Sarah Conroy & Christian Carlyle

On 13 July 2016 a Bill was introduced to the Houses of the Oireachtas to, "create the indictable offence of corporate manslaughter by an undertaking to create the indictable offence of grossly negligent management causing death by a high managerial agent of the undertaking, and to provide for related matters".

In its 2005 Report on Corporate Killing, the Irish Law Reform Commission advised that "the existing law does not deal adequately with organisations which act in a grossly negligent manner and cause death". It is intended that the 2016 Bill will remedy this.

In this article, Sarah Conroy and Christian Carlyle explain the impact of this "first of its kind" Bill and how it will create new criminal offences in regarding manslaughter in Ireland. 

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