Mary Donnelly

Professor
Law
Faculty of Law
University College
Cork

T: +353-21-490 2857
F: +353-21-427 0690
E: m.donnelly@ucc.ie
Professor (Scale 2)
Law
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: m.donnelly@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/law

Mary Donnelly is a graduate of University College Dublin (BCL 1986), University College Cork (MA 1993), Trinity College Dublin (MLitt 1995), University of Wales, Cardiff (PhD 2007). Her books include The Law of Banks and Credit Institutions (Dublin: Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 2000); Consent: Bridging the Gap Between Doctor and Patient (Cork: Cork University Press, 2002); Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010); The Law of Credit and Security (Round Hall, 2011; 2nd ed 2015) and  she is co-author of End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law (Cork University Press, 2011) and Consumer Law: Rights and Regulation (Round Hall, 2014) and co-editor of Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities (Manchester University Press, 2016) . She has collaborated on projects funded by the European Commission, the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Children's Office and the Irish Hospice Foundation and has acted as consultant for public agencies and legal firms. She was a member of the Expert Group to review the Mental Health Act 2001 (2013-2015) and is a member of the Health Service Executive National Consent Advisory Group/Assisted Decision Making Steering Group. She is the Banking and Security correspondent for the Commercial Law Practitioner. She has served as External Examiner at Dublin City University and University College Dublin and is currently External Examiner at the National College of Ireland.  She was a visiting fellow at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2002) and at the London School of Economics (2009) and University College London (2016)

Research Interests


My primary research interests lie in medical/capacity law and consumer protection.  

In respect of medical/capacity law, my work relates primarily to the interplay between individual autonomy and state intervention/protection. My book, Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 2010), critiques the elevation of aspects of the liberal conception of autonomy within medical law and  I am currently working on a monograph entitled Evolving Legal Responses to Impaired Capacity. I am also interested in the intersections between legal and medical systems and the consequences of legal involvement for medical practice. One part of this ongoing project is a jointly edited collection of  essays entitled Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities (Manchester University Press, 2016).

The substantial focus of my work in consumer protection is in financial services and in the digital environment. I am especially interested in developing critical evaluations of the effectiveness of consumer/borrower protection measures in practice.  The first edition of my book The Law of Credit and Security was published in November 2011 and the second edition in November 2015.  Working with Dr Fidelma White, I jointly authored the only detailed Irish treatment of consumer law: Consumer Law: Policy and Practice (Round Hall, 2014) and we are currently working on a monograph entitled Consumer Protection in the EU Digital Environment to be published by Hart Publishing in 2018.



