Congratulations to Professor Paul McCutcheon and Dr Laura Cahillane of the School of Law, along with Ray Byrne and Emma Roche-Cagney – authors of the book ‘Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System’, which won Practical Law Book of the Year at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association awards at the weekend. The book, which has been a staple of Irish law students for many years, is now in its 7th edition and the judges of the award commented on its utility and versatility given that it is an essential book not just for students but for practitioners and judges too. This book is considered the foundational work on the Irish legal system. It is frequently cited as a leading authority in Courts and by practitioners and academics. It is also the principal authoritative source referred to by International scholars when writing about the Irish legal system. It provides a detailed analysis of the Irish legal system and its history, the legal profession and law officers of the state, the administration of justice, the legislative process, and a deep analysis of sources of law and the Irish Constitution.