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Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy where a WRC decision is unenforceable

Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy where a WRC decision is unenforceable

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on an unusual redundancy case. In case ADJ8826 the Adjudication Officer had to deal with a situation where a company had ceased trading. The Adjudication Officer in this case held that the employee had not resigned. The Adjudication Officer held that the employee […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Time limits for bringing claims

Richard Grogan on employment law: Time limits for bringing claims

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on applicable time limits for bringing claims to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). In Case ADJ7212 the Adjudication Officer had to deal with a claim under the Payment of Wages Act. The case was dismissed because it was well outside the six-month period. […]

NI Blog: Suspension may not always be found to be a neutral act

NI Blog: Suspension may not always be found to be a neutral act

Employment solicitor Katie Buchanan of Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast writes on a recent employment case in the High Court of England and Wales. In the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth [2017] EWHC 2019 (QB) the High Court held that the suspension of a teacher was a fundamental breach of the implied term […]

Blog: Courts should not decide complex abortion cases

Blog: Courts should not decide complex abortion cases

Caoimhe Haughey, founder and principal of CM Haughey Solicitors in Dublin, argues abortion must be made available in Ireland in line with best medical practice. In 1983, I walked out of Mass announcing to my parents that I was not willing to listen to our parish priest lecturing me about abortion. My outburst didn’t go […]

Blog: Mandatory reporting – Children First Act 2015

Blog: Mandatory reporting – Children First Act 2015

Solicitor Clare Daly of Ronan Daly Jermyn writes on provisions of the Children First Act 2015, including those on mandatory reporting, which will soon come into force. Mandatory Reporting and Child Safeguarding Statements will become law in just over two months. The remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015 will come into effect on […]

An Egyptian injustice: The case of Ibrahim Halawa

An Egyptian injustice: The case of Ibrahim Halawa

ILN’s Kevin Burns gains an insight into the Halawa case from solicitor Darragh Mackin. Ibrahim Halawa’s nightmare at the hands of the Egyptian authorities is coming to a conclusion. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed the 21-year-old Irishman will return home to Firhouse in the next few days after a tortuous four-year ordeal. His incarceration […]

Blog: ‘Legal advice’ can’t justify UCDSU’s decision to scrap abortion information

Blog: ‘Legal advice’ can’t justify UCDSU’s decision to scrap abortion information

Barrister and Senator Ivana Bacik, a former student president herself, seeks to dismantle the justification for UCDSU’s removal of abortion information from a student magazine. Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy payment claims

Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy payment claims

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on redundancy payment claims in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). From reading some of the decisions in relation to this issue from the WRC we believe it is important to clarify certain issues where there may be some misunderstanding by those bringing claims as […]

Getting the Deal Done: Endeavours

Getting the Deal Done: Endeavours

In the second of a series of short articles examining common contractual terms, the effect of which is often misunderstood or underestimated, Elaine McGrath examines the concept of ‘endeavours’. Where an obligation in a contract is not absolute or the required result not certain to be possible, then commercial contracts will usually provide that one […]

Blog: ECJ judgment confirms that Ryanair employment disputes may be heard in foreign courts

Blog: ECJ judgment confirms that Ryanair employment disputes may be heard in foreign courts

Confusion reigned over last week’s ECJ ruling on the Ryanair jurisdiction case. We are pleased to clarify the issue with this analysis from Catherine O’Flynn and Jeffrey Greene of William Fry. The ECJ has ruled on 14 September 2017, in a case relating to six Belgium-based Ryanair employees, that a jurisdiction clause which sought to […]