Books

YearPublication
(2015)The Law of Credit and Security 2nd Ed.
Mary Donnelly (2015) The Law of Credit and Security 2nd Ed. Dublin: Round Hall Press. [Details]
(2014)Consumer Law: Rights and Regulation.
Mary Donnelly and Fidelma White (2014) Consumer Law: Rights and Regulation. Dublin: Round Hall Thompsons Reuters. [Details]
(2011)The Law of Credit and Security.
Donnelly Mary ; (2011) The Law of Credit and Security. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
(2011)End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law.
McCarthy J, Donnelly M, Dooley D, Campbell L, Smith D (2011) End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2010)Healthcare Decision-making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism.
Donnelly Mary ; (2010) Healthcare Decision-making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2002)Consent: Bridging the Gap Between Doctor and Patient.
Donnelly, Mary; (2002) Consent: Bridging the Gap Between Doctor and Patient. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2000)The Law of Banks and Credit Institutions.
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) The Law of Banks and Credit Institutions. Dublin: Round Hall Press. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2016)Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities
Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray (Ed.). (2016) Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Developing a Legal Framework for Advance Healthcare Planning: Comparing England & Wales and Ireland'
Mary Donnelly (2017) 'Developing a Legal Framework for Advance Healthcare Planning: Comparing England & Wales and Ireland'. European journal of health law, 24 (1):67-84 [Details]
(2016)'Best Interests: Time to Say Goodbye?'
Mary Donnelly (2016) 'Best Interests: Time to Say Goodbye?'. Medical Law Review, 24 (3):318-332 [Details]
(2016)'Payments in the Digital Market: Evaluating the Contribution of Payment Services Directive II'
Mary Donnelly (2016) 'Payments in the Digital Market: Evaluating the Contribution of Payment Services Directive II'. Computer Law and Security Report, 32 (6):827-839 [Details]
(2016)'The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Implications for Healthcare Decision-making'
Mary Donnelly (2016) 'The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Implications for Healthcare Decision-making'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 22 (2):65-77 [Details]
(2014)'Victims of Crime with Disabilities: Hidden Casualties of a Vision of Victim as Everyman'
Shane Kilcommins and Mary Donnelly (2014) 'Victims of Crime with Disabilities: Hidden Casualties of a Vision of Victim as Everyman'. Journal International Review of Victimology, 20 (3):305-325 [Details]
(2014)'Company Charges and the Companies Register: Implications of the Companies Bill 2012 for Secured Lending'
Mary Donnelly (2014) 'Company Charges and the Companies Register: Implications of the Companies Bill 2012 for Secured Lending'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 21 (1):3-10 [Details]
(2013)'Irish Consumer Law: Asserting a Domestic Agenda'
M.Donnelly & F.White (2013) 'Irish Consumer Law: Asserting a Domestic Agenda'. Dublin University Law Journal, 36 :1-34 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'The Role of Family in Mental Health Law: A Framework for Transformation'
Claire Murray and Mary Donnelly (2013) 'The Role of Family in Mental Health Law: A Framework for Transformation'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 25 (4):380-405 [Details]
(2012)'The Financial Services Ombudsman: Asking the Existential Question'
M.Donnelly (2012) 'The Financial Services Ombudsman: Asking the Existential Question'. Dublin University Law Journal, 35 [Details]
(2012)'Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts: Time for Legislative Recalibration?'
M.Donnelly (2012) 'Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts: Time for Legislative Recalibration?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 19 (6):115-120 [Details]
(2012)'Unpaid Carers: An Invisible Presence in Irish Health and Care Law'
Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray (2012) 'Unpaid Carers: An Invisible Presence in Irish Health and Care Law'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 18 (1):6-12 [Details]
(2012)'Revisions to the Consumer Protection Code: Expanding the Scope of Financial Services Regulation'
m.donnelly (2012) 'Revisions to the Consumer Protection Code: Expanding the Scope of Financial Services Regulation'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 19 (1):3-13 [Details]
(2011)'Child friendly healthcare: delivering on the right to be heard'
Mary Donnelly Ursula Kilkelly; (2011) 'Child friendly healthcare: delivering on the right to be heard'. Medical Law Review, 19 (1):27-54 [Details]
(2011)'Participation in Healthcare: The Views and Experiences of Children and Young People'
U Kilkelly and M Donnelly (2011) 'Participation in Healthcare: The Views and Experiences of Children and Young People'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 19 (1):107-125 [Details]
(2011)'Keeping the Secrets of the Dead?: An Evaluation of the Statutory Framework for Access to Information about Decesased Persons'
Mary Donnelly and Maeve McDonagh; (2011) 'Keeping the Secrets of the Dead?: An Evaluation of the Statutory Framework for Access to Information about Decesased Persons'. Legal Studies, 31 (1):42-70 [Details]
