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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Irish Law of Torts 4th ed isbn 9781847669179

Law of Torts 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781845928056
ISBN: 1845928059
New Edition ISBN: 9781847669179
Published: October 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional (Ireland)
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The 2nd edition of Irish Law of Torts was published in 1990 and has been widely used and highly regarded by both students and practitioners. The 3rd edion text has been revised and updated to include the numerous legislative and judicial developments which have occurred in this area.

Recent important legislation examined includes:-

  • the Civil Liabilities Amendment Act 1996;
  • the Occupiers Liability Act 1995;
  • the Health and Safety Regulations 1993;
  • the Liability for Defective Products Act 1991;
  • Statute of Limitations Amendment Act 1991.
Key developments are detailed and relevant and most recent case law examined in areas such as: nuisance; the duty of care, including consideration of the impact of Article 6 of European Convention on Human Rights; product liability; nervous shock, in particular post traumatic stress syndrome; professional negligence; employer's liability; and damages.

The book is divided into 46 chapters covering the vast subject matter of the law of torts. Law of Torts continues to be an authoritative and definitive work on the law of torts in Ireland.

Irish Law
Chapter 1:Overview of the Law of Torts
Chapter 2:Causation
Chapter 3:Remoteness
Chapter 4:Concurrent Wrongdoers: Joint and Several Tortfeasors
Chapter 5:Negligence
Chapter 6:The Duty of Care
Chapter 7:The Standard of Care
Chapter 8:Affirmative Duties
Chapter 9:Proof of Negligence
Chapter 10:Negligence and Economic Loss
Chapter 11:Manufacturers and Producers
Liability for Defective Products
Chapter 12:Occupiers' Liability
Chapter 13:Liability of Vendors, Lessors and Builders for Quality and Fitness of Premises
Chapter 14:Professional Negligence
Chapter 15: Negligence on the Roads
Chapter 16:Negligent Care of Children
Chapter 17:Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Damage
Chapter 18:Employers' Liability
Chapter 19:Public Authorities
Chapter 20:Defences
Chapter 21:Statutory Duties and Rights
Chapter 22:Trespass to the Person
Chapter 23:Trespass to Land
Chapter 24:Nuisance
Chapter 25:The Rule in Rylands v Fletcher
Chapter 26:Liability for Fire
Chapter 27: Liability for Injuries caused by Animals
Chapter 28:Trespass to Goods
Chapter 29:Detinue
Chapter 30:Conversion
Chapter 31:Passing Off
Chapter 32:Torts Affecting Business Relations
Chapter 33: Torts Affecting Family Relations
Chapter 34: Defamation
Chapter 35:Deceit and Injurious Falsehood'
Chapter 36:Misuse of Process
Chapter 37:The Right to Privacy
Chapter 38:Liability of the State,'
Chapter 39:Corporations, Partnerships, Unincorporated Bodies and Trade Unions
Chapter 40:Minors and Mentally Ill Persons
Chapter 41:Survival of Actions on Death
Chapter 42:Fatal Injuries
Chapter 43:Vicarious Liability
Chapter 44:Damages
Chapter 45: Injunction
Chapter 46:Limitations