The Digital Repository of Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Eoin O’Dell as our official legal advisor. Dr. O’Dell has contributed to policy development at DRI since 2014, including key legal documentation and workflows which allow the DRI to function as a Trusted Digital Repository.

He is an Associate Professor of Law and Chair of the Fellows in Trinity College Dublin, and researches and publishes primarily in the fields of freedom of expression, and private and commercial law. He has been President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, a Member of the Council and Executive of the Society of Legal Scholars in the UK and Ireland, and Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal. He was a member of the group which advised the Department of Justice on the Defamation Act, 2009; he was a member of the Advisory Group on a European Civil Code which advised the EU Commission on common principles of European private law; and he is a member of the Statute Law Revision Committee advising the Department of Public Service and Reform on the process of revising the Irish Statute Book. He was Chair of the Copyright Review Group which presented its final report to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in October 2013.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. O’Dell for his work to date, and welcome him to the DRI team.