Ireland

Company Bureau celebrates 20 years with Brexit boost to business

Company Bureau celebrates 20 years with Brexit boost to business

Dublin-based company formation and compliance specialists Company Bureau are celebrating 20 years in business, having incorporated over 25,000 companies since 1997. But despite weathering the new millennium, conversion from punt to euro, the Celtic Tiger, the recession and the Companies Act 2014, the firm has said Brexit, new upcoming regulatory legislation and the potential impact […]

Law Society: Investment in courts critical to post-Brexit success

Law Society: Investment in courts critical to post-Brexit success

Investment in the Courts Service will be critical to making Ireland a centre for international dispute resolution after Brexit, the Law Society of Ireland has warned. Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society, said Ireland could miss out on jobs and other economic benefits if the State does not keep pace with competing jurisdictions. […]

Surprise resignation of Mrs Justice Heneghan leaves courts stretched

Surprise resignation of Mrs Justice Heneghan leaves courts stretched

Mrs Justice Margaret Heneghan has unexpectedly resigned from the High Court benches just two years after her appointment. The move is expected to put additional pressure on the superior courts, and it is not yet clear whether a successor will be appointed before the Judicial Appointments Bill is passed. Mrs Justice Heneghan, 58, will only […]

DCU and Law Society Skillnet to partner for further round of SUPRALAT training

DCU and Law Society Skillnet to partner for further round of SUPRALAT training

Dublin City University (DCU) and Law Society Skillnet are partnering to provide a further round of training to solicitors on how to advise clients detained in Garda custody. Twelve practitioners will be trained in Dublin this December and next January, according to Dr Vicky Conway of the Socio-Legal Research Centre in DCU’s School of Law […]

Eugene McCague appointed non-executive director of ICON plc

Eugene McCague appointed non-executive director of ICON plc

Eugene McCague, former managing partner and chairman of Arthur Cox, has been appointed as a non-executive director of ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services. Mr McCague was a corporate partner at Arthur Cox from 1988 until this June. He advised a wide range of public and private companies on mainstream […]

Dublin solicitor appointed inaugural director of the Decision Support Service

Dublin solicitor appointed inaugural director of the Decision Support Service

Dublin solicitor Áine Flynn, formerly of KOD Lyons, has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Decision Support Service (DSS), a new part of the Mental Health Commission. The new service is set to be established under part 9 of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015, which will be commenced this year. The […]

Flanagan unveils new bill to update data protection regime

Flanagan unveils new bill to update data protection regime

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has unveiled a new bill revising Ireland’s data protection laws and giving effect to recent European court rulings. The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill was given the go-ahead by Cabinet yesterday to coincide with the launch of Mr Justice John Murray’s report on communications law. The former Chief Justice was initially […]

Ireland referred to European courts over failure to collect €13bn from Apple

Ireland referred to European courts over failure to collect €13bn from Apple

The European Commission has referred Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion from Apple which it has judged to be illegal tax benefits under EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded last August that Ireland’s tax benefits to Apple allowed the company to pay substantially less tax than other […]

Ibrahim Halawa not yet released due to ‘paperwork delays’

Ibrahim Halawa not yet released due to ‘paperwork delays’

Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has still yet to be released from prison in Cairo due to paperwork delays, The Irish Times reports. Mr Halawa was acquitted two weeks ago after four years of pre-trial detention and a major international campaign for his release. The paperwork, which was not delivered to the prison yesterday as had […]

Human rights commission to make ‘significant’ call for wider access to abortion

Human rights commission to make ‘significant’ call for wider access to abortion

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) will today call for a referendum to abolish the Eighth Amendment and legislation to provide access to publicly-funded abortion, The Irish Times reports. In a significant move, the Commission will reportedly call for abortion to be decriminalised “in all circumstances” and made freely available “for reasons of […]