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Richard Grogan on employment law: Agency workers

Richard Grogan on employment law: Agency workers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on suing the right party. Case ADJ303 is a timely reminder of the importance of suing the right party. In this case, the employee was employed by an agency. The employee contended that they had been dismissed. The employee did not bring the […]

A continuing role for juries

A continuing role for juries

Kevin Burns of Irish Legal News meets Niamh Howlin, a senior lecturer in UCD Sutherland School of Law, to discuss her recently published work – Juries in Ireland: Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century – and learn how Ireland was distinguished among common law jurisdictions for its prolific use of juries in almost all aspects […]

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 […]