News & Insights

New Paid Parental Leave and Benefit available from November 2019

25 April 2019

A General Scheme of the Parental Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 was published by the Government on 23 April 2019. From November 2019, all new parents in employment or self-employment...
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Abolition of Adult Re-Entry Visas

15 April 2019

The Department of Justice and Equality has announced the abolition of adult re-entry visas for visa required nationals who hold a valid IRP card. Visa required nationals who hold a...
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First Criminal Conviction for Gun-Jumping in Ireland

9 April 2019

On 8 April 2019, Spirit Ford owner Armalou Holdings Limited pleaded guilty in a summary trial ( a trial without a jury) before Dublin Metropolitan District Court to acquiring rival...
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New Obligations to provide details of Beneficial ownership of corporate entities

5 April 2019

The Minister for Finance has recently made new regulations (the 2019 Regs) giving effect to the EU Directive 2015/849 on anti-money laundering as amended by EU Dir 2018/843 (the Directive).
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Eugene F. Collins to sponsor The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit 2019

4 April 2019

We are proud to support the annual MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit taking place next week from Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 April at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
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Brexit: Irish Government makes plans to address skills shortages in critical sectors

3 April 2019

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has today announced a number of changes to the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations (“HSEO”) List and the Ineligible Occupations list. The Minister advised...
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Electronic Signatures in Ireland

21 March 2019

Electronic signatures (“e-signatures”) have been legally recognised in Ireland since the introduction of the Electronic Commerce Act in 2000 (the “2000 Act”) which allows online signatures to be recognised in...
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Immediate Access to Irish Labour Market for Spouses & Partners of Critical Skills Employment Holders

7 March 2019

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and The Minister for Justice and Equality recently announced a change to the arrangements concerning access to the Irish labour market for the...
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Differential Costs Orders – Nowhere to hide for Exaggerated Claims

25 February 2019

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified the position of differential costs orders which places a responsibility upon the Plaintiff to ensure that proceedings are issued in...
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Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2019

13 February 2019

David Hackett, Head of IP/IT at Eugene F. Collins provides an overview of copyright law in Ireland. The TerraLex Cross-Border Guide to Copyright provides a summary of copyright law in...
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