna – Cinneadh Coitianta seachas Cinneadh Ciallmhar [Judicial Pay – A Populist rather than Sensible Decision].
Seán Ó Conaill (2011) Pá na Breithiúna – Cinneadh Coitianta seachas Cinneadh Ciallmhar [Judicial Pay – A Populist rather than Sensible Decision]. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)Law and Language Degrees Open Doors to Europe.
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller and Sean O'Conaill; (2011) Law and Language Degrees Open Doors to Europe. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)“Overhaul would aid complex cases – White Collar Crime”.
Seán Ó Conaill (2011) “Overhaul would aid complex cases – White Collar Crime”. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Government of Ireland Irish Language Research Scholarship Irish Government / Cardiff University
2015President's Award for Excellence in Teach University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Applied Linguistics Member/
Irish Association of Comparative Law Member/
Irish Association of Law Teachers Council Member21-NOV-11 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)Her Exiled Children - ACIS West,
Seán Ó Conaill (2016) North American Legal Influences on Celtic Languages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Her Exiled Children - ACIS West, University of Montana , 19-OCT-16 - 22-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Sovereignty since 1916: Has the Law fulfilled the Promise of the Proclamation?,
Seán Ó Conaill (2016) A Sovereignty that can never be extinguished? The People and the Referendum. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sovereignty since 1916: Has the Law fulfilled the Promise of the Proclamation?, University College Cork , 14-MAR-16 - 14-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)American Conference for Irish Studies,
Seán Ó Conaill (2016) US Influences on the Irish Constitution. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame , 30-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)American Conference for Irish Studies,
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) Speculation and the Irish Legal System. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Miami , 25-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015)‘Regulating language, regulating rights?’ Cardiff University,
Seán Ó Conaill (2015) The Irish Language and Rights Discourse. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], ‘Regulating language, regulating rights?’ Cardiff University, Cardiff University , 27-APR-16 - 28-APR-16. [Details]
(2012)Socio-Legal Scholars Association Annual Conference,
Seán Ó Conaill (2012) Football Clubs and the Law: Why is Football a Special Case. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Socio-Legal Scholars Association Annual Conference, Leicester , 03-APR-12 - 05-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Seán Ó Conaill (2012) Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Dublin , 16-NOV-12 - 18-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists,
Seán Ó Conaill (2012) The Irish Language and Langauge Rights: A Post IMF Case Study. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Porto, Portugal , 15-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12. [Details]
(2009)Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) Inaugural Conference,
Seán Ó Conaill (2009) Minority Language Rights and the Criminal Law; A Comparative Overview of Differing Approaches in Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) Inaugural Conference, University of Limerick , 28-FEB-09 - 28-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Fourth International Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Legi-Linguistics,
Seán Ó Conaill (2009) Legal Translation and Court Room Interpreting; The Curious Case of the Irish Language. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fourth International Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Legi-Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland , 02-JUL-09 - 04-JUL-09. [Details]
(2010)Bilingual Higher Education in the Legal Context: Experiences and Challenges,
Seán Ó Conaill (2010) “Legal Education and the Irish Language”. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Bilingual Higher Education in the Legal Context: Experiences and Challenges, University of the Basque Country , 27-MAY-10 - 29-MAY-10. [Details]
(2011)‘The Next 20 Years’ Conference,
Seán Ó Conaill (2011) “Law and the Irish Language – an Overview”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘The Next 20 Years’ Conference, University Ottawa Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute , 27-OCT-11 - 29-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Irish Association of Comparative Law Conference,
Seán Ó Conaill (2011) “Football and Insolvency In Ireland and the UK– Playing by Different Rules”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Association of Comparative Law Conference, University College Dublin , 03-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11. [Details]
(2007)2nd Annual Legal Education Symposium,
Seán Ó Conaill (2007) “Legal Education and the Irish language – Tús maith leath na h-Oibre”. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Legal Education Symposium, University College Cork , 07-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07. [Details]

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Welsh BasicBasicBasic
German BasicBasicBasic
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Glasgow Rangers Supporters Trust
Bohemians FC
Dundalk FC
Shelboure FC Supporters Trust
Cork City Football Club

Work on projects in the broad field of sports law with a particular focus on insolvency including engagement in Examinership and Liquidation process. Advised on incorporation of new legal entity and corporate governance thereof.  Provide general advices in the area of sports regulation and club licensing. 

Outreach Activities

 Description

Appointed to FAI Disciplinary Panel Spring 2012 (Ongoing)



Appointed to Supporters Direct Legal Expert Group Summer 2011 (Ongoing)



Appointed Lead Legal Researcher on an EC funded Project on Supporter Ownership in Football (Ongoing)



Appointed Legal Officer for Cork City FC Spring 2010 (Ongoing)

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Knyazeva Elena Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Tionscnamh Taithí Oibre (Dlí) I LW3365Tionscnamh Taithí Oibre (Dlí) I
2017Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais LW1164Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais
2017Placement II Project LW3363Placement II Project
2017Sports Law Clinic LW3373Sports Law Clinic
2017Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta LW1163Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta
2017Moot Court LW3360Moot Court
2017Clinical Legal Skills LW2001Clinical Legal Skills
2017Sports Law LW3370Sports Law
2017Tionscnamh taighde sa Dli agus sa Ghaeilge GA6028Tionscnamh taighde sa Dli agus sa Ghaeilge
2017Clinical Legal Skills - Group Work and Presentation LW2262Clinical Legal Skills - Group Work and Presentation