I frequently appear in the media to discuss legal and political developments. I have extensive experience in print, television and radio media and can most easily be contacted initially be email (


Live (TV) interview, Ireland’s abortion referendum, CNN International, 27 May 2018

Irish Times Women’s Podcast, ‘On Referendum Eve’, 24 May 2018

Interview, 8th Amendment referendumSparking Change #41, 23 May 2018

Live radio debate, 8th Amendment referendumNewstalk, 23 May 2018

Live (radio) Interview, ‘The Hooded Men’ Case, RTE Drivetime with Mary Wilson, 20 March 2018

Interview, Citizenship Stripping of Suspected Terrorists, BBC Radio 4, The Briefing Room, 15 January 2018

Live (television) interview, Referendum on Irish abortion law, BBC World News (GMT), 30 January 2018

Live (radio) interview, Jeremy Corbyn and the causes of terrorism, BBC World Service (Newshour), 26 May 2017

Live (radio) interview, Manchester attack, BBC Herts, 25 May 2017

Live (TV) interview, Article 50 and Brexit negotiations, Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), 20 March 2017

Live interview on Article 50 and Brexit, BBC Gloucestershire, 14 March 2017

Live interview on Article 50 and Brexit, BBC West Midlands, 14 March 2017

Live interviews on Article 50 and Brexit BBC Cornwall, BBC 3 Counties, BBC Teeside, BBC Derby, BBC Northampton, BBC Jersey, BBC Sheffield, BBC London, 13 March 2017

Pre-recorded interview on US preclearance arrangements in Ireland and the application of Executive Order limiting immigration from 7 Muslim-majority states, The Last Word, Today FM, 31 January 2017.

Live interviews on US preclearance arrangements in Ireland and the application of Executive Order limiting immigration from 7 Muslim-majority states, Morning Ireland (RTÉ) & WLR FM, 30 January 2017. Pre-recorded snippets for day-long news bulletins, Today FM.

Pre-recorded television interview on on the UK Supreme Court decision in Miller (the ‘Brexit case’) on British Muslim TV, 30 January 2017

Live interviews on the UK Supreme Court decision in Miller (the ‘Brexit case’) on BBC West Midlands and RTE, 24 January 2017

Pre-recorded interview on abortion law in Ireland for ABC’s Rear Vision  documentary “Abortion in Ireland“, broadcast 20 November 2016

Live and pre-recorded radio interviews on BBC 5 Live, BBC Foyle, BBC West Midlands on Brexit (4 November 2016)

Live radio interview on BBC Hereford and Worcester on attacks on Catholic Churches in France (31 July 2016)

Live television interview on Russia Today on the state of emergency in Turkey (23 July 2016)

Interview on BBC West Midlands to discuss terrorism-related attacks in continental Europe (BBC West Midlands, 23 July 2016)

Live television interview on Russia Today on academic freedom in Turkey (RT News, 20 July 2016)

Interview on Talk Radio on counter-terrorism, security and the Euro 2016 football championships (Drive with Delaney, 6 June 2016)

Interviews on the Julian Assange case with BBC Ulster, BBC Solent, BBC Newcastle, 3CR, BBC Merseyside, BBC Nottingham, BBC Wiltshire, BBC Derby, BBC Humberside, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland (5 February 2016)

Interview on Irish Abortion Law, TBS eFM (South Korean), (30 July 2015)

Interview on counter-terrorism, transnationalism and hybridity with King’s College London (10 March 2015)

ABC Radio RN Drive, Using Typewriters to Combat Spying (17 July 2014)

Durham Pro Bono, OBITER: Episode 2 (4 November 2013)

Charon QC, UK Tour Report #10: Professor de Londras – Guantanamo and they key issues in human rights for Europe, 20 November 2012

Expert panellist, Freedom of Expression Online, RTÉ Frontline, 1 October 2012 (RTÉ is the Irish national broadcaster)

