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.

Announcement of a final extension of immigration permissions to 15 January 2022

15 September 2021

On 14 September 2021, the Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys and the Minister for State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration, James Browne announced a final temporary extension of...
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Processing of short-stay visas to resume from Monday 13 September

10 September 2021

The processing of applications for short-stay entry visas will re-commence on Monday 13 September having been suspended for 18 months. Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys made the announcement in line...
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Lifting of Travel restrictions from 19 July

16 July 2021

Lifting of Travel restrictions from 19 July From the 19 July 2021 the Government advice surrounding non-essential travel is changing. The new advice will be to travel safely and in...
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Dial a Drink – Issues with online sales of Alcohol

2 July 2021

Covid-19 restrictions have seen a booming trade in the online sale of alcohol following the protracted closure of pubs, restaurants and hotels. The majority of alcohol sold in Ireland since...
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An Irish solution to an Irish problem – outdoor dining and service of alcohol in Ireland

29 June 2021

Following the relaxation of Covid regulations for outside service in hospitality establishments, there has been a considerable degree of confusion around the consumption of alcohol in areas where local authorities...
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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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