(2011)'Home Loan Repossessions: Powers and Obligations'
Donnelly Mary ; (2011) 'Home Loan Repossessions: Powers and Obligations'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 18 (5):95-103 [Details]
(2011)'Determining Best Interests Under the Mental Capacity Act'
Donnelly, M; (2011) 'Determining Best Interests Under the Mental Capacity Act'. Medical Law Review, 19 :304-313 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Construing Guarantees: Principles and Practice'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2010) 'Construing Guarantees: Principles and Practice'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 17 :216-224 [Details]
(2010)'Consumer Credit: Evaluating the New Regulatory Framework'
Donnelly Mary; (2010) 'Consumer Credit: Evaluating the New Regulatory Framework'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 17 (8):143-149 [Details]
(2010)'Loan Contracts and the Unfair Contract Terms Regulations'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2010) 'Loan Contracts and the Unfair Contract Terms Regulations'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 17 (6):107-113 [Details]
(2010)'Access to Health Information in Respect of Deceased Persons: The Law in Ireland'
Donnelly, Mary; McDonagh, Maeve; (2010) 'Access to Health Information in Respect of Deceased Persons: The Law in Ireland'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 16 :7-15 [Details]
(2009)'Best Interests, Patient Participation and the Mental Capacity Act 2005'
Donnelly, Mary; (2009) 'Best Interests, Patient Participation and the Mental Capacity Act 2005'. Medical Law Review, 17 (1):1-29 [Details]
(2009)'Public Health and Patient Rights: S v HSE'
Donnelly, Mary; (2009) 'Public Health and Patient Rights: S v HSE'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 15 :66-71 [Details]
(2009)'The Sheriff's Office: An Effective Model For Debt Enforcement?'
Keating, Donal and Donnelly, Mary; (2009) 'The Sheriff's Office: An Effective Model For Debt Enforcement?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 16 (7):135-141 [Details]
(2009)'Reforming the Law on Debt Enforcement and the Role of the Sheriff'
Keating, Donal and Donnelly, Mary; (2009) 'Reforming the Law on Debt Enforcement and the Role of the Sheriff'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 16 (8):163-166 [Details]
(2009)'Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Delivering on the Functional Approach?'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2009) 'Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Delivering on the Functional Approach?'. Legal Studies, 29 (3):464-491 [Details]
(2008)'Community-based Care and Compulsion: What Role for Human Rights?'
Donnelly, M.; (2008) 'Community-based Care and Compulsion: What Role for Human Rights?'. Journal of Law and Medicine, :782-793 [Details]
(2008)'The Right of Autonomy in Irish Law'
Donnelly, M.; (2008) 'The Right of Autonomy in Irish Law'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 14 :34-40 [Details]
(2008)'Legislating for Incapacity: Developing a Rights-Based Framework'
Donnelly, M.; (2008) 'Legislating for Incapacity: Developing a Rights-Based Framework'. Dublin University Law Journal, 30 :385-438 [Details]
(2008)'From Autonomy to Dignity: Treatment for Mental Disorders and the Focus for Patient Rights'
Donnelly, M.; (2008) 'From Autonomy to Dignity: Treatment for Mental Disorders and the Focus for Patient Rights'. Law in Context, 26 (2):37-61 [Details]
(2007)'Webtraders' Obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations 2001: From Legal Standards to Best Practice'
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma ; (2007) 'Webtraders' Obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations 2001: From Legal Standards to Best Practice'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 14 :172-179 [Details]
(2007)'Assessing Legal Capacity: Process and the Operation of the Functional Test'
Donnelly, M.; (2007) 'Assessing Legal Capacity: Process and the Operation of the Functional Test'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, :141-168 [Details]
(2006)'The Consumer Protection Code: A New Departure in the Regulation of Irish Financial Services Provides'
Donnelly, Mary; (2006) 'The Consumer Protection Code: A New Departure in the Regulation of Irish Financial Services Provides'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 13 (11):271-283 [Details]
(2006)'Regulation and Consumer Protection: A Study of the Online Market'
Donnelly Mary and White Fidelma; (2006) 'Regulation and Consumer Protection: A Study of the Online Market'. Dublin University Law Journal, 28 :27-52 [Details]
(2005)'The Distance Selling Directives: A Time for Review'
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma; (2005) 'The Distance Selling Directives: A Time for Review'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 56 :200-243 [Details]
(2005)'The European Communities (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) Regulations 2004: legal obligations and regulatory compliance'
Donnelly & White; (2005) 'The European Communities (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) Regulations 2004: legal obligations and regulatory compliance'. Commercial Law Practitioner, :41-51 [Details]
(2005)'An Update on the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services: the EC (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2005'