Expert contributor, “X is for Anonymous” (on constitutional regulation of abortion in Ireland), independent film

Live television interviews with Al Jazeera News on abortion law in Ireland (December 2014)

Various appearances on RTÉ radio, Newstalk, Today FM, Voice of Russia, Near FM on human rights, international law and constitutional matters

Featured Quotes

Ruth Green, “Irish abortion referendum: result prompts liberalisation of one of the strictest laws in the world“, IBA, 14 June 2018

Yasmeen Serhan, “Ireland repealed its abortion ban: is the North next?“, The Atlantic, 29 May 2018

Emilie Maarbjerg Mørk, “Abortafstemning i Irland i dag: »Man kan ikke retfærdiggøre at tage livet fra et ufødt barn«“, Politiken, 25 May 2018

Asne Gullikstad, “Irlands vei til historisk abortvalg“, Dagsavisen, 25 May 2018

Yasmeen Serhan, “Ireland’s Very Secular Vote on Abortion“, The Atlantic, 25 May 2018

Q&A: Can the ‘hard cases’ be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?The, 23 May 2018

Q&A: The Answers to your questions about the Eighth AmendmentThe, 16 May 2018

Donal MacNamee, “Micheal Martin Condemns ‘Dishonest’ Pro-Life Messages“, University Times, 9 May 2018

Ellen Coyne, “We won’t push for overseas abortion travel ban, Catholic group Iona Institute says”, The Times: Ireland Edition, 3 May 2018

Debunking the myths of the 8th“, Hot Press, 3 May 2018

Laura Patterson, “Deliberate myths pushed in abortion referendum, says Culture minister“, The Corkman, 2 May 2018 (also: Irish NewsBelfast Telegraph)

Elaine Loughlin, “English abortion law is Irish abortion law if Eighth Amendment is retained, says legal expert“,, 2 May 2018

Ailbhe Conneely, “Iona Institue: Proposed abortion law ‘not restrictive’–Iona Institute“, RTE News, 2 May 2018

Ronan McGreevy, “Proposed abortion law ‘follows best legal and medical practice’“, Irish Times, 2 May 2018

Deirdre Finnerty, “Ireland’s Time of Reckoning“, BBC News

Marese McDonagh, “‘We felt so alone’ says woman whose baby had a fatal foetal abnormality“, Irish Times, 5 April 2018

Grainne ni Aodha, What the ‘unborn’ ruling means for the Eighth Amendment Referendum, The Journal, 7 March 2018

Siobhan Fenton, “‘My love isn’t second-class’: the struggle for marriage equality in Northern IrelandThe Guardian 20 October 2017

Jane Gray, In Covering Westminster, Media ‘Aided and Abetted’ TerrorismEpoch Times, 12 April 2017

Rob Waugh, “Could Britain Rejoin the EU after Brexit?”, Metro, 28 March 2017

Shane Phelan, “We are in breach of our own laws by turning a blind eye“, The Irish Independent, 31 January 2017

Sean Murray, “Focus intensifies on how Ireland should deal with Trump’s travel ban“, The Journal, 30 January 2017

RTÉ, Taoiseach Orders review of US preclearance in Ireland, 30 January 2017

Melissa Coade, “Brexit ruling split shows complexity of constitutional analysis“, Lawyers Weekly, 27 January 2017

Siobhan Fenton, Theresa May’s plans to scrap human rights laws facing legal challengesThe Independent, 29 December 2016

Prasun Sonwalkar, Brexit requires parliamentary approval, Britain’s high court rules, Hindustan Times, 3 November 2016

Elaine Edwards, “Extension of surveillance law ‘doomed to failure’“, Irish Times, 5 July 2016

Rachel Thompson, “Brexit could make it harder for Irish women seeking abortions in the UK“, MashableUK, 3 July 2016

Catherine Connolly, What now for UK academia? Twelve academics on Brexit, Women are Boring

Rachel Thompson, “Access to abortion in the UK isn’t as legally solid as you think“, MashableUK, 16 April 2016

