• 25/08/2023 0 Comments
    Legal Paperwork needed for the sale of property in Ireland – Our Tips

    Selling your property can be daunting, but with the right approach, you can streamline the legal process and ensure a faster sale. We've compiled a comprehensive expert tips guide to help you navigate the intricate steps of selling your property.

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  • 01/02/2023 0 Comments
    Landlords Beware when evicting Tenants – Notice to Quit invalid where tenant had changed their legal entity

    The Court of Appeal in England and Wales recently considered the validity of a notice to quit and decided that a notice addressed to the wrong recipient was invalid.

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  • 19/12/2022 0 Comments
    New Minister and New A.G.

    Rossa Fanning was appointed the Attorney General for the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

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  • 28/09/2022 0 Comments
    Budget 2023 – a summary

    Budget 2023 was announced yesterday, 27 September 2022.

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  • 22/09/2022 0 Comments
    Should you make a will ?

    Well, should I do a will ?

    A Will is a written legal document allowing you to decide who is to benefit when you die.  Otherwise, the Law decides your beneficiaries;

     If you are married and have no children, then all your assets go to your spouse;

    If you are married and you have children, then two-thirds of all your assets go to your spouse and one-third is split amongst your children;

    If you are single, then your assets go to your parents, and if they are dead, then equally between your brothers and sisters.


    Is that want you want to happen if you die, then fine

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  • 09/08/2022 0 Comments
    What you need to sell a property in Ireland


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  • 27/07/2022 0 Comments
    Living with your partner – inequalities for cohabitants

    For those people who live together without obtaining legal recognition ( e.g. entering civil partnership or marriage) can create future financial headaches! This week the Irish Law Society highlighted some in their Budget submission for 2022 :-

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  • 08/07/2022 0 Comments
    Solicitor barred from practice for not paying train fares

    A young solicitor who began evading train fares within a year of being admitted has been struck off the roll in England and Wales.

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  • 07/07/2022 0 Comments
    Access to Birth Information in Ireland

    No. 14/2022. An Act to make further and better provision in respect of access by certain persons to information concerning their origins and, for that purpose,

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  • 05/07/2022 0 Comments
    Largest award ever for unfair dismissal

    In a recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision — A Sales Executive -v- A Software Company — the WRC awarded the sum of €329,199 to an employee in what is understood to be the largest award for unfair dismissal ever made in Ireland.

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  • 30/06/2022 0 Comments
    Concerns on proposed new process of appointing Judges

    Following publication of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2020 in May, President of our Law Society Michelle Ní Longáin said, “We welcome the intention to reform the judicial appointments process for the public benefit.”

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  • 07/06/2022 0 Comments
    Prosecuting Gardai to have right to appear in District Courts

    Emergency legislation is shortly to be brought to Cabinet to allow for Gardai to appear in District Court prosecutions following last week’s High Court decision that members of An Garda Síochána only have a right of audience before the District Court where they have initiated and conducted the prosecution of the accused.

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  • 26/05/2022 0 Comments
    LPT tax and Sales of Residential Property from 2022 -to- 2025

    A new valuation period for Local Property Tax (LPT) commenced on 1 November 2021 and will apply for the period of four years from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

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  • 10/05/2022 0 Comments
    Steps in selling a Property

    -The following are guidelines regarding the sale/transfer of a property from a legal point of view. We will discuss these in greater depth at our meetings. However, there are a few points, which should be noted by you;

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  • 21/04/2022 0 Comments
    Sick Leave Bill 2021

    The news has carried reports on the recently published Sick Leave Bill 2021. It intends to legislate for the first statutory sick pay scheme for all employees, both in the public and private sector.

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  • 12/04/2022 0 Comments
    You can make your own will, but maybe a solicitor is best

    Making a will ensures that, when you die, your property and other possessions go to the people that you choose.

    You can make a will yourself. You can use an online will service or buy a pre-printed one in a bookshop or stationery supplies. However, there is high possibility of creating an invalid will or one open to being contested.

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  • 06/04/2022 0 Comments
    High Court arrangements for hearing injury cases in 2022 with Covid-19 still present

    Covid-19 continues to have a serious impact on public health and availability of litigants, witnesses, court staff and members of the judiciary. In this context, following consultation with the legal professions and other stakeholders, the President of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, has determined that the following measures will apply to High Court business until further notice.

