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.

A New Hope – Business Interruption Claims and Covid-19

8 February 2021

The much anticipated decision of the Commercial Court in four test cases taken by publicans to challenge the refusal of FBD Insurance to indemnify their businesses was delivered by Mr...
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Important further updates regarding temporary changes to Ireland’s Visa requirements and employment permit regime

3 February 2021

We have now received additional guidance from the Irish authorities in relation to the latest Covid-19 travel restrictions. The new measures include an announcement that the Department of Justice is...
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The EU’s Digital Finance Package

3 February 2021

The Digital Finance  Package The Covid-19 pandemic has radically accelerated a digital transformation in financial services. During the resultant lockdowns, consumers of financial services have become increasingly dependent on digital...
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Visa Updates and Announcements – Notice Covid-19 Visa Arrangements

1 February 2021

As part of Irish Government efforts to tackle the pandemic an order has been signed that will impose new visa requirements on passport holders from a number of South American...
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Extension of Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 to support businesses

1 February 2021

The Interim period as introduced under the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the “Covid Act”) in August 2020 has been further extended to assist businesses in dealing with continuing...
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Update to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions and Measures

29 January 2021

Under the current Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions in place in Ireland only essential travel into the country is permitted. On the 26 January 2021 The Government announced the introduction of...
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Trends in the Property Market for 2021

22 January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our daily lives: how and where we work, where we live, and how we shop. Fundamental shifts in these behaviours will have...
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The Force Awakens – Business Interruption Claims and Covid-19

18 January 2021

A new order threatens the hospitality and retail industries in Ireland following the enormous disruption experienced by businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic. At issue is the interpretation of business interruption...
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New Pre-departure Testing Requirements from 16 January 2021

13 January 2021

From Saturday 16 January 2021, all passengers arriving into Ireland are required to have a negative/’not detected’ result from a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test carried out no more than 72...
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Sixth Extension of Immigration Permissions and Further Closure of Burgh Quay

23 December 2020

Automatic extension of immigration permissions In light of yesterday’s national restrictions targeting the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) have issued a new notice on immigration and international protection...
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