Brehon laws

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Related to Brehon laws: Senchus Mor
the ancient Irish laws, - unwritten, like the common law of England. They were abolished by statute of Edward III.

See also: Brehon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Under the Brehon laws, land was owned by the clan and not by any one individual (or at least the clan retained a say in the land farmed by individuals), (61) and the same rules applied to govern access to Ireland's fisheries.
(2) The Brehon laws never formed a unified code throughout Ireland.
The old Brehon Laws are the only laws that matter....
Restorative justice is a relatively new introduction to the modern justice system, although it has its roots in the old Brehon laws. It involves making the perpetrator of a crime face up to the harm they have caused and offers them a chance to undo the harm caused by crime.
The book covers religious disputes, political power, poets, intermarriage between early Norman settlers and the indigenous Gaels, the ancient Brehon Laws that were community based, and the influence of families such as the O'Neills, O'Donnells and the Fitzgeralds.
The Brehon laws she uses date back to 438 AD and are based on compensation for the victim and rehabilitation.
Brehon Laws were tough on doctors too Irish doctors who failed to cure a wound through carelessness or neglect had to refund his fee' Woman of ancient times could also file for divorce if her husband was found boasting about their activities in the bedroom' Irish women were once permitted to divorce their husbands if he had become obese or was no use between the sheets' Women like Jennifer Aniston, wives whose husband's walked out on them got a large slice of the family wealth
The hierarchical dynamic of this perfect conquest--which Davies laments as never being a possibility in Ireland, while the traditional Irish Brehon laws remain in force--is the same transformation that Victorian law theorist John Austin is still earnestly advocating for England itself in the mid-nineteenth century.
Fragments of the ancient Brehon Laws show that hurling was regulated from at least the sixth century.
The Norman Conquest and the gradual spread of English common law eroded property and marital rights women had enjoyed under the Gaelic Brehon laws. The suppression of the Gaelic Rebellions, followed by the Flight of the Earls and subsequent plantations and the Penal Laws consigned the vast majority of Irish women to the laboring classes on settler estates.
Intriguingly, her work-in-progress is on that great, if unsung, event, the state-sponsored translation of the Brehon laws. She has made a formidable intervention in Irish and postcolonial studies in the virtually untilled field of law, both institutional and discursive, both as imperial repressive apparatus and as an anti-imperial guerrilla weapon.
Following his ordination in March 1853 Moran took a holiday in Ireland, (4) relatively uneventful except for his meeting with the great Eugene O'Curry, recalled in an address in Sydney thirty years later: In 1853 [O'Curry] was employed under the Brehon Law Commission to transcribe and translate those ancient Laws.