COVID-19 Legal Updates

Businesses are coming to terms with COVID-19, with the need to respond quickly to the disruption to operations and mitigate risk.

Our multi-disciplinary team is working with clients on a range of areas including employee matters, corporate governance, protecting personal data and contractual requirements to help prepare for the evolving impact of COVID-19.

Read the insights below from our lawyers for more information.

Update to the lifting of temporary entry and transit visa restrictions that came into effect in January 2021

15 June 2021

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys has today announced the lifting of the temporary entry and transit visa restrictions that came into effect on 28 January 2021. From 16 June...
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Update 20 May 2021: Covid-19 Visa Arrangements

20 May 2021

Back in January 2021, as part of Government efforts to tackle the pandemic, the Minister for Justice signed an order that imposed new visa requirements on passport holders from a...
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Further changes to designated List of ‘Category 2’ Countries for the purposes of mandatory hotel quarantine

10 May 2021

On 8 May, the Minister for Health announced that an additional two countries/territories would be designated as ‘Category 2’ for the purposes of mandatory hotel quarantine. These are: Anguilla and...
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Burgh Quay Immigration Office to reopen on Monday 10 May 2021

7 May 2021

It has been announced that the Immigration Service’s Registration Office in Burgh Quay will reopen for customers living in the Dublin area on Monday 10 May. The reopening is in...
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Webinar: Dispute Resolution in the era of Covid-19

4 May 2021

On Thursday, 13 May at 9.15am we will host a webinar discussing how dispute resolution has been impacted due to Covid-19. Our webinar will be moderated by Rachel Shanley, Partner,...
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Additional Countries added to Designated list of ‘category 2’ high risk countries for the purposes of Mandatory Hotel Quarantining from 4am May 4th

4 May 2021

Further to our recent update we now confirm that the Minister for Health announced on the 30th April that an additional five countries/territories would be designated as ‘Category 2’ for...
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Exemptions introduced for Mandatory Hotel Quarantining for those who have been fully vaccinated

28 April 2021

There is still a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel. For those travellers who do arrive into Ireland, the Irish Government has now stated that if you...
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Additional 16 countries added to List of ‘High Risk’ Countries from Thursday 15 April

12 April 2021

On 9 April, the Minister for Health announced his intention to designate an additional 16 countries/territories as ‘Category 2’. These are: Armenia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Curaçao,...
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Introduction of The Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect

8 April 2021

The much-anticipated Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect (“the Code”) was introduced on Thursday 1 April 2021. The Code, introduced...
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New Superior Court Rules allow for remote witnessing of affidavits

1 April 2021

A new statutory instrument, the Rules of the Superior Courts (Affidavits) 2021 (S.I. No. 127/2021), allowing for the remote witnessing of affidavits came into effect yesterday, 31 March 2021. These...
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