Donnelly & White; (2005) 'An Update on the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services: the EC (Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2005'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 12 :83-85 [Details]
(2005)'Treatment for a Mental Disorder: The Mental Health Act 2001,Consent and the Role of Rights'
Donnelly, Mary; (2005) 'Treatment for a Mental Disorder: The Mental Health Act 2001,Consent and the Role of Rights'. Irish Jurist, 40 :220-260 [Details]
(2003)'Electronic Funds Transfers: Obligations and Liabilities of Participating Institutions'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2003) 'Electronic Funds Transfers: Obligations and Liabilities of Participating Institutions'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 10 :35-39 [Details]
(2001)'Decision Making for Mentally Incompetent People: The Empty Formula of Best Interests'
Donnelly, Mary; (2001) 'Decision Making for Mentally Incompetent People: The Empty Formula of Best Interests'. Medicine and Law, 20 (1):405-416 [Details]
(2000)'Reforming Personal Property Security Law in Ireland: Is there a Case for a Single Securities Register?'
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) 'Reforming Personal Property Security Law in Ireland: Is there a Case for a Single Securities Register?'. Dublin University Law Journal, 21 :50-74 [Details]
(2000)'Assigning Intangibles: Possibilities and Pitfalls'
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) 'Assigning Intangibles: Possibilities and Pitfalls'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 7 :59-65 [Details]
(2000)'Maintaining Standards in Electronic Banking: How Does Ireland Measure Up?'
Donnelly, Mary and McDonagh, Maeve; (2000) 'Maintaining Standards in Electronic Banking: How Does Ireland Measure Up?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 7 :211-217 [Details]
(1999)'Undue Influence, Misrepresentation and Guarantees: What is a Bank to do?'
Donnelly, Mary; (1999) 'Undue Influence, Misrepresentation and Guarantees: What is a Bank to do?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 6 :167-175 [Details]
(1997)'Credit Cards : The Law Relating to Your 'Flexible Friend''
Donnelly, Mary; (1997) 'Credit Cards : The Law Relating to Your 'Flexible Friend''. Commercial Law Practitioner, 4 :75-80 [Details]
(1997)'Cheque Fraud: Modern Treatment and Future Trends'
Donnelly, Mary; (1997) 'Cheque Fraud: Modern Treatment and Future Trends'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 4 :216-221 [Details]
(1997)'The Legality of Non-Consensual Sterilisation of Mentally Disabled People'
Donnelly, M.; (1997) 'The Legality of Non-Consensual Sterilisation of Mentally Disabled People'. Irish Jurist, 32 :297-323 [Details]
(1997)'The Injury of Parenthood: The Tort of Wrongful Conception'
Donnelly, Mary; (1997) 'The Injury of Parenthood: The Tort of Wrongful Conception'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 48 :10-23 [Details]
(1997)'Electronic Banking and the Consumer: What Price Convenience?'
Donnelly, Mary; (1997) 'Electronic Banking and the Consumer: What Price Convenience?'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 4 :132-141 [Details]
(1997)'Recent Developments in Payment Systems'
Donnelly, Mary; (1997) 'Recent Developments in Payment Systems'. Dublin University Law Journal, 19 :139-148 [Details]
(1996)'The Calm of Reason? A Consideration of Sentencing Policy in Sexual Offences Cases'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'The Calm of Reason? A Consideration of Sentencing Policy in Sexual Offences Cases'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 :26-41 [Details]
(1996)'Recent Developments in the Tort of Negligent Misstatement'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'Recent Developments in the Tort of Negligent Misstatement'. Irish Law Times, 10 :123-127 [Details]
(1996)'Legal Actions For Negligence Relating to Sterilisation'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'Legal Actions For Negligence Relating to Sterilisation'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 3 :21-24 [Details]
(1996)'The Erosion of the Bankers' Duty of Secrecy'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'The Erosion of the Bankers' Duty of Secrecy'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 3 :226-231 [Details]
(1996)'Confusion and Uncertainty: The Irish Approach to the Duty to Disclose Risks in Medical Treatment'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'Confusion and Uncertainty: The Irish Approach to the Duty to Disclose Risks in Medical Treatment'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 3 :3-8 [Details]
(1995)'An Analysis of the Legal Effects of the Decision of One Spouse Not to Have Children'
Donnelly, M.; (1995) 'An Analysis of the Legal Effects of the Decision of One Spouse Not to Have Children'. Irish Law Times, 9 :213-216 [Details]
(1995)'Capacity of Minors to Consent to Medical and Contraceptive Treatment'
Donnelly, M.; (1995) 'Capacity of Minors to Consent to Medical and Contraceptive Treatment'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 1 :12-16 [Details]
(1993)'Battered Women Who Kill and the Criminal Law Defences'
Donnelly, M.; (1993) 'Battered Women Who Kill and the Criminal Law Defences'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 3 :161-172 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2017)'PM v The Board of Management of St. Vincent's Hospital and others'
Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray (2017) 'PM v The Board of Management of St. Vincent's Hospital and others' In: Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity. Oxford: Hart Publishing. Globe icon [Details]
(2017)'Depression and Consent to Treatment: The Limits of a Capacity Based Approach'
Mary Donnelly (2017) 'Depression and Consent to Treatment: The Limits of a Capacity Based Approach' In: Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring (eds). Depression: Law and Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2016)'Patient-centred Dying: The Role of Law'
Mary Donnelly (2016) 'Patient-centred Dying: The Role of Law' In: Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2014)'A Legal Overview'
Mary Donnelly (2014) 'A Legal Overview' In: The Law and Ethics of Dementia. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2010)'Treatment Reviews: Legalism, Process and Rights Protection'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2010) 'Treatment Reviews: Legalism, Process and Rights Protection' In: Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'The Consumer Protection Code: Regulatory Innovation from the Irish Financial Regulator'
Donnelly, Mary; (2008) 'The Consumer Protection Code: Regulatory Innovation from the Irish Financial Regulator' In: Yearbook of Consumer Law 2009. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(2007)'The Effect of Information Based Consumer Protection: Lessons from a study of the Irish online market'
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma ; (2007) 'The Effect of Information Based Consumer Protection: Lessons from a study of the Irish online market' In: Yearbook of Consumer Law 2008. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(2000)''A Gendered View of Law and Policy-Making Processes in Ireland'
Donnelly, M, Mullally, S, Smith O; (2000) ''A Gendered View of Law and Policy-Making Processes in Ireland' In: Making Women Count: Integrating Gender into Law and Policy Making. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(1997)'The Construction of Women in the Debate About Non-Consensual Sterilisation: Why a Feminist Analysis Is Needed'
Donnelly, M.; (1997) 'The Construction of Women in the Debate About Non-Consensual Sterilisation: Why a Feminist Analysis Is Needed' In: Legal Feminisms:From Theory to Practice. Aldershot: Dartmouth. [Details]
(1995)'Gender Difference and the Criminal Law Defences'
Donnelly, M.; (1995) 'Gender Difference and the Criminal Law Defences' In: Justice and Legal Theory in Ireland. Dublin: Oaktree Press. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2010)'Banking and Security Law Update'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2010) 'Banking and Security Law Update' Commercial Law Practitioner, 17 (3) :60-64. [Details]
(2009)'Banking and Security Law Update'
Donnelly, Mary ; (2009) 'Banking and Security Law Update' Commercial Law Practitioner, 16 (2) :36-39. [Details]
(2008)'Banking and Security Law Update'
Donnelly, Mary; (2008) 'Banking and Security Law Update' Commercial Law Practitioner, 15 (1) :27-30. [Details]
(2007)'Banking and Security Law Update'
Donnelly, Mary; (2007) 'Banking and Security Law Update' Commercial Law Practitioner, 14 (1) :19-21. [Details]
(1997)'Recent developments in Equality'
Donnelly, M.; (1997) 'Recent developments in Equality' Newsletter of the Higher Education Equality Unit, 6 :8-9. [Details]
(1996)'Recent Developments in Equality'
Donnelly, M.; (1996) 'Recent Developments in Equality' Newsletter of the Higher Education Equality Unit, 5 :7-8. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2013)Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights.
Donnelly, M & White, F (2013) Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights. Faculty of Law, Cork. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care.
McCarthy J., Donnelly M., Dooley D., Campbell L., Smith D.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]
(2006)The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health Professionals.
Kilkelly, U. and Donnelly, M. ; (2006) The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health Professionals. Office of the Minister for Children, Ireland. [Details]
(1999)Predicting the Impact of Policy: Gender-Auditing as a Means of Assessing the Probable Impact of Policy on Women-Ireland a Country Report.
Mullally, S, Donnelly, M, Smith O; (1999) Predicting the Impact of Policy: Gender-Auditing as a Means of Assessing the Probable Impact of Policy on Women-Ireland a Country Report. Feminist Legal Research Unit Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Liverpool. [Details]
(1999)Ireland's Legal and Extra-Legal Responses to the European Court of Justice Decision in Barber v Guardian Royal Assurance Group 1990.
Donnelly, M. and Smith, O.; (1999) Ireland's Legal and Extra-Legal Responses to the European Court of Justice Decision in Barber v Guardian Royal Assurance Group 1990. Feminist Legal Research Unit, University of Liverpool, Liverpool. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2001)Review of O Dell Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century.
Donnelly, Mary; (2001) Review of O Dell Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century. Commercial Law Practitioner: Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)Review of Mugasha The Law of Multi-Bank Financing: Syndications and Participations.
Donnelly, M.; (1999) Review of Mugasha The Law of Multi-Bank Financing: Syndications and Participations. Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Journals

