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.

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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Further Temporary Extension to Immigration Permissions

29 March 2021

The Minister for Justice has announced a further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions to 20 September 2021. This applies to permissions that are due to expire between...
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Mandatory Hotel Quarantine legislation in force from Friday 26 March 2021

23 March 2021

The government advises against all non-essential international travel. All passengers coming into Ireland must: complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form provide evidence that they have a negative or ‘not detected’...
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Recent WRC decision – Request to work remotely

3 March 2021

The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) published its first decision in relation an employer’s obligations to consider a request to work remotely as part of its duties to protect employees’ health,...
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Eugene F Collins Webinar: Employment Law Update

22 February 2021

Join us on Wednesday 24 March at 11.00am for an employment law update. Our panel of speakers will discuss a number of areas impacting businesses right now, including: Bullying in...
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Update to Quarantine Requirements for Ireland, including High Risk Category 2 Countries

18 February 2021

There is currently a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel. If you are travelling to Ireland you must: Complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form Provide evidence that...
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Will there be a shift towards turnover rents as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic?

12 February 2021

Re-occurring lockdowns have left consumers with no choice but to move to online shopping, raising the question of whether this rapid change caused by the pandemic will have a lasting...
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Government introduces system of mandatory quarantine for anyone arriving in Ireland from abroad

8 February 2021

The Irish Government signed regulations that will introduce a system of mandatory quarantine for arrivals into the State. A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all travellers (except...
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