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Sports Law in Ireland, 2nd edition by DONNELLAN

Sports Law in Ireland, 2nd edition

By Laura Donnellan


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Ireland deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law.

The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears
in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured.

This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policymakers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Ireland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

Publish Date 03/10/2017
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041187574
SKU 10058544-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors 
List of Abbreviations 
General Introduction
Chapter 1. General Background
Chapter 2. Development of Sports Law
Chapter 3. Sources of Sports Law
Part I. Organization of Sport
Chapter 1. Public Regulation of Sports Participation
Chapter 2. Dispute Settlements
Chapter 3. Taxation
Part II. Sport and Status
Chapter 1. Sports Employment Issues
Chapter 2. Sports Personality Rights
Chapter 3. Social Security
Part III. Doping in Irish Sport
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Legal Basis of Testing Procedures
Part IV. Sport and Commerce
Chapter 1. Broadcasting of Sports Events
Chapter 2. Sport and Competition Law
Chapter 3. Sponsorship
Chapter 4. Merchandising
Selected Bibliography