Ireland

ByrneWallace sponsors 32nd annual venture capitalists’ dinner

ByrneWallace sponsors 32nd annual venture capitalists’ dinner

Feargal Brennan, head of corporate at ByrneWallace, recently addressed hundreds of delegates at the 32nd annual Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) dinner, sponsored by ByrneWallace. The event, a highlight of the Irish venture capitalist’s calendar, was attended by a record-breaking 420 guests this year. Other speakers at the event included IVCA chairman Peter Sandys and […]

Mediators’ Institute in ‘celebratory mode’ as 25th anniversary coincides with Mediation Act

Mediators’ Institute in ‘celebratory mode’ as 25th anniversary coincides with Mediation Act

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) celebrated its 25th anniversary and the passing of the Mediation Act at its 2017 AGM. Sabine Walsh, president of the MII (pictured), addressed over 170 delegates at the annual event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Athlone. Ms Walsh said: “The signing of the Mediation Bill by President Higgins […]

Housing rights branded ‘inadequate and insufficient’ in light of High Court ruling

Housing rights branded ‘inadequate and insufficient’ in light of High Court ruling

Housing protections in Ireland are “inadequate and insufficient”, Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) has said in the wake of a High Court ruling that reaffirmed there is “no express constitutional right” to housing in Ireland. In a recent case, Mr Justice Max Barrett rejected an application from an elderly woman seeking to overturn an eviction […]

In pictures… Barristers commemorate life of John Philpot Curran

In pictures… Barristers commemorate life of John Philpot Curran

Over 100 guests attended a commemoration dinner held by The Bar of Ireland and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of John Philpott Curran. Mr Curran (1750-1817) was an Irish orator, politician, wit, lawyer and judge, who held the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland. […]

Courts and law firms closed on both sides of the border as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland

Courts and law firms closed on both sides of the border as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland

Courts on both sides of the Irish border have been closed today as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia move across the island. The Courts Service of Ireland confirmed late last night that all court sittings would be called off today. It took until this morning for the Lord Chief Justice’s office to confirm that court […]

Delayed review of probate system due by end of 2017

Delayed review of probate system due by end of 2017

The delayed review of the probate system will be completed before the end of the year, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. It comes amid continuing concern from the Courts Service of Ireland about backlogs in the system. Earlier this year, then Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald ordered a review in a bid to eliminate the […]

James Seymour appointed county registrar for Tipperary

James Seymour appointed county registrar for Tipperary

Solicitor James Seymour has been appointed by Cabinet as County Registrar for Tipperary. Mr Seymour, a graduate of NUI Galway, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and had his own offices in both Galway and Nenagh. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Berwick Solicitors of Galway and Dublin, specialising in commercial and […]

Attorney and former US ambassador to address UCC events

Attorney and former US ambassador to address UCC events

Kevin O’Malley, a distinguished attorney and former US Ambassador to Ireland, is set to attend a number of events at University College Cork during his week-long visit to Cork. Mr O’Malley, who was ambassador from 2014-16, is the keynote speaker at the Graduands Coffee Morning being held in the Law Common Room at 8.30am on […]

Matheson sponsors Financial Centres Summit 2017

Matheson sponsors Financial Centres Summit 2017

Matheson is partnering with Finance Dublin and Financial Services Ireland for the 2017 Financial Centres Summit. As well as sponsoring the event, three of its partners will address delegates at the summit, which examines the business and jurisdictional issues facing cross-border international financial services businesses. Turlough Galvin, partner and head of tax at Matheson, will […]

Eversheds Sutherland relaunches LGBT+ staff network

Eversheds Sutherland relaunches LGBT+ staff network

Eversheds Sutherland recently invited a representative of LGBT+ group OUTstanding to its offices for the re-launch of Perspective, the firm’s employee network for LGBT+ staff and supporters. The firm said the network aims to offer a forum for all of its employees to learn more about LGBT+ issues, as well as to support LGBT+ colleagues […]