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Read the full report Sport Report Videos AS A NATION WE’RE SPENDING BILLIONS BUT AS INDIVIDUALS WE’RE PARTICIPATING LESS IN SPORTS AND ACTIVITY: THE PHILIP LEE SPORT REPORT REVEALS THE CHALLENGES AHEAD “Since our first Philip Lee Sport Report in 2014 and following a steady return to growth in the economy, recovery in consumer spending […]

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Read about the ongoing judicial review (People Over Wind v An Bord Pleanála) and two other important planning cases in our environment and planning case update. 

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In these three articles, our new partner Clare Cashin highlights some updates to construction law practice.

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This short guide, which is based on a paper presented on 15 April 2015 to the Irish Planning Institute, considers the current state of section 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended (the Act) and addresses some of the questions which arise most frequently in practice.  It should not be relied upon […]

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Ireland’s new tax credit for film and television production, section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 as amended (Section 481), was introduced in January 2015. The tax credit is worth 32% of the eligible expenditure on a film or television programme. In some respects it has similar features to the UK’s film tax credit […]

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Over the last thirty years Ireland has become one of the preferred jurisdictions for multinational companies to base their main operating companies or other key functions. The activities carried out in Ireland by these companies include finance, intellectual property, research and holding companies. Indeed Ireland has regularly been the largest recipient of foreign direct investment from key jurisdictions such as the […]

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In January 2015 the Irish government introduced dramatic changes to Ireland’s film/television tax incentive, Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (Section 481). Section 481 had previously operated as tax break for private investors who subscribed for shares in a single-purpose film or television production company. The tax break was effectively “shared” between the private investors and the film production company, […]

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The judicial review of development consent decisions continues apace and the Courts have issued a number of significant judgments.  In this update we look at a selection of these decisions. 

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The Irish Planning Institute’s Spring 2015 Law Digest includes an all-you-need-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask article about the new Bill by Philip Lee partner Alice Whittaker.    

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Company law in Ireland is to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months. The changes will affect nearly every business in Ireland. The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) was signed into law on 23 December 2014. The Act consolidates the existing Companies Acts and many of the related statutory instruments into a single statute. […]

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