Ireland

Law Society calls on Government to tear up and start again on road traffic laws

Law Society calls on Government to tear up and start again on road traffic laws

Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society of Ireland, used an appearance on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live on Monday night to call on the Irish Government to tear up the Road Traffic Acts and start again, during a segment that also highlighted the current state of the District Courts system – a system that […]

Richard Grogan: Payment of wages claim

Richard Grogan: Payment of wages claim

In a case of QFF Distribution Ltd and Keith O’Reilly being PWT1728, the Labour Court had to deal with the issue of an underpayment of wages. The employee sought an extension of time. One of the grounds of the extension of time was that the matter was under an internal appeal. The Labour Court held […]

Supreme Court: European Regulations did not guarantee fair procedures

Supreme Court: European Regulations did not guarantee fair procedures

State Authorities have lost an appeal against an order of certiorari, quashing a determination of the Sea Fisheries Authority, which had held that a fishing company had seriously infringed the regime established under the Common Fisheries Policy. In accordance with a companion case in which it was found that the European (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2014 were invalid; Justice O’Donnell stated that […]

Historic legislation to give sign language official recognition

Historic legislation to give sign language official recognition

Legislation to give sign language official recognition for the first time is a step closer to becoming law. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly’s bill, which was initiated in the Seanad last year is due to pass its stages in the Dáil today RTÉ reports. The bill is expected to be signed into law soon after […]

Call for change in law after Amnesty ordered to return Soros donation

Call for change in law after Amnesty ordered to return Soros donation

The Standards In Public Office Commission (SIPO) has explained its reasons for requiring Amnesty International to return a donation it was given by billionaire George Soros. SIPO said that under current laws, those given donations of more than €100 must register as a third-party. The Electoral Act prohibits foreign donations from individuals other than Irish […]

Flanagan promises to improve public confidence in District Court

Flanagan promises to improve public confidence in District Court

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he will change the way the District Court operates in order to improve public confidence, The Irish Times reports. He was responding in the Dáil to a programme by RTÉ Investigates featuring examples of donations to the poor box being used instead of convictions in cases such as those of […]

Supreme Court: Circuit Court has jurisdiction to make possession orders

Supreme Court: Circuit Court has jurisdiction to make possession orders

Permanent TSB plc has successfully appealed a finding which held that the Circuit Court did not have jurisdiction to make possession orders in relation to 6 properties on which mortgage payments had been defaulted. Giving the unanimous judgment of the five-judge Supreme Court, Chief Justice Clarke held that the Circuit Court had jurisdiction to entertain possession proceedings in […]

Michael Collins SC to lead whistleblower email investigation

Michael Collins SC to lead whistleblower email investigation

A senior barrister will carry out a review into why emails from the Department of Justice, which caused the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald, were missed during the first search for documents for the Charleston Tribunal. Michael Collins has been appointed to head up the independent review and will report to the Taoiseach on or before […]

Matheson named ‘Legal Adviser of the Year’

Matheson named ‘Legal Adviser of the Year’

Matheson has been named Ireland’s Legal Adviser of the Year in the Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017 held in London recently. The awards acknowledge the achievements of the top dealmakers in Europe and recognise innovative legal advisory work for some of the region’s most complex and transformative deals during 2017. Mergermarket is a global business […]

Ronan Daly Jermyn appoints structural engineer as construction consultant

Ronan Daly Jermyn appoints structural engineer as construction consultant

Ronan Daly Jermyn has announced the appointment of Denise Kennedy as a consultant in the firm’s construction team. Ms Kennedy is a chartered engineer with over 21 years’ experience working in the Irish construction industry. In recent years, she has been project director and lead technical advisor on numerous Design Build and PPP Projects and […]