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Richard Grogan on employment law: Notification of hours

Richard Grogan on employment law: Notification of hours

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on laws governing notification of hours. In the case of a Public Transport Company and a Worker WTC/17/10, the Labour Court dealt with a case under section 17, which is the issue of an employee being required to be given at least 24 hours […]

Just A Minute: Rossa McMahon

Just A Minute: Rossa McMahon

This week, solicitor Rossa McMahon of PG McMahon Solicitors in Co Limerick, recent winner in the Munster Solicitor of the Year category at the AIB Irish Law Awards, speaks to Irish Legal News for our regular Just A Minute feature. ILN: What has been your best experience as a lawyer? The feeling that I have […]

Richard Grogan: Disciplinary hearings – a seismic change for HR/IR professionals and lawyers

Richard Grogan: Disciplinary hearings – a seismic change for HR/IR professionals and lawyers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on a recent and significant High Court ruling. Mr Justice Eager’s judgment in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board, delivered on 5th May 2017, is a very significant decision. I would recommend every employment Solicitor and Barrister who deals with employment […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act

Richard Grogan on employment law: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act. In Stobbart (Ireland) Driver Services Limited and Scott Hazel HSD172, the Labour Court has very helpfully set out the law relating to penalisation under the Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act. The Court […]

Blog: Another HSE report, but have lessons been learned?

Blog: Another HSE report, but have lessons been learned?

Karen Kearney, medical negligence solicitor at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, questions if the Government has learned lessons from a new report on perinatal deaths. The HSE published its long awaited report, entitled The HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review, on Tuesday 23 May 2017. Frankly, I have lost track of the number of reports that have […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Employment equality legislation – retirement age

Richard Grogan on employment law: Employment equality legislation – retirement age

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the need for employers to think ahead to their employees’ retirement. The case of AD/16/74 being Connaught Airport Development Limited and John Glavey is a timely reminder for employers of the importance of having a retirement age clearly specified in the contract of […]

Blog: European Medicines Agency — Ireland’s Brexit opportunity?

Blog: European Medicines Agency — Ireland’s Brexit opportunity?

Gillian Rea, solicitor at Dublin firm Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh, writes on the opportunities for Ireland from the relocation of the European Medicines Agency away from Britain following the UK’s exit from the EU. The European Medicines Agency, currently headquartered in London, has the important role of protecting public and animal health in the EU […]

NI Blog: Voting rights and Irish presidential elections

NI Blog: Voting rights and Irish presidential elections

Professor Colin Harvey from QUB School of Law and barrister Mark Bassett offer their view on whether Irish citizens abroad should have a right to vote in Presidential elections. After considerable reflection and discussion we have concluded that this is a reasonable constitutional step to take; one that is defensible and broadly in line with […]

NI Blog: Extraordinary circumstances in flight delay cases

NI Blog: Extraordinary circumstances in flight delay cases

In the second piece for The Bar of Northern Ireland’s second Spotlight on the Young Bar series, Louise Maguire BL writes on flight delay compensation. Holiday season is fast approaching; adverts are awash with pictures of sunny beaches, shimmering blue oceans, outdoor activities and cocktails by the pool. The only problem is that you have […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Procedural fairness

Richard Grogan on employment law: Procedural fairness

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the importance of procedural fairness to unfair dismissal cases. The Labour Court in the case of Dromina Community Play Group / Dromina Community Council Limited and Viktoria Morey UDD1715 is an important decision of the Labour Court where an award of €22,000 was […]