YearPublication
(2015)Abortion Law Reform in Ireland - A Model for Change.
Enright, M., Conway, V., de Londras, F., Donnelly, M., Fletcher, R., McDonnell, N., McGuinness, S., Murray, C., Ring, S., ui Chonnachtaigh, S. (2015) Abortion Law Reform in Ireland - A Model for Change. Kent Law School: Electronic Journals Globe icon [Details]

Manual

YearPublication
(2006)Credit and Security Law.
Donnelly, Mary; (2006) Credit and Security Law. Manual [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Study on Legal Framework of Interoperable eHealth in Europe - Irish report.
McDonagh, M., Donnelly, M. ; (2008) Study on Legal Framework of Interoperable eHealth in Europe - Irish report. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2007)Investigation of Policy Issues in Respect of Preferential Status on Insolvency.
Donnelly, Mary; (2007) Investigation of Policy Issues in Respect of Preferential Status on Insolvency. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2007)Report on Identification and Authentication in Electronic Payments in Ireland.
McDonagh, M., Donnelly, M. ; (2007) Report on Identification and Authentication in Electronic Payments in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2006)The Status of Statutory Declarations Sworn Outside the Jurisdiction.
Donnelly, Mary; (2006) The Status of Statutory Declarations Sworn Outside the Jurisdiction. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace: An Examination of Information Based Consumer Protection in the Context of Distance Selling on the Internet.
Donnelly Mary, White Fidelma and Mulcahy Jane; (2005) Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace: An Examination of Information Based Consumer Protection in the Context of Distance Selling on the Internet. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Ireland's Implementation of European Recommendation 97/489/EC concerning transactions carried out by electronic payment instruments.
Donnelly, M., McDonagh, M.; (2000) Ireland's Implementation of European Recommendation 97/489/EC concerning transactions carried out by electronic payment instruments. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002NUI Publication Fund Award National University of Ireland
2006President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching President of University College Cork
2004IRCHSS Thematic Research Project Grant Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
University College Dublin External Examiner01-JUL-09 / 01-JUL-12
Dublin City University External Examiner01-JUL-09 / 01-JUL-12
Society of Legal Scholars Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Association of Law Teachers Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)Current Legal Problems,
Mary Donnelly (2016) Balancing Empowerment and Protection: Evolving Legal Frameworks for Impaired Capacity. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Current Legal Problems, University College London , 08-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016)Society of Women in Philosophy,
Mary Donnelly (2016) Lost in Translation? Moral and Legal Responses to Impaired Capacity. [Plenary Lecture], Society of Women in Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Galway , 04-DEC-16. [Details]
(2015)Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project - The Embodied Subject,
Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray (2015) Drafting Workshop. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project - The Embodied Subject, Griffith College Dublin . [Details]
(2015)Authorised Officers Networking Day,
Mary Donnelly (2015) Protecting Rights: The Role of Authorised Officers. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Authorised Officers Networking Day, Dr Stevens Hospital, Dublin 8 , 17-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014)Consumer Law Protection and Compliance,
Mary Donnelly (2014) Consumer Law: The European Agenda. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Consumer Law Protection and Compliance, University College Cork , 11-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)The Companies Bill: An Overview,
Mary Donnelly (2014) The Companies Bill: Implications for Secured Lending”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Companies Bill: An Overview, University College Cork , 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)National Consumer Agency conference,
Mary Donnelly (2014) “Unfair Terms in Financial Services Contracts”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Consumer Agency conference, Dublin , 02-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Centre for Health law, Science and Policy,,
Mary Donnelly (2014) “What about Carers?: A Relational Critique of the Convention of Persons with Disabilities”. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Centre for Health law, Science and Policy,, University of Birmingham , 03-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Conference on Shoulder Dystocia,
Mary Donnelly (2014) “Delivering Higher Standards in Quality and Safety: The Role of Law”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on Shoulder Dystocia, Cork , 02-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Congress of Anaesthesia 2014,
Mary Donnelly (2014) “Pregnancy and the Law: What the Anaesthetist Needs to Know”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Congress of Anaesthesia 2014, Dublin , 17-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013)The Financial Crisis Five Years On: A Critical Reflection,
Mary Donnelly (2013) Protecting Consumers of Financial Services in Post-Crisis Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Financial Crisis Five Years On: A Critical Reflection, Griffith College Dubli , 18-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Secured Transactions Reform in Ireland,
Mary Donnelly (2013) The Company Charge Register after the Companies Bill 2012. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Secured Transactions Reform in Ireland, University College Dublin , 10-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)International Academy of Law and Mental Health,
Mary Donnelly (2013) Supported Decision-Making in Compulsory Mental Health Law: A Conceptual Impossibility?. [Oral Presentation], International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam , 14-JUL-13 - 19-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Children, Medical Treatment and Medical Research: Ethical and Legal Issues,
Mary Donnelly (2013) ‘Gatekeeping Adolescent Autonomy: Assessing the Role of the Healthcare Professional’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Children, Medical Treatment and Medical Research: Ethical and Legal Issues, Dublin , 23-FEB-13 - 24-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Mental Health Law Reform: New Perspectives and Challenges,
Mary Donnelly (2012) 'Falling through the Gaps: The Challenges for Reform in a Dual model System'. [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Law Reform: New Perspectives and Challenges, National University of Ireland, Galway , 23-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2012,
Mary Donnelly (2012) 'Financial Services Ombudsman Services: A Comparative Perspective'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference 2012, University College Cork , 03-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Formulating Legal Models on Adolescent consent and refusals,
Mary Donnelly (2012) Barriers to Participation: The Scope of Participation Rights in the ECHR and the CRC. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Formulating Legal Models on Adolescent consent and refusals, University of Leeds , 10-FEB-12 - 11-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)Formulating Legal Models on Adolescent Consent and Refusal,
Mary Donnelly (2012) Delivering a Workable Framework for Adolescent Healthcare Decision-Making: The Role of Legislation and Codes of Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Formulating Legal Models on Adolescent Consent and Refusal, University of Leeds , 10-FEB-12 - 11-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)Signalling Fundamental Change? The Mental Health Act 2007 and Confronting Contemporary Needs within Psychiatry,
