Margaret Gray spoke on the Miller judgment, at a breakfast seminar on 31 January 2017 at the Law Library, Dublin.
The event was chaired by John Cooke SC, former Judge at the General Court of the EU, who also commented on the effect of the judgment. Professor Barrett, UCD, addressed the principal constitutional issue decided by the Supreme Court, outlining the basis for the majority ruling that an Act of Parliament is required before notice of UK withdrawal is given under Article 50 TEU.
Margaret Gray then outlined the specific issues referred by the courts in Northern Ireland, the Supreme Court’s treatment of them and the consequences of that part of the ruling for the devolved administrations.
The event was hosted by the Irish Centre for European Law, of which Margaret is a member of the board of directors.