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  • 15/03/2022 0 Comments
    Steps in buying property

    -The basic procedure for the sale/purchase/transfer of property is as follows:‑

    (1) The Vendor’s Solicitor is instructed that the property has been sold by receiving a Sales Advice Note from the auctioneer (or receives vendor’s direct instructions) and Vendor’s Solicitor writes to Vendor’s Bank to take up the title Deeds i.e. documents relating to proof of ownership of property (this takes up to 6 weeks on average);

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  • 23/02/2022 0 Comments
    €8,500 for Irish child injured by ceiling fan in Tenerife hotel

    The plaintiff was the father of the injured child and acted as his next friend in the proceedings. In 2015, the plaintiff travelled with his family to Tenerife on a package holiday organised by Sunway Travel Limited. The child was three years old at the time. The holiday cost €3,596 for the two-week stay.

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  • 16/02/2022 0 Comments
    €32,500 ‘all-in’ figure for child who lost fingertip

    The High Court has accepted a proposed settlement of €32,500 for a boy who lost the tip of his little finger while ice skating. In so ruling, the court held that the offer was appropriate in circumstances where there was a “real likelihood that the personal injuries claim would be dismissed”.

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  • 02/02/2022 0 Comments
    Use of court “poor box” increases

    The use of the ‘court poor box’ under which those accused of offences, including illegal parking, can donate to charity to avoid a conviction has more than doubled in the last two years, according to figures from the Courts Service. This has been reported in the Irish Times newsaper.

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  • 25/01/2022 0 Comments
    Late bars and nightclubs get financial relief

    Nightclubs and late bars need to obtain a special exemption order i.e. SEO) from the District Court for every occasion they want to trade past normal trading hours. SEOs permit extended opening hours until 2.30am.

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  • 12/01/2022 0 Comments
    Access to birth information for adoptees

    The Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022 will give new rights to people who were adopted, boarded out, the subject of an illegal birth registration or who otherwise have questions in relation to their origins.

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  • 07/01/2022 0 Comments
    Penalties for motorists parking on footpaths to be doubled

    Penalties for motorists caught parking on footpaths, cycle tracks and bus lanes will be doubled from February, the government has announced.
    Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has signed regulations increasing the fixed charge penalty from €40 to €80 with effect from 1 February 2022.

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  • 03/12/2021 0 Comments
    Undocumented Rights of Way update

    Ministers McEntee and Browne welcome enactment of law to remove problems affecting rights of way

    • Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2021 comes into effect today
    • Averts ‘legal cliff-edge’ due to take effect immediately after 30 November
    • Reforms law on prescriptive easements and profits à prendre
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  • 25/11/2021 0 Comments
    Be careful when transferring money online to your solicitor

    Criminals are actively targeting property purchases, with the aim of tricking you into transferring them your house deposit and/or the balance of purchase monies to them.

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  • 12/11/2021 0 Comments
    Good news for rights of way users

    The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2021 has just been published. It repeals sections 33 to 39 of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, with savers for pending proceedings and applications for registration of easements or profits under section 49A of the Registration of Title Act 1964.

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  • 19/10/2021 0 Comments
    Trusts of all kinds (including charitable trusts) need to be aware of obligations to register

    Trustees should be aware of their obligations to register details of the beneficial ownership of their trust with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Trusts (CRBOT) on or before 23 October, 2021.

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  • 22/09/2021 0 Comments
    Undocumented Rights of Way – yet again more changes

    The Law has grappled with this difficult issue for centuries and legislation has been ineffective for the last 150 years! Recent attempts here have not helped. So, it’s apt that the Irish Times in yesterday’s edition states ;-

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  • 06/09/2021 0 Comments
    Consequences of not telling the Court all the facts 0 0 0

    The High Court has sharply criticised a company which obtained an interim injunction that was “completely unnecessary” and in breach of the principle of full disclosure. The court said that the ex parte application gave the “false impression” that certain action needed to be taken to ensure the fire safety of the applicant’s premises. The company was left to pay all the court costs!

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  • 19/07/2021 0 Comments
    Farms and businesses not to be part of Fair Deal Scheme calculations

    Family-owned farms and businesses will no longer be taken into account when calculating the cost of a person’s nursing home care under legislation due to come into force.

    The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021 has passed through all stages of the Houses of the Oireachtas and will now be sent to the president for signature.

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  • 08/06/2021 0 Comments
    Local Property Tax changes in 2021

    The Department of Finance says most homeowners will not face any increase in their Local Property Tax (LPT) bills, following changes in rates and bands published on 2nd June 2021.

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