M Donnelly (2012) 'Voluntary' Patients and Legislative Intervention: Encroaching Legalism or Necessary Rights Protection?. [Oral Presentation], Signalling Fundamental Change? The Mental Health Act 2007 and Confronting Contemporary Needs within Psychiatry, University of Liverpool , 11-JAN-12 - 11-JAN-12. [Details]
(2010)Mental Health Lawyers Association Conference,
Donnelly, Mary ; (2010) Treatment and Conditions: Human Rights Perspectives. [Oral Presentation], Mental Health Lawyers Association Conference, University College Cork , 26-FEB-10 - 26-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Launch of Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care,
Donnelly, Mary; (2010) Hearing Patients' Voices at the End of Life. [Invited Oral Presentation], Launch of Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, Cork , 06-OCT-10 - 06-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)Rethinking Rights Based Mental Health Workshop,
Donnelly, Mary; (2009) Reviews of Treatment Decisions: Protecting Rights or Jumping Through Hoops?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Rethinking Rights Based Mental Health Workshop, Monash University European Campus, Prato, Italy , 22-MAY-09 - 24-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Donnelly, Mary ; (2009) Treatment Refusals, Identity and Social Context. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Keele University, UK , 08-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09. [Details]
(2002)Faculty presentation, University of Stellenbosch,
Donnelly, Mary; (2002) Minors and Consent to Medical Treatment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Faculty presentation, University of Stellenbosch, Department of Private and Roman Law, Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa , 25-OCT-02 - 25-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002)Faculty presentation Monash University,
Donnelly, M.; (2002) Consent: From Flak Jacket to Strait Jacket. [Invited Oral Presentation], Faculty presentation Monash University, Melbourne, Australia , 22-MAY-02 - 22-MAY-02. [Details]
(2002)Faculty presentation University of Tasmania,
Donnelly,Mary; (2002) Understanding Capacity: A Functional Test. [Invited Oral Presentation], Faculty presentation University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia , 15-APR-02 - 15-APR-02. [Details]
(2002)Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars,
Donnelly, M.; (2002) Reforming Mental Health Law: A Role for Capacity?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, de Montfort University, Leicester, England , 14-SEP-02 - 14-SEP-02. [Details]
(2001)Annual Conference of the Irish Federation of University Women,
Donnelly, Mary; (2001) Women, Equality and the Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Federation of University Women, Cork , 13-OCT-01 - 13-OCT-01. [Details]
(2000)13th World Congress on Medical Law,
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) Best Interests: An Empty Formula?. [Oral Presentation], 13th World Congress on Medical Law, Helsinki, Finland , 01-AUG-00 - 04-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)Faculty Presentation, St Louis University,
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) Death and Dying: Irish and English Perspectives. [Invited Oral Presentation], Faculty Presentation, St Louis University, Faculty and Alumni, St Louis Law School, St Louis University , 13-APR-00 - 13-APR-00. [Details]
(2000)TEMPE Project Workshop,
Donnelly, Mary and Madden, Deirdre; (2000) Issues in Assisted Reproduction in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], TEMPE Project Workshop, University College Cork , 16-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00. [Details]
(2000)Credit Unions Summer School,
Donnelly, Mary; (2000) Regulation of Banks and Credit Unions: A Comparative Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Credit Unions Summer School, University College Cork , 28-JUN-00 - 28-JUN-00. [Details]
(2000)Financial Services Law Seminar,
Donnelly, M.; (2000) Recent Developments in Banking Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Financial Services Law Seminar, Financial Services Ireland IBEC Head Office, Confederation House, Dublin , 08-MAY-00 - 08-MAY-00. [Details]
(1999)Irish Association of Law Teachers Mid-Year Conference,
Donnelly, Mary; (1999) Intangibles: Poor Relations Among Securities?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Mid-Year Conference, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 , 20-NOV-99 - 20-NOV-99. [Details]
(1998)Cork Women's Political Association Meeting,
Donnelly, M.; (1998) Abortion and the Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork Women's Political Association Meeting, Cork , 16-FEB-98 - 16-FEB-98. [Details]
(1998)Partners' Meeting on European Project 'Predicting the Impact of Policy: Gender-auditing as a means of predicting the probable impact of policy initiatives on women,
Donnelly, M.; (1998) Equality Law and Policy in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Partners' Meeting on European Project 'Predicting the Impact of Policy: Gender-auditing as a means of predicting the probable impact of policy initiatives on women, Liverpool University, Liverpool , 30-JAN-98 - 30-JAN-98. [Details]
(2008)Society of Legal Scholars, Ireland Section,
Donnelly, M.; (2008) Legislating for Incapacity. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars, Ireland Section, Law School, Trinity College, Dublin , 16-FEB-08 - 16-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars,
Donnelly, M.; (2008) Autonomy, Risk and Capacity to Make Healthcare Decisions. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, London School of Economics , 16-SEP-08 - 16-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference,
Donnelly, M.; (2008) Capacity: The Myths of the Functional Test. [Oral Presentation], Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester Law School , 18-MAR-08 - 18-MAR-08. [Details]
(2007)Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights,
Donnelly, M.; (2007) Treatment for Mental Disorders and the Protection of Patient Rights. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Law Faculty, University College Cork , 25-OCT-07 - 25-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of the Association for Law and Society,
Donnelly, M.; (2007) The Promise of Participation by Legally Incapable Adults in Healthcare Decision-making: Rhetoric or Reality?. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association for Law and Society, Humboldt University, Berlin , 25-JUL-07 - 25-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)Public Health and Human Rights Conference,
Donnelly, M.; (2007) The Role of Rights Discourse in Theorising Community Treatment Orders. [Oral Presentation], Public Health and Human Rights Conference, Monash University (European Campus), Prato, Italy , 09-JUN-07 - 09-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)Law and Society Association Conference,
White, F & Donnelly, M; (2006) Information Based Regulation in the European Onlines Sales environment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law and Society Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA , 06-JUL-06 - 09-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Society of Legal Scholars Ireland Conference,
Donnelly Mary and White Fidelma; (2006) Regulation and Consumer Protection: A Study of the Online Market. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Ireland Conference, Trinity College Law School, Dublin , 18-FEB-06 - 18-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Donnelly, Mary and White, Fidelma; (2005) Information-Based Consumer Protection: Myth or Reality?. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland , 06-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
University Ethics Committee Chair2015 /
Promotions and Establishment Board Member2011 / 2011
College of Business and Law Executive Management Group Member2011 /
College of Business and Law Sabbatical Leave Committee Member2011 /
Cork University Press Editorial Committee Member2011 /
Examinations Committee, Law Department Member2004 / 2010
Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions Committee, Law Department Chair2002 / 2010
Skills Committee, Law Department Member2006 / 2010