Business of Fashion, 28 March 2016, Sara Williams, How ISIS ‘Fashion’ Sews the Seeds of Terror further reported in The Sun, Promo Marketing Magazine, Post Moda (in Italian), ProtoThema (in Greek), New Notizie (in Italian), PolSat News (in Polish), MonoNews (in Greek), Asia Pacific Daily (in Chinese), Nusantara IN (in Indonesian)

Quartz, 24 March 2016, Aamna Mohdin, Terrorists don’t recognize borders. Europe’s security forces are failing because they do further reported in Slate FR

Irish Times, 16 May 2015, Patrick Smyth: UK is on Wrong Path with Human Rights Changes

Irish Times, 21 December 2014, Gay Irish Emigrants Come Home for Christmas

Irish Times, 13 October 2014, Snowden Lawyer Urges Consideration of Effects of Mass Surveillance

New York Times, 22 August 2014, In the Battle over Abortion, Ireland Struggles to Define Human Rights

The Epoch Times, 22 September 2012, The UK Debates Security vs. Privacy

The Voice of Russia, 17 April 2013, Striking Gitmo Prisoners Feel they have Nothing to Lose 

Deutsche Welle, 19 August 2013, Partner of Journalist Tied to NSA Leaks Held

Irish Times, 24 June 2013, Former DPP’s Suggestion of Advocate for Unborn Unnecessary says Law Professor

Bloomberg, 16 November 2012, Death of Indian Woman Forces Ireland to Face Abortion Taboo

Medical Daily, 12 November 2012, Woman Denied Abortion in Ireland Dies in Hospital

Irish Times, 24 June 2013, Proposed Law Not Sufficient, Say Savita Halappanavar’s Parents

Irish Times, 11 February 2013, Silence on our Supporting Role in Rendition is Deafening


Fiona de Londras, Policy and Politics: Abortion Law Reform in Ireland–What Happens Next?, Discover Society, 1 August 2018

Fiona de Londras, Ireland abortion referendum: voters have freed women from this insidious law, 26 May 2018

Fiona de Londras, ‘What happens if Ireland votes no to abortion?‘, The Guardian, 24 May 2018

Fiona de Londras, “Repeal the 8th to allow abortion in Ireland–this constitutional experiment has failed“, The Conversation, 18 May 2018 (also Democratic Audit UK, 22 May 2018)

Fiona de Londras, Law and the 8thThe Limerick Magazine, 5 May 2018

Fiona de Londras, “‘yes’ can end primary of English law“, The Times: Ireland Edition, 4 May 2018

Fiona de Londras & Mairead Enright, Abortion Law in Ireland: Time for Change?, Discover Magazine, 3 April 2018

Fiona de Londras, Battle for Legalised Abortions in Ireland will not be easyThe Times (The Brief), 7 February 2018

Fiona de Londras, This is why Repeal Matters, University Times (print 13 October 2017; online 19 October 2017)

Fiona de Londras, Jeremy Corbyn is Right: We can be honest about the causes of terrorism while still refusing to justify itThe Independent, 26 May 2017

Fiona de Londras, “Politicians left with nowhere to hide on abortion“, Irish Times, 27 April 2017

Fiona de Londras, “This is how the UK could rejoin the EU“, The Independent, 29 March 2017

Fiona de Londras, “Irish airport pre clearance may be contributing to rights violationsIrish Times, 31 January 2017

Fiona de Londras, “After the court ruling on Brexit, it’s back to Parliament and the government“, The Straits Times, 25 January 2017

 Fiona de Londras, “Referendum required as UN move confirms abortion law is unsustainable“, Irish Times, 10 June 2016

Fiona de Londras, “No justification for excluding suicidal women from new abortion legislation“, Irish Independent, 30 April 2013

Fiona de Londras & Laura Graham, “Abortion legislation can’t open the floodgates – no matter what some TDs say“,, 27 April 2013

