News & Insights

Major Changes to the Operation of the Courts

18 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in dramatic changes in the administration of justice in the Irish courts. Following the outbreak of the pandemic, court lists were suddenly cleared to ensure that...
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Cookie Compliance: Irish Companies Face Potential Fines for Non-Compliance

17 August 2020

On 6 April 2020, updated guidance on cookie compliance for Irish websites was released by the Irish Data Protection Commission (the DPC). The guidance was produced following an investigation undertaken...
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European Commission Consultation on Collective Bargaining for Platform Workers

12 August 2020

On 30 June 2020, the European Commission launched a process to ensure that those who need to can participate in collective bargaining without the fear of breaking EU competition rules....
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Eugene F Collins appoints new Banking Partner

12 August 2020

Pictured from L to R: Libby Garvey, Head of Banking; Ray Byrne, Banking Partner; Mark Walsh, Managing Partner   Eugene F Collins has announced that Ray Byrne has been appointed...
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Face Coverings Now Mandatory in Indoor Spaces

11 August 2020

With effect from 10 August 2020, the Irish Government has made the wearing of face coverings mandatory by members of the public in retail and other indoor settings such as...
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Virtual AGMs and Company Constitutions

10 August 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact on how businesses are staying connected. This is particularly relevant for the requirement to hold virtual annual general meetings (AGMS). All Irish companies are required to...
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After the Ryanair -v – Belew case are restrictive covenants effective?

23 July 2020

Many Irish employers continue to include restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment, particularly for senior executives. These can often be drafted in generic terms and do not specifically address...
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Recent High Court judgment presents further obstacle for lenders and funds in enforcing security

22 July 2020

The High Court has dismissed an application for a well charging order and order for sale where the Plaintiff fund did not put evidence of the creation of an equitable...
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Sectoral Employment Orders – the current position?

20 July 2020

The recent High Court decision 1 striking down as unconstitutional a wage setting mechanism providing for minimum wages in certain construction industry sectors, known as sectoral employment orders (SEOs), has led...
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Pandemic Policy Panic – Disruption Claims and COVID-19

20 July 2020

The challenges to business as a result of the actions taken by the Irish Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been highlighted by issues surrounding business interruption claims...
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