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-OCT-04 /
University College Cork College Lecturer01-SEP-94 / 01-OCT-04
O Hanrahan and Co Solicitor01-JUN-88 / 31-DEC-91

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1986University College Dublin BCL
1990Incorporated Law Society of Ireland SolicitorProfessional Qualification
1993University College Cork MAWomens' Studies
1994University of Dublin, Trinity College MASTERSLaw
2007University of Wales, Cardiff PHDAutonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism: An Analysis of the Right to Refuse Treatment

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
National Consumer Agency

Development of guidance on Unfair Contract Terms Regulations

Company Law Review Group, Department of Enterprise and Employment

Investigation of Policy Issues in Respect of Preferential Status on Insolvency

Business Law Committee, Law Society

Investigation of the Legal Status of Statutory Declarations Sworn outside the Jurisdiction

Irish Bankers Federation

Development of Module on the Law of Credit and Security

Outreach Activities

 Description

Member of Cork University Hospital Ethics Committee

Member of Health Service Executive National Consent Advisory Group


Member of Amnesty International Expert Advisory Committee on Mental Health 

Member of Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001

2009 - date: Member of Irish Mental Health Coalition Committee

2009-Date: Member of Amnesty International Advisory Group on Mental Health Law Reform

2003: Formulation of advice in respect of a Model for Consent for Unified Maternity Services in Cork

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Modern Law Review Referee-
Journal Of Social Welfare And Family Law Referee-
Irish Jurist Referee-
Legal Studies Referee-
Medical Law Review Referee-
Dublin University Law Journal Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-03 - 31-AUG-12
Dublin University Law Journal Series Editor01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-04
Sydney University Law Review Referee-
Medico-Legal Journal Of Ireland Referee-

Other Activities

 Description



External Examiner PhD Thesis: Monash University, Melboune, Australia

Reviewer National University of Ireland Travelling Studentships

Peer Reviewer: Economics and Social Research Council (UK) 

Referee: Routledge Biomedicine and Law Series

Referee: Cork University Press

Peer Reviewer: Nuffield Foundation

Teaching Interests

In respect of all of my teaching, my primary goal is to encourage students to undertake a critical evaluation which draws on the realities of the law in practice.

The topics which I cover in my teaching include the following:

Medical Law: consent to treatment; informed consent; capacity; parental autonomy; decision-making for childen and adults lacking capacity; end-of-life decision-making.

Financial Services Law: the regulation of financial services provision, including consumer protection; banking law; insurance law and investment law

The Law of Credit and Security: regulation of credit providers; consumer credit; lending practice and responsible lending requirements; forms of security; debt enforcement

eCommerce Law: regulatory and consumer protection issues in online financial services marketing and provision. 


In addition, I was the Director of the LLM Degree from 2001-2009 and am currently the Director of the LLM (General) Degree.  As part of this, I teach Legal Research Methods and Writing for LLM students.  I also teach oral presentation skills at LLM level.  This involves videotaping of students' presentations and giving detailed individualised feedback to students regarding how to develop their skills. 

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Bullman Thomas Christian Doctoral Degree
Somers Caroline Teresa Doctoral Degree
Ralston Joanne Doctoral Degree
Doyle O'Sullivan Una Maire Doctoral Degree
Mc Carthy Jonathan Thomas Doctoral Degree
Lynch Ann Doctoral Degree
Doyle Guilloud Suzanne Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Consumer Rights: Law and Policy LW6578Consumer Rights: Law and Policy
2017Electronic Commerce Law LW6541Electronic Commerce Law
2017Law of Secured Lending LW6579Law of Secured Lending
2017Mental Capacity Law LW6592Mental Capacity Law
2017Banking Law LW3317Banking Law
2017LLM (Taught) Dissertation LW6538LLM (Taught) Dissertation