Fiona de Londras, “Let’s not let popularism masquerade as sovereignty on prisoner votes“, The Guardian Comment is Free, 31 October 2012

Fiona de Londras, “An open Media Will Grasp Twitter to Make Itself More Accountable–and Expert”, Irish Times, 22 August 2012

Fiona de Londras, “Justice and Security Bill: Section 13 is an Affront”, Guardian Online, 29 May 2012

Fiona de Londras, “Europe’s Extraordinary Rendition Problem”, Irish Times, 30 April 2012 

Fiona de Londras, “Judges’ Pay: The Devil is in the Detail”, Irish Examiner, 22 October 2011

Fiona de Londras, “Ireland still in denial over abortion”, The Guardian 17 December 2010

Fiona de Londras (2010) “SIAC: Striking the Balance between National Security and Human Rights, The Guardian Legal Network

Fiona de Londras, “Complexities Behind the Guantánamo Promise”, Irish Times, 18 November 2008

Fiona de Londras, “De Valera’s Constitution Continues to Serve us Well“, Irish Times

Academic Blogs

All of my blog posts on HRinI are available here

All of my blog posts on IntLawGrrls are available here

Fiona de Londras & Mairead Enright, What could Irish abortion law look like after the May referendum?PQ Blog, 27 March 2018

Fiona de Londras (2018), Repeal the 8th, Activism, Social Movement and Constitutional Change in IrelandConstitution Making and Constitutional Change, 2 March 2018

Fiona de Londras (2017), Triggering Article 50: The Task That Lies AheadBirmingham Brief, 24 March 2017

Fiona de Londras (2017), Trump’s Immigration Ban: A Legacy of Securitised Immigration Rhetoric?, Birmingham Perspective, 9 February 2017

Fiona de Londras (2017), Government Loses Brexit Case-So What Happens Now?, The Conversation republished in the Open University, EconoTimes, EA Worldview

Fiona de Londras (2016), Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and DiscriminationOxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras, The End of TRAP Laws?, Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, July 6, 2016

Fiona de Londras (2016), Negotiating Brexit, University of Birmingham ‘Perspectives’

Fiona de Londras (2016), Little will be gained if Citizens Assembly turns into a microcosm of broader abortion debateNewstalk

Fiona de Londras (2016), Brussels terror attacks: a continent-widecrisis that threatens core European idealsThe Conversation republished in Sydney Morning Herald (and across the Fairfax group of newspapers), ABC The Drum, War in Context, The Epoch Times,,, Ballots and Bullets

Fiona de Londras (2015), Passing Knee-Jerk Laws in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks Will Not Make Us Safer, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2015), ‘Jihadi John’ strike: the legal and moral questions around targeted drone killingsThe Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2015), GCHQ’s Surveillance Hasn’t Proved Itself to be Worth the Cost to Human RightsThe Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2015), “Abortion Law in Ireland: A Model for Change“, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras (2015), “Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum“, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Revisiting the Five Techniques in the European Court of Human Rights“, EJIL: Talk!

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Time for Constitutional Change on Abortion in Ireland“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Will Australia learn from the EU’s Mistakes on Data Retention?“, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Theresa May says the UK is not a Surveillance State, but her proposed law may create one“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Managing Secrecy: R v Miranda“, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Accounting for Rights in EU Counter-Terrorism“, Oxford Human Rights Hub

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Europe got phone spying wrong, now Obama should take heed“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2014), “CJEU Strikes down Data Retention Directive“, SECILE blog

Fiona de Londras (2014), “Obama’s reformed NSA may look much the same as before“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2013), “Irish Parliamentary Committee Hears Submissions on Abortion“, Inherently Human

Fiona de Londras (2013), “White House stalls as report condemns NSA surveillance“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2013), “Data retention means you are on the record, like it or not“, The Conversation

Fiona de Londras (2013), “Academic Job Applications“, Nadine Muller’s Blog


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