Blog Awards

This blog is all about covering stories that the mainstream media will not touch. It was therefore gratifying to be nominated for the Blog Awards.

I now need your vote please, once a week!

A top-10 nomination might get some of these stories into the mainstream press, which is the ultimate objective:

About Neil van Dokkum

Neil van Dokkum (B. SocSc; LLB; LLM; PGC Con.Lit) Neil is a law lecturer and has been so since arriving in Ireland from South Africa in 2002. Prior to that Neil worked in a leading firm of solicitors from 1987-1992, before being admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa (a barrister) in 1992. He published three books in South Africa on employment law and unfair dismissal, as well as being published in numerous national and international peer-reviewed journals. Neil currently specialises in employment law, medical negligence law, family law and child protection law. He dabbles in EU law (procurement and energy). Neil retired from full-time practice in 2002 to take up a lecturing post. He has published three books since then, “Nursing Law for Irish Students (2005); “Evidence” (2007); and “Nursing Law for Students in Ireland” (2011). His current interest is the area of disability as a politico-economic construct. Neil is very happily married to Fiona, and they have two sons, Rory and Ian.
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2 Responses to Blog Awards

  1. dave fingleton says:

    Hi Neil,

    I voted in those blog awards. Kind of surprised to see my own blog ” the social network and groupthink” in there as well…

    I really appreciate your breaking down the kelly judgement into something universally understandable….there are not too many out there who will trawl through all 47 pages… David Malone explained it further to could be a game changer…hopefully..



    Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:52:04 +0000 To:

  2. Neil van Dokkum says:

    That was a pleasure Dave. I hope I got the main points – essentially the Habitat Directive two stage appropriate assessment process is what is important to come out of that – it means Bord Pleanala cannot just say they have considered the angles, but rather they need to show it in a convincing ‘scientific’ fashion.
    Ha ha – I see you are as concerned about these awards as I am (not!). If it gets some publicity for the cause, well and good. We need to be talking to the non-converted out there, and this might help in that. I’m not even sure that the thing works.

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