Louth transition yr university student Saorla McDonagh Sharkey has been named winner of the Law Modern society of Ireland’s inaugural Countrywide Gráinne O’Neill Memorial Authorized Essay Competitors.
The competitiveness invited 1,500-term essays on the matter “The regulation and social media: hanging a harmony between independence of expression and liable usage”.
Of the much more than 80 essays submitted by pupils from 38 faculties throughout 14 diverse counties, Saorla, of St Vincent’s Secondary Faculty in Dundalk, Louth, gained the leading award.
Saorla’s essay gained a €1,000 prize, trophy and shield for her college. The judges counseled her essay’s “unique approach” as she “carefully place a spotlight on social justice problems to increase the crucial discussion of the competing rights”.
Richard Hammond SC, chairperson of the Law Society’s education and learning committee, explained: “This competitiveness aims to really encourage younger folks to have interaction with the law and consider their individual authorized rights, how the regulation impacts society. This opposition aims to inspire students’ understanding and acquire their creative imagination in an participating way.
“We had been delighted to welcome our scholar finalists, their mom and dad, guardians, and instructors, to the residence of the Law Culture of Eire at Blackhall Area to celebrate their achievements.”
Saorla extra: “I am delighted to be awarded initial prize at the Gráinne O’Neill essay competitiveness. It’s quite unique that I could go to the celebration with my parents. The competitors opened my eyes further to the entire world of law and the balance of legal rights and it has surely motivated me to look at a vocation in law.
“I would like to thank my teachers, specifically Mr Thompson for encouraging me usually in English and Mr Henry my TY Coordinator. I am very pleased to symbolize my Secondary faculty St Vincent’s Dundalk.”
Hari Chandana Parimkayala, of Loreto Secondary University, Wexford, was awarded next spot and Michael Kerley of De La Salle Higher education, Dundalk, Co Louth, arrived 3rd.
Four advantage certificates were awarded to Huriyah Baqer of Loreto Secondary Faculty, Balbriggan, Dublin Carys Hudner of Moville Local community College, Donegal Saoirse Reilly of The High College, Dublin and Eimear McCarthy of Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, Cork.
The Gráinne O’Neill Memorial Lawful Essay Opposition honours the lifetime and legacy of the late Choose Gráinne O’Neill, who became the youngest decide in Eire on her appointment to the District Court in 2014. She died in 2018 following a time period of disease.
The competitiveness was initiated by Mr Justice Keenan Johnson of the Circuit Court, in collaboration with the Midland Solicitors’ Bar Association, in 2019. This is the initially year the levels of competition invited entries from changeover 12 months learners throughout the region.