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Minister Eoghan Murphy is seeking to reform the rules governing judicial review proceedings in order to expedite the planning process and delivery of strategic projects. The proposals are included in a General Scheme of the Housing Planning and Development Bill 2019 and the Bill is not yet published. Judicial review (“JR”) is the process by […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, December 1st 2019. “Tackling a toxic workplace culture and respecting minimum entitlements are among the things any company must do to avoid legal troubles in the future.” Elaine O’Regan considers the steps for employers to stay onside with the law, featuring head of employment, Patrick Walshe. Article available […]

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Black Friday is upon us once again and retailers have been gearing up for an increased flurry of sales. In recent years a practice has evolved of retailers offering customers the option to receive an electronic receipt at the check-out rather than handing the traditional paper receipt. Given that e-receipts are issued by email, some […]

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Andrew Tzialli is a partner in the Corporate team and head of the firm’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Group. Andrew’s practice primarily involves working on corporate transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-structuring, corporate finance and banking. Many of the transactional matters Andrew works on are for clients that are […]

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It’s an unfortunate fact of life for employers that staff can sometimes enjoy themselves not wisely but too well at the Christmas party. While the majority of office functions pass without incident, every year a minority of employers have to consider disciplinary action because their employees behaved inappropriately. An added dimension for employers in the […]

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The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published regulations (the Credit Union Act 1997 (Regulatory Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”)), to come into operation in January 2020 which will permit credit unions which meet certain criteria to undertake increased longer term home and business lending. Our January 2019 briefing (available here) looked at the […]

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Now, more Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland. There has been a clear surge in interest among both individuals and companies, in particular multinationals, looking to Ireland to establish an EU foothold in light of the UK decision to depart from the EU, resulting in more opportunities for non-EAA nationals to take up employment in […]

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Career breaks are relatively uncommon in the Irish private sector. In contrast, they have been a benefit available to public sector employees for some time.  The public sector arrangements are very generous – and can last from six months to five years.  Breaks are available for a variety of reasons – ranging from child care […]

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The Workplace Relations Commission recently handed down an illustrative decision on the subject of sexual harassment. The employee in question was the subject of appalling harassment at the hands of one of her managers and, unsurprisingly, the WRC did not hesitate to rule that this was utterly unacceptable. The employee received a very high level […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce the appointment of Angelyn Rowan as Partner in the Construction, Projects and PPP team. Angelyn strengthens the existing team bringing a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector clients in the areas of construction, procurement and PPP.  In collaboration with the partner-strong team, Angelyn will focus on […]

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