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Blog: Purpose of law is not to repeal but retain most of the current EU laws

Blog: Purpose of law is not to repeal but retain most of the current EU laws

Dr Tobias Lock, senior lecturer in EU law at Edinburgh University Law School, writes on the first major Brexit bill. The Great Power Grab? Contrary to what its name suggests the main purpose of the repeal bill will not be to repeal EU law. Instead, it aims to retain most existing EU law in the […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Weekly rest periods

Richard Grogan on employment law: Weekly rest periods

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on recent EU rulings on weekly rest periods. The ECJ, in the case of Da Rosa and Varzim Sol Case C-306-16, had to interpret article 5 of Directive 2003/88. The Advocate General in this case has determined that the Court should answer the question […]

Blog: Bullying in the workplace

Blog: Bullying in the workplace

Derek Walsh, litigation solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors, writes on bullying and the law after giving a recent in-house seminar on bullying in schools and the workplace. Bullying is defined in paragraph 5 of the Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice detailing Procedures for Addressing Bullying in the Workplace), as follows: “Workplace Bullying is […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Constructive dismissal

Richard Grogan on employment law: Constructive dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on constructive dismissal. In case ADJ5901 the Adjudication Officer had to deal with a case of Constructive Dismissal. The Adjudication Officer held that the employee to bring a Constructive Dismissal claim must show that the actions of the employer were so unreasonable as to […]

NI Blog: Cleverly drafted side letter: No penalty kick

NI Blog: Cleverly drafted side letter: No penalty kick

Niamh Laverty, associate solicitor at Tughans in Belfast, writes on the danger of side letters in lease agreements. Side letters are commonly used by landlords to side step the terms of a lease and confer a temporary personal concession to a tenant. However the recent case of Vivienne Westwood Limited v Conduit Street Developments Limited […]

Blog: Ease of making claims driving personal injuries cases up

Blog: Ease of making claims driving personal injuries cases up

John McCarthy, partner with McCarthy & Co, writes on a rise in personal injuries claims. The amount of personal injuries claims rose slightly around the country last year, official figures show, with most being awarded in places like Dublin, Cork and Limerick, and demonstrating that Ireland’s so-called “compensation culture” continues to grow. In total during […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Jurisdiction in employment cases for cross-border workers

Richard Grogan on employment law: Jurisdiction in employment cases for cross-border workers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the wider implications of a European court ruling on cross-border workers. In the European Court of Justice in joined cases C-168/16 and C-169/16 to rule on the provisions of Regulations 44/2001 and various other regulations. The issue related to jurisdiction over individual contracts […]

Blog: Issuing legal proceedings of behalf of a child in the Injuries Board

Blog: Issuing legal proceedings of behalf of a child in the Injuries Board

It is possible for a person to initiate legal proceedings on a child/minor’s behalf, writes Pamela Downes, solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors Solicitors in Limerick. Firstly, a claim would be lodged with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) and, if compensation is not awarded or an offer is rejected, they could proceed to court. The […]

Direct Provision: a home away from home?

Direct Provision: a home away from home?

Introduction The International Protection Act 2015 (the IPA 2015) introduced a new single procedure system to Ireland in line with the rest of Europe, with the intention of reducing the lengthy waiting times experienced by international protection applicants. Such applicants include both refugees and those seeking subsidiary protection, i.e. who do not quality as a […]

Blog: Repairing covenants in leases from a tenant’s perspective

Blog: Repairing covenants in leases from a tenant’s perspective

The repairing covenants in leases are among the most important covenants for a tenant to consider before committing to the signature of a lease. Eugene Cush, consultant solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors Solicitors in Limerick, outlines that great care should be exercised to ensure that the tenant fully understands his/her obligations. It is standard in […]