July 2, 2019

Good news for parents in the summer of 2019

Two Bills proposing changes available to working parents are expected to pass into law before the end of the year. The first proposes to increase parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks for children up to 12 years of age. The second provides for 2 weeks of paid parental benefit […]
April 25, 2019

Injury Claims – some new rules for 2019

Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 – Letter of claim (Section 8) Recent amendments to the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) have reduced the time for issuing a letter of claim under section 8 and have introduced costs penalties for failing to file a verifying affidavit, where […]
April 3, 2019

If I have an injury compensation claim, do I have to go to the Injuries Board in Ireland ?

In almost all cases for injury compensation, you must go through the Injuries Board.  There are a number of limited exceptions to this, on which you would need to take specific advice if they apply to you.  But even in those exceptional cases, it may be advisable to lodge an […]
March 15, 2019

Proposals to limit awards in injury claims

Personal injury payouts could be capped under proposed new legislation which, it is hoped, will help reduce the cost of cover for businesses, motorists and farmers. It proposes that injury award levels would be set by the Justice Minister and agreed by the Dail and Seanad, a move that would […]