General Areas of Law – Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

June 10, 2022

Prosecuting Gardai to have right to appear in District Courts

7th June, 2022 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 […]
April 21, 2022

Sick Leave Bill 2021

21 April, 2022 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. It appears that employees’ unions have largely welcomed the Bill, but it has […]
February 2, 2022

Use of court “poor box” increases

2dn February, 2022 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 […]
January 25, 2022

Late bars and nightclubs get financial relief

25th January, 2022 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. The court fee for each Special Exemption Order is €300 and an […]