September 6, 2021

Consequences of not telling the Court all the facts

6th September, 2021 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 […]
July 19, 2021

Farms and businesses not to be part of Fair Deal Scheme calculations

19th July,2021 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 […]
June 8, 2021

Local Property Tax changes in 2021

8th June 2020 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. The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, published the proposed changes in the heads of the Finance (Local Property […]
May 28, 2021

Will insurers pass on the injury award savings by reducing premiums ?

28th May, 2021 The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform heard from Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty that insurers should pass on to consumers ‘euro for euro’ the savings they will make as a result of reduced insurance pay-outs. On 24 April, the cost of claims pay-outs […]