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Follow our COVID-19 Hub for legal and business updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our cross-sectoral team is available to support your business through this challenging time with expert advice, and practical and innovative solutions. 

 

Assistance available to UK businesses As the Covid-19 crisis continues to unfold, the UK government has announced a series of financial assistance packages aimed at easing the financial impact on UK businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a breakdown of the packages introduced by the government and guidance on how to seek assistance […]

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Article co-written by Hugh Cummins (Partner, Philip Lee), Liam Langan and Jason Tully (Directors, Buildcost). PDF version available here. Introduction We are living in unprecedented times. A few weeks ago, we never imagined that this would be our opening sentence to any of our publications. The focus now is ensuring the health and wellbeing of […]

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Introduction As the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Ireland in March, measures were introduced here on a phased basis, after we all witnessed a series of similar measures implemented previously across Europe. EU member states took action to protect their citizens. However, from an EU wide perspective, it was clear that there […]

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In light of the recent developments due to the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are faced with significant disruptions and challenges when trying to maintain their activity while at the same time follow unprecedented measures taken by the Irish government. When resources are stretched and the general organisation of the business must be remodelled on short […]

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On 29 March, 2020, the Government made Orders under Section 251A(5) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended (“the Act”) which resulted in an extension of time for a range of timelines and specified/appropriate periods under this Act and associated legislation. The time periods in question were extended in duration from 29 March […]

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Following our recent article on the Introduction of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID–19)  Regulations 2020 and its impact on the Construction Sector, the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID–19)  Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) were extended by the Minister for Health on 10 April 2020 and will remain […]

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Last week the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, signed Regulations to further aid Ireland’s fight against COVID-19. The purpose of these Regulations, the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) Regulations 2020, is to prevent, limit, minimise or slow the spread of COVID-19. These Regulations ‘underpin’ the Taoiseach’s measures which were announced on […]

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As a result of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 the Irish Government has laid out strict rules in relation to social distancing and mass gatherings. There is a complete ban in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, amongst others, on gatherings with members outside of the immediate household. This in turn has led to companies […]

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As published in The Irish Times, April 13th 2020. Corporate Partners John Given and Andreas McConnell speak to journalist Eoin Burke-Kennedy on the call for government to make temporary changes to insolvency laws for coronavirus-hit companies. To read the full article, please click here.

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The Government has introduced a number of measures over the last number of weeks with the objective of slowing and preventing the further spread of COVID–19. On 20 March 2020, the Government introduced the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (the “Act”). Section 10 of the Act […]

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