The Sale of ‘Liquid Gold’ in Ireland: Some Thoughts from Tort Law

In: European Journal of Health Law
Author: Aoife Finnerty1
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  • 1 School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland
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At present, the sale of human milk in Ireland is completely unregulated. When the transaction concerns tainted breast milk and physical harm subsequently occurs, however, it may still be subject to the law of tort. By selling unsafe milk, a seller may be in breach of their statutory duty under the Liability for Defective Products Act, 1991 and their conduct may amount to negligence under the common law.

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